Oakland

Window washers await rescue after getting stuck on the side of an Oakland building. (CBS SF)

Crews Rescue Window Washers Stuck Outside Downtown Oakland High-Rise

Crews rescued two window washers stuck on malfunctioning equipment outside of a high-rise in downtown Oakland Thursday morning.

10/02/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Family Of Jahi McMath Petitioning To Have Her Declared ‘Alive’

The family of an Oakland teenager legally declared brain dead has petitioned an Alameda County judge to have her declared “alive.”

10/01/2014

Authorities raided a suspected chop shop in Oakland on September 30, 2014. (Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force)

2 Arrested, 5 Stolen Cars Seized In Oakland Chop Shop Raid

Members of an Alameda County auto theft task force shut down an illegal chop shop and made two arrests in an early morning probation search in Oakland this week, officials said Wednesday.

10/01/2014

The Fox Theater. (Creative Commons)

Oakland’s Uptown District Named Among Nation’s 10 Great Neighborhoods

Oakland’s Uptown District has been a petri dish for transformation, turning areas struggling with blight into a re-surged community that’s now recognized as one of the nation’s 10 greatest neighborhoods.

10/01/2014

Berkeley City Hall (Creative Commons)

Berkeley’s Minimum Wage Increases To $10 Starting Wednesday

Minimum wage in the city of Berkeley was raised to $10 per hour Wednesday, the first in a gradual rise to more than $12 an hour in two years.

10/01/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: AL Wildcard Game Was Exciting Despite A’s Loss; Raider Team Needs Take Ownership

Coach Madden talks about watching the A’s lose to the Royals in the AL postseason opener and discusses what he thinks Tony Sparano, the Raiders’ newly appointed interim coach, should do.

10/01/2014

(Photo credit: Einstein For Oakland/Andy Sanders)

Dog Candidate To Officially Start Run At Oakland Mayor’s Office Thursday

The geniuses who came up with the idea of running Einstein the dog for office – a group of Occupy Oakland veterans – say the idea is not just political tail-wagging, but a commentary on how difficult it is to hold any individual accountable for running the city. They plan to host an event Thursday at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to lay out their platform.

10/01/2014

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Oakland

Oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting Wednesday morning.

10/01/2014

(Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Raiders Introduce Sparano As Head Coach, Say Turnaround Is ‘Doable’

The Tony Sparano era begins in Oakland after a delayed and subdued press conference at Raiders headquarters in Alameda, where new head coach Tony Sparano described replacing friend Dennis Allen as head coach as a “bittersweet” moment.

09/30/2014

Flames and smoke from a fire in the Oakland Hills as seen from Chopper 5, July 17, 2014. CBS)

Residents In East Bay Hills Dread Fire Danger Amid Rising Temperatures, Dry Winds

The Bay Area is about to be rolled over by an October heat wave and blown dry by the infamous Diablo winds creating the conditions for extreme fire danger. That has many in the East Bay hills nervous as some residents say they have been waiting for federal money for years to remove combustible eucalyptus trees in the area.

09/30/2014

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