Raiders' Mark Davis confirms meeting with San Antonio officials

07/29/2014 04:43 PM PDT
Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed a published report of a visit with San Antonio officials, but the extent of his interest in relocating his franchise there is not known.

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Police investigate theft at Union City warehouse

Employees at UNU Electronics Inc. in Union City arrived to work about 9 a.m. Tuesday to find a hole cut in the door of the warehouse on Union City Boulevard and $500,000 to $1 million worth of equipment gone, police said.  
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Antioch Councilman Gary Agopian dies after long cancer battle

Services are being planned for Aug. 9 in Brentwood. 
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Danville historian blazes new trails as a modern-day pioneer of San Ramon Valley politics

Beverly Lane, a 20-year director of the East Bay Regional Park District, has helped blaze new trails as one of Danville's founding council members and a three-time mayor in its earliest days as an incorporated town. 

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John Muir Health to partner with UCSF Medical Center to form new health care network

07/29/2014 03:58 PM PDT
The two health care companies said they would remain independent but would equally own and operate the new organization with the goal of providing "better health care, at lower costs."  
Ohlone College accredited for next six years
07/29/2014 03:42 PM PDT - The Fremont community college, which also has a Newark campus, earned eight commendations on its accreditation report.  

Antioch: Crews dig trench to free suspected car thief stuck under pool house
07/29/2014 02:08 PM PDT - Rescue crews dug a trench underneath a house to reach an Antioch man trying to avoid capture after police said he was spotted driving a stolen car Tuesday. 

Gilroy Garlic Festival attendance down, but revenue up over last year
07/29/2014 01:13 PM PDT - Despite a drop in attendance, the 36th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival raised $ 1.7 million in revenue over three days -- an almost 8% increase from the previous year's revenue.  

Former friend pleads not guilty to murder charges in Oakland tattoo artist's killing
07/29/2014 01:13 PM PDT - OAKLAND -- A 36-year-old man has plead not guilty to murder charges in the 2010 killing of a well-known Oakland tattoo artist.Michael Redell Smith Jr. was charged in March in connection with the fatal shooting of his former friend and colleague, 45-year-old Montago Bey Joshua, of Hayward. 

East Contra Costa assemblyman to meet with constituents Saturday
07/29/2014 11:50 AM PDT - Oakley will be the place for 'Cup of Joe with Jim' as well as child safety seat inspections and gun safety lock giveaways 

Antioch: 'Make 'em Bleed' blood drive to feature roller derby skaters
07/29/2014 12:14 PM PDT - Undead Bettys league will stage zombie-like fun for blood donors in second annual event benefiting the American Red Cross 

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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