Giants Reach 1-Year, $2.9M Deal With 1st Baseman Brandon BeltFirst baseman Brandon Belt has reached agreement on a $2.9 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to avoid salary arbitration.
A's Give Outfielder Coco Crisp 2-Year Contract ExtensionCenter fielder Coco Crisp is staying with the Oakland Athletics for an additional two seasons, agreeing Friday to a new contract through 2016 that adds $22.75 million in guaranteed money.
Sharks, Wild Swap Minor League Prospects The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Chad Rau from the Minnesota Wild for forward Curt Gogol in a trade of minor leaguers.
A's Give Sam Fuld Shot To Land Outfield SpotOutfielder Sam Fuld has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes an invitation to big league spring training.
Bay Area Startup Plans To Offer Security Guard For Craigslist DealsA San Leandro entrepreneur is hoping to turn a profit by taking some of the risk out of transactions set up through Craigslist.
BART, Unions Back At Bargaining Table Looking To Resolve Medical Leave DisputeBART officials say they are hopeful that negotiations with the transit agency’s two biggest labor unions Thursday and Friday will resolve a heated dispute over paid family medical leave, a spokeswoman said.
A's Continue Dealing, Send Blevins To Nationals For ProspectOakland sent left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns, the Athletics' fifth trade in 10 days.
San Jose Police Approve New Contract, Union Says Officer Exodus Will ContinueSan Jose police officers have overwhelmingly approved a new contract offer, which provides a 10 percent raise over three years following almost a year of bitter labor negotiations.
BART Board Seeks Return To Bargaining Table Over Contract GlitchSan Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say board members will not be taking a vote on a tentative agreement during a special meeting to discuss a problem regarding a labor deal that settled a second strike.
Facebook Reportedly Rebuffed In $3 Billion Bid To Buy Snapchat Menlo Park’s Facebook has reportedly been spurned in its efforts to buy the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat.
What Finally Made It Into The BART Deal? It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco’s transit rail workers and their employer to finally agree on a contract that got trains running again Tuesday.
East Bay Lawmakers Join Push To Ban Transit Strikes After BART WalkoutOrinda City Councilman Steve Glazer, a longtime adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, was flanked by half a dozen other elected leaders from Contra Costa cities at the Walnut Creek BART station at an afternoon conference to continue his campaign for a transit strike ban.
BART Union Announces Plan For Midnight StrikeA team of federal mediators bowed out of the BART contract negotiations Thursday as union representatives announced that the talks have failed and workers will strike at midnight.
Marathon Bargaining Session For BART Labor Agreement Drags Into 2nd DayA marathon bargaining session between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its two biggest labor unions that began Wednesday morning lasted all night and was continuing Thursday, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.
U.S. Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown, Lift Debt CeilingWith hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States' borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.