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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. ...

Golden Gate Bridge’s new toll-collecting gantry has been chosen

Golden Gate Bridge directors have decided to replicate the slender, curved Art Deco look of the span’s light poles on a new overhead toll gantry ...

2 motorists killed in separate crashes on I-680 in East Bay

A motorist died Sunday after driving a car down an embankment on Interstate 680 in Dublin — the second traffic fatality within hours, authorities said. ...

Larry Harvey, founder and leader of Burning Man, dies in SF

Larry Harvey, an Oregon farm boy who lit a wooden skeleton on Baker Beach in San Francisco, igniting the cultural force that is Burning Man, ...

Alameda firefighters help deliver baby on the way to hospital

Alameda firefighters helped deliver a baby girl early Friday while transporting a woman in labor to a hospital. The infant, delivered in an ambulance while ...

Man fishing in delta near Antioch Bridge missing after falling off boat

One of two fishermen was missing after the pair fell off their boat Saturday in the delta near the Antioch Bridge, officials said. Contra Costa ...

In wheelchair, Joseph DeAngelo makes first court appearance in Golden State Killer case

SACRAMENTO — Joseph James DeAngelo hunched in his wheelchair, his 72-year-old body looking pale and feeble in an orange jumpsuit inside the courtroom. In a ...

The Golden Gate Bridge’s new toll-collecting gantry has been chosen

Golden Gate Bridge directors decided Friday to replicate the slender, curved Art Deco look of the span’s light poles on a new overhead toll gantry ...

Visible 20 miles away: Salesforce Tower art lights up the SF skyline during testing

If you looked at the San Francisco skyline on recent nights, you might have noticed the lights were turned on at the top of the ...

Suspected East Area Rapist to appear in court as sadistic portrait emerges

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Sacramento County — The ex-cop and retired grandfather accused of terrorizing California with a series of rapes and killings — spurring a decades-long ...

Detectives in Golden State Killer case used genealogical sites to nab suspect

SACRAMENTO — Investigators broke open the long-stagnant case of the prolific serial killer and rapist known as the Golden State Killer by mining DNA profiles ...

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