• Livermore 30, Arroyo 6 - 09/20/2014 10:07 PM PDT
  • American 40, San Lorenzo 13 - 09/20/2014 10:06 PM PDT
    (Dai Sugano, Bay Area News Group)
    Drugging our kids: 1 foster child, 6 drugs, 20 homes

    09/20/2014 04:19 PM PDT
    One teen's story illustrates a disturbing pattern: When it comes to managing challenging childhoods, California's child welfare system relies on expedient choices that often don't work and resists tough ones that do. 
    Two Richmond men gunned down in Iron Triangle

    Saturday's double homicide in Richmond is not far from an apartment building strafed earlier in the week with 44 rounds in an action police called gang-related. 
    San Jose: Joe McNamara dies; iconic former police chief

    McNamara helped usher the city's police force into a era of national prominence in the law-enforcement world. 
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Hometown Hero: Oakland man works to keep Piedmont Avenue clean

    Michael Lydon has been keeping his neighborhood -- Oakland's Piedmont Avenue -- clean by picking up litter on the street without pay since 1979. 

    Public Employee Database

    The details of more than $12.2 billion in tax money spent on local government salaries in 2009 are now available

    University of California Employee Database

    The database covers more than 250,000 workers in the University of California system.

    Life in the wild

    Follow the seasons at the SF wildlife refuge with photo slide shows and more on our ongoing interactive map.

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    Find out how much Contra Costa County employees make in our searchable salary database.

    Shortened Lives

    Where you live affects how long you live.

    Running on Empty

    Experts worry that the Bay Area transit system has entered a death spiral.

    Tips for the college-bound

    It's never too early to start preparing for college, especially during these economic times. With the right steps, students and their families can stay on the path to a higher education.

    Fuel slick fouls water around Fisherman's Wharf

    09/20/2014 07:15 PM PDT
    Swimmers navigating bay waters from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park receive unpleasant surprise; Coast Guard investigating 
    Plastic grocery bags harder to find on Coastal Cleanup Day
    09/20/2014 04:47 PM PDT - Bans in Alameda County, San Francisco having an effect 

    Fremont: SAVE continues helping domestic violence victims
    09/20/2014 12:57 PM PDT - Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments, a Fremont nonprofit group, has helped victims of domestic violence for nearly 40 years. SAVE recently opened a new 'Empowerment Center,' doubling its facility size and increasing its services. 

    Beloved community theaters in Moraga, Orinda are for sale
    09/20/2014 05:37 PM PDT - City leaders hope the new buyers will keep the movie houses alive. 

    Drummond: Kapor Center for Social Impact tackles tech divide in Oakland
    09/19/2014 06:09 PM PDT - Lotus founder and tech titan Mitch Kapor funds tech startups that make money and do public good 

    Transit-riding Bay Area workers to reap financial benefits from new anti-pollution rule
    09/20/2014 12:29 PM PDT - Companies with 50 or more workers are required to offer commuter benefits to workers using public transit under a new rule mandated by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District that goes into effect Sept. 30. 

    Citywise: Oakland company is not bitter about city's tentative plan with Waste Management
    09/19/2014 03:52 PM PDT - California Waste Solutions, the Oakland company poised to be booted out of two-thirds of the $1 billion garbage contract it was awarded over Texas-based garbage giant Waste Management, says it's not bitter over. 

    (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