• Trio arraigned in Fairfield slaying - 04/19/2014 01:01 AM PDT
  • Dixon leaders consider host of bans - 04/19/2014 01:01 AM PDT
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  • April 8: Rushawn Thomas, 36, Antioch - 04/10/2014 08:50 AM PDT
  • April 8: Terrance Forks, 16, Richmond - 04/09/2014 05:41 PM PDT
  • April 4: Selvis Zuniga, 36, Pittsburg - 04/04/2014 04:50 PM PDT
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    Brentwood students melding art and technology

    04/18/2014 10:59 PM PDT
    Heritage High School teacher is introducing teens to digital art, where the viewer needs a smartphone to fully appreciate a piece of work. 
    04/18/2014 07:57 PM PDT - The East Bay Municipal Utility District Board on Tuesday will consider sticking with 10 percent voluntary water saving plan  
     
    04/18/2014 05:19 PM PDT - Elsewhere: Hayward updating mobile home rules to protect residents  
     
    04/18/2014 05:56 PM PDT - CONCORD -- For the second time in the last two months, a BART train derailed along central Contra Costa County tracks, this time after a train operator attempted to maneuver the train from a side track onto a mainline track without approval, the BART board president said Friday.  
     
    04/18/2014 04:48 PM PDT - Interim Police Chief Sean Whent appears increasingly likely to land the permanent job after Oakland's federal police overseer praised his work while criticizing the city's search for a new chief.  
     
    04/19/2014 11:25 AM PDT - Contra Costa prosecutors announced former Woodside Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sachs will not be charged with failing to report child abuse for her handling of teacher Joseph Martin from 2004 to 2006.  
     
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    04/18/2014 03:44 PM PDT - Kimchi Truong, a 24-year-old Oakland woman who attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend, has died after an apparent drug or alcohol overdose, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday.  
     
    04/18/2014 04:46 PM PDT - In her annual review of the San Jose Police Department, retired Judge LaDoris Cordell also found fault in about a dozen internal affairs investigations that cleared officers for using force.  
     
    04/18/2014 04:31 PM PDT - Former Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory director Andrew Sessler, described as a visionary in the fields of physics and particle accelerator sciences, died Friday at the age of 85, lab officials said.  
     
    (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)
    04/18/2014 08:56 PM PDT - California's drought-stricken farms and cities were told they would get slightly more water from the State Water Project than expected, but water shortages persist and the basic picture has not changed.  
     
    ( Kristopher Skinner )
    Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens

    As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too. 
    (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP Images)
    Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

    Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.