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Recent articles by Laura:

UC application extension after system failure sparks concern among students, parents

Despite the 4-day extension, the UC system is encouraging students to apply as soon as possible, saying, "If you can, please don't wait to apply until the new deadline date." → Read More

Oakland's Thanksgiving meal giveaway reinvented to serve community needs amid pandemic

City leaders and dozens of volunteers gathered on MacArthur Boulevard to distribute hundreds of meals during an event that was heavily modified to accommodate this year's considerable COVID-19 concerns. → Read More

State can't ban offensive license plates, federal judge rules

Vanity plates in California may soon start to look a bit more creative. A U.S. District Court ruling has struck down a California DMV standard that allowed the department to reject applications with words or symbols that some might find offensive. → Read More

State can't ban offensive license plates, federal judge rules

Vanity plates in California may soon start to look a bit more creative. A U.S. District Court ruling has struck down a California DMV standard that allowed the department to reject applications with words or symbols that some might find offensive. → Read More

'Insulting' vanity license plate rejected by California DMV gets second chance after court ruling

The DMV may allow more vanity plates in California after a court ruling. The issue was brought to court by an Oakland man who wanted his license plate to say "QUEER." → Read More

'It's a tragedy': Oakland crime spikes amid pandemic with worst homicide rate in 7 years

Oakland homicides have now topped 100 for the first time in seven years. Oakland's interim police chief says we're seeing a "perfect storm" and unique circumstances, leading to the uptick in crime. → Read More

Dublin teen says he's willing to meet man who initially posted threats to his BLM event on Facebook

17-year-old Denel McMahan says he's willing to meet with a man who initially expressed hate toward his Black Lives Matter Event on Facebook, saying one of his goals "is to always educate people." → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Surveillance video shows dozens of looters trashing Oakland pharmacy for hours; where were police?

For five hours, dozens of people ran into High Street Pharmacy, smashing computers, wrecking displays, stealing drugs and other merchandise and ransacking a business that has served Oakland's Laurel District since 1947. → Read More

Power Shutoffs: PG&E to continue restoring energy today

PG&E will continue to restore power today to thousands of customers impacted by its latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs. → Read More

$50,000 reward being offered for murder of 19-year-old pregnant mother, Berkeley police say

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the murder of a young pregnant mother, Berkeley police say. → Read More

Pregnant mother killed; her son, family members survive hail of gunfire in Berkeley drive-by shooting

"They said 22 shots in her car." Family is left without answers as two-month pregnant Sereinate Henderson was killed in a ruthless drive-by shooting in Berkeley Wednesday night. → Read More

Letter threatens arrest over 12-year-old's missed Zoom class, Bay Area dad says

A parent in the East Bay city says a letter he received from his son's middle school, threatening the boy's arrest for missing less than two hours of Zoom class, is total overkill. → Read More

East Bay parents push for return to in-person classes; teachers union urges delay

Students and parents from Lamorinda schools say the time is now for at least some of them to get back into the classroom after months of learning only online. → Read More

Bay Area mourns loss of baseball legend Joe Morgan; 77-year-old died at Danville home

Tributes are pouring in, for Hall of Fame baseball player and East Bay resident Joe Morgan. He died at his Danville home last night, at the age of 77. → Read More

Bay Area DA reopens Oscar Grant case after his family demands greater justice

Nearly 12 years after Oscar Grant was shot and killed by a BART officer, Alameda County's district attorney is reopening the investigation into his death. → Read More

'If there's no justice, how can we have peace?' 'Go-slow' caravan ties up Bay Area bridge traffic

Many of the protesters driving in the go-slow caravans, were pulled over. Three cars and a decommissioned ambulance were pulled over on the Bay Bridge during the evening commute. → Read More

Bay Area heat wave: Tri-Valley residents conserve energy amid triple-digit temps; Oakland braces for possible fires

Often exempt from heat waves that strike the inland communities of the East Bay, Oakland and surrounding cities have not been spared this time around. Also, the Tri-Valley is conserving energy amid triple-digit temps with a statewide Flex Alert in effect. → Read More

Oakland's Fruitvale District a COVID-19 hot spot as California sees decline in positivity rate

While California overall continues to see declines in positive rates from COVID-19 testing, some Bay Area communities are lagging behind, like Oakland's Fruitvale District. → Read More

Hennessey Fire: Napa County couple loses 'dream home' in wildfire, but wedding altar still stands among the wreckage

Bernat and Anne Riudavets moved to Napa County four years ago and got married on the property. Although the Hennessey Fire destroyed their home, their wedding altar is somehow still standing. → Read More

Hennessey Fire: Evacuations ordered in Vacaville as wildfire destroys dozens of homes

Several wildfires collectively called the LNU Lightning Complex fires, including the Hennessey Fire, have prompted widespread evacuation orders in the North Bay and burned tens of thousands of acres, CAL FIRE officials said. → Read More