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Richmond downtown a magical affair for holidays
The Downtown Holiday Festival in Richmond, an annual event, was hosted by the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) in partnership with the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, at the historic downtown Winters Building that now serves as the performing arts center's headquarters.
Responding officers found two men exiting the house, both with guns. Police told them to drop their weapons and both men ran. One man dropped his weapon and ran, while the other took off with weapon in hand and headed north on Rice Street.
Mayor Tom Bates says Berkeley police, whom many residents have accused of unnecessary violence, on the whole acted admirably during recent protests but that purported misconduct should be investigated.
East Bay Chevron refinery incident draws criticism, raises concerns about emergency-response capabilities
Although new local control accountability plans required by the state are a good first step toward engaging with and informing the public about how money is spent in school districts throughout the state, the Education Trust-West student advocacy group recommends several improvements to make them easier to understand.
Saturday will mark the 50th day that Defenders of the Berkeley Post Office have occupied a tent in front of the landmark building
Largest visible plume since August 2012 drew strong reaction Thursday evening around the San Francisco Bay Area
The Richmond Police Department announced Thursday the firing of disgraced 19-year veteran Sgt. Michael Wang following allegations he took bribes, arranged drug deals, outed a confidential informant and tipped off a drug cartel member to a federal tracking device.
Finance director Sheri Gamba attributed about two-thirds of the enrollment loss to the district's approval of three new charter schools in December and the rest to data from a recent population survey. The district also faces increased costs for retirement contributions and health care costs for current and former employees.
Monday's TV picks: Elvis Presley, Charlie Brown highlight 'Antiques Roadshow'
Plus, Santa robbery entangles team on 'Major Crimes.'
Commentary: Sony's fear and 'The Interview' decision set terrible precedent
Seth Rogen and James Franco film unlikely to remain in a vault after costing $44 million.