Face-lift under way for Contra Costa's community colleges
12/07/2013 06:34 PM PST
Multimillions in construction projects under way at Los Medanos and Diablo Valley colleges; demolition work to take pace over winter break on one Contra Costa College building.
El Sobrante family displaced after garage fire started by fireplace ashes
Fire crews say a family of four was displaced Friday night after their home caught fire due to fireplace ashes that were discarded in their garage reignited.
Judy Rodgers dies at 57; chef at San Francisco's Zuni Cafe
Judy Rodgers, the award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, has died. She was 57.
Hometown Hero: Fremont woman starts a nonprofit group that helps cancer patients
Fremont's Sherry Higgs founded Drivers for Survivors, a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients with two of their most basic needs: free transportation to medical appointments and companionship during what likely is the biggest health crisis of their lives.
The details of more than $12.2 billion in tax money spent on local government salaries in 2009 are now available
The database covers more than 250,000 workers in the University of California system.
Follow the seasons at the SF wildlife refuge with photo slide shows and more on our ongoing interactive map.
Find out how much Contra Costa County employees make in our searchable salary database.
Where you live affects how long you live.
Experts worry that the Bay Area transit system has entered a death spiral.
It's never too early to start preparing for college, especially during these economic times. With the right steps, students and their families can stay on the path to a higher education.
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Share the Spirit: Hope 4 the Heart in Hayward provides food for thousands of Alameda, Contra Costa counties families
12/07/2013 08:58 PM PST
Hope 4 the Heart in Hayward continues family's tradition of generosity.
Payton: Remembering Mandela's visit to Oakland
12/07/2013 09:18 PM PST - That Saturday in June, 23 years ago, it was a clear, hot day. The Coliseum was packed with people who had come to see Nelson Mandela, recently released from prison in South Africa after serving 27 years as a political prisoner. When he stepped up to the podium, 60,000 people leapt to their feet and waved yellow, black and green ribbons -- the colors of the African National Congress flag.
Neighborhood House of North Richmond seeks fresh start amid financial turmoil
12/07/2013 07:42 PM PST - After years of financial turmoil left the agency struggling under mounting debt and dwindling resources, Neighborhood House of North Richmond has new leaders who say the historic social service institution is on the mend.
Lil Scrappy rap concert leads to fatal Vallejo shooting
12/07/2013 12:07 PM PST - VALLEJO -- A 34-year-old woman was fatally shot, and another wounded late Friday during a rap concert at Dan Foley Park in Vallejo, according to police.
Hayward reservist overcomes combat brain injuries to win Army's Best Warrior Competition
12/07/2013 02:46 PM PST - Sgt. Jason Manella, who grew up in Fremont and attends Ohlone College, was named the Army's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year after becoming the first noncommissioned reservist to win the Best Warrior Competition.
Santa Clara County officials: Four homeless people die of exposure over an eight-day period
12/06/2013 08:27 PM PST - Officials say three people died of exposure outdoors in San Jose while a fourth person died in a garage in Saratoga.
Herhold: Stolen boat left on the rocks of bureaucracy
12/06/2013 08:26 PM PST - More than a decade ago, an inflatable 12-foot boat was stolen from his San Jose yard. Now the semiretired contractor thinks he has a clue where it is. But he's stranded on the shoals of bureaucracy.
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Study suggests fear can be passed on through genes
A newborn mouse pup, seemingly innocent to the workings of the world, may actually harbor generations' worth of information passed down by its ancestors. Full Story
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3 fabulous holiday party plans to wow your guests
It's holiday party season, and you're looking to dazzle your guests without breaking the bank -- or your back. Whether you're envisioning a family holiday movie night with gourmet popcorn and handmade candy bars, a midweek cocktail party for busy couples, or a luxurious dinner inspired by "The Twelve Days of Christmas," you'll find just what you're looking for in our holiday party guide. Full Story
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Ohio auction features items from Nancy Drew author
Typewriters and a desk from the home of an author who brought a young sleuth named Nancy Drew to life are going up for auction. Full Story