Oakland Man Creates Needed Libraries In His Native EthiopiaAn unemployed accountant living in Oakland has capitalized on his love of books and of his native Ethiopia to build nearly two dozen libraries there over the past 23 years.
Residents Wary Over Delta Tunnels Effect On Waterways, LivelihoodsThe state’s plan to take water from the Sacramento River north of the Delta and tunnel it down to pumping stations in the south has people who live in the area up in arms. Many believe the fix is in to send more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern California.
Mourners Remember War Dead On The USS San FranciscoEach year at Land’s End in San Francisco there is a ceremony to remember those killed aboard a WW II ship named for the city. This year something unprecedented occurred.
BART Parking Lots Vulnerable To Catalytic Converter ThievesProtecting passengers aboard BART trains isn't easy and protecting the cars they leave behind may be an even bigger challenge.
Livermore Locals Fight To Save Centuries-Old Oak TreeA group of nature-lovers in Livermore are going out on a limb to save a 300-year-old oak tree threatened by a city plan to remove or drastically reshape it.
Guide Dogs For The Blind Stress-Tested At Oakland International AirportOakland International got a whole lot cuter on Sunday when Guide Dogs for the Blind brought together more than 25 puppies-in-training to sniff around and get comfortable with the place.
Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Draws 8 Regional Teams To Alameda GymIt was a different kind of March Madness in the East Bay on Sunday where one weekend basketball tournament proved to be much more than just a game.
Oft-Flooded Sonoma Creek Pays Little Heed To Locals' LivelihoodsWhen it rains (and pours), Sonoma Creek floods and folks living near the intersection of Hwy 121 and Hwy 12 are getting used to it.
Palo Alto To Rebuild Broken Nature Boardwalk, Carefully And Very SlowlyThe City of Palo Alto is all but certain to approve a $1.5 million renovation of a popular bay nature walk next week. But that doesn't mean it will be finished anytime soon.
Local Police Departments To Get Federal Funds For Rape Kit TestsCongressman Mike Honda announced that the upcoming federal budget will include $45 million to help law enforcement chip away at the national backlog in testing rape kits.
LGBT Catholics Embraced By San Jose Diocese In Light Of Pope Francis' Progressive Stance On Gay CommunityAt St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in San Jose, the sign says all are welcome. But sometimes that's a tough sell for members of the LGBT community.
Oakland Cafe Popular With Digital Nomads Bans Laptops On Nights And Weekends - And SurvivesFive years ago Oakland's Actual Cafe did something almost unthinkable in tech-crazed Bay Area -- they imposed a no-laptops policy on weekends. Now they've expanded that restriction to dinnertime.

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