(Steinle family/San Francisco police)
Steinle slaying prompts counties to cooperate with ICE

08/31/2015 05:14 AM PDT
Two months after Kate Steinle's death at the hands of an illegal immigrant with a criminal record ignited a national debate about immigration policy, four of the Bay Area's most populous counties have agreed to notify ICE when inmates flagged by the agency for possible deportation are about to be released. 
CRIME & COURTS
(Steinle family/San Francisco police)
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officials

Two months after Kate Steinle's death at the hands of an illegal immigrant with a criminal record ignited a national debate about immigration policy, four of the Bay Area's most populous counties have agreed to notify ICE when inmates flagged by the agency for possible deportation are about to be released. 
OBITUARY
Al Arbour, who coached New York Islanders to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82. 
HOMETOWN HEROES
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'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.  

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University of California Employee Database

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

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Running on Empty

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BAY AREA NEWS
(Steinle family/San Francisco police)
Kate Steinle slaying prompts Bay Area counties to cooperate with immigration officials

08/31/2015 05:14 AM PDT
Two months after Kate Steinle's death at the hands of an illegal immigrant with a criminal record ignited a national debate about immigration policy, four of the Bay Area's most populous counties have agreed to notify ICE when inmates flagged by the agency for possible deportation are about to be released. 
Highway 101 closes for overnight PG&E repair work
08/30/2015 10:41 PM PDT - Lanes in both directions of the highway from Burlingame to San Mateo were closed Sunday night, when emergency repair workers from PG&E were to replace four high-voltage electrical wires that fell to the ground after a construction wreck Friday. Repairs were expected to be complete by 4 a.m., just in time for the Monday morning commute. 

Drummond: A life of promise goes off the rails
08/30/2015 12:25 PM PDT - Oakland native Vester Lee Flanagan II's descent from up and coming television reporter to killer 

Burlingame: Highway 101 still closed due to downed power lines
08/29/2015 09:08 AM PDT - Both sides of Highway 101 in Burlingame still are closed Saturday morning after a collision knocked downed high voltage power lines Friday night. 

Walnut Creek building dispute hits a wall
08/30/2015 06:28 PM PDT - Walnut Creek is accused of negligence for approving a row of new two-story houses, but a judge rules for the city. 

Political Blotter: Bay Area doctor named White House Fellow
08/28/2015 06:51 PM PDT - A Bay Area physician has been selected as a White House Fellow for 2015-16; also, as former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina calls for defunding Planned Parenthood, the charitable foundations of the two families who founded the company she's famous for leading remain among that group's largest donors. 

East Bay man on probation for trying to kill his wife legally changes name
08/28/2015 07:31 PM PDT - On Halloween night 2004, after failing to find a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Virginia prosecutors said Kurt William Kroboth wore a vampire mask, severed phone and electric wires, sneaked into the sleeping woman's house with a bottle of chloroform and attempted to knock her out to stage a bathtub suicide, prosecutors said. Kroboth now lives in Hercules and in May changed his name in Contra Costa Superior Court. 

(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