• Livermore: Top dogs coming to town - 12/11/2014 03:22 PM PST
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  • Livermore: Top dogs coming to town - 12/11/2014 03:22 PM PST
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    ( Doug Duran )
    Berkeley: Police Department denounced at raucous City Council meeting

    Angry residents, many of whom took part in recent protests over police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York, say the Berkeley Police Department needs to examine its own attitude toward minorities as well as change the way it responds to protests. 
    A City Council majority greenlighted a towering waterfront luxury condo project in Point Richmond over residents' objections, but did wrest $350,000 from the developer to compensate the seven residents whose views will be most affected by the new buildings.  
     
    Jose Aliva and Brenton Holtzclaw, both 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested for the Nov. 27 attack at a dirt turnout along Grizzly Peak Boulevard.  
     
    SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD
    Council praises Nordhoff, but one member says he should resign because of broken trust  
     
    To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
     
    City is seeking applicants for sales tax oversight committee  
     
    Walnut Creek Little League -- Registration open for Baseball, Softball and Challengers divisions, for boys and girls ages 5-14. Must reside or attend school in the WCLL boundaries.  
     
    Doug Duran/StaffThree's company in state bowl gamesQuarterback Chris Vanderklugt, left, and the De La Salle High football team are headed back to the state championships.  
     
    Knights win ABC Tournament Ben Wood was named tournament MVP after leading the Las Lomas High boys basketball team past San Leandro 61-55 in the finals of the ABC Tournament at Amador Valley on Dec.  
     
    Next Level Flag Football -- Registration open for 2015 winter league. For boys and girls, grades K-7. League runs from Jan. 4-March 8 with games held on Sundays at De La Salle, Foothill, and Monte Vista high schools.  
     
    ( Randy McMullen )
    Best of 2014: Shotgun Players, Cal Shakes, Berkeley Rep deliver great works

    From the harrowing 'New Electric Ballroom' to a vivid adaptation the Bard's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' to the strange and campy Meow Meow, the Bay Area crackled with compelling stage performances.