Body of missing Antioch motorcyclist found

04/18/2015 04:29 PM PDT
The body of an Antioch man has been found, six days after he died after being propelled over a bridge in a motorcycle crash, a family member said. 
Girl stabbed multiple times in Antioch street fight

Altercation began when people in a car confronted pedestrians; girl treated for nonlife threatening injuries 
Paul Almond, creator of "Seven Up!" documentary, dies at 83

aul Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" inspired an extended look at British children's unfolding lives, has died. Almond was 83.  
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'Silicon Valley': Moraga native Jonathan Dotan tasked with making the show feel realistic

In last week's Season 2 opener of "Silicon Valley" (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) the show's motley crew of geeks were seen being wooed by fat-cat investors during a lavish bash held at AT&T Park. So how realistic was the sequence? Would a tech company really take over an entire ballpark for some private fun and frivolity? Well, yes 

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

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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.

West Contra Costa hospital's legacy of service remembered as closure nears

04/18/2015 05:53 PM PDT
Tuesday's planned closing of Doctors Medical Center will mark the final blow after years of financial struggles, punctuated with last-minute, stopgap funding infusions, and a downsizing that saw the elimination of several units over the past two decades.  
Plentiful deals for homebuying veterans who dig deep, get educated
04/18/2015 03:01 PM PDT - Danville seminar hosted by nonprofit veterans real estate advocates. 

Woman killed, two men wounded in Oakland shootings
04/18/2015 03:32 PM PDT - Investigators said victim was shot at about 10:25 p.m. Friday while with some other people in the 1600 block of 89th Avenue in East Oakland. 

One person killed in Oakland crash
04/18/2015 06:57 AM PDT - Police this morning are reporting a fatal rollover crash in Oakland. Police said the crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Martin Luther King Way near 59th Street. 

Napa: Car bursts into flames after collision with street sweeper
04/18/2015 06:55 AM PDT - A Napa woman was seriously injured this afternoon when her vehicle struck a turning street sweeper and burst into flames, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

Report: Oakland does poor job in police discipline cases
04/18/2015 06:46 AM PDT - Oakland police officers who are fired for misconduct are reinstated at arbitration hearings 75 percent of the time because department officials and the city attorney's office do a poor job of handling the cases, a report says.  

San Francisco to mark anniversary of 1906 earthquake
04/18/2015 06:43 AM PDT - San Francisco officials, residents and survivors will hold a moment of silence and host a series of events this weekend to mark the 109th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.  

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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