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Few Latinos signing up for California health insurance exchange
12/20/2013 11:34 AM PST
In a state where two out of five people are Latino, a worrisome trend has surfaced in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act: Few Latinos have enrolled. Of the 109,296 California residents who registered for a health insurance plan by Nov. 30, only 13 percent were Latinos.
Brentwood: Man arrested for shooting wife two weeks ago, police say
A 35-year-old man faces multiple criminal charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, after police say he shot his estranged wife during an argument earlier this month.
Hometown Heroes: Bob Kopp of Pinole chronicles community events, with barbecues on the side
The longtime electrical contractor "never made a dime filming," doing it for the enjoyment of meeting people and serving his Pinole community.
The details of more than $12.2 billion in tax money spent on local government salaries in 2009 are now available
The database covers more than 250,000 workers in the University of California system.
Follow the seasons at the SF wildlife refuge with photo slide shows and more on our ongoing interactive map.
Find out how much Contra Costa County employees make in our searchable salary database.
Where you live affects how long you live.
Experts worry that the Bay Area transit system has entered a death spiral.
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
Abode Services asking public to donate items, money to help homeless in Alameda, Santa Clara counties
12/20/2013 02:45 PM PST
The Fremont nonprofit organization is asking donors to give blankets, sleeping bags, a knit cap, a pair of gloves or other items that will keep residents warm during the cold winter weather.
El Cerrito, Richmond and San Pablo start plastic bag bans on Jan. 1
12/20/2013 12:36 PM PST - Merchants in each city will no longer put goods in complimentary plastic bags. Stores will have paper bags available for a small fee, but consumers are encouraged to bring reusable bags.
Festivities planned for 49ers' Candlestick finale
12/20/2013 12:09 PM PST - Events planned for Monday night's Candlestick Park finale between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.
Former Contra Costa prosecutor's lawsuit moves ahead
12/20/2013 01:23 PM PST - Former Contra Costa County deputy district attorney Michael Gressett's civil litigation against his former bosses and colleagues will move ahead, a U.S. district judge ruled. Gressett alleges that former District Attorney Robert Kochly, former district attorney candidate Dan O'Malley and others in the prosecutor's office maliciously and for political purposes prosecuted him for the alleged rape of a junior prosecutor.
Breathe easy: Bay Area smog finally clears after days of choking pollution
12/20/2013 12:23 PM PST - Wind and changing weather reduce soot levels more than 75 percent in most Bay Area cities, but more could be on the horizon next week with no rain in the forecast.
Oakland School for the Arts' Vocal Rush sings for NBC's 'Sing-Off' top prize
12/20/2013 12:42 PM PST - Monday the a cappella group will sing off for the top prize of $100,000 and a recording contract.
Danville man charged with child pornography possession
12/20/2013 11:56 AM PST - George Robert Lee III was arrested Tuesday after investigators executed a search warrant at his home on the 500 block of Saint George Road
Why a knockoff may be the perfect thing to put under the tree
Faux is the new black this season for holiday gifts. But today's fakes aren't the "pleather" of the 1980s. Full Story
Streep holds nothing back in brutal drama
Planning some extended family dinners over the holidays? Worried that folks might not get along, that festering tensions might surface, that people might get tipsy and say too much? Well, here’s an idea: First, go see “August: Osage County,” the blistering film adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning Tracy Letts play starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. […] Full Story