Oakland

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

President Obama Deploys Labor Secretary To Intervene In West Coast Port Dispute

The nation’s top labor official was scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area Monday to sit down with both sides of the contentious west coast port dispute sometime tomorrow.

02/16/2015

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Would Consider First Fridays’ Request For Financial Help

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city would be willing to entertain First Fridays street arts festival’s requests for financial help, but the city is dealing with its own money problems.

02/16/2015

A stuck van sits on a patch of land in the San Francisco Bay waiting for the tide to recede. (CBS)

Stuck! Van Gets Caught By The Tide In The SF Bay

A van full of passengers was stuck in the SF bay after the tide caught them by surprise.

02/16/2015

Fire crews battling 2-alarm fire in the cafeteria at Claremont Middle School in Oakland. (CBS)

Suspicious 2-Alarm Fire Destroys Oakland Middle School Cafeteria

The fire caused an estimated $1 million in damage to the cafeteria at Claremont Middle School in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood.

02/16/2015

Port of Oakland

Ship Berthed At Port Of Oakland Catches Fire

Oakland fire crews said a two-alarm fire aboard a ship berthed at the Port of Oakland is under control Sunday evening, according to the department’s official Twitter account.

02/15/2015

Port of Oakland

West Coast Port Labor Dispute Bad For Bay Area Businesses; Obama Stepping In

Many businesses are reeling and now, the President plans to send Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to California to encourage both sides of the bargaining table to strike a deal.

02/14/2015

Officer-Involved Shooting

Oakland Police Shoot Erratic Man Allegedly Carrying Knife

An Oakland police officer shot an allegedly knife-wielding man in East Oakland Friday morning, police said.

02/13/2015

(Cat Town Cafe)

How An Oakland Man Created The Nation’s First Cat Cafe

The country’s first caffeine-infused cat cafe is keeping busy in downtown Oakland.

02/13/2015

A pit bull named Piglet was reunited with her owner, Jose Rojas, on February 12, 2015. CHP officers found Piglet on Interstate 880 a day earlier. (CBS)

‘Very Sweet’ Pit Bull Found By CHP On Interstate 880 In Oakland Reunited With Owner

A pit bull found wandering far from home on Interstate 880 by California Highway Patrol officers earlier this week was reunited with her owner on Thursday.

02/12/2015

(Instagram @FantasticNegrito)

Watch: Oakland Singer Fantastic Negrito Wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest

His music was enough to grant him the prize, but upon hearing Dphrepaulezz’s story, he seems all the more deserving.

02/12/2015

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