(Alameda County Sheriff's Department)
Attorney's conviction over killing of Chinese tourist reduced to misdemeanor
10/09/2015 06:21 PM PDT
The felony conviction for an attorney who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2011 was reduced to a misdemeanor by an Alameda County judge on Friday over "strenuous objection" by prosecutors, according to the district attorney's office.
10/09/2015 04:07 PM PDT - When Rob Selna moved to his historic Temescal neighborhood a few years ago, he faced a common problem impacting many Oakland neighborhoods, but especially residents living near freeways - graffiti, abandoned homes, crime, and frequent illegal dumping. Rather than playing a tedious dance with garbage dumpers - they toss their trash at night, neighbors pick up in the morning - Selna proposed something a little more unorthodox: building a community gardens and park on top of the dumping site to permanently abate the blight.
10/09/2015 03:06 PM PDT - Newark explores options for rebuilding City Hall; free financial planning available Saturday in Oakland
10/09/2015 07:25 PM PDT - Police arrested a 15-year-old male student after receiving a report that he said he was planning to "shoot up the school" on Friday, Cmdr. Thomas Koeppe said.
10/09/2015 07:26 PM PDT - The California wine industry likely stands to benefit from a trade pact that was reached last week by the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries writing new commerce rules for nearly 40 percent of the world's gross domestic product.
10/09/2015 07:22 PM PDT - I can order flowers from my phone and receive a text about Donald Trump's tax plan. But what I really want -- a few seconds of warning before an earthquake strikes -- is still elusive in the U.S.
10/09/2015 01:00 PM PDT - Alameda-Contra Costa county bus agency's plan for more frequent, efficient service topic of second series of informational meetings, public comment before November final plan action.
10/09/2015 02:44 PM PDT - On the job since 2006, O'Keefe to become CEO of nonprofit that oversees facilities at Rossmoor retirement community
10/09/2015 12:27 PM PDT - UNION CITY -- The Alvarado Historic District is holding an art and wine festival Sunday.The free festival will celebrate the historic district and the arts, crafts, food and regional wines of the Union City-Newark-Fremont area.
10/09/2015 12:26 PM PDT - No one was injured when a 71-year-old woman crashed a car into a vacant building at The Marketplace shopping center Thursday afternoon.
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Living like 'The Golden Girls': Shared housing for seniors a practical option
Home-sharing that includes splitting expenses, divvying up chores and keeping each other company has become an increasingly popular option for older single people who want to maintain independence, yet don't want to live alone.
(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
John Goodman loses massive amount of weight
“Trumbo” star shows for London premiere looking almost unrecognizable.