Oakland

A crew member extinguishes a fire that broke out underneath a rubber expansion joint on the Bay Bridge. (CHP)

Bay Bridge Fires Likely Caused By Maintenance Road Flares, Caltrans Says

Road flares left by maintenance crews are the likely cause of two fires in an expansion joint on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokeswoman said Wednesday.

07/15/2015

Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Jason Ledford patrols with his bomb-sniffing dog Andy while on aboard a BART train August 11, 2005 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Bay Area Police Dogs Getting Vests To Protect Them From Gunshots, Knives

Police dogs in the Bay Area are getting some new, sophisticated gear to protect them as they go after criminals.

07/15/2015

Medical marijuana and pill bottle (Getty Images)

San Francisco Won’t Permit ‘Pot Luck’ Medical Marijuana Food Festival

Last month, San Francisco’s first medical marijuana food festival made national headlines. Now, city officials said they will not allow a second one, and the organizer of the event accuses the city of intimidating cannabis clubs to discourage them from taking part.

07/15/2015

An artist’s rendition of Coliseum City development that includes new stadiums for the A’s and Raiders at the current Coliseum site. (City of Oakland)

3 Sticking Points Threaten Proposed Oakland Raiders Stadium Plan As Clock Winds Down On Deal

Three major issues are holding up negotiations between the Raiders and the Oakland-Alameda County officials … and the clock is ticking.

07/15/2015

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Mysterious Donor Gives $34M To Oakland Schools, Nonprofits

An anonymous person has donated $34 million dollars to the Oakland Unified School District and dozens of nonprofit organizations to help children and low-income entrepreneurs.

07/15/2015

Pluto sent a love note back to Earth via NASA's New Horizons. This is the last image taken before today's #PlutoFlyby. (NASA)

Pluto Flyby Thrills Bay Area Stargazers

In a voyage a decade in the making, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft swept by Pluto Tuesday. As cheers went up inside NASA’s Mission Control, hundreds of people partying at Chabot Space and Science Center were cheering as well.

07/14/2015

Riley Curry & Steph Curry (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Steph Curry’s Family Shares Pic Of New Baby Girl On Instagram

Stephen Curry’s new born baby girl made her social media debut with a pic shared on Instagram Tuesday by the family.

07/14/2015

Coal. (CBS)

Oakland May Be Backpedaling On Keeping Coal Facility Out

For decades, Margaret Gordon has fought to protect her West Oakland community from the health hazards of living next to a major port. Now, the longtime neighborhood activist fears years of progress will be wiped out by a plan to export millions of tons of coal through a new waterfront terminal.

07/13/2015

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts speaks at a press conference regarding the death of Freddie Gray on April 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. It was announced that the van carrying Gray had stopped a second, previously undisclosed, time. Baltimore has seen days of rioting since Gray's death while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Baltimore Mayor Fires Ex-Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts Amid Homicide Rise

The Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city’s police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicide rates weeks after a black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership.

07/08/2015

(Photo by Arturo Torres/Atlantic)

Oakland R&B Singer Claims United Flight Attendant Used Racial Slur Before Escorting Her Off Flight

Kehlani’s Twitter account, which initially made the claims, has since been deleted.

07/07/2015

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