The Port of Oakland on Tuesday announced a plan to shift cargo away from terminals now being handled by a bankrupt terminal operator, saying it will pay up to $1.5 million to financially bolster terminal operators being asked to handle the extra containers.  
 
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office arrested or cited dozens of people during a three-week crackdown on human trafficking centered about Super Bowl 50, an undercover operation that focused on local online escort ads.  
 
Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of robbing at least eight banks in Northern California.  
 
A 29-year-old man was fatally shot Monday night in East Oakland, police said Tuesday.  
 
The nation's chief technology officer came to Skyline High School in Oakland Monday to help launch a new initiative by President Obama to promote computer science education for all students, regardless of their race, gender or income.  
 
Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite.  
 
Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.  
 
The California Legislature on Monday unveiled a bill imposing a new tax on health insurance plans that would prevent a massive $1.1 billion hole in the state budget.  
 
The non-profit Our City partnered with the City of Oakland to bring a Public Design Fair to downtown Oakland promoting "play", the theme of a three-day interactive fair.  
 
The protesters are part of a group known as Occupy the Farm, which has opposed the university's plans to build a mixed use project that includes a Sprouts Farmers Market and assisted living facility on the site along San Pablo Avenue at Monroe Street.  
 
 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Beyonce also rejected Coldplay's offer to collaborate

Like David Bowie, Beyonce rejected Coldplay over a song she didn’t think was good, before finally collaborating on 'Hymn for the Weekend.’