• Tow truck driver's life celebrated - 03/05/2015 07:01 PM PST
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  • Dec. 21: Ricardo Walff Jr., 23, Antioch - 12/22/2014 06:37 PM PST
  • Dec. 14: Anthony Valdez, 19, Pittsburg - 12/16/2014 04:45 PM PST
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    Drummond: Teen who set youth's skirt on fire gets second chance

    07/03/2015 06:04 PM PDT
    Teen who set agender youth's skirt on fire on AC transit bus in Oakland likely won't go to adult prison  
    07/03/2015 05:30 PM PDT - OAKLAND -- For decades the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center was the community gathering place for Oakland, hosting school pageants, rock concerts, boxing matches, pro wrestling shows -- even a speech by the Rev.  
     
    Francisco Sanchez
    Courtesy of San Francisco Police Department
    07/03/2015 08:41 PM PDT - Francisco Sanchez, the 45-year-old man accused of fatally shooting former Pleasanton resident Kate Steinle in the back Wednesday on Pier 14 had recently been released from jail despite having been deported five times and having immigration authorities ask that he be held.  
     
    07/03/2015 03:14 PM PDT - Staff WritersFremont to grand jury: Already taken care ofFremont was taken to task this week for destroying most of its emails after 30 days, a practice the city has already modified.  
     
    07/03/2015 03:15 PM PDT - Brentwood residents are pushing their homeowners association to approve their plans to ditch their grass in favor of drought-friendly plants.  
     
    Mike Koozmin
    07/02/2015 05:50 PM PDT - The victim was Kathryn Steinle, a former Amador Valley High School graduate now living in San Francisco. Police arrested 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez in connection with the shooting.  
     
    Dan Honda
    07/04/2015 10:22 AM PDT - Re-branded San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore is putting the finishing touches on a 185,000 square-foot expansion, which will add 50 upscale stores to the 130 there already. When the new stores open on Aug. 13, the mall will be the largest outlet center in California.  
     
    07/02/2015 01:47 PM PDT - Officers are looking for a man who stole cash from a bank in downtown Berkeley, a police spokeswoman said.  
     
    07/02/2015 04:14 PM PDT - The 7:45 a.m. raid at the 1100 block of 82nd Avenue was part of a "long-term police investigation" into the sale and storage of illegal fireworks, police said.  
     
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    07/02/2015 09:57 PM PDT - Those planning a holiday dip in Lake Temescal will have to find a different way to beat the heat, as toxic algae has caused officials to close the lake for swimming, an East Bay Regional Park District spokeswoman said.  
     
    07/01/2015 10:23 PM PDT - Police say they've detained a person of interest Wednesday evening in connection with a fatal shooting that took the life of a 31-year-old woman on Pier 14 in San Francisco's South Beach neighborhood.  
     
    Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group
    07/02/2015 10:16 PM PDT - Some gay seniors fear discrimination in long-term care facilities and disguise their sexual orientation.  
     
    07/01/2015 05:36 PM PDT - PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
     
    07/01/2015 05:30 PM PDT - Approximately 80 percent of the citations were for pedestrian violations, police said. Additional citations were issued for distracted driving and excessive speed.  
     
    07/01/2015 05:30 PM PDT - Firefighters at 1:56 p.m. June 27 went to a house in the 1600 block of Paru Street after hearing a report of smoke coming from its roof, Capt. James Colburn said. They found a fire in the attic of the one-story home and controlled it within 20 minutes, he said. Damage was limited to the attic and goods stored there, Colburn said.  
     
  • State cuts tax on gasoline Wednesday - 06/30/2015 09:59 PM PDT
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    Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

    Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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    Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

    Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.