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Woman charged with trying to murder San Ramon officer during store heist

Woman charged with trying to murder San Ramon officer during store heist

Two women were charged with multiple felonies for allegedly backing a Jeep into a San Ramon officer.
Walters: PG&E makes 2 deals to survive, but ultimately customers pay

Walters: PG&E makes 2 deals to survive, but ultimately customers pay

PG&E is negotiating settlements, but no matter how they're structured, ratepayers will largely bear the burden.
Marvel reveals Spider-Man comic based on Web Slingers ride coming to Avengers Campus

Marvel reveals Spider-Man comic based on Web Slingers ride coming to Avengers Campus

The first issue of the “W.E.B. of Spider-Man” comic series debuting in June will feature a storyline based on the new interactive dark ride set to open at the Anaheim theme park on July 18.
Coronavirus: Instacart’s response ‘a sick joke,’ strike still on today, workers say

Coronavirus: Instacart’s response ‘a sick joke,’ strike still on today, workers say

Group of workers say company's response to their walk-off threat fell short.
El Sobrante man arrested after 110 mph chase on I-80, police say

El Sobrante man arrested after 110 mph chase on I-80, police say

A 33-year-old El Sobrante resident was arrested after leading Vacaville officers on a high speed chase to El Sobrante, authorities said.
Coronavirus: San Francisco reports 6th death from COVID-19, 2,000th case in Bay Area

Coronavirus: San Francisco reports 6th death from COVID-19, 2,000th case in Bay Area

COVID-19 continued to take a toll on San Francisco and the Bay Area, which is entering its third week sheltering in place.
Facebook is giving $25 million to news organizations, and spending $75 million more to help

Facebook is giving $25 million to news organizations, and spending $75 million more to help

Facebook will give $25 million in emergency grants for local news to support journalism during the coronavirus pandemic, and will spend $75 million more on ads with news outlets that have seen a
Staff member at Salinas Valley State Prison tests positive for COVID-19

Staff member at Salinas Valley State Prison tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member at Salinas Valley State Prison tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus: San Mateo County reports 32 new cases of COVID-19, more than 300 total

Coronavirus: San Mateo County reports 32 new cases of COVID-19, more than 300 total

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed over 300 in San Mateo County on Monday, inching the Bay Area closer to 2,000 total cases.
Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in the Bay Area, Monday March 30

Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 in the Bay Area, Monday March 30

California's case count has doubled in the last four days, just like the national case total.
Are unprecedented court restrictions violating East Bay residents’ rights? Problems abound as California justice system grinds to a near-halt

Are unprecedented court restrictions violating East Bay residents’ rights? Problems abound as California justice system grinds to a near-halt

Attorneys say their clients rights are being violated by a near freeze on court hearings, including arraignments and new filings.
Criminal charges against East Bay women dropped for topless protest at Bernie Sanders Nevada rally

Criminal charges against East Bay women dropped for topless protest at Bernie Sanders Nevada rally

Criminal charges have been dropped in Nevada against topless protesters who were arrested at a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in Carson City in February.
Coronavirus: California tops 6,000 cases of COVID-19 with many tests pending

Coronavirus: California tops 6,000 cases of COVID-19 with many tests pending

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in California, even as the state awaits results from 64,000 more tests.
Coronavirus: Apple, Intel lead boost among Bay Area stocks

Coronavirus: Apple, Intel lead boost among Bay Area stocks

Apple was among the Bay Area companies seeing mild gains on the stocks market Monday as investors came back from the weekend to take some tentative steps forward in the wake of last week's passage of
These Silicon Valley businesses are booming in the coronavirus era

These Silicon Valley businesses are booming in the coronavirus era

For some Bay Area businesses, COVID-19 and efforts to contain it have been a boon, boosting their popularity if not yet their revenue
Court doc: Police believe San Jose man induced collision before road-rage shooting

Court doc: Police believe San Jose man induced collision before road-rage shooting

Jason Tahara appears to have randomly targeted pair driving on Homestead Road on March 7, according to investigators.
YouTube, Zoom and kids: Working at home in the coronavirus age

YouTube, Zoom and kids: Working at home in the coronavirus age

Adapting to the new reality -- sheltering in place with work, kids, YouTube and Zoom -- after life deals you an unexpected blow.
Taco Bell will hand you a free taco on Tuesday — following proper social distancing protocol

Taco Bell will hand you a free taco on Tuesday — following proper social distancing protocol

It's easy to forget which day of the week it is when you're cooped up in your home for weeks on end. But please, don't forget Taco Tuesday. Taco Bell hasn't.
Coronavirus: Bay area hotel layoffs might just be start of job losses

Coronavirus: Bay area hotel layoffs might just be start of job losses

Hotel worker layoffs in the Bay Area and nearby regions total at least 1,431, according to new estimates by state labor officials, but several experts warn that the newly announced cutbacks are only