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Internet retailer takes name off Oakland's outdoor sports stadium

Oakland - Internet retailer Overstock.com has dropped its paid-for right to put the O.Co name on the outdoor sports stadium in Oakland, Calif.

Four hurt when gunmen open fire on bus crossing S.F. Bay Bridge

The California Highway Patrol hunted Sunday for gunmen who fired at least a half-dozen shots at a leased party bus crossing San Francisco Bay toward Oakland, injuring four passengers.

Demonstrators block westbound Bay Bridge in MLK Day protest

San Francisco - Protesters blocked all five westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge for more than an hour Monday in an extended version of anti-racism demonstrations that started early in the day in Oakland.

Most security cameras on BART trains are fake, agency admits

Oakland - Most of the hundreds of security cameras on BART commuter trains around the Bay Area are not working, the agency admitted Wednesday as it began investigating the second onboard shooting in its 45-year history.

Decision day for Oakland Raiders could come as early as Wednesday

Oakland - The storied Oakland Raiders football team could decide by Wednesday whether to stay in the San Francisco Bay Area or move back to Southern California, where it played in the 1980s and early 90s.

Family of brain-dead child moves legal battle to federal court

Oakland - The family of a brain-dead Oakland teen has filed a federal civil rights suit claiming her California doctors violated her rights by issuing a death certificate while the girl was still breathing.

Cargo spill at entrance to San Francisco Bay forces ship warnings

San Francisco - U.S. Coast Guard officials warned ships entering or leaving San Francisco Bay to watch out for pallets and other shipping materials that were washed off a container ship heading from Oakland to Seattle.

Golden State Warriors get green light to return to San Francisco

San Francisco - San Francisco supervisors voted 10-0 to approve construction of a new $1 billion arena on the city's southern downtown shoreline to lure the NBA champion Golden State Warriors basketball team back to the city by the bay.

More than 200 earthquakes shake up east S.F. Bay Area

San Ramon - The earthquake swarm that has rocked the eastern San Francisco Bay Area since Saturday continued Monday, with at least 25 temblors reported by the afternoon.

Legal pot? California voters could face two initiatives in 2016

Oakland - Marijuana users and supporters in California could get the opportunity to legalize using their drug of choice in November if a planned voter initiative to accomplish that makes it to the ballot.

Artist killed while painting anti-violence mural in Oakland

Oakland - A California muralist was shot and killed on Tuesday morning while painting an anti-violence community art piece in Oakland.

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.
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Oakland Police spoke to Tony Coleman after a press conference in which he called for a public speakout and the right to assemble after the verdict in Johannes Mesherle's trial for the shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year's Eve 2009.
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Buying tickets for a film in Oakland
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ACTION: The Oakland Athletics play the Cincinnati Reds at home in June 2013. The Athletics will like...
ACTION: The Oakland Athletics play the Cincinnati Reds at home in June 2013. The Athletics will likely be staying in Oakland for at least 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down legal efforts to force major league baseball to allow them to move to San Jose.
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Northern Light School in Oakland, CA
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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.
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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.
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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."
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The Athletics celebrate its 7-2 win over the Blue Jays in the first of a three-game series at Rogers Centre. Oakland is the hottest team in baseball with a 15-2 record in July
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BART: Entrance to BART station at Oakland International Airport, which serves passengers on a people-mover system to travel from Coliseum Station to the airport along Hegenberger Road. The station opened last year.
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LOOK: One of the tallest buildings in downtown Oakland  Calif.  bears the logo of the nonprofit Kais...
LOOK: One of the tallest buildings in downtown Oakland, Calif., bears the logo of the nonprofit Kaiser Permanente healthcare company.
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Founder and co-principle Michelle Lewis and her faculty and staff at Northern Light School.
Founder and co-principle Michelle Lewis and her faculty and staff at Northern Light School.
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper and with permission of Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
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OFFICIALDOM: The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and Courthouse in Oakland, Calif.
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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
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
MOVING OUT: The Golden State Warriors basketball team hopes to have more than one extra championship...
MOVING OUT: The Golden State Warriors basketball team hopes to have more than one extra championship banner to hang from the rafters of their new arena in 2018.
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Overdue Bar Tab Invoice for Jimi Hendrix, 1969 Courtesy Schubertiade Music & Arts LLC, Booth 106, $1,200
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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
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A's starting pitcher Travis Blackley shut down the Jays offence and only gave up a single run, a walk and five hits over seven innings of work. The only run he gave up was a solo home run to Travis Snider in the third inning
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SCENIC: The new eastern half of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge rises brightly above the darken...
SCENIC: The new eastern half of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge rises brightly above the darkened, old eastern span in 2013. Four people were hurt Saturday morning when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle leaving the span in Oakland.
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