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Earthquake shakes up SF Bay Area but no, it wasn't the big one

Oakland - Monday's 4.0 earthquake that awakened hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents at 6:49 a.m. was surprising and interesting, yes, but it was nothing like the massive shaker still overdue on the Hayward fault.

Op-Ed: Realtor leaves city to pursue artistic dream in small town Special

Sonoma - Art and commerce were in abundance at the Plaza on Tuesday evening and while the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel played to an enthusiastic crowd, artist Jan Small was delighted because she has now settled in Sonoma to pursue her life-long passion of art.

Op-Ed: Bay Area transit agency needs a timeout or something

San Francisco - Call us old-fashioned. Go ahead, we can take it. If you're still dishing by the time we're done telling you what we think, we might even listen.

Comatose girl's family files lawsuit against California hospital

Oakland - The family of a young girl whose heart stopped during routine surgery in 2013 and had to sue to prevent a Northern California hospital from turning off her life support has sued the medical facility for malpractice.

Dockworkers return to U.S. West Coast ports

Oakland - All but one of 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast reopened this week after months of wrangling over the terms of a new dockworkers contract.

Op-Ed: Mills College Library is pleased to be in spotlight at book fair Special

Oakland - Having the annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Oakland for the very first time is something that the staff at Mills College is extremely honored and excited about.

California Antiquarian Book Fair is among the largest of its kind Special

Oakland - For rare book collectors, print is not dead. In fact, it is growing as this year's California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at Oakland Marriott City Center from February 6 to 8. Coordinators like Michael Hackenberg are thrilled.

Protesters sound off in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley

San Francisco - Thousands of Californians returned to the streets of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley on Saturday in a show of support for larger protests against recent shootings of unarmed black men by police in other states.

Protest over Ferguson violence halts Bay Area transit service

Oakland - Dozens of San Francisco Bay Area residents tied up regional transit service for more than an hour Friday with a peaceful protest that closed a major station serving transbay commuters.

First cat cafe in United States opens in Northern California

Oakland - Think Americans are a little pet obsessed? Think the "Hello Kitty" craze was over the top, even before we all found out "Hello Kitty" was not a cat at all? Well, hang on -- you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Kaiser hospitals say they'll stay open if nurses strike

Oakland - Kaiser Permanente pledged Friday to keep all of its Northern California hospitals open next week when nurses walk off their jobs to demand greater safety precautions against the Ebola virus.

Family of brain-dead California girl says she's still responsive

Oakland - An attorney for an Oakland, Calif., girl declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy last year released video clips Thursday he said shows her responding to verbal commands.

Targeted Israeli cargo ship quietly unloaded in SF Bay Area

Oakland - A cargo ship targeted by protesters upset over Israel's actions in Gaza was quietly unloaded in Oakland overnight and headed out of the bay early Wednesday.

Man leaps from newly constructed Bay Bridge span

San Francisco - An unidentified man leapt to his death from the recently opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Wednesday morning at around 10 AM.

New additions make Oakland A's armed and very dangerous

Oakland - If the Oakland A's weren't on the short-list of teams likely to win the 2014 World Series a week ago they are now, thanks to a trade of monumental proportions with the Chicago Cubs.

Pinball returns to Oakland, California

Oakland - Welcome back to the city of Oakland lovers of pinball, your banishment is no more. For the first time in 80 years, the long-time hallmark of the American arcade can legally return to San Francisco's less-famous neighbor.

Op-Ed: Wanting better education, parents establish Nothern Light School Special

Oakland - With only $50 in their pockets, and 12 students on the school's inaugural first day, back in 1989, four women founded Northern Light School.

Report: Baseball's A's to stay in Oakland for at least 10 years

Oakland - The Oakland Athletics baseball team is expected to sign a 10-year lease to remain in the East Bay Area city it has called home for the past 46 years.

Oakland students demand release of guard caught beating student

Oakland - An Oakland high school security guard was recently fired and arrested after caught on film handcuffing and beating a wheelchair-bound student. To the surprise of some, students are up in arms and demanding the guard's release and reinstatement.

Occupy protester wounded by Oakland police gets $4.5 million

Oakland - A former US Marine and Iraq war veteran who was critically injured after being struck in the head with a 'less lethal' police projectile during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland in 2011 will receive $4.5 million from the city.

Oakland may soon be able to make its own rules on gun control

Oakland - Oakland, plagued with escalating gun violence, may become the only city in California to be able to make its own laws on the licensing and registration of guns, if Governor Jerry Brown signs AB180 by midnight Sunday.

All eyes on Oakland as Oakland has plans for eyes on all

Public safety is an issue that concerns all in this age of terrorism. Port cities such as Oakland can be particularly vulnerable to attacks. What started out to be plans for a Port of Oakland surveillance center has turned out to be much more.

Review: 'Fruitvale Station' a balanced, powerful look at Grant tragedy Special

It would have been so easy to make this movie preachy, or sentimental, or one-note. But writer-director Ryan Coogler boldly sidesteps these traps in his debut, “Fruitvale Station” – a raw, moving depiction of Oscar Grant's last day alive.

