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Bay Area U.S. attorney Melinda Haag stepping down
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, the Bay Area's top federal law enforcement official, is stepping down, turning key office over to chief assistant until next presidential election
29 Jul 2015 at 2:06pm




San Jose's venerable Paolo's restaurant to close Aug. 8
After 24 years at RiverPark in downtown San Jose, the restaurant's lease is not being renewed.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:59pm



Fined councilman-elect points to other politicians that broke San Jose electi...
City officials are scrambling for answers after learning that nearly half the City Council violated an election law by failing to report thousands of dollars in late campaign contributions -- and it might have been the city's fault.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:51pm



Santa Cruz: Teen to be charged as an adult in killing of Maddy Middleton
The 15-year-old boy suspected of killing Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton will be prosecuted as an adult and faces murder, sexual assault and kidnapping charges.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:13pm




Burlingame: Suspect in fatal stabbing outside office building charged with mu...
A suspect who allegedly stabbed a man to death outside a Burlingame office building earlier this month appeared in court on a murder charge Tuesday.
29 Jul 2015 at 11:07am



Santa Cruz: Maddy's death, teen's arrest a double shock to artist colony
When 8-year-old Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton vanished Sunday evening, some residents of the Tannery Arts Center thought with dread about the addicts and transients living along a nearby stretch of the San Lorenzo River known as the 'heroin highway.'
29 Jul 2015 at 10:58am




Los Altos: Boil water advisory lifted after test results show no E. Coli in s...
An advisory has been lifted for nearly 800 Los Altos residents who had been ordered to boil water that was initially believed to be contaminated, a California Water Service spokeswoman said.
29 Jul 2015 at 10:57am



Kathryn Steinle case: Pier 14 homicide suspect faces new weapons charge
San Francisco prosecutors Tuesday added a new weapons charge against a Mexican national accused of killing a 32-year-old woman at Pier 14 earlier this month in a case that has brought national interest to the city's immigration policies.
29 Jul 2015 at 10:56am



San Jose mayor urges county to revise policy on ICE holds
Nine days after a woman was shot to death in San Francisco by an undocumented felon, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo sat at his computer and penned a letter that immigrant advocates are calling 'hypocritical.'
29 Jul 2015 at 10:00am




San Bruno considers how to spend $70 million in PG&E restitution over pipeline...
Money can't bring back the people who died, or heal the trauma of fleeing from a neighborhood-engulfing fireball. But San Bruno leaders hope it can build some kind of positive legacy from the horrifying 2010 pipeline explosion that leveled a hilltop community.
29 Jul 2015 at 9:55am





ABC 7


Video: Man swipes iPad from young boy in Florida salon
"He'd take candy from a baby." That's what the Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office is saying about a man captured on video stealing an iPad from a 4-year-old.
29 Jul 2015 at 2:19pm




Jerry Jones backs Roger Goodell in standoff with Robert Kraft, Pats
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones commended the job Roger Goodell is doing, refusing to back Pats counterpart Robert Kraft in his stand-off with the commissioner.
29 Jul 2015 at 2:17pm



Congressman Indicted in Racketeering Conspiracy
The DOJ accused Rep. Chaka Fattah of participating in a racketeering conspiracy.
29 Jul 2015 at 2:12pm



Suspects steal car during test drive, sell it on Craigslist
Imagine paying thousands for a used car, only to find out it was stolen. And this story is the case of not just one con job, but two. And video may help outwit the crooks in the end.
29 Jul 2015 at 2:07pm




Dentist who killed lion sends letter to patients explaining actions
Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed a beloved lion during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe, sent a letter apologizing to his patients while thanking them for their support.
29 Jul 2015 at 2:02pm




Off-duty officer detains stabbing suspect near AT&T Park
An off-duty Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was attending a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park helped detain a man suspected of stabbing another man near the ballpark.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:54pm



