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    Raiders name Derek Carr their starting quarterback

    09/01/2014 10:11 PM PDT
    Raiders coach Dennis Allen chooses to start Derek Carr over Matt Schaub in Sunday's game against New York Jets; Carr becomes first rookie in Raiders' franchise history to start a season opener. 
    CRIME & COURTS
    Pittsburg: Victim of fatal hit-and-run identified

    The 50-year-old woman was pushing a shopping cart on Willow Pass Road when a Chevy truck veered off the roadway and hit a light pole before striking and fatally injured her 
    OBITUARY
    Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee investigation dead at age 60

    Wilson Lim, a Daly City dentist who served as the linchpin in the federal weapons trafficking case against politician friend Leland Yee, died of natural causes Tuesday at the age of 60. 
    HOMETOWN HEROES
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Hometown Hero: Oakland man works to keep Piedmont Avenue clean

    Michael Lydon has been keeping his neighborhood -- Oakland's Piedmont Avenue -- clean by picking up litter on the street without pay since 1979. 

    Public Employee Database

    The details of more than $12.2 billion in tax money spent on local government salaries in 2009 are now available

    University of California Employee Database

    The database covers more than 250,000 workers in the University of California system.

    Life in the wild

    Follow the seasons at the SF wildlife refuge with photo slide shows and more on our ongoing interactive map.

    Salary search

    Find out how much Contra Costa County employees make in our searchable salary database.

    Shortened Lives

    Where you live affects how long you live.

    Running on Empty

    Experts worry that the Bay Area transit system has entered a death spiral.

    Tips for the college-bound

    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.

     
    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Hometown Hero: Oakland man works to keep Piedmont Avenue clean

    09/01/2014 09:36 PM PDT
    Michael Lydon has been keeping his neighborhood -- Oakland's Piedmont Avenue -- clean by picking up litter on the street without pay since 1979. 
    Nine things to focus on for November's election
    09/01/2014 09:04 PM PDT - With Labor Day behind us, Californians need to batten down the hatches for the tidal wave of ads, mailers, robo calls and door knocks between now and the Nov. 4 election. So for Bay Area voters hoping to cut through the noise and get straight to the important stuff, here are nine things to focus on:  

    San Leandro: BART delayed 20 minutes
    09/01/2014 04:28 PM PDT - SAN LEANDRO -- BART is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes Monday afternoon due to equipment problems on the tracks near the Bay Fair station. BART issued a service advisory at 3:40 p. 

    Woman killed in Pittsburg hit-and-run identified
    09/01/2014 10:27 AM PDT - The truck was heading west on Willow Pass when it allegedly veered off the roadway, hit a light pole and then struck the pedestrian, who was pushing a shopping cart on the sidewalk, police said.  

    Livermore: Suspect arrested in party shooting
    08/31/2014 03:27 PM PDT - Anthony Jesus Torres, 21, was arrested on suspicion of five counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an inhabited dwelling, Livermore police Officer Steve Goard said in a news release. 

    49ers Ray McDonald arrested on domestic violence charges
    08/31/2014 10:45 PM PDT - San Francisco 49ers lineman Ray McDonald was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence early Sunday morning in San Jose. 

    San Jose: Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 101
    08/31/2014 08:39 AM PDT - A motorcyclist who appeared to be speeding on U.S. Highway 101 died early Saturday morning after apparently colliding with the back of a car, the California Highway Patrol said.  

    (Adam Berry)
    Are car keys a thing of the past?

    The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
    (Chris Pizzello)
    Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

    Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
    (Chris Pizzello)
    Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

    Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story