Vet barely survived police beating at Occupy rally, sues Oakland

Oakland - Army veteran Kayvan Sabeghi, 33, was badly injured, arrested and sent to jail during an Occupy Oakland protest in November 2011. He is now suing Oakland for being denied medical treatment, as he barely survived the experience.

Occupy Oakland rally in support of South African Miners (photos) Special

Oakland - On Friday, August 24, Occupy Oakland CA was out in the streets, rallying in support of the striking Marikana miners, gunned down recently by South African police.

Video: Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland (update)

Oakland - A rally and occupation action for accused whistleblower Bradley Manning was held at President Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland on August 16. 12 people were arrested. Updated with photos.

MLB: Athletics cool off Blue Jays to begin three-game series Special

Toronto - Both teams came into the game riding win streaks - the Toronto Blue Jays had just swept the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics - the hottest team in baseball - had just swept the major league leading New York Yankees in four games.

Oakland report: 'Overwhelming military-type response' criticized

Oakland - A federal judge has issued an ultimatum to the city of Oakland, CA. Find a way to handle all the complaints against the police or start being sanctioned.

Shooting at Oakland school leaves seven dead

Oakland - Seven people perished at an Oakland, California college on Monday after a Korean-American gunman opened fire, alleged to be angry at his treatment at the school.

Op-Ed: Napoleon set to conquer big screen at Oakland's Paramount Theater Special

San Francisco - Emperor Napoleon is set to conquer once again, well the big screen that is, at Oakland's Paramount Theater this weekend. A dress rehearsal with the Oakland East Bay Symphony was held on Friday March 23.
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DSC_0407: Illuminated Latin manuscript breviary of the Mid-15th Century from Northern Italy  with la...
DSC_0407: Illuminated Latin manuscript breviary of the Mid-15th Century from Northern Italy, with later pen-and-ink marginal drawing of St. George and the Dragon, courtesy Sokol Books, UK
Courtesy of Jeremy Norman
Theâtre Femina: Spectacles de La Chauve Souris. Program of a 1923 cabaret-ballet produced by Nikita...
Theâtre Femina: Spectacles de La Chauve Souris. Program of a 1923 cabaret-ballet produced by Nikita Balieff. From the Jane Bourne Parton Collection of books on dance.
Courtesy of the F. W. Olin Library, Mills College
Elementary and Middle School kids from grades 5 through 8 get the chance to experience an up close l...
Elementary and Middle School kids from grades 5 through 8 get the chance to experience an up close look at US History. "We have eight educational cruises a year, said Marti Burchell of the USS Potomac Association. It is a great way for teachers and students to learn about history and it has been very successful."
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
Students from the Oakland schools get the opportunity to learn about US History aboard the president...
Students from the Oakland schools get the opportunity to learn about US History aboard the presidential yacht. The USS Potomac provides eight educational excursions a year to students.
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie
Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie
Illustration by Digital Journal
Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
Protest and rally by veterans at Obama s Campaign office in Oakland  Ca
Protest and rally by veterans at Obama's Campaign office in Oakland, Ca
bradleymanning.org
Busy creating  one student adds some detail to her rendition of Gustav Klimpt s painting   The Kiss....
Busy creating, one student adds some detail to her rendition of Gustav Klimpt's painting, 'The Kiss.'
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper and by permission of Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
Scott Olsen at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scott Olsen at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
An activist headed for Oakland on November 5th wrote a number for legal aid on his arm  took a photo...
An activist headed for Oakland on November 5th wrote a number for legal aid on his arm, took a photo, and posted the photo to Facebook, anticipating arrests.
Malachi Garza
Known as  The Floating White House  the USS Potomac served as host to many meetings and gatherings f...
Known as "The Floating White House" the USS Potomac served as host to many meetings and gatherings for official heads of state and dignitaries from around the world. The USS Potomac Association offers use of the presidential yacht for private parties, special occasions and corporate events.
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
Book dealers from over a dozen countries will attending the 48th California International Antiquaria...
Book dealers from over a dozen countries will attending the 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair this February 6 to 8 at the Marriott City Center at 12 Street in Oakland.
Courtesy of CA Antiquarian Book Fair
Magnifient views of San Francisco Bay can be enjoyed by visitors and guests aboard the USS Potomac. ...
Magnifient views of San Francisco Bay can be enjoyed by visitors and guests aboard the USS Potomac. In addition to its educational programs, tours and exhibits, the USS Potomac is available for parties and special occasions.
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
OFFICIALDOM: The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and Courthouse in Oakland  Calif.
OFFICIALDOM: The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and Courthouse in Oakland, Calif.
V Smoothe/Wikimedia Commons
A view of Oikos University in Oakland  using Google Street View
A view of Oikos University in Oakland, using Google Street View
Street View photo
Another rendition of the painting  this student is eager to show his work to the class.
Another rendition of the painting, this student is eager to show his work to the class.
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper and Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (or simply The Bay Bridge) at night. The Bay Bridge links San F...
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (or simply The Bay Bridge) at night. The Bay Bridge links San Francisco to Oakland.
Caroline Culler
Buying tickets for a film in Oakland
Buying tickets for a film in Oakland
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