Bob Butler

East Bay Politician Opposed To Richmond Jail Expansion; Would Rather Spend On Job TrainingState Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.
Highest-Grossing WrestleMania Ever Sets Levi’s Stadium Attendance RecordWrestleMania 31 goes down in history as the highest grossing WrestleMania ever in addition to setting an attendance record at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium.
San Francisco Housing Authority To Open Public Housing Waiting List For First Time In 6 YearsBeginning January 13, homeless San Francisco residents will be able to place their names on the public housing waiting list.
Arrested Black Friday Protesters Say BART Wants $70,000 In Restitution For Shutdown; Call It 'Ransom'Fourteen #BlackLivesMatter protesters, who shut down the West Oakland BART train on Black Friday last year, said the transit agency is trying to make them pay restitution along with charged with criminal complaints.
West Oakland Food Pantry That Serves 400 Families Threatened With ClosureA dispute between the building's owner, who served on the board, and the board of directors over rent means the non-profit could close as soon as this weekend.
2nd Death At UC Berkeley Brings Added Concern About Drinking On College CampusesA Berkeley student from San Ramon was found dead on Piedmont Avenue last week, the second death in the last two months.
Hundreds Of Berkeley High School Students March To UC Campus For Michael Brown, Eric Garner DemonstrationHundreds of Berkeley High School students gathered on the UC Berkeley campus to rally in support of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Many of the students were happy to have such a large gathering at the demonstration Wednesday.
San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church Looking To Turn Food Waste Back Into MealsWith thousands of meals being served over the holidays, Glide is hoping to turn all the waste and scraps back into food to help those in need.
Oakland Begins Cleanup After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Protest Leaves Downtown Businesses Vandalized, LootedWork crews on Tuesday morning began cleaning up downtown, where demonstrators protesting the Ferguson, Mo. grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown set fires, smashed store-front windows and looted businesses on Monday night.
Former Livermore Golf Instructor Sentenced To 27 Years Prison For Child Molestation, Murder Plot A former Livermore golf instructor was sentenced by a judge Thursday to 27 years in state prison for sexually abusing three boys he was teaching and then trying to solicit someone to murder them.
Dozens Of Students Take In San Francisco Giants Game At AT&T Park, Many For First TimeIt was thanks to the Lefty O'Doul's Foundation For Kids, which is carrying on the tradition started by O'Doul himself of putting baseballs in the hands of children.
Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water WastersState water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.