Richmond becomes first city in Contra Costa County to ban plastic bags at retail outlets
Ordinance, which is set to take effect Jan. 1, also imposes a 5-cent fee on paper bags for two years, set to rise to 10 cents after
Purdy: San Jose takes big swing at Major League Baseball
After waiting four years for commissioner Bud Selig to rule on territorial rights issue with San Francisco Giants, city of San Jose files antitrust suit against MLB.
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'Fruitvale Station' private screening to be held in Oakland
'Fruitvale Station' traces Oscar Grant's last day alive before he was shot by a BART police officer in 2009. The critically-acclaimed film opens in theaters July 12.