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    Missing UC Berkeley student killed running across LA freeway

    03/30/2015 05:21 PM PDT
    Eloi Vasquez, a bright and talented soccer player at Cal, was killed over the weekend in Los Angeles, struck by a car as he apparently ran across a freeway not long after he vanished from a fraternity party, authorities and family said Monday. 
    CRIME & COURTS
    Oakland: Pair charged in 2011 slayings of cousins

    Kyle Puckett, 26, and Dashawn Rico, 22, are each charged with two counts of murder with the special circumstance enhancements that the killings were committed during a robbery and that multiple people were killed. 
    OBITUARY
    San Francisco Chronicle heir, board member Nan McEvoy dies

    Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95. Her son, Nion McEvoy, publisher of Chronicle Books, confirmed her death. 
    HOMETOWN HEROES
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    Hometown Hero: Oakland's Mauricio Miller forges new path out of poverty for clients

    Fed up with the traditional "top-down" approach to social services, Oakland resident Mauricio Miller started an organization that puts people in the driver's seat of their own future.  

    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.

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    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

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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.

     
    BAY AREA NEWS
    Decision on PG&E punishment expected in April

    03/30/2015 05:20 PM PDT
    The state Public Utilities Commission is considering two proposals to punish PG&E. One recommendation would levy a $1.6 billion fine and oblige PG&E shareholders to cough up $850 million for safety upgrades to the utility's natural gas system and payment of $300 million to the state's general fund. The other proposal requires a $1.4 billion penalty against PG&E. 
    Union City: Two suspects arrested in shooting death outside bar
    03/30/2015 04:30 PM PDT - Two men who police say were involved in the shooting death of a man outside a bar on Friday have been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said Monday. 

    San Francisco Chronicle heir, board member Nan McEvoy dies
    03/30/2015 01:14 PM PDT - Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95. Her son, Nion McEvoy, publisher of Chronicle Books, confirmed her death. 

    Olive the otter, face of oiled animal rehabilitation, dies of shark bite
    03/30/2015 01:14 PM PDT - Olive the sea otter, an ambassador animal made famous when she was rehabilitated after she was found emaciated and covered in oil in South County, died of a shark bite, wildlife officials said.  

    Hercules businessman and accomplices sentenced in meth distribution case
    03/30/2015 12:54 PM PDT - Lopez-Villegas, a 50-year-old Hercules resident, was ordered to surrender July 20 to begin his sentence. He was also ordered to forfeit a dozen handguns and rifles seized from his home during the investigation.  

    Martinez: Pedestrian identified in fatal wreck near Highway 4
    03/30/2015 02:04 PM PDT - Traffic investigators still have not determined whether a pedestrian struck and killed at the base of a highway exit Friday was in the crosswalk. Authorities identified the man Tuesday as 61-year-old Ulmas Ahmedov, of Martinez.  

    Ariana Grande announces more Northern California dates
    03/30/2015 11:48 AM PDT - Ariana Grande performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Sleep Train Arena. 

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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
    (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