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Richmond high school student arrested, accused of bringing gun to school

RICHMOND, Calif. (KTVU) - A Richmond high school student was arrested on Tuesday, accused of bringing a gun to school. It happened on the De Anza High School campus, which went into lockdown mode after a student reported seeing another student with a gun, according to officials with the West Contra

BAYINSIDER - 2017-09-19 20:39:00

Woman fatally shot in East Oakland

OAKLAND - A woman was fatally shot Tuesday morning in East Oakland, police said. No other information about her was released. She was shot about 8:53 a.m. in the 600 block of Almanza Drive, a residential area in the Sobrante Park neighborhood. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:22:24

Concord Safeway plagued with problems

CONCORD, Calif. (Rob Malcom/KTVU) - The Safeway store at 2600 Willow Pass Road in Concord has been plagued with problems. Customers say they are greeted panhandlers inside and outside of the store which also has a persistent problem of shoplifting. Customers like Desiree Monsarat from Martinez only

BAYINSIDER - 2017-09-19 15:10:00

Man Sought After Using Stolen Credit Card In Martinez, Pleasant Hill

BENICIA (CBS SF) - Authorities are searching for a man who recently used a credit card stolen from a vehicle in Benicia to make $2,000 in purchases in Martinez and Pleasant Hill, according to Benicia police. The suspect is a white man who is 30 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet, 200

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 16:16:00

Kitka joins Russian Polina Shepherd, Klezmatics' Lorin Sklamberg in song

Shira Cion of Kitka, the sterling women's vocal ensemble inspired by traditional Eastern European songs and the ways women sing them, finally heard Polina Shepherd live last winter when the Siberian-born, Soviet-trained singer, pianist and composer played the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center. Cion

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:49:00

Vacation Rental Tax Discussed For Contra Costa County

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA -The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors heard a pair of reports this morning on their options for new ordinances that would affect short-term rental operators such as Airbnb hosts in unincorporated areas of the county. The first report centered on the question of wheth

PATCH - 2017-09-19 21:09:28

Blues Festival returns to downtown Martinez

Downtown Martinez erupts with the sounds of wailing guitars - and wailing men - as the seventh annual Bay Area Blues Festival returns to Main Street. Along with the usual assortment of food, local craft vendors and art, visitors can expect a cavalcade of homegrown musical acts. The lineup on Saturd

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 21:36:00

Bay Area political events: Khanna town hall, peace festival

Town hall: Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, holds a town hall at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ohlone Community College's Jackson Theater, 43600 Mission Blvd. in Fremont. Information: http://bit.ly/2jGzAGS. Peace in the Park: Features speakers, live music, poetry, visual artists, tai chi, hatha yoga and "meditat

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 22:38:00

Photo: Here's to you, Elsie Robinson

Benicia State Parks Association paid tribute to 20th-century syndicated Hearst columnist and Benicia native Elsie Robinson in the chambers of Benicia's Capitol building Sunday. Benicia High School graduate Sheena Beeson (left) portrayed Robinson and read excerpts from the columnist's 1934 autobiogra

BENICIAHERALDONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Artist displays New Mexico-inspired work at Umpqua Bank

Les Overlock's "Ghost Ranch View." (Photo by Nick Sestanovich) Les Overlock is no stranger to capturing New Mexico with his brush, and his works can be seen at Umpqua Bank in the new exhibition "The Land of Enchantment: From Taos to Abiquiu." The artist and former long-time Liberty High School teac

BENICIAHERALDONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Ask Ellen: Fundraising for charities

We recently completed the "warmest" weekend in history, and we are just around the corner for another holiday weekend. I want to say thanks to each of you who have taken the time to share your experiences with our readers. Several of you have shared that you, a family member or a friend has receiv

BENICIAHERALDONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

'Near Normal Man' battles Nazis again, for the third time in 7 decades

Ben Stern speaks at the Bay Area march and rally Against Hatred in Berkeley, Aug. 27, 2017. (Rob Waters photo) During World War II, he survived two ghettos, nine concentration camps and two death marches. A Polish Jew, he was starved, beaten, whipped and shot at by Nazis. Yet Ben Stern miraculously

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:43:08

After a 23andMe DNA test, Northern California woman discovers 3 siblings

As a 33-year-old mother of two, Jaclyn Baxter took the mail-in DNA test primarily to learn about her genetic health risks. On a Sunday in March, she spit into a test tube and sent the sample to 23andMe, a genetic testing firm based in Mountain View. When she received the online results about two mon

SFGATE - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Memorial service set for Pi Day creator Larry Shaw

Three-point-one-four was more than a number to museum curator Larry Shaw, who created the offbeat, lighthearted and pizza-infused mathematical holiday known as Pi Day. It was Mr. Shaw, a man who loved numbers even more than he loved a slice of pizza, who transformed the endless number into an endles

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 22:30:00

1 charged after Ben Shapiro protest

One person has been charged with a misdemeanor in connection with a demonstration in Berkeley on Thursday outside a Ben Shapiro talk at Cal. Darin Bauer, 44, of Berkeley was charged with battery and is being held on $5,000 bail at Santa Rita Jail. His listed occupation is "nomad." Bauer was arrested

BERKELEYSIDE - 2017-09-19 20:35:17

ABC7 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month is here and to celebrate we are highlighting Hispanic history, people, and culture here in the Bay Area all month! ABC7 is proud to celebrate the Bay Area's rich cultural diversity, a custom for over 25 years. NOMINATE SOMEONE YOU KNOWWe invite you to join us in honoring loca

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-09-20 00:44:15

Asian American family honored for standing by Black Lives Matter

Debbie Lee and her daughter Celi Tamayo-Lee. Photo by Nikka Singh Covering the Police is an effort to look more closely at how police work in the Mission and elsewhere in the city. It is a collaboration with U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. The Monday after a car drove into a crowd of

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 18:35:58

No, Taco Bell isn't taking your drive-thru away (but they will add more boozy locations)

This is how rumors get started. One media outlet misreads or misinterprets another media outlet's report, or an overzealous headline writer gets involved and pretty soon you've got customers thinking they have to choose between having a drive-thru or alcohol at their local Taco Bell. Wrong! The comp

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-20 00:00:28

The Latest: College campus mourning dead lacrosse player

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a college lacrosse player who had been drinking at a party (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A Pennsylvania college where a 19-year-old student and lacrosse player died after drinking at a party and then falling down at his dorm says the campus is in mourning

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 21:43:00

UC Berkeley, UCSF team getting attention for device that helps diagnose pneumonia

A University of California team has just won its second design award for a medical device that looks like a lopsided softball -- and could save lives in the developing world. "Pneumonia is the number one killer in children worldwide," explained Adam Rao, who's a medical student and Ph.D. candidate a

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-09-20 01:41:22