Feds: Phony Richmond clinic part of health care fraud ring
12/05/2013 09:01 PM PST
A 43-year-old self-described "life coach" who managed a clinic in Richmond was sentenced to more than two years in prison for conspiring to commit health care fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Rash of home burglaries hits Hercules
12/05/2013 08:05 PM PST - A rash of home burglaries has hit a Hercules neighborhood, police said Thursday.
Antioch: Alleged car thief arrested after vehicle stalls
12/05/2013 07:18 PM PST - A 33-year-old woman who allegedly stole a car and crashed it in Antioch on Thursday was arrested after the car stalled, police said.
Fremont: Cat reunited with family three years after fleeing during move from San Jose
12/05/2013 07:11 PM PST - Dash, an orange tabby cat that ran away from a Fremont home more than three years ago, was reunited with his owner on Thursday afternoon thanks to microchip technology.
Sharks routed by Penguins 5-1
12/05/2013 10:18 PM PST - The Pittsburgh Penguins, playing without star Evgeni Malkin, scored four quick goals early in the second period and coasted to a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks, whose six-game win streak ended.
Richmond: Three teen boys arrested in alleged rape of two girls at park
12/05/2013 06:43 PM PST - Three teenage boys have been arrested after allegedly getting two girls drunk and raping them at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, authorities said Thursday.
Purdy: Kaepernick, Wilson a study in contrasts
12/05/2013 10:16 PM PST - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a year older than Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, but unlike Wilson, Kaepernick hasn't figured out how to let fans come along for the ride.
CPUC to join investigation into BART accident near Orinda
12/05/2013 10:16 PM PST - The California Public Utilities Commission will join BART investigators looking into why a parking brake unexpectedly engaged and sent 11 people to hospitals on Wednesday morning. And BART Operations Manager Paul Oversier describes a scene that goes from bad to worse.
Snow predictions move Pearl Harbor ceremony off Mount Diablo into Concord
12/05/2013 05:20 PM PST - Saturday ceremony is moved to Cal State East Bay at Concord
Contra Costa Community College District celebrates 65 years
12/06/2013 12:07 AM PST - Today, the Contra Costa Community College District is an integral part of the Bay Area's higher education landscape. But 65 years ago, the idea of a countywide "junior college" system was a tough sell.
Raiders' next task: learning how to finish
12/05/2013 10:26 PM PST - The Oakland Raiders are more competitive than they were last season, but they've been unable to duplicate their first-quarter success in crunchtime
Amber Alert issued for kidnapped girl who may be brought through Bay Area
12/05/2013 06:28 PM PST - Elizabeth Romero was abducted about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Kennewick, Washington, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued the alert. She is believed to be with Eduardo Flores-Rosalas, 19, and headed to Mexico.
San Jose State launches dorm hate crime probe
12/05/2013 08:01 PM PST - Ex-judge, civil rights advocate LaDoris H. Cordell will head task force probing racial bullying hate crime case in San Jose State dorms. The report is expected to be completed in January, SJSU President Mo Qayoumi announced Thursday.
Oakland: Fast-food workers protest low wages
12/05/2013 04:29 PM PST - Fast-food workers in Oakland and throughout the East Bay walked off the job today to participate in protests as part of a nationwide movement aimed at boosting their pay and benefits, an organizer said.
49ers-Seahawks battle might come down to defense
12/05/2013 10:16 PM PST - San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game has makings of a defensive slugfest.
Newark 'Peace Convention' to be held Sunday by American Muslim Voice Foundation
12/05/2013 04:24 PM PST - Immigration reform and income inequality among the topics to be discussed at Newark restaurant. The convention is titled 'The Time is Now: Connecting for Peace, Justice and Change.'
Seahawks CB Richard Sherman on Michael Crabtree, 49ers fans
12/05/2013 04:10 PM PST - Former Stanford star Richard Sherman was not made available to the San Francisco media, but he still had plenty to say.
Bay Area cold snap drops record lows on Oakland, San Jose
12/05/2013 05:10 PM PST - It's so cold that across the Bay Area -- down to 16 degrees in Napa and 18 degrees in Morgan Hill -- water lines burst, black ice caused spinouts and planes at San Jose and Oakland needed de-icing. Make way, now for snow on the surrounding peaks and rain.
Golden State Warriors can hit back with healthy Andrew Bogut
12/05/2013 10:26 PM PST - Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Bobcats can't enforce their will on Warriors with Bogut on the court
Board names Las Positas College president
12/05/2013 03:46 PM PST - The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board has named Dr. Barry A. Russell as the sixth president of Las Positas College in Livermore.
4 weird ways Seattle, San Francisco are hyping Sunday's game
Fans are getting a little crazy in anticipation of this weekend's NFC West showdown. Full Story
(John Green/Bay Area News Group Archives)
Great Dickens Christmas Fair: Kids, 19th-century London and no iPhones!
It's not just London -- it's London of 1865 during Christmastime, which gives the whole place an extra layer of magic. And even better -- they didn't have iPods or iPhones in 1865, so my kids stayed off their electronic devices for more than four hours. That has to qualify as a Christmas miracle.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Simon Cowell rips Russell Brand
'X Factor’ judge says Brand should put his money where his mouth is after calling for revolution.