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
Oakland A's clubhouse sewage flood source identified
Officials blamed an 'unidentifiable mass' for blocking sewer pipes under the Oakland A's clubhouse at O.co Coliseum. The flood of sewage affected showers and three locker rooms. The facilities are being cleaned and the carpets being replaced before the A's return Tuesday.
( RON KOEBERER )
'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.