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Gov. Brown issues 67 pardons, sentence commutations

Eighteen people serving life without the possibility of parole for murder in California will have a chance at freedom after Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to ...

Edward Howden, first head of state Fair Employment Practices Commission

Edward Howden, who had a long career in civil rights organizations in California, died at a San Francisco hospice on Aug. 11 at age 99. ...

Giants legend issues heartwarming Franklin tribute

Giants legend Willie Mays joined the chorus of prominent San Francisco voices issuing tributes to soul legend Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday.

Record-warm water temperatures in Southern California attract unusual creatures

With the waters off the coast of Southern California reaching record-high temperatures in recent weeks, some unusual creatures are popping up in the Pacific. A ...

Comic book author sentenced to 6 years for child porn in San Francisco

San Francisco resident and comic book writer was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for distributing and possessing child pornography, according to the ...

Skull carried on stick by transient woman belonged to 26-year-old woman, police say

In 2016, transient woman was seen carrying a skull on a stick while walking down a Sacramento street. Two years later, police have finally identified ...

San Jose mayor will get tattoo of city's logo — under one condition

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo knows how to appeal to his Millennial constituents. He’s promised to get a tattoo of the city’s new logo if ...

Man spanks hippo at L.A. Zoo; video goes viral

Police are investigating the unauthorized slapping of a hippopotamus’ butt by a man who hopped over a barrier at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Shipwreck remnants stuck near popular Santa Cruz beach

A 50-year-old commercial fishing boat ran aground by a popular Santa Cruz beach early Sunday, spewing 200 gallons of diesel fuel into the water and ...

Oakland police officer remains in critical condition after crash

An Oakland police officer who was critically injured this week after a collision involving a semi-truck was identified as the son of a lieutenant, authorities ...

Missing Pittsburg woman found dead in Contra Costa County canal

The body of a woman who was reported missing last month was found in a canal in Contra Costa County, officials said Monday. Kreonna Smith, ...

Ex-Monterey County CHP officer convicted of rape

Muni contractor killed by steel beam in Twin Peaks Tunnel identified

The Muni construction worker struck and killed by a steel beam inside the Twin Peaks Tunnel was identified Monday as 51-year-old Patrick Ricketts of Williams ...

Study: SF has highest percentage of people who think global warming is happening

A new study from researchers at UC Santa Barbara, the Yale Program on Climate Change and Utah State University estimates that the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro ...

Construction worker dies while working in Twin Peaks Tunnel in SF

A signal technician was hit by a steel beam and killed Friday at the Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, officials said. The incident occurred ...

North Berkeley BART station reopens after man was trapped under train

BART service has resumed at the North Berkeley station after an incident where a train hit a man who either fell into or jumped into ...

Corrections, Aug. 12

Coverage of Ghost Ship warehouse fire, Aug. 10-11, Front Page Photos that accompanied stories that ran Aug. 10 (“Tearful families plead with Ghost Ship judge”) ...

Small plane lands on I-580 in East Bay

A small airplane landed on the westbound lanes of I-580 just before 164th street in Hayward, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Plane lands safely on I-580 in San Leandro with 2 on board

A private Cessna passenger airplane, with two people on board, made an emergency landing Saturday evening on Interstate 580 in San Leandro, stunning drivers but ...

CHP motorcycle officer killed in wreck on I-80 in Fairfield

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer and another man were struck and killed by a pickup-truck driver during a traffic stop along Interstate 80 in ...

New viral video shows Oakland woman threatening Spanish speakers over parking space

An Oakland psychologist stepped down from her role as chief executive officer of an East Bay mental health clinic after she was captured on video ...

'Secret' DMV office serves California lawmakers, Capitol staffers

Hearst’s Sacramento television station, KCRA, has learned of a DMV office that is not open to the public.

Band robbed of gear, personal belongings after show at Fox Theater in Oakland

Not long after stepping of the Fox Theater stage Tuesday, members of the band Sound of Ceres said thousands of dollars of gear and personal ...

Wild police chase: Man leads authorities through multiple cities, orchard, summer camp, river

On Tuesday, a 44-year-old California man led authorities on a chase that traversed both land and sea, crossed multiple cities, one orchard, a summer camp ...

Snow leopard cubs make their zoo debut at 9 weeks old

Dozens of parents and children filed excitedly behind a glass enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo on Thursday to watch two snow leopard cubs discover ...

2 arrested in attack of 71-year-old Manteca man

Manteca police are asking for help identifying two men after video showed a 71-year-old man being kicked and spit on while walking around a park, ...

Many in the Bay Area may not be counted in next census, researchers find

The 2020 U.S. Census could fail to correctly count a huge swath of Californians, according to a report compiled this month, with wide-ranging consequences for ...

Calif. neo-Nazi Senate candidate claims he plans to establish anti-Semitic capital in Idaho

Patrick Little’s = Senate campaign against incumbent Diane Feinstein failed in April. Now, Little is taking his message of anti-Semitism and white nationalism to North ...

Calif. mom claims doctors performed C-section without anesthesia, then offered $25 gift card

Mota and Iheanachor are currently in the process of suing the hospital for what they call a “horrifying” ordeal. The new mom, who was 41 ...

Plane crash victims IDd — 4 were from East Bay

Three real estate agents at a Danville firm were among the five people killed when a small plane crashed in a Southern California parking lot, ...

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