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Ken Ackerman, quintessential Bay Area radio announcer, dies

Ken Ackerman, whose classic, stentorian radio announcer’s voice graced Bay Area airwaves for more than five decades, has died. Mr. Ackerman is best remembered as the soothing announcer on the overnight music program “Music ’Til Dawn” on KCBS. Mr. Show More Summary

Bay Area political events: Guns, LGBT rights

Bay Area political events: Guns, LGBT rights Political events Elizabeth Warren event: A conversation with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St. in San Francisco. The...Show More Summary

School responds after Los Gatos High students' prom invites depict blackface, lynching

Los Gatos High School administrators are responding after reports of two racist prom invitations to the May 13 dance have come to light.

10-Year-Old Boy Injured After Flying Off Waterslide On Opening Day Of New Water Park In Dublin

A 10-year-old boy from San Francisco was treated for minor injuries Saturday after getting ejected from a three-story waterslide at the new East Bay water park called The Wave. [ more › ]

Mother Of Travis Kalanick Killed In Boating Accident

The parents of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick were in a boating accident Friday evening at Pine Flat Lake in Fresno County, injuring Kalanick's father, and tragically killing his mother. [ more › ]

Massive Blue Whale, Killed By Boat Strike, Washes Up In Bolinas

The sub-adult female had been identified in a database as one that was first spotted off the California coast in 1999. [ more › ]

Sunday Links: Police Fatally Shoot Man In San Jose

Trash dumped, Dolores Park industry, Carnaval parade. [ more › ]

Boy injured in fall on opening day for Dublin water park

A 10-year-old boy was injured Saturday after flying off a three-story slide on opening day for a Dublin city water park, officials said. The boy, whose name was not released, sustained scraped and other minor injuries and appeared to...Show More Summary

Treasure Island flea market still getting crowds after 6 years

Lois Holmes sat with her back facing the bay, her oversized round sunglasses shielding her eyes from the occasional streaks of sunlight that peeked through the blanket of clouds on Treasure Island. Food trucks with Indian street food,...Show More Summary

Firefighters battle blaze at storage unit facility

Firefighters battle blaze at storage unit facility Firefighters battled a blaze at a storage unit facility in Fremont overnight, officials said Saturday. The fire, which was reported at around 8:30 p.m. Friday, hit a storage unit facility on the 45200 block of Industrial Drive, said Richard Dickinson, a battalion chief with the Fremont Fire Department.

Acclaimed Author Denis Johnson Dies At 67

Acclaimed fiction writer, poet, and playwright Denis Johnson, most famous for his short story collection Jesus' Son, died at his home in Sea Ranch, California. The cause was cancer. [ more › ]

Video: Foo Fighters Play Tom Petty Cover To Small Crowd At Napa's Blue Note

Dave Grohl and co. played a surprise show Friday night ahead of their headlining appearance at BottleRock on Sunday. [ more › ]

Two Killed On Portland Commuter Train Allegedly By Man Spewing Hate Speech

Three men tried to intervene as a man was yelling slurs and biased speech, in particular at two women who appeared to be Muslim, and two of them were fatally stabbed. [ more › ]

Saturday Links: Twitter Observes Ramadan

Nextdoor-lovin' VC, Deadly cheese sourced, injured goats recover. [ more › ]

Delays at SFO as construction resumes

A slew of flight delays hit San Francisco International Airport early Saturday as runway construction resumed this holiday weekend, officials said. [...] travelers headed to the airport were advised to stay in contact with their airline. “We always recommend contacting the airline prior to coming to the airport,” Miyaki said.

Bay Area political events: Elizabeth Warren, LGBT rally

Bay Area political events: Political events A roundup of upcoming events: Elizabeth Warren event: A conversation with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St. in San...Show More Summary

Mountain View man arraigned on child porn, cyberstalking charges

A 26-year-old Mountain View man was arraigned on child pornography and cyberstalking charges after hacking a 16-year-old girl’s Facebook account and posting explicit pictures of her after she ended a relationship with him, prosecutors...Show More Summary

BART seeks help identifying alleged groper

BART police are seeking the public’s help in the search for a man believed to have groped a woman on a Warm Springs bound train this week, the agency said Friday. The assailant, estimated to be about 5 feet 8 inches tall and in his early...Show More Summary

Arrest announced in 2014 Sunnyvale murder case

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a 2014 shooting death in Sunnyvale, police said Thursday. Investigators believe the motive for the shooting was gang-related, Capt. Shawn Ahearn said in a statement. Police announced that they were offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Castro’s killer on Feb. 23.

SF activists protect Mission bike lane with their bodies

“I’m helping to organize this protected bike lane because clearly our city officials lack the political will to do this, and it’s only by putting our bodies on the line that we’re going to show that this is an important issue,” saidShow More Summary

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