Family of East Bay pilot grieves loss of husband, father

05/23/2015 07:27 PM PDT
"He flew for 20 years and just loved it," said sister-in-law Christine Goff on Saturday. "We're all really in shock right now and we don't have any answers."

Castro Valley hills: Pilot killed when small plane crashes 

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CHP faults FedEx driver in fatal Northern California bus crash

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Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

Marques Haynes, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters showman often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89.  
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Hometown Hero: Activist helps solve social problems in Antioch and other Contra Costa communities

Antioch resident Iris Archuleta, who helped found the Antioch Youth Intervention Network and works with her husband as a consultant helping to improve low-income communities, also teaches political science at Los Medanos College, where she inspires young adults with her passion for history, politics and activism. Archuleta developed the High Performing Communities Framework, trademarked in 2014, which she and her husband use in their consulting work to find root causes of social problems and build consensus around solutions. 

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Warriors rout Rockets for 3-0 series lead

05/23/2015 11:57 PM PDT
The Golden State Warriors rout the Houston Rockets to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals 
Three men killed, one arrested after shooting in North Oakland
05/23/2015 08:07 PM PDT - Oakland police said three men were found dead in a house in the 900 block of 54th Street, near Market Street, about 3 p.m. after a caller reported hearing gunshots. A man at the home, 25, surrendered and was arrested by responding officers after a standoff. The ages of the dead men ranged from 40 and 60, police said.  

Family of Lafayette pilot grieves loss of husband, father
05/23/2015 07:27 PM PDT - "He flew for 20 years and just loved it," said sister-in-law Christine Goff on Saturday. "We're all really in shock right now and we don't have any answers." 

Real 'daredevils' try Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's newest ride
05/23/2015 06:10 PM PDT - Samantha Dacong waited in line with her father to board Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's newest ride on Friday morning. "I was nervous," the 12-year-old Sacramento girl said. One of the first people to experience the new ride, Samantha was strapped in as the Dare Devil Chaos Coaster began to swing back and forth before going on full rotations.  

San Jose fire crews contain fire near Penitencia Creek
05/23/2015 07:39 PM PDT - A three-alarm brush fire near Penitencia Creek was fully contained Saturday afternoon after crews battled the blaze for more than an hour, fire officials said. 

West Coast dockworkers approve new contract with shippers
05/23/2015 06:06 PM PDT - Dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports, including the Port of Oakland, have voted by an overwhelming margin to ratify a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract with shipping companies that had been reached in February, union leaders said Friday.  

San Francisco police nab woman for several Zipcar thefts
05/23/2015 06:06 PM PDT - In a six-week span, 76 Zipcars vanished from San Francisco, confounding police. 

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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