Alameda County's Measure A health spending questioned by oversight group

04/17/2014 12:02 PM PDT
Health grants awarded by Alameda County supervisors do not always conform with spirit of voter-approved Measure A sales tax, according to oversight group. 
Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving
04/17/2014 12:01 PM PDT - WASHINGTON -- The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. 

Obamacare: California sign-ups exceed 3 million for private health care plans or Medi-Cal
04/17/2014 11:25 AM PDT - Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, more than 3 million Californians signed up for a private health insurance or Medi-Cal plan by April 15, state health exchange and Medi-Cal officials announced Thursday morning. 

White House honors East Bay solar energy champion
04/17/2014 07:39 AM PDT - An East-Bay man is set to receive honors from the White House today for co-founding the country's largest nonprofit solar installation company.  

Prop. 13 poll: Nearly half of voters open to changing it
04/17/2014 06:32 AM PDT - When asked in a general way if they favor making some changes, 49 percent of registered voters said they support the idea while 34 percent are opposed, the poll found.  

Drakes Bay oyster case: Marin judge faults state commission, calls for environmental review
04/16/2014 12:07 PM PDT - A preliminary ruling by a Marin Superior Court judge Tuesday found the state's Coastal Commission "abused its discretion" when it issued cease-and-desist orders against the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. that would require dismantling of the operation.  

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to money laundering
04/16/2014 08:24 AM PDT - Chow is facing eight charges of money-laundering 

Fremont tightens 'disruptive' speech restrictions
04/16/2014 04:02 PM PDT - Fremont will create a "free speech zone" at parades, festivals and other events, allowing people with permits to take advocacy stands there only without interfering with the event. An ACLU attorney says part of the ordinance might be unconstitutional.  

Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state
04/16/2014 06:49 AM PDT - Field poll finds Californians are concerned about the drought, but there are wide regional differences on building new dams and waiving environmental regulations. 

Swalwell, Corbett and Bussell keep it civil at House candidates' forum
04/16/2014 06:49 AM PDT - Congressman Eric Swalwell and his challengers, state Sen. Ellen Corbett and Hugh Bussell, took questions for an hour Tuesday night in Castro Valley. 

This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
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Bringing home a daughter one more time

Having Olivia come lives with us full-time is something I've wanted since her mother and I split eight years ago. Though she spends half her vacations and every other weekend with me, she has wanted to be here full-time with her 11- and 5-year-old sisters for a while. And like a lot of fathers, I kind of like my kid.
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'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of rape

Man says he was lured to Encino mansion as a teen and promised movie role in exchange for sex.