Andrew Hatch turns 117 on Wednesday and may be the oldest person in the world. His family is working to get his age certified, but in the meantime they plan to treat him to party featuring one of his favorite things -- back scratches.  
The fire started about noon in a vacant lot in the East Oakland neighborhood  
The Marin County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent homicide on a hiking trail just west of Fairfax.  
Kwangmin Jin
Police are asking for women to come forward if they may have been sexually assaulted earlier this year by a San Ramon man.  
Dublin Police Department
A disbarred attorney charged with kidnapping in a California case that police initially dismissed as a hoax has pleaded not guilty.  
Doug Oakley
A city council member who helped the police chief buy a home after voting to loan him $500,000 in public funds said Monday he will now donate the money he received from the deal to charity.  
SAN FRANCISCO -- The four Northern California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would be a small blaze.  
The stars came out after sundown, one by one and then in small clusters, faintly visible above Monday night's candlelight vigil for Nailah Pettigen outside St. James Episcopal Church.  
MARTINEZ -- A traffic stop last week yielded the arrest of a suspect in burglaries across eight East Bay towns, authorities said.A Martinez police officer stopped a vehicle Sept.  
California Governor Jerry Brown will visit the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historic Park in Richmond Tuesday to sign the California Fair Pay Act into law.  
Review: Alameda's Cinema Grill's a neighborhood star

The cozy dining offshoot of this Alameda theater is a neighborhood gem, whether you're dining at the bar, a booth or inside the film house.