(Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Glazer already under attack from fellow Democrats

05/21/2015 05:01 PM PDT
The centrist will have to defend his seat next year, with a much larger and more liberal electorate flocking to polls. 
CRIME & COURTS
Police logs: Walnut Creek/Moraga/Orinda

lafayetteThe Lafayette could not provide police log call information this week.Moraga The following excerpts are from the Moraga police log:Monday, may 11 grand theft: Someone accessed a second story balcony in the 1300 block of Camino Peral using a commercial ladder sometime overnight and stole a 
OBITUARY
Herhold: A tragic loss in Gilroy

"I'm a weird, stubborn, emotional girl," began the poem Sara Williams wrote about herself for a class at Christopher High School in Gilroy.Just a month away from graduation, the 18-year-old was a girl straight out of the "Breakfast Club," the 1985 John Hughes movie that starred Molly Ringwald and 
HOMETOWN HEROES
( Doug Duran )
Hometown Hero: Activist helps solve social problems in Antioch and other Contra Costa communities

Antioch resident Iris Archuleta, who helped found the Antioch Youth Intervention Network and works with her husband as a consultant helping to improve low-income communities, also teaches political science at Los Medanos College, where she inspires young adults with her passion for history, politics and activism. Archuleta developed the High Performing Communities Framework, trademarked in 2014, which she and her husband use in their consulting work to find root causes of social problems and build consensus around solutions. 

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BAY AREA NEWS
Magnitude-4.1 quake strikes Yountville

05/21/2015 08:41 PM PDT
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattled six miles from Yountville at 7:53 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier introduces bill to protect students from concussions
05/21/2015 07:01 PM PDT - The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act, introduced by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, would create nationwide concussion safety standards and require all schools that received federal funding to develop concussion management plans. It would also establish resources to help develop resources for concussion prevention, detection and treatment. 

DA charges Livermore man who crashed into mother, child with murder
05/21/2015 09:39 PM PDT - Prosecutors on Thursday filed murder charges against a Livermore man they said was driving drunk at 99 mph when he killed a mother and toddler on a walking path. 

Oakland police close to regaining control of force
05/21/2015 09:32 PM PDT - The federal judge overseeing the Oakland Police Department's 13-year reform efforts is narrowing the focus of his probe, signaling that the once-embattled police agency could soon regain control of its force. 

On screen: Grateful Dead's Bob Weir subject of new Netflix documentary
05/21/2015 05:42 PM PDT - UC Berkeley helped turn director of 'The Other One' into Grateful Dead fan. Plus Daly City native Sam Rockwell takes a stab at 'Poltergeist' remake. 

If Warriors win NBA title, expect parade in Oakland
05/21/2015 11:33 PM PDT - San Francisco might soon steal the Golden State Warriors away to a fancy new house across the Bay, but one thing is certain -- if Stephen Curry's gang brings the city its first pro sports championship since the A's won the "Earthquake Series" in 1989, Oakland will have its parade. 

U.S. census finally agrees: San Jose has 1 million residents
05/21/2015 04:09 PM PDT - California head-counters have been saying for more than five years that San Jose had topped the 1 million resident mark, making it California's third-largest city and the 10th-largest in the nation, but until now, the U.S. Census Bureau wasn't convinced. 

(Adam Berry)
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
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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