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3 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record
Willie James Staten of Oakland is taken into custody after a high-speed pursuit that ended when he crashed the vehicle, which had been reported stolen, then fled into a field near Browns Valley Drive in Chico on Thursday.
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5 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
An Alameda County jury deliberated for less than a day before finding a Berkeley man guilty on Thursday of first-degree murder in the gruesome knife attack on a 26-year-old woman in an East Oakland apartment in 2012.
8 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
The Scottish Rite Center that overlooks Lake Merritt is undergoing a $1.2 million renovation to return the lodge to its original glory.
12 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
The burning of a mosque in Yuba City and that community's response to the hate crime are the subject of a Oakland filmmaker's documentary airing on PBS stations this month.
14 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
Oakland City Council members should end their public posturing and sign the deal extending the A's lease at the Coliseum.
Residents are invited to an open house Thursday to discuss a study on expanding the free Broadway shuttle and possibly switching the bus service to an electric streetcar.
Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed is busy safeguarding the city's neighborhoods against the threat of fire amid this summer's particularly dire conditions.
Emmert faced a skeptical Senate Commerce Committee and said he feels college sports "works extremely well for the vast majority" and that the overall current model of amateurism should be preserved.
A man has been charged with murder in the Saturday morning killing of a 26-year-old acquaintance who was fatally shot near the suspect's East Oakland home Police said Lamar Shaw, 20, has admitted his involvement in the death of Xzavier Johnson, of Stockton, who was killed as the result of a personal dispute between the two.
Two carjacking and robbery suspects were in custody Wednesday morning in West Oakland, following a car crash and brief police search.
While students at Melrose Leadership Academy revel in summer break, teachers have been embarking on learning trips around the world and across the country.
Diane Ferlatte, the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award winner, will be a featured "teller" at this year's PowellsWood Storytelling Festival.
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
Great news for fans of flaky, all-butter pie crusts: After an extended hiatus, PieTisserie , the self-taught baking savant Jaynelle St. Jean's pie shop, will return to business at a new brick-and-mortar location in Oakland, near Lake Merritt.
A 66-year-old ex-felon pleaded no contest today to second-degree murder for killing a 13-year-old Oakland girl 40 years ago.
Leroy Stanfield is a Bay Area comedian on the rise, who some may know from his company, GoBaby Productions, and others may know him from his crew, The Bay Boys of Comedy.
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