Richmond City Council approves minimum wage hike – Richmond Confidential

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

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with … – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with …Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Wheeled into a courtroom where she spoke reluctantly and weakly to a civil judge, the owner…

Citywide: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in Oakland – Contra Costa Times

Citywide: Kaiser abandons “forbidden garden” plan in OaklandContra Costa TimesWhen Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers her State of the City address at 7 p.m. Thursday, one her top priorities likely…

Teenager Injured When Three Fall Over Cliff at SF China Beach – CBS Local

CBS Local“Two of the patients have been brought out to a Coast Guard cutter and they’re being transported now,” said San Francisco Fire Department Battalion Chief Bryan Rubenstein. “There is…

Police hunt for 3 North Oakland robbers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-26) 21:28 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland police are looking for three men suspected in five robberies in three North Oakland business districts. The robberies, which police say…

Transbay Transit Center Being Built On Native’s Final Resting Place – SFist

SFistTuesday morning in the Transbay Transit Center construction site, a crew preparing to pour a concrete foundation unearthed “an old but well-preserved human skeleton” determined to be of American-Indian descent.…

Auditor to enter Oakland mayor’s race – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesRuby joins a crowded field looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan that includes Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, former school board member Dan Siegel, Port of Oakland Commissioner Bryan Parker…

2 accused of murder outside Oakland Walmart – San Francisco Chronicle

2 accused of murder outside Oakland WalmartSan Francisco Chronicle(02-25) 16:20 PST OAKLAND — Two men have been arrested and charged with special-circumstances murder in connection with the fatal shooting of…

Science classroom gas leak forces closure of Oakland high school – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoOAKLAND, Calif. —. A gas odor that prompted the evacuation of Skyline High School in Oakland Tuesday morning was believed to have originated from science equipment and not…

Oakland ponders fate of seismically unsafe school – Contra Costa Times

Oakland ponders fate of seismically unsafe schoolContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — The school district has postponed to June 2016 a start date to either tear down and rebuild or renovate the…

One killed, four wounded in East Oakland shootings Thursday – Tri-Valley Herald

One killed, four wounded in East Oakland shootings ThursdayTri-Valley HeraldOAKLAND — An 18-year-old man was fatally shot and another wounded in a Thursday afternoon gunbattle in East Oakland, one of…

Bus shooting punctuates violent day in Oakland – San Francisco Chronicle

Bus shooting punctuates violent day in OaklandSan Francisco Chronicle(02-20) 18:49 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Two men opened fire near an AC Transit bus in East Oakland, but no one was…

Authorities investigate burned body found in Oakland Hills – KTVU San Francisco

Authorities investigate burned body found in Oakland HillsKTVU San FranciscoUnits from the Oakland Fire and Police departments responded to a report of a body on fire at the Skyline Boulevard…

Days Gone By: Clothes in mid-1800s San Francisco cleaned at Washer … – Contra Costa Times

Days Gone By: Clothes in mid-1800s San Francisco cleaned at Washer …Contra Costa TimesDoing laundry wasn’t easy for the thousands of men and the very few women who arrived in…

Families of murder victims call on Oakland leaders to solve cases – Contra Costa Times

Families of murder victims call on Oakland leaders to solve casesContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Relatives of more than a dozen murder victims rallied Friday night outside of City Hall in…

Oakland honors pioneering black aviator – Contra Costa Times

Oakland honors pioneering black aviatorContra Costa TimesBarbara Lee, D-Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Larry Reid. “Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer, an inspiration and the finest example of the…

Stolen-car suspect dies in Oakland crash after CHP chase – San Francisco Chronicle

Stolen-car suspect dies in Oakland crash after CHP chaseSan Francisco Chronicle(02-15) 00:12 PST OAKLAND — The driver of a stolen car died Friday night after crashing in East Oakland while…

Oakland: CHP chase ends in crash in East Oakland – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: CHP chase ends in crash in East OaklandContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — A chase of a stolen car by the California Highway Patrol ended in a crash late Friday night.…

Oakland A’s relievers Cook, Doolittle already hurting – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — The A’s bullpen took a bit of a hit Friday with the news that Sean Doolittle and Ryan Cook, the lefty-righty setup punch for the…

Oakland: Eight people protesting police shootings arrested at state building – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Eight people among a group protesting fatal police shootings were arrested for trespassing Thursday night by California Highway Patrol officers when they refused to leave the…

Oakland man found guilty in San Francisco Pride Weekend attack – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesAn Oakland man charged with a brutal attack on a San Francisco woman during Pride Weekend last year was convicted today in San Francisco Superior Court, according to…

Former chief: Warshaw appointment ‘terrible’ for Oakland – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — The city’s new court-appointed police leader is so distrusted within the department that several police officials, including a former chief, fear his unchecked authority will harm…

Guard hired by Oakland residents shoots suspect – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleA security guard hired to patrol an Oakland neighborhood by residents frustrated with an overtaxed city police force shot and wounded a burglary suspect Thursday after the man…

‘Sharknado 2’ announces cast with Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times“Sharknado 2” won’t air for our Twitter hashtagging pleasure until July, but production on the SyFy TV movie is set to begin in New York City. And to…

Driver Of Stolen U-Haul Causes Nasty Pile-Up In Oakland Crash – CBS Local

Driver Of Stolen U-Haul Causes Nasty Pile-Up In Oakland CrashCBS LocalOAKLAND (CBS SF) — The driver of a stolen U-Haul vehicle was taken into police custody after crashing into multiple…

One dead, three injured in Oakland shooting – KGO-TV

KGO-TVOne dead, three injured in Oakland shooting. Updated at 10:13 AM today. Shooting at 37th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland. Two men and two women were injured after a…

Mayor Jean Quan honors Oakland rapper – Contra Costa Times

Mayor Jean Quan honors Oakland rapperContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Mayor Jean Quan has honored an Oakland hip-hop artist for his local charity work. Quan declared last Saturday “Stanley Cox aka…

Payton: Sizing up Oakland mayoral candidates – Contra Costa Times

Payton: Sizing up Oakland mayoral candidatesContra Costa TimesJoe Tuman, a professor at San Francisco State, says he’s not an insider beholden to the City Hall machine. (As a Chicago native,…

1 Dead, 3 Injured In Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash In SF Sunset District – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in a crash that also injured three others along Sunset Boulevard in the San Francisco, according to…

Richmond developer looks to link workers to San Francisco with water taxi – Contra Costa Times

Richmond developer looks to link workers to San Francisco with water taxiContra Costa TimesRICHMOND — A private water taxi may soon transport workers from the Marina Bay shoreline to San…

Police seek man who touched 6-year-old girl at Oakland school – KTVU San Francisco

Police seek man who touched 6-year-old girl at Oakland schoolKTVU San FranciscoOakland police on Wednesday said they are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed and touched a 6-year-old girl…

Anti-abortion group targets Oakland’s black community – Contra Costa Times

Anti-abortion group targets Oakland’s black communityContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — A small group of anti-abortion activists warmed up their chops in downtown Oakland Friday ahead of a larger event Saturday in…

Oakland: Authorities identify second man killed by CHP – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Authorities identify second man killed by CHPContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — A man fatally shot Tuesday night by California Highway Patrol officers who said he ran from an SUV and…