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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.

Videos of Occupy Oakland clash with police spread online

Oakland - Many videos have begun circulating online, showing multiple perspectives of the Occupy Oakland yesterday. Some videos focus on black-clad protesters destroying property while other clips look at the late-night clashes with police.

Photo Essay: Occupy protests across the world this week

In cities from Amsterdam to Oakland, Occupy protests are still taking place in downtown streets, attracting anywhere from dozens of protesters to thousands of supporters. Check out our photo essay telling the visual story of this worldwide protest.

Update: Protests surround Oakland as Mehserle is released

Oakland - Eleven months after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the New Years Day 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant, former BART cop Johannes Mehserle is set to be released Monday, leading to protests Sunday afternoon.
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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
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Surveillance cameras
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
Mesha Mongo Irizarry with De Lacy Davis  President of Black Cops Against Police Brutality  on stage ...
Mesha Mongo Irizarry with De Lacy Davis, President of Black Cops Against Police Brutality, on stage at Bang4Change2006, Civil Rights Revival Fest in SF, hosted by the Idriss Stelley Foundation.
Courtesy Idriss Stelley Foundation
The 4th  5th and 6th grade students in the Thursday art class program  coordinated by Leah Bullen. T...
The 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in the Thursday art class program, coordinated by Leah Bullen. Thursday June 5 was the last day of the school year. Bullen has provided the class with an art history perspective featuring famous artists each week; as well as interpretive art projects that encourage the students' creativity and artistic growth.
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper, and permission of Northern Light School
More detail is provided to this student s interpretation of the famous painting.
More detail is provided to this student's interpretation of the famous painting.
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper and Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
Northern Light School in Oakland  CA
Northern Light School in Oakland, CA
Courtesy of Michelle Lewis, Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
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
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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
A banner proudly announces Northern Light School s 25 anniversary.
A banner proudly announces Northern Light School's 25 anniversary.
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper and permission of Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie
Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie
Illustration by Digital Journal
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.
Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons
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
The Occupy Oakland protests before the police raid
The Occupy Oakland protests before the police raid
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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
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
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
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
STRIFE: A line of cranes waits for cargo at the Port of Oakland  the only port on the U.S. West Coas...
STRIFE: A line of cranes waits for cargo at the Port of Oakland, the only port on the U.S. West Coast that failed to reopen this week following months of disagreement over a new contract for dockworkers.
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Naturgemählde: A 3-D German’s Children’s Book from 1827  Leopold Chimani  Booth 302  $12 000
Naturgemählde: A 3-D German’s Children’s Book from 1827, Leopold Chimani, Booth 302, $12,000
Courtesy of Simon Beattie, Ltd.,