Oakland

Veterans carry a flag. (CBS)

Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits — even American flags at veterans’ funerals.

02/25/2015

BART Bike Station at 19th and Broadway Streets in Oakland is now open. (Photo by Curtis Kim)

Oakland-BART Bike Station Opens; Cyclists Can Stash Their Rides For Free

You can now stow your bike free for a day at a new BART Bike Station in the Uptown neighborhood at 19th and Broadway streets.

02/25/2015

Deep Singh

Bay Area Comic Book Writers Introduce First Sikh Super Hero… Who Loves Elvis

There’s a new superhero in town and he doesn’t sport a cape, mask or wear embarrassing tights. He wears a turban. His name is Deep Singh – and he fights the Taliban!

02/25/2015

Hack the Hood

Weekend Magazine: Hack The Hood, Hell & Good Company, And The Powerhouse

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

02/25/2015

List of flights canceled by Southwest Airlines on February 24, 2014, after the airline failed to inspect hydraulic systems on 128 jets. (CBS)

11 Bay Area Flights Canceled After Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over Maintenance Issue

Eleven flights have been cancelled out of the Bay Area on Wednesday after Southwest Airlines decided to ground 128 planes when they failed to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.

02/25/2015

Police Face-off

Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30M

Oakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.

02/24/2015

(Joel Saget/Getty Images)

Bicyclist Killed While Riding In East Oakland

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a car in East Oakland late Tuesday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

02/24/2015

A meeting of the 'Radical Brownies' in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland’s ‘Radical Brownies’ Troop To Change Name After Getting A Call From The Girl Scouts

The “Radical Brownies,” a troop of Oakland girls focused on social justice issues, announced they would change their name following a notice from the Girl Scouts.

02/24/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Citrus Prices Dive As Port Labor Problems Keeps Product In U.S.

The Port of Oakland’s slow recovery after a massive West Coast labor-dispute is no consolation to local citrus growers, whose exports to Asia could become almost worthless.

02/23/2015

A rendering of a proposed stadium to be shared by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers in Los Angeles. (Source: Manica Architecture)

Daily Madden: What Can Oakland Offer The Raiders?

The coach says if Oakland and Alameda County want to keep the Raiders in town then they need to let the team know what they can do to make that happen. If there’s nothing they can offer, then it’s probably time for Mark Davis to take the team to Los Angeles where they can get new stadium.

02/23/2015

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