( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Country club plans sewer plant as newer fix for grass water woes
08/01/2015 05:11 PM PDT
Diablo Country Club tees up plans pioneering recycling project to secure its water future
CRIME & COURTS
Pleasanton car thieves chased down and arrested in Vacaville
Two Pleasanton residents were arrested by Vacaville police Friday after they stole a car they had taken on a test drive from a local dealership
( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
'Weekend project' to help local beavers turns into labor of love for Martinez woman
Battle to save toothy rodents in Alhambra Creek has resulted in lasting legacy for child psychologist.
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.
BAY AREA NEWS
( JANE TYSKA )
Oakland's Art + Soul festival inject life into downtown
08/01/2015 04:41 PM PDT
The two-day festival features the musical heritage and future of Oakland with blues, gospel, R&B and more.
Bay Point hosts National Night Out at Ambrose Center
08/01/2015 01:41 PM PDT - The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs.
Political Blotter: Tauscher ramps up independent redistricting effort
07/31/2015 11:09 PM PDT - Former Rep. Ellen Tauscher names a Republican co-chair for her effort to urge more states to adopt citizen redistricting commissions; also, Rep. Jackie Speier wants to lift the ban on sending booze through the U.S. Postal Service.
'Death Cafes' provide forum for that least comfortable of topics
07/31/2015 06:03 PM PDT - These sessions are designed to be informational and not therapeutic; as safe opportunities to process grief and loss
Caltrain hits person walking on tracks in San Francisco
07/31/2015 06:37 PM PDT - A person was fatally hit by a train after they were walking illegally along Caltrain tracks Friday afternoon in San Francisco, officials said.
Training exercise brings hundreds of reserve soldiers to Alameda
07/31/2015 06:14 PM PDT - U.S. Army reservists are practicing loading and unloading equipment from ships at the former Alameda Naval Air Station, Camp Parks in Dublin and the Military Ocean Terminal in Concord. The exercise makes sure that the reservists are trained and ready to go if and when a major disaster strikes and a relief camp is needed.
Bodega Bay: Person shot near grocery store
07/31/2015 12:56 PM PDT - The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has responded to a shooting near the Diekmann's Bay store in Bodega Bay.
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