Richmond: Current and former foster kids get helping hand into adulthood
A Foster Care Youth Conference held Saturday in Richmond helped current and former foster children navigate the tricky path to education, jobs, housing and other adult needs.
News group's fight to obtain district documents heading to court
The Mt. Diablo school district asserts that documents related to an internal investigation of former Woodside Elementary teacher Joseph Martin, who has been arrested on suspicion of molesting students, are exempt from public disclosure. Bay Area News Group argues the court should review the documents and decide whether or not they should be released under the California Public Records Act.
Berkeley police locate missing at-risk Richmond woman
A missing at-risk Richmond woman who disappeared in Berkeley Friday has been safely located, police said.
Honda and Swalwell House races get more crowded
One of the Bay Area's most-watched congressional races got a lot more crowded by Friday's candidacy filing deadline.The challenge to Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, from well-funded fellow Democrat Ro Khanna of Fremont has been making national headlines since last April.
Contra Costa Supervisors Gioia, Mitchoff will face no opponents for re-election on June 3
Incumbent District Attorney Mark Peterson, Sheriff-Coroner David Livingston, Assessor Gus Kramer, Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla and Treasurer Russell Watts also are unopposed, but Auditor-Controller Robert Campbell faces challenger Ayore Riaunda, while Karen Sakata and Linda Delehunt, are vying to replace retiring County Superintendent of Schools Joe Ovick.
Village Theatre Art Gallery program invites young artists to make fabric quilt mosaic projects
Village Theatre Art Gallery will be offering a Young@Art program for children, as part of its current exhibition, ARTful Women. Kids will be given an opportunity to learn about contemporary fabric art practices by making a fabric quilt mosaic with local mosaic instructor Jean Cernigoj.
Oakley earns 'B' in customer satisfaction
Sampling of residents surveyed shows an uptick in
Antioch residents look to social media to help curb illegal dumping
ANTIOCH -- A picture is worth a thousand words.And for a growing number of Antioch residents, the hope is that posting photos of litter piles and unkempt homes on social media will stir people to action.
Pleasant Hill: Police looking for men who robbed convenience store
Police are looking for two men who robbed a Pleasant Hill Check 'N Go on Friday afternoon.
Chris Treadway: Richmond's Craneway hosting a colorful pageant of quilts
"Extraordinary Quilts" is the theme of the annual show hosted by East Bay Heritage Quilters, which will feature more than 200 pieces by members and special guests on March 22 and 23
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Who are these soldiers? After 150 years, we now know.
The Library of Congress, which owns the rare tintype, had described it as an "unidentified company of soldiers" anonymous Yankees whose stories and fates seemed forgotten. Full Story
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SXSW Music Picks: Chain Gang of 1974 buzzes into Texas
Also meet Adrian Marcel, one of Oakland's most promising R&B talents.
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.