DMV at 100: What does next century hold?

03/01/2015 04:03 PM PST
California's Department of Motor Vehicles has navigated a century's worth of changes, from horseless carriages to electric cars. But the future holds a new set of technological and efficiency challenges for the agency. 
Fairfield: 19-year-old man killed in shooting Wednesday night identified

A 19-year-old man killed in a shooting on Wednesday night in Fairfield was identified as Aaron Malave, police said Friday. Officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim who arrived at NorthBay Medical Center at about 11:10 p. 
Ariel Camacho dies; rising young grupera singer in Mexico

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) -- Ariel Camacho, a young, up-and-coming Mexican singer, was killed in a car crash after leaving a concert in Mexico, his record company confirmed Thursday. 
Through bees, Orinda man reaches out to others

Orinda man's passion for bees gets people buzzing 

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.

Salary search

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.

Hayward: Police searching for suspect in officer-involved shooting

03/01/2015 09:48 AM PST
Police were looking Sunday morning for a person who allegedly shot at an officer during a traffic stop. 
Teen dies in East Oakland shooting Saturday evening
03/01/2015 01:55 PM PST - A 14-year-old boy died after being shot Saturday night in East Oakland, police said 

100 porta-potties catch fire at Hayward storage facility
02/28/2015 07:55 PM PST - Transients may have started the fire, police say; no injuries reported. 

Pittsburg to celebrate "Roaring 20's" this Saturday
02/28/2015 06:47 PM PST - Fundraiser event includes no host bar, casino play, live music and dancing, and an open buffet. 

Fremont eyes office space, some 2,200 residences in Warm Springs Innovation District
02/28/2015 06:03 PM PST - Lennar proposes 1,256 rental housing units and 958 for-sale homes on property bounded by the Tesla factory, Lopes Court and South Grimmer and Fremont boulevards. It also would add 1.4 million square feet in office space. 

Highway 4 to be closed in both directions near Hillcrest
02/28/2015 12:56 PM PST - Commuters passing through during closure hours will be redirected through Pittsburg and Antioch.  

Two more arrests made in fatal shooting of man in wheelchair
02/28/2015 08:04 AM PST - Berkeley police today announced the arrest of two suspects in the fatal shooting in December of a wheelchair-bound man. Police arrested Gregory Foote, 19, this morning in Hayward and U. 

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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