Inferno Destroys Historic Berkeley Church BuildingA roaring four-alarm fire raced through the attic space of a three-story Berkeley church near the University of California campus Friday, destroying the historic structure.
86-Year-Old Man Asked Virgin Mary For $696K Winning Lottery TicketDaniel Mendez told California Lottery officials that he bought $4 of lottery tickets after watering the flowers at his church.
Rainbow Flag Burning At East Bay Church Investigated As Hate CrimeAn East Bay man has been arrested on suspicion of a hate crime after a rainbow flag was burned at a Clayton church.
Homeless Families Living In Cars Finding Safe Haven At South Bay ChurchesThe Bay Area’s sky-high housing prices have forced many low-income families to live out of their cars, but they run the risk of being asked to move. Now, some hassle free parking is being offered by a San Jose church.
Muni To Shut Down Subway Service Every Night To Upgrade Equipment DowntownDowntown subway service on all light-rail lines will shut down early every night from Friday July 31 until January 2016 to allow for upgrades to radio and emergency communications systems, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Boy Scouts Ends Ban On Gay Adult Leaders; Church-Sponsored Units ExemptedThe executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual Scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. Units sponsored by churches opposed to the change could maintain the ban if they choose.
1 Million Vacation Bible Schoolers In 'Everest'-Themed Church Program Sold Before Deadly EarthquakeCall it the Hand of Providence or an awkward coincidence, but this summer more than 1 million children are attending a Mount Everest-themed Vacation Bible School program produced and sold months before the 7.8 magnitude quake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring over 23,000.
Saint Mary's College President: Pope Francis Connects Poverty, Ecology In Climate Change ManifestoDr. James Donohue, president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, takes a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical where he calls for action on climate change and the environment.
Hundreds Mourn Irish Students Killed In Berkeley Balcony Collapse At Oakland ChurchAbout 300 people, including some of their fellow Irish students, attended a somber Catholic Mass at Oakland’s cathedral for the six Irish students killed in a Berkeley balcony collapse.
Snoring, Sermons Mix At SF Catholic Church That Has Become Safe Haven For HomelessAlmost three months ago, KCBS revealed that Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco was drenching the homeless at night to keep them from sleeping in the church alcoves. The Bishop in charge apologized, and the Archdiocese removed the illegally installed plumbing system, under orders from the City.
San Francisco Catholic School Teachers Protest Revised Morality Clauses Offered By ArchbishopTeachers from four high schools operated by the archdiocese rallied Wednesday afternoon in front of the chancery office, calling for a rejection of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's latest revision of the teacher handbook.
Less Than Half Of U.S. Now Protestant As Number Of 'Unaffiliated' SoarsThe number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday.