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Safeway sold, merges with Albertsons
03/07/2014 05:50 AM PST
Safeway and Albertsons will be merged to create a massive nationwide grocery network that both companies hope will help them compete in a market they have been steadily losing to big-box retailers, convenience stores and niche grocers. Safeway and Albertsons will merge to create a massive nationwide grocery network that both companies hope will help them compete in a market they have been steadily losing to big-box retailers, convenience stores and niche grocers.
Martinez woman pleads not guilty to killing her mother
Christy Lee Southwick charged with murder; police say she called 911 to report the crime and asked to turn herself in
Memorial service set for Berkeley firefighter killed in tractor accident
A memorial service for Tony Nunes, the Berkeley firefighter killed in a tractor accident is set for Sunday at Haas Pavillion.
Hometown Hero: Fremont food bank's Melissa Ponchard 'thinks outside box' to serve thousands
Melissa Ponchard wants to help Tri-City Volunteers, the largest of the Alameda County Community Food Bank's 275 food pantries, find new and better ways to serve a growing number of poor residents.
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Owner of San Francisco web hosting service sentenced to 20 years for advertising child porn
03/07/2014 07:28 AM PST
The owner of a San Francisco-based Web hosting service that operated servers for a Japanese website that advertised the sale of child pornography was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
El Nino watch issued for Bay Area during summer months
03/07/2014 07:27 AM PST - An El Nino weather watch was issued Thursday for the Bay Area during the coming summer months, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Defendants in Bryan Stow beating indicted on federal weapons charges
03/07/2014 07:26 AM PST - Two men who pleaded guilty last month to severely beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in Los Angeles in 2011 were indicted Wednesday on federal weapons charges.
San Leandro: Oakland man arrest for alleged home burglary
03/07/2014 07:32 AM PST - A 19-year-old Oakland man was arrested after allegedly burglarizing a home in San Leandro Wednesday morning, police said.
Safeway sold, merges with Albertsons
03/07/2014 05:50 AM PST - Safeway and Albertsons will be merged to create a massive nationwide grocery network that both companies hope will help them compete in a market they have been steadily losing to big-box retailers, convenience stores and niche grocers.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's budget: Booming economy won't help much to restore services
03/06/2014 10:38 PM PST - The fiscally conservative Democrat ic mayor's proposed spending plan for the budget year that begins in July follows the similar theme of very slow growth seen in the past two years. Rising pension costs continue to constrain the city's ability to expand services, he says.
Saratoga teen's suicide spurs 'Audrie's Law' on cyberbullying
03/06/2014 10:11 PM PST - Just a few months after three Saratoga High school boys were punished in juvenile court for photographing and sexually assaulting 15-year-old classmate Audrie Pott, new legislation is being introduced in her name that would make the crime easier to charge in adult court with harsher penalties.
(MLive.com, Emily Rose Bennet/AP)
More than 1,600 wore their sunglasses at night, for a possible record
There appears to be another arcane world record in Grand Rapids, this time for the most people wearing sunglasses at night. Full Story
(Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images)
Parenting in the social media age: Don't overthink it
Parenting kids in a digital age relies on the same approaches that worked a generation ago: pay attention, ask questions, answer questions and model good behavior. Full Story
(Reed Saxon/AP Photo)