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1 hr ago | Indybay.org
Should the minimum wage be raised to $9 per hour?
Could you survive the end of civilization?
4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
The alternative spirit is seeping across the bay to Oakland, a once down-at-heel city that's on the up, says Christian Koch.
6 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
Two men dressed as Ronald McDonald dance with other picketers demonstrating outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, Calif., as fast food workers across the nation strike for a $15 minimum wage, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
6 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
It's so cold outside that Daniel Weaver put on extra thick moisturizer "so my face doesn't freeze off" before he rode his bike to work Thursday morning in San Jose.
9 hrs ago | KTVN Reno
Consultant for private security firms and Oakland, Calif., police, 2009-2013; commissioner of Los Angeles Police Department, 2002-2009; security consultant, 1996-2002; commissioner of New York Police Department, 1994-1996; commissioner of Boston Police Department, 1992-1993; chief of New York City Transit Police, 1990-1992; chief of police for ... (more)
9 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
Partially blinded by a blast of pepper spray fired at him by a robber, a 67-year-old Oakland man was still able to grab a pocket knife and stab the suspect, who was arrested later at a hospital, authorities said Thursday.
14 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
The morning sun rises in the eastern skies, silhouetting a crane at the San Rafael Rock Quarry on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 near McNears Beach.
16 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland
20 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News
When Lauren Van Ham was a little girl, she couldn't have imagined her "chubby ballerina" self transformed into a hard-core road cyclist any more than she could have conceived of the gadgets she used to get there.
Students at Lowell High School in Michigan sit down for lunch. Shorter lunch breaks mean that many kids don't get enough time to eat and socialize.
David Roach is one of the pillars of the Black community in the Bay, especially Oakland, first with his Mo Betta Food Market, which connected West Oakland's Lower Bottoms neighborhood with California Black farmers and the historic annual Oakland International Film Festival, which profiles some of the biggest films and names in the Black cinema ... (more)
To mark five months since Daphne Viola Webb went missing, her family is trying to help others in the spirit of the holiday season.
Authorities say at least nine people were taken to the hospital following a brake problem that stranded hundreds of passengers onboard a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train.
One of the paradoxes of the holiday season is that there are so few activities for the people the occasion was designed for -- little kids.
Brenda Grisham, leader of Their Lives Matter, an Oakland-based organization, will represent California Dec. 12 at the National Vigil for Murder Victims across the States in Washington, D.C. Grisham, who is the mother of Christopher LaVell Jones, a teenager who was gunned down in Oakland, will be participating in pre-vigil activities including ... (more)
It's nearly midnight on a dark corner of Oakland's International Boulevard. The only people in sight are prostitutes and four volunteers trying to talk them off the streets and into church.
A 64-year-old man with Parkinson's disease has been missing since Sunday morning, when he was last seen in downtown Oakland, police said.
Freeze Warning for Alameda County was issued at December 05 at 12:42PM PST