Richmond poised to hike minimum wage to highest in Bay Area – Contra Costa Times

Huge increase in crude oil by rail to Bay Area concerns local leaders – Contra Costa Times

Bay Area storm is good news for San Francisco rain record, other cities still … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — Break out the bubbly, San Francisco. This is only your second-driest winter in recorded history. A massive storm streaked the Bay Area with rain…

Storm knocks out power – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-28) 13:42 PST SAN FRANCISCO — A storm lashing the Bay Area left thousands of residents without power Friday and created hazardous conditions on roadways. The National Weather…

City Council Passes LA ‘Fracking’ Ban – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council moved a step closer Friday to make L.A. the biggest city in the nation to approve a moratorium on a…

Giants willing to share AT&T Park – ESPN

ESPNThe San Francisco Giants are open to temporarily sharing AT&T Park with the Oakland A’s if their cross-bay rivals construct a new stadium, Giants president Larry Baer said Thursday. The…

Google Barge On The Move; Goodbye San Francisco, Hello Stockton – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsGoogle Barge is reportedly on a move to set up a new home in Stockton, after the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission issued notice to…

Best of Bay Area bike trips get a lift from public transit – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOakland to Orinda. 25 to 45 miles, difficult. Get off BART at the Rockridge station and pick up a cornmeal blueberry scone at the Market Hall bakery across…

6 Current, Former San Francisco Officers Indicted – ABC News

ABC NewsFederal grand juries have indicted six current and former San Francisco police officers, charging three with stealing money, drugs, electronics and gift cards seized during investigations, federal prosecutors announced…

Feds indict 5 San Francisco police officers, one ex-cop – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Five San Francisco police officers and one former cop have been indicted on corruption charges ranging from drug dealing, theft and civil rights violations that emerged…

6 San Francisco police officers indicted – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-27) 12:23 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Five San Francisco police officers and a former officer have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges including extortion, dealing…

San Francisco police officers indicted on federal charges – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoFive San Francisco police officers and a former officer were indicted Thursday on federal civil rights and corruptions charges tied in part to a series of raids on…

Storms Bring Relief But New Worries Of Floods, Mudslides – MyFox Los Angeles

MyFox Los AngelesThe weather system moved down from Northern California, bringing up to an inch of rain in drought-stricken coastal and valley areas of Los Angeles County, and more in…

Could Gun Tracing Reduce Violent Crime in Oakland? – NBC Bay Area

Could Gun Tracing Reduce Violent Crime in Oakland?NBC Bay Area“The proliferation of guns on Oakland streets is a terror,” Libby Schaaf said. The Oakland city council member and mayoral candidate…

San Francisco Giants willing to share AT&T Park with Oakland A’s – San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Giants willing to share AT&T Park with Oakland A’sSan Jose Mercury NewsSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With the Oakland A’s filing into Scottsdale Stadium for the Cactus League opener, Giants…

Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby enters mayor’s race – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOthers in the fray include City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, political communications Professor Joe Tuman, Port Commissioner Bryan Parker and Quan’s friend and former police adviser, Dan Siegel. “I…

Auditor to enter Oakland mayor’s race – Inside Bay Area

Auditor to enter Oakland mayor’s raceInside Bay AreaHowever, since that time, several viable candidates have entered the race including Councilmember Libby Schaaf, former School Board member Dan Siegel, Port Commissioner…

The Voice Season 6 Premiere: Blues Singer Bria Kelly Blows the Coaches Away … – Us Magazine

Us MagazineGreat things come in small packages! In the two-hour season 6 premiere of NBC’s The Voice, the final blind audition of the night proved to be the most impressive.…

Bay Area Family Impacted By Mystery Illness Speaks Out – CBS Local

Bay Area Family Impacted By Mystery Illness Speaks OutCBS LocalTrending Stories On CBS SF. poisoned meatballs Bay Area Family Impacted By Mystery Illness Speaks Out Poisonous Meatballs Found Again In…

