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Hoping to turn around dismal education outcomes for kids in Oakland's most impoverished and violent neighborhood, a group of East Oakland leaders won approval Wednesday night to create a "transformation" charter elementary school.
A 59-year-old Hayward man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday for repeatedly molesting a teen he hired to be a "houseboy."
"Several sightings of Luba have been reported near Norris Canyon Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County, close to the Alameda County border.
Alameda County voters in the Nov. 4 election will be asked if they want to approve Measure BB, which, according to the deceptive ballot wording, "augments by 1 2-cent and extends" the existing county transportation sales tax.
The operator of a Jamba Juice at Oakland International Airport sued Oakland and its Port Commission, claiming city officials are trying to force small businesses to unionize.
The Dublin Library is pleased to announce new, expanded hours of service. Beginning September 3, the Library adds Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon to its operating schedule.
Alameda County schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan is stepping down after nearly 16 years, just as California enters a new era of education financing.
A man who died Tuesday night after a car he was riding in collided with a big-rig on Interstate 880 was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Office on Wednesday as Sean Alberts, 47, of Oakland.
A Hercules man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for his role in an alleged scheme to steal marijuana from a man at an Alameda apartment complex three years ago that resulted in the intended victim's death.
A hazardous materials release in Hayward that forced people to shelter in place was caused by workers mixing large amounts of chemicals at a business that closed about four months ago, a Hayward Fire Department spokesman said.
A member of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery whose conviction and life prison sentence stemming from the 2007 kidnapping and torture of a woman was overturned by an appeals court in January pleaded guilty to three of 13 original charges on Tuesday.
The search for the suspects led to an elementary school in the area having its staff and students in a precautionary lockdown.
The country's biggest trash hauler is refusing to take no for an answer after the City Council voted overwhelmingly to reject Waste Management's proposal, instead giving the 10-year, $1-billion contract to a local company that has cheaper rates and is pledging to local hiring and partnering with local agencies to handle the city's waste.
An electrical issue is likely to blame for a car fire in the parking lot of the Hacienda Crossings shopping center on Monday night, fire officials said.
Nearly 30 years after California adopted a law designed to spur the retrofitting of buildings at risk in an earthquake, thousands of Bay Area structures still are not updated, a laggard pace officials attribute to the complex politics and economics of making old buildings safe.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 01:53 am
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