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Monday, Sep 17

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BBC snubs Prince Andrew's reported demands to televise Eugenie's extravagant wedding

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If you arose in the early morning hours of May 19 to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, would you do the same on Oct. 12 for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to — what's his name — Jack Brooksbank? If the answer is…

Wednesday, Sep 5

21

Guatemala’s president targets group investigating him

MEXICO CITY – When Jimmy Morales ran for president of Guatemala three years ago, the former TV comedian’s campaign slogan was “Neither corrupt, nor a thief.” One of the reasons Morales had to make hon...

Saturday, Sep 1

22

Trustees back plan to build 70 apartments for Alameda school employees

ALAMEDA — Teachers and other employees of the Alameda Unified School District may get some help finding housing in the Bay Area’s pricey real estate market. The school board on Aug. 28 unanimously bac...

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Is Leonardo DiCaprio ready to marry and make babies with 21-year-old Camila Morrone?

After all the models, the Malibu beach parties and Posse nights out with Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio may have finally found The One. Camila Morrone attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Mar...

Friday, Aug 31

14

Community forum honors East Oakland cyclist’s memory, seeks solutions

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Members of the late Deontae Bush’s family, joined by moderator Sur...

Thursday, Aug 30

15

Opinion: Laws on scooters, like all others, must be heeded

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Recently, Piedmont police Capt. Chris Monahan and I were conversing outside my office when we saw three young lads (somewhere about age 13) on separate powered scooters. The boys, each laughing and ha...

Wednesday, Aug 22

06

Woman who gave birth alone in Alameda County jail, screaming for hours, sues county

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DUBLIN — A woman gave birth in Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, screaming for hours, alone, with nothing to wrap her baby girl in but the jail jumpsuit on her back. The woman, Candace Steel, has now ...

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Toxic blue-green algae triggers warning in Pittsburg

Contra Costa County Health officials are warning people against coming in contact with the water inside New York Point near Pittsburg’s Yacht Club after blue-green algae there tested 175 times over th...

Friday, Aug 17

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Rodent infestation: 6 restaurants temporarily closed at Sunvalley mall; health officials investigating

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CONCORD — Contra Costa County health officials will reach out to the owners of Sunvalley mall to address the closure of six restaurants earlier this week because of a rodent infestation, a spokesman for the department said Friday. Tomi…

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‘Toilet to tap’ water nearly matches bottled H20 in taste test, California university researchers discover

Saddled with the “toilet to tap” label, recycled water still has a bit of an image problem. But in a blind taste test, UC Riverside researchers found that people prefer its flavor over tap water and t...

Thursday, Aug 16

23

Broken Rio Vista Bridge blocks Sacramento River shipping lanes

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What goes up must come down, but what’s down can’t always easily go up. That’s the problem with the State Highway 12 Bridge in Rio Vista, which has been stuck in the “down” position since Friday after ...

Tuesday, Aug 14

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What to wear? Alameda middle school students win two-year battle to loosen dress code

ALAMEDA — Kristen Wong felt the flutter of butterflies in her stomach as she walked into the administrative office at Lincoln Middle School two years ago. She thought her pink scooped-necked tank top, ...

Monday, Aug 13

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

SACRAMENTO — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The ...

Monday, Aug 6

09

Jobs growth favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

MONACA, Pennsylvania (AP) — The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year on President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of Democratic vo...

Saturday, Aug 4

22

Antioch council to reconsider proposed sales tax, adding oversight and sunset clause

The Antioch City Council will meet for a third time on Tuesday to consider new wording on a proposed sales tax measure, this time including a sunset clause and oversight committee requirement. Council ...

Friday, Aug 3

01

San Ramon considering more tobacco restrictions

SAN RAMON — San Ramon officials are considering banning the sale of flavored tobacco products and prohibiting electronic smoking devices — aka vaping — from being used in public. After hearing seven s...

Thursday, Aug 2

10

Antioch: Council forced to reword sales tax ballot measure language

It was back to the drawing board Tuesday night for the Antioch City Council, which was forced to tweak a sales tax measure when election officials determined the wording was too long for the ballot. D...

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Landscape on marijuana research shifting despite federal roadblocks

After decades of disconnect between federal officials who consider cannabis a harmful drug and public opinion that increasingly views cannabis as something that should be legal and is potentially good ...

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Giants impacting short-term, long-term future with roster decisions in August

PHOENIX–The trade deadline is baseball’s version of chess, an opportunity for general managers to outsmart one another in an effort to best position their franchises for immediate or future success. W...

Wednesday, Aug 1

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Rising jazz star Sarah McKenzie brings her Midas touch to SF Bay Area

At the age of 24, Sarah McKenzie was on the fast track. A jazz pianist and vocalist with a deep affinity for the American Songbook, she’d recorded two albums for ABC Music in Australia, earning the co...

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Equal pay in big-wave waters: Mavericks women fight for same prize purse

PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA — The U.S. women’s soccer team demanded pay raises after winning the 2015 World Cup. The American hockey team threatened a boycott without a pay increase a year before the women w...

Friday, Jul 27

21

Jefferson Airplane founder Marty Balin being honored by Mill Valley, his longtime hometown

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As one of this year’s judges for Mill Valley’s annual Milley Awards, I happily joined my colleagues in voting to give the award for achievement in music to Marty Balin, a founder of the Jefferson Airp...

Tuesday, Jul 17

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Study: Urgent care clinics prescribe millions of unnecessary antibiotics

Nearly half of patients who go to urgent care clinics seeking treatment for a flu, cold or other conditions that don’t require antibiotics received a prescription for one anyway. That’s three times as ...

Wednesday, Jul 11

03

British prime minister tries to stem Cabinet exodus over Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Tuesday that her plan to retain close ties with the European Union “absolutely keeps faith” with voters’ decision to leave the bloc, as she tried t...

Saturday, Jul 7

06

Jahi McMath: Funeral honors young teen whose brain death captured world’s attention

Click here if you are having trouble viewing this gallery or video on a mobile device. OAKLAND — The mother of an Oakland teen who was declared brain dead almost five years ago but kept breathing thro...

Wednesday, Jul 4

04

Of Jahi McMath, mom says: ‘That little black girl from Oakland made history’

Through tears, the mother of an Oakland teenager who was removed from breathing machines almost five years after being declared brain dead, said Tuesday she would fight all over again to try to save her daughter. “I gave up everything for…

Tuesday, Jul 3

02

US envoy meets North Korean officials at DMZ

SEOUL, South Korea – Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, held talks with North Korean officials in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas over the weekend, the State Department said Monday, amid skepticism of the…

Wednesday, Jun 27

01

Giants guarantee first full winning month in two years with win over Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO–Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino has been virtually unhittable all season. But Gorkys Hernández didn’t need to record a hit to make Ottavino pay for a mistake. After falling behind 1-2 with the bases loaded in the bottom of the…

Sunday, Jun 24

17

Treating genetic disease: Is a cure a cut away?

Delaney Van Riper smiles in her apartment on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Van Riper, a UC Santa Cruz student, has a degenerative muscle condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Van Riper hopes through the use of the .…

Saturday, Jun 16

05

Oakland man’s Craigslist ad scores a kidney from generous donor

Instead of checking out Craigslist to find used furniture, musical instruments or electronics, an Oakland man used it to find something much more organic: a kidney. After dealing with kidney problems his entire life, undergoing surgery and…