Minimum Wage Hike Hits Oakland Chinatown Shop, Restaurant Owners HardSome shop owners in Oakland’s Chinatown say business is down, and they are struggling to stay afloat after the city’s minimum wage increased to over $12-an-hour, making it the highest in the country.
Truckee Duo Completes 1st Winter Hike On Pacific Crest Trail From Canada To MexicoMoments after finishing a historic wintertime trek of the Pacific Crest Trail, Justin Lichter reassured bystanders the pale, desquamated look of his rain-soaked hands was "totally normal."
Hundreds Of UC Berkeley Students Walk Out Of Classes To Protest Planned Tuition HikesHundreds of UC Berkeley students walked out of classrooms Monday to march in protest of planned tuition hikes.
Tarantula Movement Begins Early On Mount Diablo, Giant Spiders Crawling Across East BayThe annual tarantula mating ritual began early on the East Bay's Mount Diablo, sending giant, hairy spiders skittering across roads and meadows, in search of a willing partner.
EBMUD Proposes Raising Water Rates For CustomersEast Bay Municipal Utility District General Manager Alexander Coate Tuesday proposed a 19 percent water rate increase for customers over the next two years to pay for infrastructure and maintenance work.
Santa Clara County Residents Warned To Watch For RattlesnakesThe odds of being bitten by a rattlesnake are slim, but it does happen. 15 people were bitten by snakes in Santa Clara County last year, and emergency responders would prefer not to see it happen at all in 2013.