East Bay could get small piece of Super Bowl 50 action
12/01/2015 09:47 PM PST
Oakland is in the running to host the NFL's Super Bowl themed one-night concert festival with the Fox Theater a possible venue.
12/01/2015 07:53 PM PST - Two protest rallies -- one against criminalization of homelessness, the other against militarization of police -- merged in front of Longfellow Middle School prior to the start of Tuesday evening's City Council meeting.
12/01/2015 08:01 PM PST - Jeff O'Hearn, 54, was charged with molesting and orally copulating the same 10-year-old student when he was an elementary schoolteacher at Walt Disney Elementary School in San Ramon during the 2007-08 school year, according to a prosecutor. He faces life in prison if convicted.
Oakland Voices to host public forum Dec. 8 to discuss how housing crisis impacts artists and families
12/01/2015 04:12 PM PST - Teen actors depict Marines grappling with life on and off the battlefield.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt headed to Paris for climate change conference
12/01/2015 03:36 PM PST - Walnut Creek homeless shelter plan needed better coordination by the military, colonel says. Shelter group now plans to open at downtown church.
(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.