William Hynes, was recently inaugurated as the 17th president of Holy Names University in Oakland, a former women-only college that focuses on how students can make a social impact in addition to their chosen education field. Hynes’ fourth book, “Principles of Entrepreneurship,” is due out this year.What did it mean to you to be named president? Read More
Crews Friday morning pulled a man out from his car after he took a 100-foot plunge down an embankment in the Oakland hills three days ago, a fire battalion chief said.The 53-year-old man was spotted at about 10:50 a.m. by an East Bay Regional Park District ranger who saw a suspicious-looking guardrail near Grizzly Peak Boulevard and South Park Drive, Battalion Chief Robert Lipp said. Read More
A San Francisco police motorcycle officer suffered minor injuries after he was thrown from his bike Wednesday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The crash occurred on westbound state Highway 24 in Oakland just west of the Caldecott Tunnel at about 11:30 a.m., CHP Officer Sam Morgan said.
"It looks like the officer's bike was bumped or tapped by another vehicle," Morgan said.
The driver of the other vehicle was not injured in the collision. Read More
A woman turned herself in to police on the advice of her pastor for her alleged involvement in the shooting of a man in Oakland on Tuesday, police said.Officers responded to reports of a shooting at 889 West Grand Ave. at about 7 p.m. and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.The man was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition as of Wednesday morning, police said. Read More
A former member of Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland testified today in the triple murder trial of former bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV that he thinks the bakery did a lot of good for the community.
Dahood Bey, testifying as a prosecution witness, said he continued working at the bakery after Yusuf Bey IV's brother Antar Bey was killed in 2005 because he wanted to make sure it kept operating. Read More
BART passengers travelling on the system today got a double-dose of unexpectedly good news — a free ticket and a chance to rub elbows with an NBA basketball player.Riders at Rockridge Station in Oakland and the Embarcadero Station in downtown San Francisco were treated to free tickets this afternoon, courtesy of Stephen Curry and Ekpe Udoh of the Golden State Warriors. Read More
A San Francisco speed freak who allegedly led a terror ride with cops on the Peninsula last week pleaded not guilty to reckless driving charges Monday. Read More
A pilot of a small plane who died when the aircraft crashed into waters behind Oakland International Airport on Sunday afternoon has been identified as 73-year-old Richard Manuel, the Alameda County coroner’s bureau said. Read More
My Chemical Romance leader Gerard Way is not your average rocker. Sure, the fuchsia-haired frontman has just one-upped the group’s theatrical 2006 breakthrough, “The Black Parade,” with an even more outrageous set, the genre-jumping “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys,” which he’s complemented with a post-apocalyptic video serial, a mythical band from this futuristic scenario (The Mad Gear and Missile Kid) and a graphic novel he’s currently scripting. Read More
You know you’ve made some sort of music-scene impact when your own state’s government steps up to celebrate your group’s 25th anniversary. Such was the case with jumping jam band Widespread Panic from Athens, Ga., this February. Read More