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Some evacuations lifted for Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire

Evacuation orders have been lifted for some areas impacted by the Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The orders have been lifted for the Las Cumbres and Skyline Boulevard communities and areas south of Bear Creek Road, such as Hidden Springs Land, Moon Rise Road, Mustang Mesa and Bear Creek Way

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-10-19 11:47:29

Bear Fire is now 30 percent contained, some evacuation orders lifted

A vehicle destroyed by the Bear Fire sits near the origin of the blaze. (Shmuel Thaler -- Santa Cruz Sentinel) BOULDER CREEK >> Containment has progressed to 30 percent at the 320 acre Bear Fire, according to an update Thursday morning by Cal Fire. Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Las Cu

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2017-10-19 07:00:00

SF police officer in critical condition following hit-and run, suspect in custody

Emergency crews responded after a San Francisco police officer was hit by a vehicle on Turk Street between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue Wednesday afternoon. A source tells ABC7 News that the police officer was on a bicycle when the incident occurred. The hit-and-run occurred shortly after 12:

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-10-18 19:30:17

The Latest: Democrats lining up for Obama campaign stops

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on former President Barack Obama campaigning for Democrats running for governor in New Jersey and Virginia (all times local): 2:30 p.m. People were waiting in line for hours as former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail to stump for New Jersey's Democr

SFGATE - 2017-10-19 19:13:00

Testimony: Man charged in police officer's death fell to knees, started praying

FAIRFIELD - Robert J. Vega fell on his knees and started praying after almost growling at the Vallejo home of a police officer who Vega is accused of killing, jurors heard Wednesday. The daughter of officer Augustine "Gus" Vegas testified during the first day of the Solano County Superior Court murd

DAILY REPUBLIC - 2017-10-19 11:15:52

Time To Buy: Mortgage Rates Sink To Lowest Levels In Weeks

Mortgage rates have slid to their lowest levels in a few weeks, giving borrowers a good opportunity to lock in a low rate before expected rate increases. The average for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped for the first time in three weeks in Bankrate's weekly survey. Markets believe t

PATCH - 2017-10-19 14:51:22

5 Vehicle Crash On I-680 Causes Major Traffic Jam

WALNUT CREEK, CA - A 5 vehicle crash blocked 3 lanes of northbound I-680 in unincorporated Contra Costa County, south of Walnut Creek, according to the California Highway Patrol. Because of the blocked lanes, traffic backed up almost to San Ramon. The crash was reported at 11:23 a.m. near Livorna R

PATCH - 2017-10-19 20:19:58

4 great new Bay Area burger bistros

The new Burger Lounge in Walnut Creek has warm wood tones and Creamsicle-colored accents. A second location is in the works in Campbell. (Photo: Burger Lounge). Burger Lounge in Walnut Creek offers an organic vegetarian burger made with quinoa topped with organic cheese, tomato, lettuce, onions and

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-19 13:00:37

Oakland police more likely to stop African-Americans, report finds

OAKLAND - Almost two-thirds of drivers Oakland police stopped in 2016 were African-Americans, who make up just over a fourth of the city's population, according to a recent report. Half of all citations Oakland police issued were to African-Americans, the report also found. African-Americans make up

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-19 12:46:00

Opinion: Cal chancellor says Milo's "Free Speech Week" was a set-up

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ smiles during a press conference on the university's campus Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Christ says the university is committed to protecting free speech, and is allowing former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro to visit and speak on campus, despite con

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-19 15:05:55

Saint Mary's Presents "Anon(ymous)" on Stage

Saint Mary's College High School Performing Arts presents "Anon(ymous)" in the school auditorium at 1294 Albina Avenue, Berkeley. The story by Naomi Iizuka of a modern day migrant's journey through America, based on Homer's Odyssey, will be performed at 7:00 p.m. on October 26, 27, 28, November 2 an

PATCH - 2017-10-19 18:45:33

We must close the racial wealth divide

The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported new data showing median incomes rising sharply in the San Francisco area. While many in the Bay Area latched onto the promising economic outlook, I was immediately struck by the glaring headline that was missed. Black households, already far below the avera

BERKELEY DAILY PLANET - 2017-10-19 21:07:00

Officials say two East Bay high school students arrested for sexual assault

Police arrested two high school students from Concord accused of sexually assaulting a female student from Carondelet High School. Officials said one student is from De La Salle High School and the other is from Ygnacio Valley High School. The incident occurred in late September off-campus in uninco

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-10-19 20:46:50

Bay Area arts and entertainment picks, Oct. 20

Oakland Symphony: Michael Morgan and the orchestra open their season with symphonies by Beethoven and Shostakovich. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. www.oaklandsymphony.org Solange: The singer is on tour in support of her critically acclaimed album "A Seat at the Ta

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-10-19 18:36:00

South Asian walking tour brings buried Berkeley history to life

Standing in front of the Pacific Center on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Derby Street, Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh start their South Asian Radical History Walking Tour with the story of Ali Ishtiaq, commonly referred to as Tinku by his friends.South Asian Radical History Walking Tour w

BERKELEYSIDE - 2017-10-19 11:01:24

UC Berkeley, Mills College strike deal to share some facilities

Two East Bay colleges have come up with an unusual solution to some of their challenges. Mills College and UC Berkeley signed an agreement Thursday to share some services and facilities. Watch the video in the player above for the full story. Two East Bay colleges have come up with an unusual soluti

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-10-20 00:54:21

Multitalented Olli Mustonen is a must-hear in Berkeley

The age of the Renaissance man is not over. Finland's Olli Mustonen may not be as well-known as some of his musical countrymen, but he's earned enthusiastic accolades as a composer, conductor, and pianist - often displaying all three talents at the same concert. In his recordings of works by Sibeliu

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-19 17:31:55

Seminary on Berkeley's 'Holy Hill' to lease classroom building to charter middle school

BERKELEY - Pacific School of Religion has landed a tenant for its Seeley G. Mudd classroom building, signing a letter of intent with REALM Charter Schools, the seminary announced on its website Wednesday. REALM Middle School will operate in the Mudd building starting in fall 2018, PSR President Davi

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-19 16:45:17

Berkeley Fair Campaign Practices Commission to Vote Thursday on the Berkeley Rental Housing Coalition Failure to Disclose $20,000 Expenditure for Landlord-Backed Rent Board Candidates

Political action arm of the Berkeley Property Owners Association to receive the highest fine in modern Berkeley history In what should be the final chapter of a long controversy, the Berkeley Fair Campaign Practices Commission (BFCPC) plans to vote on a draft stipulation between staff, the City Att

BERKELEY DAILY PLANET - 2017-10-19 21:14:00

Lawsuit Against City Of Berkeley Delayed

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A federal judge in San Francisco, saying he wanted more briefing on disability issues, delayed the trial of a lawsuit on the death of a schizophrenic transgender woman who died in Berkeley police custody. Kayla Moore, 41, collapsed in the early morning of Feb. 13, 2013, during a

PATCH - 2017-10-19 13:23:43