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Police are crediting a group of good Samaritans for pulling a 6-year-old boy from the water at the San Leandro Marina and likely saving his life Sunday afternoon.
Organizers are collecting photos for a special display about the Oakland California Temple's 50th anniversary that is being prepared for the Oakland Temple Visitor Center.
The man was sitting in his car about 12:17 a.m. in the 700 block of West MacArthur Boulevard when one to two people approached the parked vehicle and started shooting, authorities said.
Oakland's pension shortfall threatens the city's solvency, raising questions of whether it will have enough future assets to pay its debts, City Auditor Courtney Ruby concludes in a new report.
The temperature was rising, and Khaled Almaghafi was trying to coax 20,000 bees out of a nest while hanging suspended 30 feet above Telegraph Avenue.
It's Easter weekend and while some may be spending their time at Mass, there is a group of passionate people who will be showing up in mass to celebrate some of their favorite supernatural and super-powered humans, demi-gods and immortals at the annual WonderCon comic book convention at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Oakland, Calif. resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose.
If you've exhausted all your brunch options in the city, then it's time to check out the scene across the bridge.
Customers in the East Bay's largest water district should be asked to continue voluntarily reducing their water use 10 percent without mandatory water rationing, the agency's top managers recommend.
A small mudslide caused trees to fall on power lines along Moraga Avenue Friday, resulting in the closure of the road, city officials said.
The Birdland Jazzista Social Club - known for its long-running, twice-weekly live music sessions held in a garage in Berkeley - is planning to help launch an ongoing series of weekend "music community centers" in Oakland.
The latest addition to the beer garden-crazy East Bay dining scene is opening this weekend: Lost & Found , from the same owners as popular dance bar The Layover, opens Sunday, April 20. Located at 2040 Telegraph Ave. behind the Paramount Theatre, it's been a long haul for husband-and-wife owners Christi Vaughn and Tim Martinez, mostly because the ... (more)
A group of 40 anti-nuclear activists, including a Dominican nun, were peacefully arrested at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory at the conclusion of an annual Good Friday protest organized by local interfaith groups.
An Oakland woman has died at a Palm Springs hospital of a suspected overdose of drugs and alcohol that investigators believe happened at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, during the festival's first weekend, authorities said today.
James Mercer is best known as the leader of The Shins; yet, he's done his finest work in Broken Bells.