Concord: Strong-smelling smoke from massive blaze
The spectacular four-alarm blaze started early Wednesday at a warehouse building close to Buchanan Field Airport.
Witness tells of Richmond gang rape
A Richmond gang member testified Tuesday that he was shocked when a senior gang member directed him and two teenagers to sexually assault a woman he kidnapped off the street in 2008.
Popular Antioch restaurant to shut its doors
Owners of the downtown lunch spot to close Dec. 20 because of family circumstances.
Missing Richmond sisters on the run
Xiomara Zelaya, 13, and her sister Heidi Moreno, 9, were last seen leaving their home in the 300 block of Maine Avenue in Richmond. Police consider them at risk because of the cold weather and are asking for help in finding them.
( ANDA CHU )
Google and fellow tech giants move into shopping malls
From Google to Intel and HP, tech giants are descending on malls and shopping outlets to convert less tech-savvy consumers into gadget buyers by allowing them to swipe, type and tinker with the new technology.
(Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Kawakami: Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis preaching patience
If Raiders owner Mark Davis practices what he preaches, it's likely GM Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen will return in 2014.
East Oakland: Crews cap gas line leak that sparked fire
Crews have capped a 4-inch gas line that ruptured Tuesday morning in East Oakland and sparked an underground fire that burned for nearly four hours and prompted the evacuation of nearby homes.
This country just became the first to legalize pot
In a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence, Uruguay has become the first country to legalize marijuana. Full Story
(Fran ois Duhamel)
Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' predictably magical
Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks shine in a film that depicts how Walt Disney struggled to convince persnickety 'Mary Poppins' author P.L. Travers to sell him the film rights to her beloved story.
(Mike Windle/Getty Images for NYLON Magazine)
Demi Lovato says she couldn't go 30 minutes without cocaine
Former Disney actress and current 'X Factor’ judge says she hit rock bottom at age 19.
Bay Area residents live longer; here's why
Bay Area residents are among the nation's longest-lived people, surviving on average more than a decade longer than residents of rural Kentucky, West Virginia or Mississippi.
( Jeff Vendsel )
Mi Pueblo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Mi Pueblo, the festive Bay Area supermarket chain and icon of family-grown Hispanic businesses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, citing a dispute with its primary lender, Wells Fargo.