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Richmond sees spike in homicides, robberies
08/31/2015 09:42 AM PDT
Police blame the homicide increase on a gang dispute and other crimes on the transfer of nonviolent offenders to local prisons.
CRIME & COURTS
Fremont: Police arrest two men on suspicion of burglarizing cars
Police arrested two men on suspicion of burglarizing cars on Aug. 25 at the Pacific Commons Shopping Center in Fremont, officials said.
Hayward businessman, civic leader Gilbert Zaballos dies
Gilbert Zaballos contributed time, money to numerous Hayward causes.
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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.
The details of more than $12.2 billion in tax money spent on local government salaries in 2009 are now available
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BAY AREA NEWS
Benicia releases revised report on Valero's crude-by-rail project
08/31/2015 09:37 PM PDT
If the crude-by-rail project is approved, Valero Benicia Refinery will be allowed to transport crude oil through Benicia via two 50-tanker car trains, rather than shipping the crude oil by boat. It will not replace the crude that is transported by pipeline.
Newark woman arrested on suspicion of stealing truck, drug possession
08/31/2015 04:44 PM PDT - A 27-year-old woman with three felony warrants was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of a pick up truck in Newark on Aug. 14.
Bay Area vineyards withstanding impacts of drought, for now
08/31/2015 05:31 PM PDT - With harvest underway, Bay Area vineyards expect small but high-quality crop this season. Another year of drought, however, could mean major problems for winegrowers and winemakers from Napa Valley and Livermore to Santa Clara Valley and Contra Costa
Alameda: Monday marks start of new school year
08/31/2015 02:32 PM PDT - Students at Paden Elementary School lined up with their classmates for an opening ceremony in the playground, where they recited the Pledge of Allegiance, heard announcements, sang "Make New Friends," then followed their teacher into the classroom.
Livermore: Coroner IDs Tracy motorcyclist who died in big-rig crash
08/31/2015 04:07 PM PDT - A 33-year-old Tracy man died Thursday on Altamont Pass Road when he fell off his motorcycle and was struck by a big rig.
Fremont: Authorities ID man killed in Niles Boulevard crash
08/31/2015 02:53 PM PDT - Miguel Languren, 46, died on Aug. 25 when his vehicle crashed into a wall in the intersection of Niles Boulevard and Kraftile Road.
UC Berkeley: Fence around chancellor's residence divides opinions
08/31/2015 02:45 PM PDT - A newly installed chain-link fence marks the path an incoming permanent barrier will soon take between University House -- the landmark building where Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks resides -- and the surrounding UC Berkeley campus.
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