| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown waded into the local political scene in Oakland on Monday and endorsed Libby Schaaf, a City Council member running for mayor.
"I love this city and all the excitement and opportunity it brings," Brown wrote in a letter to voters....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:30 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Just hours before they were scheduled to meet with representatives from four leading phone manufacturers Thursday, two public officials announced they have lined up support from 40 government leaders and scholars urging phone makers to make devices with...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:25 AM
One of the many decisions greeting Pope Francis, as Salon.com pointed out, is whether to officially recognize a Patron Saint of Handgunners — as urged by a U.S. organization of activists for more than 20 years. According to legend, St. Gabriel...
| 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...
| 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...