Richmond: Meeting seeks resident input on future Berkeley Global Campus

11/27/2015 04:30 PM PST
Richmond residents and others curious to learn about the progress of the proposed Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay are invited to a community briefing, scheduled for Monday. 
Political Blotter: California Endowment offers grants to aid Syrian refugees
11/27/2015 05:11 PM PST - The California Endowment will make emergency relief grants to groups helping Syrian refugees; also, House members urge Gov. Jerry Brown to be ready to declare a Dungeness crab economic disaster. 

Barnidge: Understaffed East Contra Costa Fire District can no longer be ignored
11/27/2015 06:27 PM PST - The East Contra Costa Fire District, hobbled by inadequate funding, has only three engine companies -- nine firefighters -- on call to answer the needs of 110,000 residents spread across 249 square miles. 

Walnut Creek tract showdown goes to City Council
11/27/2015 10:43 PM PST - Neighborhood opposition to building 53 houses in semirural Tice Valley near Rossmoor has intensified as the project heads to the City Council for final consideration on Dec. 15.  

San Jose: 26,000 people participate in Turkey Trot races
11/26/2015 01:46 PM PST - While most commuters enjoyed a day of rest on Thanksgiving, Lori Sievert left her Livermore home and hit the freeway before sunrise to trot along with thousands of others along the streets of downtown San Jose in the 11th annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. 

Berkeley: City Hall protesters say new laws criminalize homeless
11/25/2015 02:21 PM PST - An encampment has been outside Old City Hall for more than a week to denounce planned city rules governing public spaces. 

Oakley leaders propose banning large marijuana grows once again
11/25/2015 12:32 PM PST - In early December, the Oakley City Council will vote on a new measure that would restrict the size and location of outdoor marijuana cultivation.  

Cartoons: Donald Trump is Mr. Outrageous
11/25/2015 11:12 AM PST - These cartoonists in this compiled slideshow have a field day with the latest antics from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He claims to have seen thousands of Muslims celebrate after the collapse of the World Trade Center amid attacks in 2001. 

Environmentalists dismiss lawsuit against Oakland over planned coal shipping terminal
11/25/2015 08:29 PM PST - Environmentalists are pulling the plug on a lawsuit challenging a plan for a coal shipping terminal at a city-owned project, but that does not affect the city's battle to prevent coal shipments into Oakland. Earthjustice, which represented groups such as Communities for a Better Environment, the Sierra Club and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, had filed its suit against Oakland and developer Phil Tagami's company in Alameda County Superior Court to call for a new California Environmental Quality Act review before the project continues. 

Berkeley council to hear appeals on Durant Avenue apartment house
11/25/2015 02:21 PM PST - The city and the owner of an 18-unit building at 2631-37 Durant Ave. disagree whether a use permit provides for 20 rent-restricted units; a second appeal contends the building should be rehabilitated in its present configuration. 

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TV Tonight: 'Unforgettable' gets new life -- and Skeet Ulrich

Poppy Montgomery's crime serial is reborn on A&E. Plus, holiday season really gets underway with 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' and 'Crown for Christmas.' 
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Gwyneth Paltrow sings on new Coldplay record

Coldplay singer Chris Martin suggested ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow sing some lyrics she wrote for their new single “Everglow.”