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3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Oakland police: Nephew killed himself after aunt died in staged robbery

A man who committed suicide in March by setting himself on fire had killed his 77-year-old aunt the month before during a home-invasion robbery he staged in their apartment in an effort to get money to pay off gambling debts, authorities said Friday.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Suicide

3 hrs ago | KRON 4

Authorities Say Man Who Died In Fire In March Had Killed His Aunt

A man who died in a fire at an East Oakland apartment complex in March had killed his 77-year-old aunt at the same apartment the previous month, authorities said today.


5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Family Of Bat-Wielding San Lorenzo Man Shot Dead In Home By Deputies Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

Alameda County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man armed with this bat in a San Lorenzo home on February 17, 2014.


Related Topix: San Lorenzo, CA

6 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Questions swirl after patient, diverted to Berkeley hospital, dies

A man died after being transported by ambulance from Hercules to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley this week, raising questions about whether the decision earlier this month to stop ambulance transports to Doctors Medical Center San Pablo played a role.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Hercules, CA, Medicine, San Pablo, CA, Richmond, CA

8 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Oakland physicians take no-confidence vote in Children's Hospital negotiator

Union-represented resident physicians at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland are taking a no-confidence vote on hospital management's negotiator in the slow-moving contract talks between the two sides, which have been going on for 16 months.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA

12 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

'Mythbusters' cans 3 co-hosts

"MythBusters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced Thursday longtime co-hosts and fan favorites Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci are no longer on the show.


Related Topix: MythBusters, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Dublin, CA

15 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Lawsuit in fatal shooting by deputies

The family of a San Francisco Bay Area man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies has filed a lawsuit alleging the deputies provoked the confrontation that led to the shooting.


Related Topix: San Lorenzo, CA

18 hrs ago |

Historic Victory Against Israeli Apartheid at the Port of Oakland

In a major victory against the Israeli Zim Lines shipping company, their ship the Piraeus was forced to leave the Port of Oakland after a mass march, four days of picketing, and the refusal of ILWU Local 10 and ILWU Local 34 to work the ship despite attempts by the Oakland police department and Alameda County deputies to break up the ongoing ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

22 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

'Greywater' helps cope with parched landscape

Tina Neuhausel, co-founder and president of Sustainable Contra Costa, has conducted greywater workshops to help educate residents about capturing household water from sinks, washing machines and showers and redirecting it for irrigation purposes, rather than discharging it into storm drains.


Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, San Mateo County, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Oakland Post

Face-to-Face with a Music History Maker - " Berry Gordy

We're talking about history. What I that means is as clear as it comes when we look at the legacy of Motown founder Berry Gordy.


Related Topix: Soul, The Temptations

JD Journal

Raiders Cheerleaders Sue NFL, Which Responds with First Rebuttal

Summary: The National Football League filed a rebuttal on August 5 to the lawsuit filed by cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders on grounds of labor laws violations.


San Jose Mercury News

Paul Tepper and Paulina Gonzalez: How much would you spend to save $19 million a year

California's public assistance program, known as CalWORKs, provides job counseling, childcare, housing services, and modest cash grants to families with children.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Los Angeles County, CA, Opinion, Science / Technology

Inside Bay Area

Fogging to resume Thursday in Livermore after more West Nile-infected mosquitoes found

The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District plans to spray insecticide in Livermore Thursday evening after finding more mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus near Bruno Canziani Park, district officials said.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Livermore, CA

CBS Local

BART Receives Final $760 Million In State Money For Silicon Valley Extension

Elected and appointed officials on Wednesday celebrated the final installment of more than $760 million in state money for a planned 10-mile extension of BART to north San Jose, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Berryessa (San Jose, CA), California

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Alameda Sheriff's Office searches for missing 11-year-old boy

The Alameda County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help Wednesday in located an 11-year-old boy who hasn't been seen in more than 24 hours.


Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Husband arraigned on murder charge; told police she fell down stairs

Joseph Bontempo Jr., a 53-year-old locksmith, is accused of killing his wife of 12 years, Laurie Wolfe, 57, an Oakland businesswoman who owned the house on Saroni Drive where the couple lived.


Related Topix: Violent Crime


Protest-hobbled ship is unloaded, sails from Oakland

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Israel, World News, Middle East

Inside Bay Area

Newark school board member resigns under public pressure

Stadler announced his decision early Wednesday after a Tuesday night meeting in which several speakers lambasted the school board for chasing away Superintendent Dave Marken, credited by many for reviving the struggling district.


Pleasanton Weekly

Pleasanton, Concord trail extension finished

Elected officials gather together to celebrate the completion of the Iron Horse Trail extension from Dublin/Pleasanton BART to Santa Rita Road.


Related Topix: Concord, CA, Pleasanton, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, San Ramon, CA, Livermore, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Roadshow: Why was there no summer respite from commute traffic?

Q This may not be a question that you, or anyone else, can answer authoritatively, but it's been bugging me a lot lately.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Bay Point, CA, Contra Costa County, CA