Mystery endorsement raises eyebrows in East Bay park board race

Mark Foley says he was endorsed by a creek group, but creek advocates say they either have not heard of the group or haven't heard a peep from it for two decades. 
PG&E profits more than quadruple after rate hikes approved
PG&E profits jumped during the third quarter, primarily due to increased revenue from a final decision in a 2014 general gas and electricity rate case, and lower charges against earnings related to the company's work on its natural-gas pipeline system in the wake of the fatal explosion in San Bruno, the utility reported Tuesday 

Lake Merritt awash in drakes, few hens
Reader wonders why there are more male mallards then females. 

Halloween rain to hit Bay Area on Friday morning
Sports fans and trick-or-treaters may want to waterproof their get-ups this Friday, as a significant Bay Area storm system revs up to rain on their parade this Halloween.  

Shark finds new home at Monterey Bay Aquarium
MONTEREY >> Visitors to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Shark Days this weekend will be able to see a new silvery addition prowling the depths of the local habitats exhibit: a nearly 7-foot long broadnose sevengill shark. 

Oakley grows weary of trains
In a workshop Tuesday, the Oakley City Council explored solutions to a public nuisance created by trains that blow horns at all hours and block local railroad crossings. 

Baby wipes recalled for possible bacterial contamination
Several brands of baby wipes, including Cuties, Diapers.com and brands sold at Sam's Club, have been recalled because of possible bacterial contamination. 

Developers look for exception to Solano's halt on wind, solar development
Wind and solar developers are seeking exceptions to Solano County's moratorium on wind and solar developments in unincorporated areas. 

Recycling workers continue strike at Waste Management Bay Area sites
OAKLAND - Workers in Waste Management's recycling division are continuing a strike that began Friday, union representatives said. "Escucha, escucha, estamos en la lucha," or "Listen, listen, we are in the fight," was the chant outside of the company's recycling facility at 2615 Davis Street in San 

(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
Spa trend: Does salt therapy relieve allergies, asthma and skin conditions?

Salt therapy has have become the hot new spa trend, with fans saying it offers relief from skin and respiratory conditions.