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Oakland DMV office forced to close due to flooding caused by thieves

A thief is to blame for the temporary closure of an Oakland Department of Motor Vehicle office this week.

4 SF public defender’s lawyers to run against GOP-appointed judges

In an unusual effort to redirect judicial politics in San Francisco, four lawyers from the city public defender’s office announced their candidacies for Superior Court judge on Wednesday, all seeking to unseat appointees of Republican governors. “Conservative judges are out of touch. Show More Summary

A gospel farewell to ‘Oh Happy Day’ composer Edwin Hawkins

The cream of the gospel world was on hand at Harbor Light Church in Fremont Tuesday, to praise the life and art of gospel titan Edwin Hawkins, the force behind the enduring 1967 hit “Oh Happy Day.” Hawkins, an Oakland native known as the father of contemporary gospel music, died Jan. Show More Summary

Woman's windshield struck by pipe while on Vacaville freeway, dash cam footage shows

A Chico woman who was driving on the I-80 near Vacaville Sunday morning found herself in a dangerous situation when a portion of piping struck her car windshield.

Ex-boyfriend guilty of attempted murder in pruning shears attack

A San Francisco man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend with pruning shears and strangled her until she passed out has been found guilty of attempted murder.

East Bay couple get engagement ring back after flushing it down toilet

A betrothed woman in Alamo who accidentally flushed her wedding ring down their toilet on Saturday got it back, thanks to the help of her neighbors.

Tax to fund Oakland public libraries heads to June ballot

Facing a budget shortfall, the Oakland public library system is turning to voters to fund its core services through a new tax. The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place on the June ballot a $75-per-parcel tax that’s expected to raise $10 million annually for the next 20 years for city libraries. Show More Summary

Justin Trudeau to visit San Francisco on Thursday as part of American tour

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau will be stopping by San Francisco Thursday and Friday as part of his American tour.

77-year-old San Mateo woman accused of pulling gun in family dispute

A 77-year-old woman was taken into protective custody Tuesday after brandishing a gun at family members during a dispute in San Mateo, authorities said. Officers received a 911 call just before 5 p.m. about a family argument that escalated...Show More Summary

Oakland OKs rule that could limit Brooks’ power

The Oakland City Council passed a rule change Tuesday that could lead to the removal of Councilwoman Desley Brooks from her position as a committee chair despite calls from her supporters that it would create abuses of power. Brooks,...Show More Summary

Strange light over Northern California was SpaceX rocket

A slow-moving light seen across Northern California Tuesday night was SpaceX correcting the trajectory of its Falcom Heavy rocket, launched earlier in the day.

Dad loses bid to sue Marine Corps over daughter’s murder

The murder of a Bay Area woman by a fellow Marine, who then took his own life, is a tragedy that the legal system can do nothing about because it involved military service, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in refusing to reinstate a suit by the victim’s family. The Ninth U.S. Show More Summary

Gas leak near SF’s Alamo Square prompts evacuations

A natural-gas leak near San Francisco’s Alamo Square prompted police to evacuate people from nearby buildings, fire officials said. The leak was reported at 3:22 p.m. at McAllister and Scott streets. Police went door to door to evacuate...Show More Summary

Undocumented immigrant targeted in Trump tweet has Bay Area ties

President Trump sought to advance his immigration crackdown on Tuesday by singling out an undocumented immigrant with Bay Area ties for allegedly killing an NFL player in a drunken driving wreck. Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, of Guatemala,...Show More Summary

Mayor of Cupertino, home of Apple, says housing situation 'not dire,' critics disagree

A Silicon Valley mayor said the housing situation in his city is "not dire," but local housing activists disagree.

Voters to decide on recall of judge in Stanford sexual assault case

Aaron Persky could become the first California judge recalled from the bench in 87 years if Santa Clara County voters sign off on his removal in June. On Tuesday, the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the recall measure’s...Show More Summary

Rescued California coyote had a jar stuck on its head for two weeks

A female coyote was rescued Monday after spending two weeks or more roaming the ranch land of the Sierra foothills with a plastic jar over her head.

Record-setting weather does little to ease Bay Area traffic

The Bay Area has remained warm and dry this week, paving the way for some record-setting weather. Several cities shattered heat records Monday, according to the National Weather Service, including San Francisco, San Jose, Livermore and Half Moon Bay. San Francisco reached a high of 77 degrees, breaking a 2011 record of 73 degrees. Show More Summary

3 Bay Area schools to close as enrollment shrinks

Three elementary schools in the South San Jose area will soon shutter, due in part to the fact that it's extremely expensive to live in the South Bay Area.

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