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Martinez: Tesoro refinery contract's OK leads to lawsuit against state panel
04/17/2015 06:20 PM PDT
In a Friday filing, environmental groups say the approval was based on inadequate impact reports that didn't mention facility shipments of Bakken or tar sands crude oil.
CRIME & COURTS
East Bay residents indicted on drug trafficking charges
Three Bay Area residents were indicted Thursday on 11 counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and related traffic charges, federal officials said.
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
The details of more than $12.2 billion in tax money spent on local government salaries in 2009 are now available
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BAY AREA NEWS
Political Blotter: A good week for Rep. Eric Swalwell
04/17/2015 10:59 PM PDT
The East Bay congressman made a strong fundraising showing and was tapped to lead a new panel of young House Democrats that will study issues and opportunities for millennials.
Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures
04/17/2015 08:30 PM PDT - Railway cars are required to slow in urban areas
Bay Bridge's post-construction woes topic of meeting between top Caltrans executives and Bay Area transportation chiefs.
04/17/2015 07:26 PM PDT - Broken bolts, water, demolition and rising testing costs dominate the list of issues plaguing the new Bay Bridge.
Citywise: Fremont sells historic Mission San Jose property
04/17/2015 04:28 PM PDT - Elsewhere: Workforce agreement for $60 million Hayward library project
Former Cal doctor gets probation for sexual misconduct with patients
04/17/2015 02:56 PM PDT - A former UC Berkeley campus doctor was sentenced Friday to five years probation for sexual contact with male students during health center visits.
Berkeley man, 37, convicted of attempted rape
04/17/2015 01:10 PM PDT - OAKLAND -- A 37-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison for the attempted rape of an unconscious woman in Berkeley last year.An Alameda County jury in February convicted John Kannon, of Berkeley, of attempted rape of an unconscious woman and assault with intent to commit
Q&A: Longtime union activist Rodney Smith helps organize Facebook shuttle drivers
04/17/2015 01:52 PM PDT - We talk with Rodney Smith, a Bay Area Teamsters organizer, about growing up in Oakland, working union jobs, and then helping others organize for better wages and working conditions.
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