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Judge seizes Tribune Tower, other properties from businessman

04/04/2016 05:08 PM PDT
Judge Julia Spain's order transferring control of the Tribune Tower and other Oakland properties and assets to a court-appointed receiver is the latest legal blow to Thomas Henderson, a 67-year-old Oakland resident, who has portrayed himself as a selfless job creator, but has been hounded by creditors and accused of bad faith dealings from former business partners. 
CRIME & COURTS
( Courtesy of the Deming family )
Pleasanton: Lawsuit filed in fatal officer-involved shooting of teen

The family of a San Jose teenager who was shot dead by a police officer in a sensational incident last summer filed a federal lawsuit against the Pleasanton Police Department on Monday. 
OBITUARY
Herhold: Unmarked road leads to historical headstones

Returning the Charcoal Trail headstones to their rightful places 
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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BAY AREA NEWS
Tracy: ACE train delayed after striking cow

04/04/2016 08:05 PM PDT
An Altamont Corridor Express train was recovering from delays of up to 20 minutes after hitting a cow Monday evening on tracks near Tracy, authorities said. 
Concord: Congressman decries lack of competition in weapons station development bid
04/05/2016 03:07 AM PDT - Rep. Mark DeSaulnier expressed concern about the process to select a developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station.  

Pleasanton: Lawsuit filed in fatal officer-involved shooting of teen
04/04/2016 07:03 PM PDT - The family of a San Jose teenager who was shot dead by a police officer in a sensational incident last summer filed a federal lawsuit against the Pleasanton Police Department on Monday. 

Witness describes accused Oakland man's shooting rampage that killed an 8-year-old girl
04/04/2016 05:02 PM PDT - The ex-girlfriend of accused killer Darnell Williams, who faces the death penalty for the deaths of killing Alaysha Carradine, 8, and Anthony Medearis Jr., testified against him Monday.  

Family of man who died in Oakland police custody asks judge to nix settlement
04/04/2016 06:19 PM PDT - Attorneys for the family of a man who died during a scuffle with Oakland police officers in 2014 asked a federal judge on Monday to toss out a settlement brokered in January with the city, arguing that not all of the man's seven siblings had agreed to the $450,000 payout. 

Herhold: Unmarked road leads to historical headstones
04/04/2016 02:35 PM PDT - Returning the Charcoal Trail headstones to their rightful places 

Tech workers lower salary expectations amid economic uncertainty
04/04/2016 02:25 PM PDT - The average salary sought by tech workers in the Bay Area and New York dropped by almost 13 percent in the first quarter of 2016, according to new data from job-hunting platform Woo. 

(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