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East Bay murder conviction overturned by federal appeals court

A federal appeals court overturned the murder conviction of a Richmond man Monday for a 2006 killing in Berkeley, saying the defense lawyer failed to challenge the testimony of the prosecution's key witness. Nicholas Beaudreaux, 20, was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for first-degree murder

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 01:51:00

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

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

All evacuation orders lifted for Pier Fire

All evacuation orders will be lifted as of 10 a.m. Monday, officials announced. The 37,000-acre fire that sparked on Aug. 29, along Highway 190 near Springville is now 95 percent contained. Officials predict firefighters will have full containment later this week. Weather played a major role in co

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2017-09-18 16:11:14

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

Smuin opens season with a red-hot choreographer in tow

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa looks to be on the cusp of becoming a Bay Area fixture. In March 2016, Lopez Ochoa's "Prism" (2014), originally made for Washington Ballet, appeared on Silicon Valley Ballet's home season after the company had toured it in Spain. Created

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:00:02

Treating arthritis in older pets

Q. My 13-year-old male black Lab has very bad arthritis. He is taking an anti-inflammatory (Novox), and a pain killer (Tramadol). Is there anything else that can give him more relief and make normal movement easier? Marilyn, Walnut Creek A. Degenerative joint disease (DJD), commonly known as arthrit

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:30:55

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

Walnut Creek CPA Arrested On Federal Charges

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Walnut Creek resident Marc Howard Berger has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco on charges of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns. He was arrested Monday morning and made an initial appearance in federal court in San Francisco. He plea

PATCH - 2017-09-19 21:49:53

Free financial planning workshops at Walnut Creek Library

Finance 101, presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, is a series of four free financial workshops offered on Monday afternoons starting Oct. 16 in which experts will discuss tax implications on retirement income, cyber security, estate planning and planning for nursing home expenses. Start

TOPIX - 2017-09-20 00:52:01

35 Employers Hiring In Walnut Creek, East Bay Right Now

From healthcare to hospitality, to teaching positions and retail, the job listings in this week's employment postings are chock-full of opportunities for those on the hunt for the perfect job. We have curated some of the most interesting openings recently listed around the East Bay. Customize your

PATCH - 2017-09-19 14:42:36

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

State Lines: Javier Zamora's 'To Abuelita Neli'

When he was 9 years old, Javier Zamora traveled alone from El Salvador to reunite with his parents in the United States. He left the rest of his family behind - grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. Zamora's debut poetry collection, "Unaccompanied," describes this story of exile, a story shared b

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-20 00:44:00

Bay Area Freeway Traffic Continues to Worsen: MTC

No surprise for Bay Area commuters: traffic is getting worse. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission found that weekday traffic congestion across the region jumped 80 percent between 2010 and 2016. Back in 2010, commuters on average spent 1.9 minutes daily driving at freeway speeds below 35 mph.

NBC BAY AREA - 2017-09-19 13:40:29

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

Valero corporation backs off petroleum pipeline purchase

BENICIA >> Valero Refinery has called off plans to purchase two petroleum terminals in Martinez and Richmond, the company announced on Monday. The Martinez terminal, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, is the last independently owned storage and distribution terminal in Northern California not a

VALLEJO TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 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

Opinion: Monarchs need 'Airbnb for butterflies' or they'll go extinct

Bay Area News Group Archives A monarch butterfly sips nectar from swamp milkweed flower. (Bay Area News Group Archives) A monarch butterfly feeds on a flower at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary on Monday November 21, 2016. David Royal - Monterey Herald) Monarch butterflies clump together on cypru

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:05:39

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