Bay Area Beau’s Marriage Proposal Inspired By ‘Amazing Race’ – CBS Local

Bay Area Beau’s Marriage Proposal Inspired By ‘Amazing Race’CBS LocalFollowing a trail of clues, with no smartphone for directions, Leona traveled from San Francisco to Berkeley to Half Moon Bay…

Police Arrest Suspects Who Fled Oakland McDonald’s Shooting – CBS Local

Police Arrest Suspects Who Fled Oakland McDonald’s ShootingCBS LocalOAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in Oakland detained two people in connection with a shooting that took place near a McDonald’s restaurant…

Suspects detained after shooting near Oakland McDonald’s – KTVU San Francisco

Suspects detained after shooting near Oakland McDonald’sKTVU San FranciscoA man and a woman who fled the scene of a shooting Sunday morning were caught and detained by Oakland Police after…

Oakland: Man shot, killed blocks from Highland Hospital – Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Man shot, killed blocks from Highland HospitalInside Bay AreaOAKLAND — A man was shot and killed Saturday night just blocks from Highland Hospital, according to police. Little is known…

BART Train Derails In Concord, Expect Delays Through Saturday – CBS Local

CBS LocalPLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) – BART officials are saying that repairs to a damaged train, track and third rail following a derailment at the Concord BART station Friday evening…

Poisoned meatballs again threaten dogs in San Francisco – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco — A San Francisco animal control officer Saturday found 35 meatballs suspected to be poisoned and deadly to dogs and cats scattered through a Twin Peaks…

Group protests Dalai Lama’s event in San Francisco – abc7news.com

Group protests Dalai Lama’s event in San Franciscoabc7news.comSAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The Dalai Lama is in the Bay Area for a series of receptions and talks. The Tibetan spiritual leader…

Montana Fugitive Spotted In Bay Area Arrested In Oregon – CBS Local

CBS LocalPORTLAND, Ore. (CBS SF) — A violent fugitive from Montana spotted in several Bay Area cities last week was captured Friday night in Portland, Ore., an FBI spokesman said.…

Oakland Housing Authority Travel Records Show Double-Dipping – NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay AreaThe Oakland Housing Authority’s six-member board of Commissioners spent $148,559 traveling to conferences over the past three years, but some of that came from OHA handing out extra…

Divide emerges over future of interim Oakland police chief – Inside Bay Area

Divide emerges over future of interim Oakland police chiefInside Bay AreaOAKLAND — As the city resumes its hunt for a permanent police chief, there is a deepening divide over whether…

Woman hit by truck in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights – KGO-TV

KGO-TVSAN FRANCISCO — A woman was struck by a truck in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood Thursday afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said. The collision was reported at 3:11 p.m.…

Oakland: A walk in the garden from a bee’s eye view – Inside Bay Area

Oakland: A walk in the garden from a bee’s eye viewInside Bay AreaEddie Dunbar, President and founder of the Insect Museum of California, shows a ceaonosis butterfly at the Lakeside…

Girl Scouts Wisely Selling Cookies In Front Of SF Marijuana Dispensaries – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A group of Girl Scouts are making quick work of their ongoing cookie sales by setting up shop outside marijuana dispensaries, according to published…

Workers Injured After Scaffolding Collapse In San Francisco – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Two people have suffered injuries after scaffolding collapsed in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Thursday afternoon. San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy…

Could Oakland Become the Next Silicon Valley? – NBC Bay Area (blog)

NBC Bay Area (blog)At least one article, which appeared in the Guardian (U.K.) told about Oakland residents disliking techies setting up shop. In it, Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan said the…

Bay Area News Group photographer robbed in West Oakland – Inside Bay Area

Bay Area News Group photographer robbed in West OaklandInside Bay AreaOAKLAND — A Bay Area News Group photographer was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday while on an assignment in West Oakland.…