Lesbian Pastor Champions LGBTQI Acceptance In United Methodist ChurchRev. Dr. Karen Oliveto is among the United Methodist Church clergy who put their livelihoods at risk when they formally came out as LGBTQI.
Former Oakland Pastor Caught On Camera Dumping Trash On Street In His NeighborhoodA local pastor was caught on camera dumping trash on a street in his own West Oakland neighborhood.
Daly City Pastor Won't Have To Register As Sex Offender After Pleading No Contest To ChargesA Daly City pastor who had been charged with three felony counts of child molestation pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of false imprisonment which will not require him to register as a sex offender, prosecutors said.
East Bay Irish Priest Details Heartbreak As He Comforts Friends of Victims In Berkeley Balcony CollapseFather Aidan McAleenan spent the initial hours after the tragedy comforting victims and their friends at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
4 Months After Its Closure, Homeless Advocates Return To San Jose’s JungleFour months after the closure of The Jungle, once regarded as one of the nation's largest homeless encampments, protesters and homeless advocates returned to the San Jose site to demand more permanent housing.
Dog Swims 1.5 Miles During Storm To Reunite With Owner After Home On Water Sinks Near SausalitoA Sausalito man whose home on the water sank during last week’s brutal storm was reunited with his dog that somehow survived the sinking, and swam to shore.
Silicon Valley Community Leaders Question Disproportionate Numbers Of Ethnic Minority Kids In Juvenile Justice System Community leaders in Santa Clara County have kicked off a two-day public forum on what they call a disproportionately high number of kids from an ethnic-minority background in the child welfare and juvenile justice system.
California Methodists Move To Allow Gay Weddings In Opposition To Church DoctrineA document being called the “Declaration of Inclusion” has begun circulating among the governing bodies of several Bay Area churches, and as of February 18th, 30 churches had declared their intent to allow the unions; about half of those in the Bay Area.
San Ramon Church Pastor Accused Of Hiding Runaways, Sex With TeenA San Ramon youth pastor has been arrested after allegedly hiding two 17-year-old runaways at his home and having a sexual relationship with one of them, police said Thursday.
SJ Pastor Resigns Over Sex Offender Volunteer ScandalThe Catholic Diocese of San Jose announced Monday that the pastor who allowed a registered sex offender to volunteer at an elementary school festival last month has stepped down from his position at St. Frances Cabrini Parish.
Gay Lutheran Pastors Welcomed Back to Church