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Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch residents

05/26/2015 09:54 PM PDT
The city's crime, ranging from daylight shootings to storefront drug deals, has created a pervasive undercurrent of unease and changed the way many residents go about their daily lives. 
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Police: Fatal Oakland shooting linked to marijuana grow

Police said a man was killed and another wounded by an East Oakland resident who thought they were going to steal marijuana he was growing in his house and garage. The resident has been arrested on suspicion of murder pending a review of the case by the district attorney. 
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On death row at 16, Paula Cooper is dead; suicide suspected

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday. 
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Hometown Hero: Director of Fremont cancer institute blends compassion with artistic flare

Pam Priest Naeve, who works at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, has dedicated her nearly 40-year career to educating cancer patients about how they can best cope with their fight against the disease. She also is a well-respected painter and artist. 

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BAY AREA NEWS
Police: Fatal Oakland shooting linked to marijuana grow

05/27/2015 07:28 AM PDT
Police said a man was killed and another wounded by an East Oakland resident who thought they were going to steal marijuana he was growing in his house and garage. The resident has been arrested on suspicion of murder pending a review of the case by the district attorney. 
Police: Father, two friends shot by son in Oakland triple slaying
05/27/2015 07:27 AM PDT - Police on Tuesday said that the victims in a triple homicide over the weekend were the 31-year-old suspect's father and two of his father's friends -- and that another relative had escaped the home after the shooting began. 

Oakland: One injured in warehouse fire
05/27/2015 07:27 AM PDT - OAKLAND -- A two-alarm fire burned a warehouse early Wednesday morning, an Oakland Fire dispatcher said.Fire crews were called to 2824 San Pablo Avenue around 1:09 a. 

San Bruno: PG&E president retiring, led utility at time of blast
05/27/2015 07:26 AM PDT - The executive who headed PG&E's utility unit at the time of the San Bruno explosion will retire at year's end, according to the company. Meanwhile, the company has released new emails shedding light on its ties to the state Public Utilities Commission, a cozy connection that is being investigated by a federal grand jury. 

Ray McDonald: Emergency recordings detail clash with ex-fiancée, infant
05/27/2015 07:25 AM PDT - Police dispatch recordings reveal that the early-Monday arrest of former San Francisco 49ers lineman Ray McDonald was spurred by an emergency call alleging that he violently broke through a locked bedroom door to get to his ex-fiancée and their infant, a clash that led to his dismissal from the Chicago Bears before he ever played a single snap for his new team. 

New Santa Clara County homeless study shows financial cost also has a human toll
05/27/2015 07:24 AM PDT - Study finds that Santa Clara County spent $3 billion over six years on homeless services. The stories of two former homeless people show how the fiscal and emotional costs can add up quickly.  

Oakley releases wanted posters for first time
05/27/2015 07:22 AM PDT - Police Chief Dan Gomez says the move is part of the city's ongoing effort to engage the public.  

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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