DETAILS: Procession, memorial service for fallen Hayward Police Sergeant Scot...
Arrangements have been made to lay fallen Hayward Police Sergeant Scott Lunger to rest. A public memorial service will be held Thursday, July 30, 10 a.m. at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:53pm




Minnesota man says he had 'no idea' lion killed on Zimbabwe hunt was beloved ...
An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt."
29 Jul 2015 at 1:45pm




Stocks end higher after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged
U.S. stocks are closing higher after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its benchmark rate unchanged.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:44pm




Jason Pierre-Paul rehabbing in South Florida away from Giants
Jason Pierre-Paul is getting his own medical care and rehab near his home in South Florida, a source told ESPN, and at this point has no timetable for returning to the Giants.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:42pm




Contra Costa Times: Bay & State



Netflix continues to prove that it's a TV game-changer
Los Gatos company shows off its substantial wares at TCA press tour.
29 Jul 2015 at 2:06pm




SJSU coach trying to keep players out of trouble
After dismissing two incoming freshmen for off-field incidents, San Jose State football coach Ron Caragher might reorganize the Spartans' offseason program to have coaches on campus before fall camp begins to keep players out of trouble.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:16pm




Santa Cruz: Teen to be charged as an adult in killing of Maddy Middleton
The 15-year-old boy suspected of killing Madyson "Maddy" Middleton will be prosecuted as an adult and faces murder, sexual assault and kidnapping charges.
29 Jul 2015 at 1:13pm




Richmond: Council slowed by bickering over new rent control ordinance
Richmond's new rent control law, the first passed in the Bay Area in more than 30 years, is set to go into effect Dec. 1 and will affect nearly 10,000 units in Richmond. But it first has to get two readings, which the council has struggled to do.
29 Jul 2015 at 12:53pm




Oakland: Opponents of tree-cutting plan launch petition
Oakland and the regional park district, along with UC Berkeley, are the three local agencies involved in the project, partially financed with about $4.65 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the California Office of Emergency Services, for vegetation management, specifically eucalyptus trees, as part of fire hazard abatement in Claremont Canyon and other nearby areas.
29 Jul 2015 at 12:12pm





LOV to present Circus Vargas at NewPark Mall
Big top show features 'ArleQuin!'
29 Jul 2015 at 12:11pm





Work underway on new Salvation Army Tri-City Corps building
Charitable organization to operate out of temporary facility across Newark Boulevard
29 Jul 2015 at 12:07pm




Danville planners delay vote on controversial cellular tower
A proposed 56-foot Verizon cellphone tower has infuriated Danville neighbors who claim the tower could damage their health and send property values tumbling. They also argue it has little value to Danville and suggested it would primarily benefit San Ramon.
29 Jul 2015 at 12:05pm



Oakland animal rights activist pleads not guilty, due in federal court in San...
An animal rights activist accused of freeing mink from mink ranches and vandalizing businesses pleaded not guilty in federal court in Oakland Tuesday to a charge of conspiring to violate the U.S. Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.
29 Jul 2015 at 11:10am



Oakland: Prosecutor: Reputed gang members wanted to be biggest and baddest
A prosecutor told jurors Tuesday that four reputed gang members should be convicted of murder and other charges for the death of one of their associates in a wild shootout at a birthday party in East Oakland three years ago because they premeditated the shooting.
29 Jul 2015 at 11:05am




Oakland Tribune



EBMUD rejects fake-turf rebates
Water board notes environmental concerns in rejecting plan to give a break to homeowners who install plastic turf in place of lawns.
29 Jul 2015 at 8:40am





Raiders, Oakland to discuss stadium today
Meeting with top NFL executive comes two weeks before league owners discuss potential relocation to Los Angeles
29 Jul 2015 at 8:39am





Cal's academic standards a test for athletics
Cal will require 80 percent of all athletes to have a 3.0 grade-point average by 2017; standards exceeded only by Stanford.
28 Jul 2015 at 8:17am





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