• Tow truck driver's life celebrated - 03/05/2015 07:01 PM PST
  • 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
    Contra Costa fire district's on-the-job mentoring grooms youth for life

    09/04/2015 05:05 PM PDT
    The Explorers Program offers real-world experience in firefighting for ages 14 to 21, teaching not only skills but values such as self-discipline and respect.  
    09/04/2015 04:54 PM PDT - Jerry Sezar's annual event -- and his last -- will feature tours of his shop as well as a car show, free barbecue and live music  
    09/04/2015 04:52 PM PDT - The Undead Bettys are seeking donations for a blood drive that team members are helping sponsor this month.  
    09/04/2015 03:57 PM PDT - Staff writersSan Leandro council set to pick dispensarySan Leandro's first medical marijuana dispensary could open early next year.The staff is recommending Oakland-based Harborside Health Center operate what would be San Leandro's sole dispensary.  
    09/04/2015 04:17 PM PDT - In his first public comments since his arrest in the deadly beating of an inmate at a Santa Clara County Main Jail last week, correctional officer Jereh Lubrin said little, but did make a point to tell the media to leave his family and friends alone.  
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    09/04/2015 09:27 AM PDT - Moveable Feast's third annual Bacon Festival of America has moved to Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-6), when 150,000 strips of bacon will be served at Plaza Cesar Chavez in San Jose.  
    09/04/2015 01:23 PM PDT - Incomes are stagnating and rents are rising. In steps Angela Boyd, managing director of the Make Room campaign, which aims to address the nationwide rental crisis.  
    09/04/2015 03:49 PM PDT - A vehicle crash downed an electrical pole and live wire lines on Driscoll Road, forcing the roadway's closure on Friday afternoon.  
    09/04/2015 12:55 PM PDT - Matthew Ouimet and 'Izzy' Martin were saved by donated organ and now are active children who will help raise money for others.  
    09/04/2015 12:14 PM PDT - A 43-year-old Vallejo man died Thursday night after a car struck him along Interstate Highway 80, according to California Highway Patrol. At about 9:10 p.  
    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
    09/04/2015 12:33 PM PDT - New eyewitness details emerged Friday from inmates housed in the same wing of the Santa Clara County Main Jail as mentally ill inmate Michael Tyree, who was allegedly beaten to death last week by three jail guards who have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.  
    09/04/2015 12:09 PM PDT - Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band practices at Kennedy High School in Richmond, Calif.  
    09/04/2015 02:03 PM PDT - A Whole Foods Market security guard has been suspended after a violent altercation with a customer in Oakland, a spokesman said Friday.  
    09/04/2015 11:54 AM PDT - A man who was walking on Highway 101 in Salinas died early Thursday after a vehicle hit him, and he was then run over by a big rig and several other vehicles, authorities said.  
    09/04/2015 11:43 AM PDT - An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric Co. from getting a tax break on the $1.6 billion it was fined for the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas explosion has fallen short.  
  • Photos: San Jose Giants Hometown Heroes - 09/04/2015 10:58 AM PDT