(Walnut Creek Police Department)
Walnut Creek: High school coach had sex with students, exchanged lewd images

02/05/2016 01:34 PM PST
Catherine Handlin, 24, faces two felony charges in connection with purportedly having two sexual encounters with a 17-year-old student inside vehicles parked in Walnut Creek and Clayton.  
CRIME & COURTS
( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
Antioch police: Man dies after violent struggle with officers

A 37-year-old man died during a fight with Antioch officers, according to a police news release.  
OBITUARY
X Games biker Dave Mirra, 41, dead from apparent suicide

Dave Mirra apparently died from self-inflicted gunshot, according to police in North Carolina. 
HOMETOWN HEROES
( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
'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
( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
Antioch police: Man dies after violent struggle with officers

02/05/2016 02:41 PM PST
A 37-year-old man died during a fight with Antioch officers, according to a police news release.  
AAA offers free rides home on Super Bowl Sunday
02/05/2016 01:29 PM PST - Next to New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the deadliest of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol, there is a 77 percent increased risk of alcohol-related fatal and injury crashes throughout the state on Super Bowl Sunday. 

Drummond: Preparing for a silver tsunami
02/05/2016 12:46 PM PST - Hotel Oakland launches a new wellness program for senior residents to promote health and reduce medical costs 

Huge wine retailer to open its first store in the Bay Area
02/05/2016 12:58 PM PST - Total Wine & More is opening its first superstore in the Bay Area next week with a second to follow in Mountain View later this year 

UCSF neurosurgeons to examine NFL players for concussions at Super Bowl 50
02/05/2016 01:13 PM PST - At Super Bowl 50, Dr. Mitch Berger and Dr. Michael McDermott -- both neurosurgeons at the University of California San Francisco's Medical Center -- will examine athletes for concussions, a type of traumatic brain injury, suffered on the field. 

Oakland: Man gets 60 years to life in prison for East Bay artist's murder
02/05/2016 12:02 PM PST - Gregory Hall convicted of the 2012 killing of celebrated East Bay artist Michael Thorn Bradley was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison.  

Antioch: Roller rink shooter convicted of murder
02/05/2016 01:37 PM PST - Jamontee Jones was convicted of first degree murder Friday in a Martinez courtroom for shooting to death Amber Abangan, an innocent bystander who was walking to the Antioch roller skating rink with her nieces. Jones had earlier been in a fist fight with another man because the pair were from rival areas of Oakland. 

(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