Richmond: Free documentary screening looks at Bay Area children during World War II
RICHMOND -- A new film that looks at the experiences of children who lived in the Bay Area during World War II will be previewed at a free program Dec.
A mother and her two children escaped a Tuesday morning fire at a small apartment building in El Sobrante that left them and possibly as many as a dozen other people displaced, a fire official said.
A state auditor has put Richmond on a list of municipalities most at high risk for waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement, dealing another blow after criticism in recent months that the city is not doing enough to address its financial problems.
Forensic auditors find absence of strong internal controls in West Contra Costa schools bond program
The first phase of a forensic audit performed by Vicenti Lloyd & Stutzman LLP of the West Contra Costa Unified School District's bond construction program reveals numerous areas where the potential for financial mismanagement exists.
The El Sobrante woman, a longtime nurse at the North Oakland hospital, was hit Wednesday night by an SUV driven by an El Cerrito man who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.
Although the City Council has authorized the purchase of 25 cameras for $36,350, a group of officials headed by police Chief Bill Goswick must first develop a protocol on the cameras' use before they are deployed sometime after Jan. 1.
The bankruptcies of three cities and high-profile financial scandals in a couple of others demonstrated the operational vulnerabilities of California's municipalities.
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
A twist on the classic Hanukkah feast from sweet potato latkes to peanut butter sufganiyot
Celebrate the feast of lights -- Hanukkah -- with twists on tradition, from butternut-sweet potato latkes to zengoula, fried olives and chocolate-glazed sufganiyot with peanut butter cream.
(David M. Barreda/Mercury News)
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens:' Carrie Fisher forced to lose 35 pounds for film
Carrie Fisher dropped big weight to play Princess Leia again.