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After allegedly killing his lifelong friend, East Bay man survived a self-inflicted headshot. DA says it was all over $20,000 debt

MARTINEZ — On April 3, 2017, a manager with Alta Bates hospital arrived at an El Cerrito apartment complex. He was looking for Steve Gagnon, 50, an employee who hadn’t shown up for work and wasn’t picking up his phone.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-11-14 15:30:28

Warriors suspend Draymond Green for Kevin Durant confrontation

OAKLAND - After Draymond Green lost his cool, even by his combustible standards, the Warriors silenced their outspoken forward the only way possible Tuesday night. They suspended him for one game as punishment for his heated argument with Kevin Durant, leaving the Warriors to confront public infight

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-11-13 23:37:34

‘Worst-case scenario’: California wildfires devastate UC Berkeley students’ communities

UC Berkeley senior Lucy Whitmore planned to visit her hometown of Paradise, California to spend Thanksgiving with her family, but the house she intended to return to no longer exists.

DAILY CALIFORNIAN - 2018-11-14 05:54:13

Authority considers eliminating cash option at toll plazas on Bay Area bridges to speed up traffic

OAKLAND, Calif.- Members of the Bay Area Toll Authority on Wednesday are considering replacing cash tolls with an all-electronic system, or possibly removing the plazas entirely, as a way to speed up traffic during heavy commute hours.

BAYINSIDER - 2018-11-14 14:26:00

Families mourn as first victims of California fire are named

PARADISE, Calif. - Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as "Zeus," was described as a lo

USA TODAY - 2018-11-14 00:36:45

Letter: New Measure W $6K tax dangerous for Oakland hills

It was aimed at urban blight, not a semi-wilderness environment, with creeks and narrow roads.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-11-14 15:36:04

Jonestown survivors lost only life they knew, built new ones

The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid heat, his blade carving roads and sites for wooden buildings with metal roofs. More than 900 people

SACRAMENTO BEE - 2018-11-13 22:26:00

Man shot in East Oakland

OAKLAND — A 30-year-old man was shot Tuesday afternoon as he said he was walking in East Oakland, police said Wednesday.The man was in stable condition at a hospital.The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of 25th Avenue.The man told police he was walking when he heard gunsho

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-11-14 15:26:18

Fire erupts in front of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity in Berkeley

An RV in front of the Phi Gamma Delta, or Fiji, fraternity house caught on fire Sunday evening, but has since been put out.


Prosecutor: Man Tried To Fatally Shoot 3 Officers In Menlo Park

OAKLAND (CBS SF) - An Alameda County prosecutor told jurors Tuesday that an East Palo Alto man should be convicted of three counts of premeditated attempted murder of a police officer for shooting at three officers in Menlo Park in 2015. Prosecutor John Brouhard said in his closing argument in the t

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-11-13 18:26:40

Exhibit honoring Berkeley’s sanctuary city status opens at Veterans Memorial Building

A new exhibit, “Building Bridges, Not Walls: Berkeley, America’s First Sanctuary City,” opened Sunday morning at the Veterans Memorial Building in Berkeley.

DAILY CALIFORNIAN - 2018-11-13 19:48:30

Alameda South Shore Center’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

WHAT: This holiday season, Alameda South Shore Center – a retail, dining, and entertainment destination located on the banks of the San Francisco Bay – invites visitors and locals to celebrate the festive season with live music, tap dancing, and free cookies with cider that will be served during the

PATCH - 2018-11-13 20:35:57

Death toll climbs to 48 in California's most lethal wildfire disaster

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - The remains of six more victims were found on Tuesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in a wildfire disaster already ranked as California’s most lethal and destructive in state history.

REUTERS UK - 2018-11-14 03:21:05

Berkeley Half Marathon canceled due to unhealthy air quality

Last year, the marathon, which takes runners in a loop course on many closed-off streets throughout Berkeley, drew an estimated 9,000 runners.

BERKELEYSIDE - 2018-11-13 16:50:25

Smoke From the Camp Fire Is a Public Health Hazard in California. Masks Only Do So Much.

It’s not just the people who are directly in the fire’s destructive path that are in danger. Smoke is causing bad air quality in a large swath of the state.Raiders fans wear respirator masks during an NFL game in Oakland, California, on Nov. 11, 2018. An Air Quality Advisory was issued due to heavy

SLATE - 2018-11-13 01:38:52

3-Alarm Oakland Fire Burns Overnight

OAKLAND, CA —Oakland Fire Department crews have extinguished a three-alarm fire at a two-story triplex that started on Monday night, according to fire officials.

PATCH - 2018-11-13 13:49:39

Berkeley Weather Forecast This Week

4-day Forecast for BerkeleyTuesday November 13Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 67, low 49.Chance of precipitation: 2%. Wind 3 mph from the ENEWednesday November 14Clear throughout the day. High 69, low 49.Chance of precipitation: 0%. Wind 2 mph from the NNWThursday November 15Partly cloudy thr

PATCH - 2018-11-13 01:19:49

Family identifies Oakland native among dead in Camp Fire

PARADISE, Calif. (KTVU)- A 66-year-old Bay Area native, born and raised in Oakland is feared to be among the dead in the Camp Fire in Butte County.

BAYINSIDER - 2018-11-13 21:32:00

Camp Fire death toll rises to 42, deadliest fire in California

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The Camp Fire death toll has risen to 42 people, according to Cal Fire. Officials announced in a press conference Monday night that firefighters found 13 additional bodies. This makes the Camp Fire not only the most destructive fire in California but now the deadliest as well.

KRON4 - 2018-11-13 03:39:59

San Francisco 49ers give surprise gift to Paradise High football team

SANTA CLARA — Monday morning marked the first time most of the Paradise High football team’s coaches, players, cheerleaders and school administrators had seen each other since the Camp Fire swept through their town Thursday.

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2018-11-13 00:55:29