East Bay

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith last week suspended implementation of the state’s landmark global warming legislation. AB 32 is designed to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, a 25% drop. Goldsmith ruled that the California Air Resources Board...
The members of Bay Area jazz band Five Play describes their music as "a virtual United Nations of Jazz." Catch the all-female group at their CD release party this Sunday, March 27, at the Bird's Nest in Oakland.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s move to abolish roughly 400 city and county redevelopment agencies could prompt legal action from investors holding more than $20 billion in bonds. Speaking of headaches, Lafayette attorney Tom Del Beccaro woke up to his first week as chair of the California Republican Party...
The idea of wind-powered ferries whisking commuters across the Bay in eco-friendly bliss might sound like a whole lot of hot air. But the concept of a hybrid sailboat with vertical, rotating "wings” to capture the wind is gaining traction with the Golden Gate Bridge District. Committee members are...
By Jake Schoneker Americans, on the whole, think a lot about food. “FOOD INC.”: There is this deliberate veil, this curtain between us and where our food is coming from. “GOOD MORNING AMERICA “: The most convenient food is not always the most nutritious. ELMO (from “Sesame Street”): Mrs. Obama...
Every year, the Mathematical Association of America hands out Haimo Awards to three extraordinary college or university teachers. And this year, one of the winners is Mills College professor Zvezdelina Stankova. Professor Stankova is from Bulgaria. She says when she came to the U.S., she was...
San Francisco's punk rock band Grandma's Boyfriend will be tearing up the stage this coming Monday, March 21, at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland.
Oakland may or may not get a preliminary injunction against the Norteños this week, but tomorrow will be a big day in court.  Judge Robert Freedman indicated he will break the case into separate components to determine the gang associations of individual defendants -- and decisions for those...
In Oakland, City Attorney John Russo has proposed a gang injunction in the Fruitvale district targeting 40 members of the Norteño gang. Russo says the gang members have been convicted of a variety of crimes including vehicle theft, drug dealing, and assault and battery. The proposed injunction has...
Amid the national debate over public employee benefits, California may have to pay up to $200 million more into its public pension fund, CalPERS. The fund’s board is expected to lower estimates of how much its investments will make in future years, which is one of the factors used to set...
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