(Richmond Police Department)
How can a teacher fired for molestation allegations get another job in classroom?
East Bay educators and parents are trying to find out how Ron Guinto continued teaching children after being fired by a Richmond school following child sex abuse allegations. The answers reveal loopholes and blind spots a newly implemented law was supposed to fix.
PG&E and East Bay cities at standoff over plan to chop down thousands of trees
Utility now claims tree roots pose main risk to pipeline. Cities prepare lawsuits to stop the chopping.
Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns
State Sen. Leland Yee spent his last three years in the Capitol much like his first nine, promoting high-minded laws to increase government transparency and help vulnerable constituents like foster children while simultaneously plunging his hands deep into the muck of Sacramento's money channels.
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Kawakami: Golden State Warriors play better with a chip on their shoulder
If the Warriors don't have a grudge readily available, they'll conjure one up -- they play best when they're angry over something.
New Jersey woman sues to get '8THEIST' on her license plate
A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive. Full Story
Tonight's TV picks: 'Game of Thrones' setting target on Tyrion?
Also, 'Devious Maids' returns for more sudsy fun, and 'Salem' takes us back to 17th-century time of witches.
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'
Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.