| 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....
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:34 PM
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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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 3:18 PM
In Oakland, Calif., police swept into a public plaza being used by "Occupy" protesters early this morning and made dozens of arrests to break up two encampments near city hall. The mayor, Jean Quan, said the action was necessary because of ongoing...
| Nov 3, 2011
Thousands of demonstrators chanted, marched, danced and waved signs Wednesday during a general strike called by Occupy Oakland, a largely peaceful protest that snarled downtown streets, rerouted buses, closed the busy port and drew hundreds of teachers...