Alameda

California judge rejects plea deal in Oakland warehouse fire

(Reuters) - Two men accused of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire that killed 36 people were due back in court on Friday to set a possible trial date after a judge rejected their plea deal.<p>Families whose loved ones died in the Dec. 2, 2016 blaze in Oakland demanded a criminal …

Alameda County

Inherited properties: How we reported the story

Where did the data come from?<p>To report the story about California’s inheritance tax break, The Times obtained property inheritance transfers from Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma …

Los Angeles

A slight chill coming for the Bay Area housing market?

Could the super-heated Bay Area real estate market be showing small signs of cooling?<p>More sellers in San Jose have been lowering their prices on real …

Real Estate

The Morning Risk Report: U.S. Formalizes Export-Controls Rules in New Law

By<p>Samuel Rubenfeld<p>Samuel Rubenfeld<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>The U.S. Commerce Department has statutory authority for the first time in nearly 25 years to control certain exports, Risk & Compliance Journal reports.<p>The Export Control Act, signed into law this week by President Trump as part of …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Child Still At Large

30-year-old Alexander James Rhodes is wanted for the alleged sexual assault of a small child.<p>BAY AREA — A week after asking for the public's help in …

Alameda County

Two Accused in Deadly Oakland Blaze Face Trial

Judge rejected plea deals last week for men charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter<p>The two men charged in the deadly Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people in 2016 appear to be headed to trial after a California prosecutor said she won’t consider any further plea deals.<p>Alameda …

Alameda County

Pot company tries to oust Oakland cannery residents from garage

Tenants respond with “human shield” effort<p>Earlier this year, Oakland City Council passed new ordinances preventing cannabis companies from evicting tenants in the city’s “Green Zone”—a long, irregular district stretching across almost the entire southern side of the city that regulates pot …

Cannabis Industry

East Bay Congressman Swalwell 'Considering' 2020 Presidential Run

FREMONT (KPIX 5) — East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell said he is “considering” a possible run for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential …

Alameda County

Vigil, March Planned For Former Inmate Found Dead At BART

Berkley resident Jessica St. Louis, 26, was found unresponsive hours after she was released from the Santa Rita Jail.<p>DUBLIN, CA — A walk and "no …

Alameda County

DA asks for trial in Ghost Ship case, says no more plea deal talks

The Ghost Ship fire case took another turn Thursday as Alameda County prosecutors prepared to ask a judge to schedule a trial right away and said they will no longer negotiate plea agreements.<p>The move followed a judge’s rejection last week of a plea deal between prosecutors and the two defendants …

Ghost Ship

Pharmacy Robbery; Stolen Cop Car: Alameda, East Bay Police Log

A former Uber driver is accused of sexual assault, a building collapsed due to a massive fire, and other police, fire stories from East Bay.<p>EAST BAY, …

Crime

Raiders get an unexpected day off from practice

AP<p>Is Jon Gruden turning into a softie?<p>The Raiders coach gave his players an unexpected day off, calling off practice and ending his training camp a …

Jon Gruden

California housing bills: Which survived the latest cut

SACRAMENTO — California’s Capitol has been abuzz this year with proposals aimed at the state’s housing affordability crisis, from forcing local …

Housing

Port of Oakland Invests in Local Workforce

The Port of Oakland announced Thursday that it has given $70,000 to a local non-profit to prepare local workers for careers in environmental …

Oakland

Volunteers Needed For Tri-Valley Creeks To Bay Clean-Up

Volunteers are needed to clean trash and debris from six participating Livermore creek sites.<p><b>From AACS</b>: Living Arroyos and the Adopt-a-Creek Spot …

Tri-Valley

Alameda Legacy Home Tour 2018 - Alameda, CA Patch

Alameda Hosts Annual Legacy House Tour<p>September 23rd 2018<p>Alameda, the Island City in San Francisco Bay, will again host the annual Legacy House Tour …

Home Tours

Community Conversations: Alameda County Library

Alameda County Library invites you to join in Community Conversations that will guide the Library's future.<p>The Library will host a series of fun, …

Alameda County

San Jose: The Alameda to get a pocket park

Earlier this spring, San Jose City Council approved the purchase of a 7,000-square-foot lot on The Alameda and Hanchett Avenue, aiming to turn the …

Urban Design

Thousands compete on Lake Merritt during the USRowing National Championships.

Over 1,300 rowers are taking part in the USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt from August 16-19. Oakland is hosting the …

Oakland

DUI Checkpoint Announced By CHP

It will be held this Saturday.<p>BAY AREA — The CHP has announced that it will hold a DUI and driver's license checkpoint "somewhere within the Oakland …

Alameda County

Giant, very good dog rides BART on two feet like a man, goes viral

A BART commute is often full of surprises, some more pleasant than others.<p>One rider, 28-year-old Berkeley resident <b></b>Sean Herron, has seen his share of weird stuff on the train. But on a Wednesday morning ride to work, he was treated to a special sight when a man boarded with an enormous Great Dane at …

Great Dane

Uber driver charged with assaulting woman in San Francisco

An Uber driver from San Francisco is accused of picking up a woman while off-duty and sexually assaulting her, police said Thursday.<p>Kevin …

Crime

The North Face is leaving the Bay Area

- The North Face, an iconic, worldwide brand, is beginning to close its doors to leave the Bay Area by 2020, putting some 650 local jobs at risk on …

Online Life

A commitment to seeing — not looking past — the people on the street

You might’ve noticed Eddie Smith standing at the corner of 35th and Market streets in Oakland.<p>He doesn’t hide his dark, glassy eyes. He wants drivers …

Alameda County

Cracked Rail Triggers Massive East Bay BART Delays

FREMONT (CBS SF) — A cracked rail on BART’s Fremont line slowed the commute along the popular East Bay route to a crawl early Thursday, officials …

Trains

Tubes between Oakland and Alameda to close

OAKLAND — Caltrans will temporarily close the Posey and Webster tubes between Oakland and Alameda for maintenance inspections this month.<p>The Posey …

USDOT

Adiporon, an adiponectin receptor agonist acts as an antidepressant and metabolic regulator in a mouse model of depression

1.<p>Varghese F. P., Brown E. S. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in major depressive disorder: a brief primer for primary care physicians. <i>Prim.</i> …

Neuroscience

76-year-old deaf woman sues Alameda County sheriff’s deputy for rough arrest

A deaf, 76-year-old woman accused an Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputy of excessive force during an alleged jaywalking incident last year, claiming the deputy “violently threw” her to the ground and handcuffed her to an ambulance while she was unconscious.<p>Attorneys for plaintiff Hui Jie Jin …

Civil Rights

Deputy city manager of Hayward selected

HAYWARD — Jennifer Ott has been named deputy city manager of Hayward, where her responsibilities will include redevelopment strategy and …

University of California

Sila Nanotechnologies rakes in $70 mln Series D

Alameda, California-based <b>Sila Nanotechnologies,</b> a maker of car batteries, has raised $70 million in Series D funding. <b>Sutter Hill Ventures</b> led the …

Investing