In 2012, ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts went undercover shopping at 5 Safeway stores in 3 counties. She was overcharged 5 times. According to more than 1,800 scanner inspections at Safeway-operated stores in 31 California counties and 11 different states, ConsumerWatch discovered that inspectors were overcharged on 1 out of every 50 items purchased over a 5 years span in California alone.
After three years as a 49er and two as the starting quarterback who led the team to two NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick is reportedly looking for a pay increase to around $18 million a year.
Two ex-convicts have been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an Alameda man in the parking lot of a Walmart store in East Oakland in December that police said took place during a marijuana deal.
First baseman Brandon Belt has reached agreement on a $2.9 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to avoid salary arbitration.
Center fielder Coco Crisp is staying with the Oakland Athletics for an additional two seasons, agreeing Friday to a new contract through 2016 that adds $22.75 million in guaranteed money.
The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Chad Rau from the Minnesota Wild for forward Curt Gogol in a trade of minor leaguers.
Outfielder Sam Fuld has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes an invitation to big league spring training.
A San Leandro entrepreneur is hoping to turn a profit by taking some of the risk out of transactions set up through Craigslist.
BART officials say they are hopeful that negotiations with the transit agency’s two biggest labor unions Thursday and Friday will resolve a heated dispute over paid family medical leave, a spokeswoman said.
Oakland sent left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns, the Athletics’ fifth trade in 10 days.