Oakland California

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

(AP Photo)

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

Financial aid unclaimed by low-income students

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Millions of dollars in financial aid is being unclaimed by California low-income students qualified for college. Only about half of the state’s high school seniors applied for federal and state financial aid last year.

03/01/2013

Stunt drivers close Calif. freeway

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol is trying to locate a group of drivers who briefly shut down part of a San Francisco Bay area freeway while they performed stunts in the middle of the road.

01/28/2013

"Digital preservationist" Ben Kacyra (Photo credit: Ted.com)

3D laser project aims to preserve Calif. missions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s historic Spanish missions are getting cutting-edge 3D treatment. An Oakland-based nonprofit called CyArk is using 3D technology to scan the centuries-old missions in an effort to preserve them.

01/02/2013

GUN BUY BACK

SF, Oakland plan holiday gun buyback

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – San Francisco and Oakland police hope a holiday gun buyback program will get firearms off the street. The Oakland Tribune reports that the buyback on Saturday will offer $200 each for up to three weapons per person.

12/14/2012

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