OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A hard-line stance by the federal government on medical marijuana dispensaries and the reluctance of landlords to rent out their space is being blamed for a delay in the opening of new dispensaries after Oakland officials permitted the establishment of four new medical marijuana facilities. Nearly... more »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that's been billed as the largest pot shop on the planet is being targeted for closure by federal prosecutors in Northern California. Harborside Health Center spokeswoman Gaynell Rogers said U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag's office has threatened to seize the property where... more »
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have agreed on a four-year deal to make Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen their new head coach. A person familiar with the process said Thursday that the two sides had completed the contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team... more »
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - It's a crime with a certain ring to it. San Francisco police report finding a 2-ton copper bell that had been stolen from St. Mary's Cathedral. Police say a tip led them to the historic bell, which had been left across the street from an Oakland... more »
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has auctioned one of his pilot's caps for $5,800 and will donate the proceeds to three San Francisco Bay area public schools. The signed hat - which was not worn the day Sullenberger safely landed a disabled jet into the Hudson River - drew 68 bids... more »
California has more Chihuahuas than it can handle, and experts say Hollywood is to blame. Chihuahuas make up 30 percent -- or more -- of the dog populations at many California animal shelters. There's suspicion that fans took to the tiny breed to imitate Chihuahua-toting celebrities like Paris Hilton and... more »
An amazing photo is circulating the internet showing a cable and brace that snapped on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge during the Tuesday evening commute, raining debris down onto traffic.
Luckily, no one was injured. Battered and bruised is the commute--280,000 vehicles a day cross the bridge. Cal-Trans has... more »