Caltrans Investigates Safety Measures After ‘Unexpected’ Wrong-Way Driver Wreck On Bay BridgeCaltrans officials are looking at ways to possibly enhance safety measures on the Bay Bridge after a wrong-way driver struck several cars last Saturday night.
Berkeley's Measure D Passes Making It First City in U.S. To Tax Soda; San Francisco's Similar Proposition E FailedSoda drinkers in Berkeley will soon have to pay an extra cent per ounce to consume their sugary drinks as a majority of voters supported Measure D. It will become the nation's first tax on soda. Meanwhile, a similar soda-tax measure, Proposition E in San Francisco, failed to pass.
Governor Brown Makes Campaign Stop In Pleasanton; Promotes Props 1 & 2Governor Jerry Brown rode through Pleasanton on Monday to encourage members of the Democratic Party in preparation for next week’s election and to promote California’s Propositions 1 and 2.
Troubled Vallejo High School Under Close Watch By Accreditation Commissionullying, student safety, and poor academic achievement are issues confronting Vallejo High School as a regional accrediting association said it's keeping close watch after issuing a negative report about the school.
Martinez Animal Shelter Recognized For Disaster Relief Program That Meets Federal Guidelines An animal shelter program in Contra Costa County is getting recognition from supervisors in Martinez for their preparedness in the event of a disaster.
Vallejo Fire Crews Encounter A Booby-Trapped Marijuana Grow While Fighting FireFirefighters attempting to extinguish a fire inside a burning building in Vallejo Thursday night soon discovered the structure, used as medical marijuana grow was booby-trapped, authorities said.
Napa Valley Vintners Put Competition Aside To Help In Recovery Efforts Following EarthquakeThis is harvest season in the wine country and vintners are trying to help other winemakers, whose facilities might have been damaged by the August 24 earthquake.
3 Die In Car Crash On Interstate 680 Off Ramp In Benicia Three people have died in a crash on an off-ramp of northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Benicia Tuesday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster Alameda County's District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.
Contra Costa County Pushes To Sign Up Inmates Now Eligible For Medi-Cal Coverage Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.
Ralph Nader Calls On U.S. Postal Service To Keep Berkeley Post Office OpenThe U.S. Postal Service announced in 2012 that it planned to sell the building, in part because of a multi-billion dollar deficit it is facing.
Drako, The Contraband Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog, Reaches Milestone At Vacaville Prison Drako, a Belgian shepherd trained to sniff narcotics and smuggled cell phones, reached a milestone at his prison recently.
Oakland Police Department Dispatch Center Gets $750,000 UpgradeOakland's 911center has undergone a $750,000 upgrade in technology and equipment. The center, which receives an estimated 1,500 calls a day, now meets current standards and improves communications between the public and police.
Fire Killed Pilot After He Crashed During Travis AFB Airshow, Autopsy FindsAn autopsy report said it wasn’t the crash or the upside-down slide that killed pilot Eddie Andreini during an airshow at Travis Air Force Base last month. The report indicates he had survived the crash, only to be burned to death.
BART Maintenance Crew Wins Mechanics' Competition At International Rail Rodeo A BART maintenance crew has bragging rights after winning the top prize at this year’s International Rail Rodeo in Montreal, Canada.