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Vallejo blaze destroys one home, damages three other structures

Firefighters controlled a blaze that destroyed one home and caused damage to three other structures in Vallejo Saturday afternoon, officials said. The cause of the ...

Decomposing body found in Fremont marshlands near Dumbarton Bridge

Coroners are working to identify a decomposing body that was found in marshlands in Fremont near the Dumbarton Bridge, police said Saturday. A resident who ...

Oakland city attorney says controversial funding proposal is partly illegal

The Oakland city attorney said in a public legal opinion that a controversial funding proposal from City Councilwoman Desley Brooks runs afoul of state and ...

Stanley Falkow, who saw how bacteria cause disease, dies

Stanley Falkow, a much-honored Stanford professor who discovered how antibiotic resistance spreads among bacteria and how bacteria cause disease, died on May 5 at his ...

Immigrant activists ask Livermore’s Vigilant Solutions to end ICE contract

A group of community activists and immigrants traveled to the Livermore headquarters of Vigilant Solutions on Friday afternoon to hand deliver a letter that urged ...

Former SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s dog accused of mauling Chihuahua

Former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s dog attacked a woman’s small Chihuahua-mix named Buddy at a Potrero Hill dog park earlier this year, and San Francisco officials ...

Goodwill settles sex harassment suit with disabled female workers for $850K

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay and its nonprofit affiliate, Calidad Industries, will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees to settle a ...

Robert N. Hall, whose inventions are everywhere, dies at 96

Robert N. Hall’s legacy can be found at almost every checkout counter — that little red blinking laser scanner that reads bar codes on milk ...

Pier 70 developer sails into action as transformation gets quick start

The transformation of Pier 70 from a long-shuttered maritime industrial complex to a lively mixed-use waterfront community will kick off Thursday at a groundbreaking with ...

Santa Clara County race roiled by sexual allegations

Santa Clara City Councilman Dominic Caserta has lost support in his campaign to be elected to the county Board of Supervisors and police have asked ...

Video shows woman calling police over barbecue at Lake Merritt

A complaint over a charcoal barbecue at Lake Merritt led to a confrontation caught on video in late April, which spread via social media this ...

Second batch of new BART cars gets OK

BART’s second batch of sleek new rail cars — another 10-car train — will be rolling onto the transit system’s tracks by next week, officials ...

San Jose police officer alleges racist department culture against Muslims

A veteran San Jose police officer filed a complaint Monday against the city and department alleging that he has been subject to harassment and discrimination ...

Danville student drowns at high school pool

A student at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville drowned in the school’s pool, officials said. Officials said that a staff member had found ...

Ambulance crashes in East Bay, five injured

Three emergency workers and two other people were injured when an ambulance collided with a car on Monday afternoon in San Lorenzo, the Alameda County ...

Dozens of cars burglarized in school parking lot while students attend East Bay prom

Thirty-seven automobiles were burglarized and one unlocked vehicle robbed while students attended senior ball festivities between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday and 12:15 a.m. ...

Davida Coady, East Bay doctor and addiction counselor, dies

Davida Coady never gave up on people, even after they gave up on themselves. She mortgaged her house to create the first of 10 alcoholism ...

Body found on delta levee is missing fisherman

A body found Saturday afternoon washed onto a levee east of the Antioch Bridge has been identified as a fisherman missing for a week in ...

UCSF hospital workers ready to strike Monday

Tens of thousands of health care workers are scheduled to go on strike Monday across the University of California system, including UCSF Medical Center, which ...

On Cinco de Mayo, lowriders look with pride to their tricked-out rides

Ron Ordonez can trace his decades-long love affair with lowrider cars to growing up in San Francisco’s Excelsior and Mission districts. The colorful vehicles, with ...

Magnolia tree planted near City Hall to honor late Mayor Ed Lee

A new tree grows near City Hall. This one is in honor of late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

Soni Wolf, who founded Dykes on Bikes and fought to protect its name, dies

Soni Wolf, a founding member of Dykes on Bikes who had been named Community Grand Marshall at the upcoming San Francisco LGTB Pride Parade in ...

Chevron to pay Richmond $5 million to settle 2012 refinery fire lawsuit

Chevron will pay Richmond $5 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the 2012 refinery fire that hospitalized thousands of Bay Area residents and prompted ...

Cops can take photos, DNA samples of Golden State Killer suspect, judge says

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department can take photos, fingerprints and additional DNA samples of accused serial murderer and rapist Joseph James DeAngelo, a ...

6th measles case confirmed in Santa Clara County

A sixth case of measles was confirmed in Santa Clara County, officials said, weeks after five people in the county and two others contracted the ...

Semo, America’s oldest male dolphin, dies at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

He was the Methuselah of the dolphin world and a legend of his time. Semo, the oldest know male bottlenose dolphin in the country, passed ...

A celebration of life set for the late San Francisco Supervisor Doris Ward

The life and legacy of the late Doris Ward, the first African American president of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, will be celebrated May 19 ...

Hundreds march in Oakland to celebrate May Day

The colorful signs and banners at Oakland’s May Day demonstration Tuesday seemed to champion an endless array of divergent causes, both local and national in ...

Oakland’s Harborside plans expansion in cannabis shops with $5 million financial backing

Dispensary behemoth Harborside, already one of the country’s biggest cannabis outfits since opening in Oakland more than a decade ago, plans to expand anew with ...

Tractor crushes man to death at Sonoma County vineyard

A man who worked at a Sonoma County vineyard was crushed to death Tuesday while trying to free a tractor from entangled wires, authorities said. ...

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