3 Women File Lawsuit Against Regents Claiming UC Berkeley Failed Them In Sexual Assault InvestigationsThree women who say they were sexually assaulted while at UC Berkeley are filing a lawsuit against UC regents. The women claim the University failed to adequately protect them and investigate their complaints in a timely manner.
Wind Farms Spacing Out Turbines To Better Accommodate Birds; Reduce Death RatesThe wind farm on Altamont Pass is one of the deadliest locations in the Bay Area for eagles, hawks and other birds to fly, but is slowly becoming a safer place because companies are restructuring.
Murder, Tragedy Are Familiar Themes For Actors In San Quentin Production Of Shakespeare's MacbethSan Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the United States is showcasing talent that shines new light on the plays of Shakespeare.
The New Eco-Friendly Way Of Combating Drought: Spray Painted LawnsA Pleasant Hill resident is the first on his block to have a golf-course green lawn thanks to spray paint, but don’t worry, it’s eco-friendly.
Bay Area’s Tri-Valley Residents Keep Recycled Sewer Water In DemandMany of the Bay Area’s Tri-Valley residents can’t get enough of treated sewer water used for plants, trees and lawns. It’s so much that the Dublin-San Ramon Services District is having a tough time keeping up with demand.
Vote Could Shutter Oakland Youth Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center After 30 Years Of ServiceAfter 30 years, Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center for youth is threatened with closure by Sutter Health, its subsidizer, and one of the largest nonprofit health care corporations in the state.
Fairfield Neighborhood Relieved Judge Rules Sex Offender Cannot Reside Within Solano CountyA Solano County Superior Court judge decided the fate of a convicted sex offender on Tuesday and that he won’t be able to reside in an upper middle-class Fairfield neighborhood.
Oakland, Alameda Co. Enter Negotiating Agreement With Developer That Could Keep Sports Teams In The East BayOakland City Council members unanimously voted to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement to build the proposed Coliseum City project. It could be the step needed to keep the A's, and Raiders in the East Bay.
Mosquitoes Appear Early In Bay Area’s Mixed Weather And They’re HungryMosquitoes are making their presence felt in the Bay Area almost a month ahead of schedule. The mixed weather has some experts warning it could signal an early start to West Nile virus season.
Residents Ordered To Evacuate Hercules Neighborhood After Construction Crew Hits 4-Inch Gas LineAn evacuation was ordered at 9:51 a.m. in a Hercules neighborhood between North and South Front streets. The gas leak is in the area of San Pablo and Sycamore avenues, county officials said.
Vallejo Rejects $50,000 In Tax Money From Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, City Seeks To Limit ThemThe city of Vallejo no longer accepts sales tax money from medical marijuana dispensaries. City officials rejected $50,000 in taxes from dispensaries last week.
Operations Resume At Port Of Oakland, 28 Other West Coast Ports After Labor-Dispute SlowdownThe Port of Oakland was just one of 29 West Coast ports affected by a massive three-day labor slowdown, but as of Tuesday operations resumed amid a contract dispute.
'Shoulder Surfing' Suspect Arrested On Theft, Elder Abuse Charges In Contra Costa County ATM ScamAn ATM scam in Walnut Creek has police warning people to be aware of their surroundings especially when they’re withdrawing cash. A suspect has since been arrested for something police call, "shoulder surfing".
Contra Costa Supervisors Vote Down Their Own Proposal To Give Themselves A RaiseContra Costa supervisors swallowed a bitter pill Tuesday in Martinez as they voted to rescind a salary increase that they had approved for themselves in late fall.
Emergency Crews Responding To Collisions, Stalls On Golden Gate Bridge Make Changes After New Barrier InstalledAfter the new movable median barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge is installed this weekend, U-turns will no longer be possible so serious accidents will have to be handled differently than before.