| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For more than four years, San Jose officials have been asking Major League Baseball to decide on the Oakland Athletics' plan to move to a new downtown ballpark in the city over the San Francisco Giants' territorial objections.
But in a court filing...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Hundreds of cyclists and cycling advocates are gathering Thursday in Gov. Jerry Brown’s adopted hometown, Oakland, for a summit to advance the mainstreaming of cycling in California and to highlight the formerly lagging, but now booming, role of...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:01 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — BART management and union leaders emerged from negotiations late Monday to announce an end to the four-day regional rail strike that sent hundreds of thousands of commuters scrambling to find alternatives to the 104-mile system....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:23 PM
OAKLAND -- Bay Area Rapid Transit management and union leaders emerged from negotiations late Monday to announce an end to the four-day regional rail strike, which sent hundreds of thousands of commuters scrambling to find alternatives to the 104-mile...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:22 PM
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Federal authorities launched an inquiry Sunday into the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers who were struck by a train in the midst of a tense labor walkout that has disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Earlier this year, Baltimore Police made rare use of its Twitter account to float a policy proposal: "We are thinking about moving the juvenile curfew time to 10 pm," the message read. "What do you think?"
Within days, Police Commissioner Anthony...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
OAKLAND — Business owners and staff members at downtown nonprofits here have spent the past several mornings sweeping up broken glass — a reminder of the destructive protests over George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:34 PM
This post has been updated and corrected, as noted below.
OAKLAND — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in San Francisco and Oakland on Sunday night to express outrage at the Florida acquittal of George Zimmerman, who admitted to shooting...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:36 AM
As the morning commute dragged on Monday morning -- traffic reports called the Bay Bridge "worse than a parking lot," with cars backed up east to Walnut Creek and south to San Lorenzo -- the stall in negotiations also persisted.
By 9:30 a.m., Bay Area...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:13 PM
As striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers placed the region's commuters in a stranglehold Monday, they were joined by more than 3,000 Oakland city employees whose contract negotiations have also stalled.
The workers -- who do not include police, fire...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:32 AM
After a grueling nine-hour meeting, the Oakland City Council early Wednesday approved a host of measures aimed at reversing a deadly rise in crime, including a consulting contract with former Los Angeles police chief William Bratton. It was Bratton’...