Oakland Unified School District Apologizes For Racist Term Used In Survey Sent To FamiliesOfficials with the Oakland Unified School District apologized Thursday for a racist term that was included in a survey sent out to families about returning to in-person learning. 
Elderly Pedestrian Killed In Fairfield Hit and Run CrashAn elderly woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Fairfield and the driver fled the scene, police reported Friday.
Suspect Arrested In Oakland Synagogue Vandalism; Faces Hate Crime ChargesA suspect was arrested and charged with multiple counts of vandalism for allegedly defacing Temple Sinai last week in Oakland, police officials said.
Reopening: Alameda County Resumes Indoor Dining, Worship Services, Movie TheatersIndoor dining, worship services and movie theaters are among the activities allowed to reopen in Alameda County on Friday with restrictions.
Fire Burns Home In Walnut CreekA fire was burning a home in a neighborhood in Walnut Creek Friday.
Alameda Homeowner Hopes to End Political Halloween Decoration TraditionFor the past four years, Dan Balsam has put up Halloween decorations that depict specific moments of the Trump presidency. Balsam hopes this will be the last of his politics-theme decorations.
UPDATE: Armed Double-Homicide Suspect Surrenders Peacefully After Oakland Police StandoffAn armed suspect held a person hostage at a store in East Oakland for several hours before letting him go unharmed and eventually surrendering peacefully, police said early Thursday evening.
Tesla Testing ‘Full Self-Driving' Vehicles That Can't Actually Drive Themselves Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its "full self-driving" software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and drivers still have to supervise it.
Officials At Concord Charter School Confirm Student COVID CaseOfficials at a charter high school in Contra Costa County confirmed this week that a student has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Circuit Court Panel Blocks Trump Administration Memo On Census CountA decision from a panel of U.S. Circuit Court judges announced Thursday blocks the Trump Administration from keeping undocumented immigrants from being included in the U.S. Census headcount for the redrawing of congressional districts.
UPDATE: Big Rig Driver Killed After Side-Swiping Vehicle, Overturning Near ByronA collision between a big rig and another vehicle just south of Byron Thursday morning caused the big rig to overturn, killing the driver, the California Highway Patrol reported.
New Park Opens in Oakland Next to Bay Bridge Toll PlazaThe East Bay Regional Park District opened a new shoreline park in Oakland Wednesday, near the eastern terminus of the Bay Bridge.
'This Is Related To Elections' - Homeless Advocates Question Oakland's Timing On Encampment CrackdownCities across the Bay Area have taken or plan to take action to clean up homeless encampments. But homeless advocates say the timing of all of this is a bit peculiar.
Woman Hospitalized Following Shooting In South BerkeleyBerkeley police responding to reports of a shooting shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday on Prince Street found a woman in a vehicle who had been struck by gunfire, a spokesman said.
Concord Tax Measure Mailers Prompt Complaint With Fair Political Practices CommissionA complaint has been filed with the state Fair Political Practices Commission asserting the City of Concord may have spent public money on mailers that were political in nature.