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    Bay Area rental crisis squeezing out middle class

    08/04/2015 09:20 PM PDT
    Legions of Bay Area professionals struggle to navigate the region's escalating rental market, where it's no longer unusual for high-end apartments to fetch $4,000 or $5,000 per month and sometimes more, especially in Silicon Valley hot-pockets like Palo Alto and Mountain View.  
    CRIME & COURTS
    Alameda County prosecutor accused of laundering campaign donations with Leland Yee

    A longtime Alameda County prosecutor, who unsuccessfully ran for San Francisco District Attorney, has been accused of laundering donations with disgraced former state Sen. Leland Yee to curtail campaign finance limits, according to an explosive motion filed Tuesday. 
    OBITUARY
    Cilla Black: British singer, TV host dies at 72

    Big-voiced British singer Cilla Black, a product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died at the age of 7s. 
    HOMETOWN HEROES
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    'Weekend project' to help local beavers turns into labor of love for Martinez woman

    Battle to save toothy rodents in Alhambra Creek has resulted in lasting legacy for child psychologist.  

    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.

     
    BAY AREA NEWS
    Appeals court weighs in on Danville development dispute

    08/04/2015 09:58 PM PDT
    A state appeals court on Tuesday appeared favorable to upholding at least part of a ruling last year that halted a controversial residential development in Danville after a group of neighbors sued, arguing that the 69-home project near Mount Diablo Road violated the town's zoning ordinances and would endanger bicyclists. 
    Alameda County prosecutor accused of laundering campaign donations with Leland Yee
    08/04/2015 09:45 PM PDT - A longtime Alameda County prosecutor, who unsuccessfully ran for San Francisco District Attorney, has been accused of laundering donations with disgraced former state Sen. Leland Yee to curtail campaign finance limits, according to an explosive motion filed Tuesday. 

    Owner of old-school San Ramon sports bar in sales tax spat
    08/04/2015 09:45 PM PDT - According to a Board of Equalization audit, Outpost sports bar owner John Schireck is responsible for the approximately $420,000 his former tenants underpaid in sales tax. 

    San Jose: Overnight fire destroys barn east of downtown
    08/04/2015 07:36 PM PDT - A large barn and shed were destroyed in a three-alarm fire that broke out overnight in neighborhood near the Highway 101-Interstate 280 connector, according to the San Jose Fire Department. 

    De La Salle a preseason No. 1 nationally
    08/04/2015 07:35 PM PDT - Bywater is Concord's new football coach 

    Photo: Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry captures intimate moment between daughter Riley and newborn baby
    08/04/2015 07:34 PM PDT - Even though she's less than a month old, Stephen Curry's newborn daughter, Ryan, is already capturing the hearts of many.  

    Pittsburg Diamonds to have Jose Canseco return this month
    08/04/2015 07:34 PM PDT - Pittsburg Diamonds in first place  

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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