Assembly Passes Bill Giving Local School Districts Power To Deny Funds For Home SchoolingA major fight is brewing in Sacramento over the effect charter schools are having on public education.  And caught up in that battle are people who educate their kids at home.
California Earthquake Warning System Getting Funding BoostAn earthquake early warning system may be getting a financial shot in the arm from the state of California.
Martinez Church Teetering On Eroded Creek Bank Seeks HelpEach week, church members come to the Second Baptist Church in Martinez to worship, but their faith in the building is being tested.
Berkeley Neighborhood Bids Fond Farewell (With Grumbles) to Landmark TreeOne of the oldest living residents in Berkeley has died. Neighbors are sad but some are angry and say it didn’t have to happen.
Sonoma County Home Sales Plummet Amid Surplus Following WildfiresSonoma County home sales have plunged last month following a period of big demand after the wine country wildfires, the clearest sign yet of a housing market slowdown.
Golden Eagle Found Shot In Wing Being Rehabilitated In Walnut CreekBay Area veterinarians are doing everything they can to help rehabilitate a golden eagle after someone shot the bird in the wing.
Popular Jewish Kids Summer Camp Arises From Ashes Of Tubbs FireCamp Newman, a popular summer getaway for Jewish youth in the North Bay, was lost to wildfire last October. Then, thanks to a minor miracle, the camp is back up and running at a cool new location on the bay.
Post Of Arab Stereotype Riles Up Pleasanton Community Facebook PageLike many suburban towns, local news and reviews are often featured in Facebook group pages, and "Pleasanton Rants and Raves" is one such page that enjoys a certain amount of popularity. But a recent posting has turned members against each other.
Drag Racing Youngster Making His Mark At Sonoma RacewayAmong the racers descending on Sonoma Raceway for upcoming back-to-back weekends of NHRA drag racing are drivers who are years away from getting a driver license.
Francophiles Rejoice At San Francisco World Cup Watch PartyOn Sunday at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, the World Cup watch crowd was decidedly France-focused and they were not disappointed.
Eschewing Plastic Packages, Entrepreneur Finds Metal Suits Him to a TeaSo much of our supermarket food comes encased in shiny, plastic packaging. Chris Clark is doing something to change that -- starting in the beverage aisle.