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Recent articles by Laura:

WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders holds rally in Richmond ahead of California Primary

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders will be in the East Bay for a rally in Richmond. → Read More

Man dies in horrific high-speed crash in Vallejo, witnesses say police had been pursuing Honda

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a high speed, single-car crash that led to a man's death. Witnesses say the crash came at the end of a police pursuit. → Read More

Alamo family believes dog died because 911 call wasn't routed to fire department; says they were told to take choking dog to vet

HEARTBREAKING: An East Bay family believes their beloved German Shepard, Kora, would still be alive if their 911 call had been routed to the right agency during a choking incident on Christmas morning. → Read More

The face of homelessness in Oakland, woman escaping abusive relationship living in SUV

"Not everybody is on drugs, not everybody is drinking," Ballard shares the reality of what it's like to be homeless in Oakland. → Read More

Mayor announces success of 'Keep Oakland Housed' program; Home Depot campers get ready to move

15 months in, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says a program designed to keep people from becoming homeless in her city is working. → Read More

Ghost Ship Fire Retrial: Jury selection dates set; former juror explains not guilty vote

It was a fire that claimed 36 lives in Oakland on a December night more than three years ago, now a juror is explaining her not guilty vote in the Ghost Ship trial. → Read More

Santa Rosa homeowner says teen party rampage in new home adds insult to injury after Tubbs Fire

The homeowner says the destruction began with two teenage girls who apparently got in through a downstairs window and over the next six hours, police estimate 40 to 80 kids came and went, leaving behind piles of garbage and thousands of dollars in damage. → Read More

Berkeley City Council votes to move forward with plan for temporary outdoor homeless shelter

Berkeley City Council members voted late Tuesday night to move ahead with a proposal to erect a temporary outdoor homeless shelter within city limits. $615,000 was approved for the proposal which moves onto the city manager for recommendations. → Read More

Moms 4 Housing: Oakland moms reach deal to buy vacant house they squatted in for 2 months

"This is what happens when we organize." Six days after police crashed through the front door of a modest house on Oakland's Magnolia Street and arrested those who were living there illegally, those same Moms 4 Housing are now in negotiations to buy the house from which they were evicted. → Read More

Gov. Newsom speaks in Oakland on last stop of homelessness tour

Gov. Gavin Newsom is in Oakland to preview emergency actions to address homelessness in the state, his office said. → Read More

Dead birds washing up at Alameda's Crown Beach, possibly linked to king tides

Dead birds are washing up at Alameda's Crown Beach and some experts say it could be linked to the Bay Area's king tides. → Read More

New CA bill requires cell towers be powered during emergencies, power outages

New legislation, SB 431 would require telecom companies to secure cell phone towers, provide power packs to vulnerable residents and help hospitals during emergencies and power outages. → Read More

Alameda County supervisors unanimously approve $85M sale of half the Coliseum site to A's

SALE APPROVED: The Oakland Athletics have just been granted permission to purchase half of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex for $85 million. → Read More

Oakland families move into affordable homes in time for holidays

On Thursday, 57 residents moved into a new home in Oakland, part of the "Home for the Holidays" event hosted by The Unity Council and the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. → Read More

Low-income Oakland families move into new houses as part of 'Welcome Home for the Holiday' event

On Thursday, 57 residents will be moving into a new home in Oakland, part of the "Welcome Home for the Holiday" event hosted by The Unity Council and the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. → Read More

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital gives patients' families cars for Christmas

As the crowd counted down and the black covers were pulled off four cars, it was a moment four families never imagined, the moment they saw at least part of their tremendous burden lifted. → Read More

Family visiting Bay Area offering reward for camera stolen from Brentwood shopping center

"Just incredibly precious things that you can't replace." The family says the camera contains a 70-person family reunion photo in Oregon along with irreplaceable images of their children. → Read More

Van stolen from Fremont with 2 dozen dogs inside recovered in Oakland

DOGS FOUND SAFE: Oakland police say the man who allegedly stole a van full of 24 rescue dogs was driving around trying to sell them. → Read More

BART gets mixed marks in quarterly review revealing need for improvements in public safety

"Many of these problems aren't easy fixes. These problems have developed over decades, due to lack of funding in certain areas." BART grades itself on how it is meeting it's goals. → Read More

Report predicts slower Bay Area housing market in 2020

One of our keys to building a better Bay Area is finding solutions to the housing crisis. A new report just released predicts some relief in 2020. It says sales and prices will flatten-- even go down. → Read More