Contra Costa Times editorial: Time for President Obama to provide the Port Chicago 50 the justice they deserved
It's time. Indeed, it's long past time for the nation to acknowledge the travesty, the racism to be more precise, of prosecuting 50 African-American sailors for mutiny after they refused to return to work following the horrific World War II explosion at Port Chicago.
In the wake of unnerving incidents of police violence against civilians across the country, communities and police departments struggle with how to build trust in the face of what's perceived as racial or ethnic profiling.
Daniel Borenstein: Public pension-spiking Bay Area fire chief faces big cut in $241,000-a-year payout
When Peter Nowicki retired in 2009, the then-50-year-old chief of the tiny Moraga Orinda Fire District made national news by trading his $194,000 salary for a starting pension of $241,000 a year. The pension board will consider rolling that back 25 percent.
Guest commentary: Local school district must have flexibility to be financially responsible
The state's newly required cap on school reserves is making a lot of people nervous.Even school districts that are financially stable with a track record for excellence are worried.
Thomas Peele: Murders of journalists designed to stop specific stories should not be confused with Virginia slayings
Censorship comes, as we all know, in many forms, from recalcitrance of a government employee to the barrel of a gun or a crude bomb taped to the bottom of a car.
Watch: How Silicon Valley could play a large role in national security
After meeting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter to talk cybersecurity, Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, discussed Silicon Valley's relationship with the Pentagon, market volatility in China and Twitter's search for a new CEO with Bloomberg's Emily Chang at the Moffett Federal
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Six Flags building The Joker roller coaster
How do you turn the eccentric personality of a comic-book villain into an extreme roller coaster? With 3,200 feet of purple and green track, a Zero G barrel roll, three inversions, 15 airtime moments -- and a 'step-up, under-flip inverted roll' that will result in riders going horizontal.
(Photo by Stuart Ramson/Invision for Disney Consumer Products/AP Images)
Do 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' toys hold clues about film's plot?
Luke Skywalker remains the last Jedi, if one gadget is to be believed.