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Wednesday, Aug 22


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 10


Brown: 49ers running back scores touchdown for murdered brother-in-law – ‘He was on my mind the whole game’

SANTA CLARA — Once he got back to the bench, away from the backslaps and bear hugs, Joe Williams celebrated his 1-yard touchdown run as quietly as he could. The 49ers running back tapped his chest twi...

Thursday, Aug 2


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


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...

Wednesday, Jul 4


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…

Wednesday, Jun 27


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…

Saturday, Jun 16


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…

Sunday, Apr 15


E-bikes are becoming a hit with consumers


Which is good marketing news for the electric-bike industry which is currently riding a wave of popularity, especially here in sunny, athletically minded California, and enjoying buzz like it got at this weekend’s Electric Bike Expo in San…

Sunday, Apr 8


With injuries mounting, Warriors guard Nick Young looks to find role

OAKLAND – More than eight months ago, a contingent of Steve Kerr, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant traveled to Los Angeles to pitch then-free agent Nick Young on their organization. Young’s ability to score in bunches, combined with a free…

Tuesday, Dec 12


San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly at 65

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) SAN FRANCISCO — Edwin Mah Lee, San Francisco’s…

Saturday, Dec 2


Driver arrested, toll taker identified in fatal in Bay Bridge Toll Plaza wreck; multiple lanes closed

Several lanes of the San Francisco Bay Bridge are closed as Alameda County Sheriff's Department Coroner's Bureau deputies remove a body from the scene of a fatal crash in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. A toll booth worker was…

Sunday, Nov 19


Napping on the job may turn out to be a very good idea for a sleep-deprived nation

President Donald Trump prides himself on getting by with just four or five hours of sleep at night, which leaves him plenty of time early in the morning to scan cable TV news and tweet before going to work. During last year’s rough-and…

Friday, Sep 8


California weighs controversial ‘injection centers’ to fight opioid epidemic

OAKLAND — A woman walks into a clinic where a nurse offers her a choice of sterilized needles of different sizes. She picks one, pulls a packet of heroin out of her purse and injects herself. The health staff stands by, ready to give her…

Tuesday, Aug 29


Left-wing activists downplay antifa violence at Berkeley rally, vow resistance to 'alt-right'

Community advocate Alex U. Inn speaks to members of the media during a press conference about weekend protests on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group). Expand. By David DeBolt ...

Thursday, Aug 24


Update: Uber’s threat to sell Oakland headquarters sparks worry, relief

OAKLAND — Uber is considering selling the former Sears building that was once intended to be the ride-hailing firm’s Oakland headquarters, sowing uncertainty over the fate of the massive, vacant building in the heart of the city’s…

Tuesday, May 16


Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures…

Monday, May 8


Kawakami: Draymond Green on the Cavaliers, Marshawn Lynch, Topgolf with Durant, and more

SALT LAKE CITY–Draymond Green was sitting and answering any question that could be asked of him, so it was not a time to be standing anywhere else. I asked several of these questions. Draymond answered all of them. It’s typically…

Sunday, Feb 19


McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She…

Sunday, Feb 5


Milo Yiannopoulos plans to return to Berkeley

BERKELEY — Controversial provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced Saturday morning via Facebook that he has plans to return to Berkeley, following violent demonstrations that prompted UC Berkeley to cancel his speaking event there earlier…

Wednesday, Feb 1


Oakland: Schaaf says no to Raiders stadium construction subsidies

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) “I do a lot of tightrope walking and as mayor I…


Could the latest Las Vegas complications finally nudge the Raiders to Santa Clara, at least temporarily?

There is trouble with the Raiders’ planned move to Las Vegas, big trouble, and even if this all probably was foreseeable, that doesn’t make it any less problematic for owner Mark Davis. Raiders Talk podcast: Las Vegas deal in trouble and a…

Friday, Jan 13


Oakland: Tower of Power band members hit by train in Jack London Square

An Oakland Police officer exits the car parked in front of Yoshi's nightclub after two musicians were hit by an Amtrak train on Embarcadero and Clay Street in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Bassist Marc Van Wageningen of…

Wednesday, Dec 14


Ronnie Lott’s Raiders stadium plan gets…

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) OAKLAND — A Hail Mary attempt to keep the Raiders…

Tuesday, Dec 6


Oakland warehouse fire: 10 more victims named

OAKLAND — Ten more victims of a deadly Fruitvale District warehouse fire were named late Monday as authorities pressed forward with an investigation that could result in murder charges. So far, 36 bodies have been pulled from the ash and…

Saturday, Dec 3


At least 9 dead in a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., fire officials confirm - East Bay Times

At least 9 dead in a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., fire officials confirm - East Bay Times

Tuesday, Nov 22


Oakland leaders claim they are nearing finish line on plan to keep Raiders in Oakland

OAKLAND — As the clock ticks closer to the NFL owners’ vote on a Raiders-to-Las Vegas deal, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Tuesday announced local leaders are close to getting a deal to try and keep the team here, and one that won’t need…

Sunday, Nov 20


Berean Christian wins 56-21 over California School for the Deaf

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Isaiah Hodgins had a huge night in Berean…

Monday, Sep 5


From the stands to the bullpen, Giants rookie Ty Blach lowers his sights at Coors Field

DENVER – Giants rookie left-hander Ty Blach is exceptional in one respect. He is a pitcher who is really, really looking forward to taking the mound at Coors Field. “I mean, I felt like I was there all the time,” said Blach, who grew up in…

Sunday, Sep 4


UPDATED: Giants, Bumgarner look like contenders again in 3-2 victory over Cubs

CHICAGO – The Giants have spent the past seven weeks looking like the antithesis of a playoff team. But hand the ball to Madison Bumgarner in the September sunshine, then play with some opportunistic aggression behind him, and you begin to…

Friday, Sep 2