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  • Oakland: It's Berry Gordy Day, a tribute to Motown Records' music man

    They'll be dancing in the streets of Oakland on Monday (today) toasting Berry Gordy, the man who created Motown Records in Detroit. Alameda County invites the public to celebrate Berry Gordy Day in the East Bay with an event that features the legendary...
  • L.A. Mayor Expects Incentives Bill to Provide Around $400 Million Per Year for Movies and TV

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he expects the authors of film and TV tax credit legislation to insert a figure "that is north of $400 million" per year, an amount that would put the state about on par with New York. "It will be close to $400...
  • Eric Garcetti, Other Mayors to Lobby Sacramento to Expand Film Tax Credit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other California civic leaders will lobby Sacramento on Wednesday to push for extension and expansion of the state's tax incentive program for movies and TV shows. Garcetti's schedule includes a meeting with...
  • Mark Purdy: A's move to San Jose not drawing support from judges

    SAN FRANCISCO Joe Cotchett, the attorney representing San Jose, saved his best pitch for last. Standing at the courtroom podium, he waved a baseball autographed by Joe DiMaggio and an infielder's glove toward the bench. "What this really is about,"...
  • Raiders owner Mark Davis frustrated over proposed stadium project

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Mark Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, has acknowledged the possibility of moving the franchise back to Los Angeles if Oakland can't get its act together on a new stadium. That's interesting. But if words translated into...
  • Oakland pays brain-damaged vet $4.5 million in police suit

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Oakland has reached a $4.5-million settlement with a Marine veteran who suffered brain damage when a police officer shot him with a beanbag projectile during an Occupy Oakland protest, the city announced Friday. Scott Olsen, 26, who...
  • Federal officials launch inquiry into deaths of two BART workers

    Federal officials launch inquiry into deaths of two BART workers
    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...
  • Beleaguered Oakland police see a turnaround

    OAKLAND — This city's beleaguered Police Department entered 2013 in full defensive mode. The crime rate had soared. Staffing was off sharply. And memories of the heavy-handed police response to Occupy protests 14 months earlier — and the...
  • Cyclists gather in Oakland to mainstream their cause

    Cyclists gather in Oakland to mainstream their cause
    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...
  • BART, unions announce end to four-day Bay Area transit strike

    BART, unions announce end to four-day Bay Area transit strike
    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...
  • BART, unions reach deal; strike ends

    BART, unions reach deal; strike ends
    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....