Oakland California

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony, Aug. 28, 2013, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (WhiteHouse.gov video still)

Carter: Feds need to invest in affordable housing

  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he would work as harmoniously as he could with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to secure more federal funding for affordable housing if he were […]

10/07/2013

This undated photo provided by the Coke family shows Sandra Coke, a federal investigator. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Coke Family)

Body ID’d as missing Calif. federal investigator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman’s body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator, authorities said Tuesday. The Alameda County Coroner’s office has identified the body as […]

08/13/2013

George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, with his attorney Mark O'Mara (l-r), during O'Mara's closing arguments in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida. (AP Photo)

Zimmerman acquittal stirs protest in Calif. cities

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland blocked traffic and clashed with police in a day of protests in California against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of […]

07/15/2013

George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, smiles after hearing a verdict of not guilty in his trial. (AP Photo)

Protesters of Zimmerman acquittal march in Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman held largely peaceful demonstrations in three California cities, but broke windows and started small street fires Oakland, police said. The gatherings Saturday night […]

07/14/2013

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Restaurant Workers Killed

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A 21-year-old Oakland man is facing murder charges in the fatal shooting of two workers at a Wingstop restaurant. Jamaine Gurley is scheduled to appear in court later Friday after he […]

07/05/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board in San Francisco.

Strike halted SF commuter trains resuming service

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Commuter rail service is resuming Friday in the San Francisco Bay area after unions called off a strike, agreeing with the transit agency to extend a labor contract for a month […]

07/05/2013

Occupy Oakland protesters stand atop a railroad scaffold at the Port of Oakland, California. (AP Photo)

Oakland agrees to settle Occupy suit

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive […]

07/03/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board in San Francisco.

BART official earns $330K without working

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Bay Area Rapid Transit’s highest-paid employee last year earned more than $330,000 – even though she didn’t work a single day for the public agency, according to a newspaper report. Former […]

06/09/2013

Dogs wait for adoption in shelter. (AP Photo)

Travelers give Hawaii dogs 2nd chance on mainland

(AP) – The lanky, charcoal-gray dog with a distinctive, wiry hairdo would stand out in most other animal shelters, but no one gave him a second look on Hawaii’s island of Kauai.

04/20/2013

California Health Insurance Exchange

Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – While new marketplaces are being created for buying health insurance, many states are facing cultural and language hurdles in trying to promote and explain the changes to ethnic and hard-to-reach populations.

03/04/2013

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