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1 hr ago | San Jose Mercury News
An Oakland mother has been sentenced to jail time and probation for leaving her young daughters alone in a hot car while she gambled in a Livermore casino last month.
1 hr ago | San Jose Mercury News
A 54-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for the 1992 strangulation killings of two Oakland mothers, murders that were solved nearly two decades after the fact with DNA evidence.
5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
A man has been charged with shooting at an auto repossessor who was towing a car with a woman in the trunk on July 25 in West Oakland, authorities said Friday.
7 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
Law enforcement has detonated a suspicious package found at BART's Dublin/Pleasanton station on Friday morning, a BART spokeswoman said.
11 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Here comes the Case-Shiller report for May 2014. This report shows another small bump in home prices from April to May for the five-county San Francisco Metro Statistical Area, with the aggregate or total index now up about 55 percent since recovery began in earnest in 2012.
16 hrs ago | San Francisco Chronicle
After seven years and $18 million, the Oakland City Council last week finally gave up on using a police radio system so unreliable that it has endangered officers and even left President Obama vulnerable.
Reports that BART employees have been subjected to racist and threatening messages scrawled on lockers are under investigation, BART said today, but an attorney representing the workers said the agency has only taken those steps under legal pressure.
Robert Jack Gilchrist , 56, was also charged by Alameda County prosecutors with driving without a valid license at the time of the April crash that killed Joseph Luft .
The vast majority of Covered California consumers will see low increases in their health insurance premiums for 2015, and many consumers will see no increase or even a decrease, exchange officials announced Thursday.
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A car drove into a Fremont fire hydrant early Wednesday afternoon, causing water to shoot upward and flood the side of the road near Lake Elizabeth.
One trucker's spilled shipment of jackfruit and plantains Monday on an East Bay freeway turned into lunch for bears, elephants and giraffes at the Oakland Zoo Wednesday.
An Alameda County judge ruled that a high-performing Oakland charter school can stay open and that the school district erred in revoking its charter in 2013 after it alleged that founder Ben Chavis funneled $3.8 million to himself through school contracts.
A pair of Alameda firefighter/paramedics will soon be doing more than just responding to medical emergencies: They will be checking up on the city's infirm residents after they leave the hospital.
Shadow Cliffs Park, closed to swimmers since last week following high readings of E. coli bacteria, will reopen for swimming on Wednesday, East Bay Regional Park District officials said.
The Merced County Fair will be moving up its starting date by one week in 2015 to avoid any conflicts with other fairs, officials announced Tuesday.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 08:54 pm
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