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    What Spock meant to an Indo-American girl

    02/27/2015 05:00 PM PST
    Nimoy's death has gotten me thinking about what it was that made 'Trek' mean so much to me, and I think it has something to do with feeling like an alien. As a little girl, I was one of the only Indian kids around, which I realize is hard to imagine these days when Fremont often feels like a suburb of Mumbai.

    Leonard Nimoy and Monterey, fond memories

    William Shatner, George Takei speak about Nimoy

    How we remembered Leonard Nimoy

    Photos: Leonard Nimoy's life and career  

    Fremont police: Woman with homemade dagger suspected of carjacking

    Armed with a homemade dagger, Lois Orchard, 48, attacked and carjacked a man at a Chevron gas station on Mowry Avenue on Thursday, police said.  
    Ariel Camacho dies; rising young grupera singer in Mexico

    CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) -- Ariel Camacho, a young, up-and-coming Mexican singer, was killed in a car crash after leaving a concert in Mexico, his record company confirmed Thursday. 
    Through bees, Orinda man reaches out to others

    Orinda man's passion for bees gets people buzzing 

    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.

    Suit filed against Antioch gym where 10-year-old girl crashed through window

    02/27/2015 05:14 PM PST
    Kyla Graham, 10, crashed through a window at Four Stars Gymnastics Center in October. Her family is seeking unspecified damages. 
    Citywise: Grand jury reviewing Oakland garbage contract
    02/27/2015 03:33 PM PST - Elsewhere: San Leandro ends downtown parking shuttle because of low ridership 

    Fremont police: Woman with homemade dagger suspected of carjacking
    02/27/2015 04:18 PM PST - Armed with a homemade dagger, Lois Orchard, 48, attacked and carjacked a man at a Chevron gas station on Mowry Avenue on Thursday, police said.  

    Newark school board recall fizzles
    02/27/2015 02:53 PM PST - Group seeking to oust Ray Rodriguez fails to gather enough signatures by deadline to force a special election to recall school board member Ray Rodriguez.  

    Martinez: Five arrested in freeway chase suspected in Denver jewelry heist
    02/27/2015 04:14 PM PST - Anthony Domino, 21, and Anthony Tyree, 23, both of San Francisco; Sharde Suwannabart, 24, and Sean McCullough, 23, both of Oakland; and Summer Sawyer, 30, of San Mateo, are suspected of taking Rolex watches from Williams Jewelers in Denver. 

    Archery Only: Arrows take flight at Newark's indoor range
    02/24/2015 02:05 PM PST - Newark business Archery Only features pro shop, indoor range 

    Oakland woman charged with murdering husband
    02/27/2015 12:51 PM PST - OAKLAND -- An Oakland woman suspected of fatally stabbing her husband was charged with murder Friday.Police said Sunceree Cairo Thompson, 30, admitted killing 35-year-old Tony Dejon Easley during an argument Tuesday in their home in the 700 block of Nevada Street. 

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    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
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    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
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    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