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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Retrial for man in California warehouse fire that killed 36

The founder of an artists’ work-live collective in the San Francisco Bay Area where a fast-moving fire trapped and killed 36 partygoers three years ago will be tried again on …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Pair face trial in Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36

Two men charged in a fire that killed 36 concertgoers at a Northern California warehouse more than two years ago were going on trial Tuesday after a judge rejected their …


Board approves Raiders lease to remain in Oakland in 2019

The Coliseum Authority has approved a lease agreement to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one more season. The deal for 2019 with an option for 2020 still …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Oakland teachers go on strike, demand pay raises

Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Recent walkouts have taken place in …


Oakland teachers to walk off the job Thursday

Teachers in Oakland, California, will become the latest educators in the country to strike over pay and classroom conditions.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

In Oakland speech, Kamala Harris launches White House bid with scathing assault on Trump

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland’s city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House on Sunday, presenting herself as the leader who can best unite …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018

Athletics plan waterfront ballpark to open in 2023

The Oakland Athletics have found a waterfront location for their ballpark, with picturesque views toward San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Port of Oakland. Their goal to open in 2023. …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

Suspect arrested in Oakland train station stabbing attack

A man who police say killed an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked stabbing at an Oakland train station was arrested aboard a train about a dozen miles away Monday night, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

Mother of girl declared dead twice slams doctors at funeral

The mother of a teenager at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death told dozens of family members, friends and others at the girl’s funeral Friday …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

2 will go to trial over 36 deaths in Oakland warehouse fire

Two California men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers in the worst building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade, …


Two arrested in connection with Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 in Oakland

Two people have been arrested in connection with the deadly Ghost Ship fire that claimed 36 lives inside an Oakland warehouse last year, authorities said.


Oakland officials: Candle started fire that killed four

A burning candle started a building fire that killed four people and displaced dozens more in Oakland, officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017

Multiple violations found days before apartment blaze kills 3 in Oakland

Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents.


Police detain shooter near California zoo; many shots fired

Officials say a gunman who fired numerous shots Friday morning in east Oakland near the Oakland Zoo has been disarmed and is in police custody.


Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly warehouse fire

Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has …


Growing number of women leading U.S. police departments

When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city’s mayor likened to a frat house.


No cause yet in Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36

Investigators said Tuesday that they still can’t pinpoint a specific cause in the fire that killed 36 partygoers in an Oakland warehouse.


Building inspectors had not been inside Oakland warehouse in 30 years, officials say

Oakland officials said Thursday that no building code enforcement inspector has been inside the warehouse where 36 people died in at least 30 years.


Emergency declaration sought in Oakland over deadly warehouse fire

Officials in Oakland asked for a declaration of emergency Tuesday, clearing the way for the city to receive federal and state funding to cover the massive response to a warehouse …


Sheriff: ‘Don’t believe’ more bodies in Oakland warehouse fire

The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36 and authorities say they expect the number to rise when they resume work later Monday following a temporary …


Oakland warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33

The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed …


Fire at Oakland dance party kills at least 9 people

Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll could …


Las Vegas Raiders? Stadium plan passes major vote

A plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas and lure the Raiders from Oakland crossed a major hurdle Thursday when a Nevada oversight committee voted unanimously to recommend …


Mariners score in ninth to beat Athletics, extend winning streak to five

Ketel Marte hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Sunday for their fifth straight win.


Interim Oakland police chief ousted after less than a week

The interim police chief in Oakland, California, was abruptly removed after six days on the job Wednesday amid a widening sex scandal that the city’s mayor said involved “disgusting allegations” …


Six shot in downtown Oakland, 1 in grave condition

Oakland police say six people have been shot in the city’s downtown area and that a teenage girl is in critical condition.


U.S. cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

Violent crimes – from homicides and rapes to robberies – have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can’t point to a single reason why and …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Most dangerous place is close to home

Trump’s use of Oakland and Ferguson, both with high poverty rates and large African-American populations, is, of course, intended as a crude dog whistle to the angry white men he’s …


School districts offering condoms to middle schoolers

Available in a vast array of eye-catching colors and even candylike flavors, condoms are increasingly being distributed to teenagers to drive home a message about safe sex. But the question …


NFL notes: Oakland Raiders find success with young core

The Oakland Raiders have spent most of the past decade searching for big-play options at quarterback, running back and receiver. Three weeks into this season, it looks as if they …