Oakland

BART trains stopping in Oakland after train strikes person

BART officials said trains are stopping in downtown Oakland tonight after a…

Chanel Preston, Adult Performer's Advocacy Committee President, speaks before the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board during a hearing Thursday in Oakland.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

CA workplace safety board says no to condoms in porn films

LOS ANGELES — California officials in charge of workplace safety voted down…

Chanel Preston, Adult Performer's Advocacy Committee President, speaks before the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board during a hearing Thursday in Oakland.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station in Oakland. (Ben Margot/2013 AP)

BART reveals how much it will spend to install cameras into all train cars

BART said today that technicians have begun installing additional security cameras to…

Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station in Oakland. (Ben Margot/2013 AP)
Former NFL football player Bill Romanowski sits at Nutrition53.com, of which he is president and CEO, in Lafayette.  Romanowski recently weighed in on the concussion issue hurting the NFL's image. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2009 AP)

Former Raiders, 49ers LB: Most NFL players likely have CTE

Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn't know…

Former NFL football player Bill Romanowski sits at Nutrition53.com, of which he is president and CEO, in Lafayette.  Romanowski recently weighed in on the concussion issue hurting the NFL's image. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2009 AP)
Oakland Raiders fans Griz Jones, left, and Ray Perez make their case for keeping the NFL football team in Oakland outside the hotel where NFL owners met Jan. 12 in Houston to discuss possible relocation plans. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

World’s Team? Homeless Raiders should give it a try

Word has leaked that the Raiders will play the Houston Texans in…

Oakland Raiders fans Griz Jones, left, and Ray Perez make their case for keeping the NFL football team in Oakland outside the hotel where NFL owners met Jan. 12 in Houston to discuss possible relocation plans. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson speaks to reporters in Santa Clara on Tuesday.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Former Cal running back, Vallejo native keeps defying odds

The distance Cortelle Javon Anderson traveled should not be measured in distance…

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson speaks to reporters in Santa Clara on Tuesday.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis watches pre game warm ups prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Raiders’ future bleak in Oakland

So where do the Raiders go from here? That age-old question faces…

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis watches pre game warm ups prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Dream Team clothing store boarded up after fatal shooting Oct. 11, 2015 (SF Examiner / Michael Barba).

Two suspects arrested in SF killing of alleged burglary accomplice

Two Oakland residents were arrested by San Francisco police on suspicion of…

Dream Team clothing store boarded up after fatal shooting Oct. 11, 2015 (SF Examiner / Michael Barba).

Oakland man sentenced to prison for role in bank’s collapse during financial crisis

A federal court judge on Tuesday sentenced a former banking executive to…

Dead whale found floating in Oakland Estuary

A dead whale was found floating in the Oakland Estuary this morning,…

This undated photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were fatally shot during an on-air interview Wednesday. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP)

In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man ‘waiting to go BOOM’

Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman…

This undated photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were fatally shot during an on-air interview Wednesday. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP)

Appeals court rejects Oakland’s efforts to keep Harborside pot dispensary open

A federal appeals court today ruled against the city of Oakland's efforts…

Aretha Franklin (pictured in concert last year)  remains the  undisputed Queen of Soul.  (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Aretha Franklin shows why she’s the greatest singer of all time

It would be dishonest to say that Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s…

Aretha Franklin (pictured in concert last year)  remains the  undisputed Queen of Soul.  (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
A Muni bus and AC Transit bus directed by Patrick Millet, an AC Transit road supervisor. Buses were ended to BART for the BART transbay shutdown last weekend. JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ/SF EXAMINER

Bay Area avoids BART-pocalypse during transbay tube shutdown

The Bay Area was brought to a standstill two years ago when…

A Muni bus and AC Transit bus directed by Patrick Millet, an AC Transit road supervisor. Buses were ended to BART for the BART transbay shutdown last weekend. JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ/SF EXAMINER
BART (Ben Margot/AP)

Fire on BART train causes hours-long delays, station closures

A fire on a BART train early this morning is causing delays…

BART (Ben Margot/AP)
Golden State Warriors fans line the sidwalks of downtown Oakland, CA Friday waiting for the victory parade to begin. (SF Examiner/Mike Koozmin)

Fans flood Oakland streets for Warriors parade

It’s about time. Long overdue. FINALLY. Such was the sentiment of hundreds…

Golden State Warriors fans line the sidwalks of downtown Oakland, CA Friday waiting for the victory parade to begin. (SF Examiner/Mike Koozmin)
Fans cheer Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bay Area cities prepare for mayhem if Warriors win NBA Finals

With the Golden State Warriors on the brink of their first NBA…

Fans cheer Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
AP Photo/Nick UtLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a public forum on his Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy at UCLA

Concern about legal marijuana and minors aired in California

Members of a commission led by California's lieutenant governor said Tuesday that…

AP Photo/Nick UtLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a public forum on his Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy at UCLA

On both sides of SF Bay, public lands should go to below-market-rate housing

From Oakland to San Francisco, the message to city officials is clear:…

California May Day activists rally on police, labor issues

A few hundred May Day protesters decried racism, police brutality and economic…