Oakland

Each day’s a blessing for Auburn’s Olive Orr, age 100

“I’m a tough old lady, a tough old bird,” Auburn’s Olive Orr joked. Orr just passed a milestone few people achieve — she turned 100 years of age on Oct. 15. Orr doesn ...

Our View: Help for former foster youth inspires

A backpack, a notebook, shampoo and a slice of pizza took on a new meaning recently when former foster care children who are now students at Sierra College shared their stories. T ...

NBA's Warriors unveil plans to move to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Sitting along the shore and staring at one of the world's most majestic metropolitan views, Joe Lacob leaned over to hear fellow Golden State Warriors co-owner Pete ...

Officials: 7 dead in Oakland Christian school shooting

OAKLAND — A gunman opened fire Monday at a Christian university in the Bay Area, killing at least seven people, wounding three more and setting off an intense, chaotic manhun ...

NDA Act would disgrace US history

The 2012 “National Defense Authorization Act” contains provisions within it that, if made law, would essentially authorize the United States government to use military and poli ...

Community Portrait: Always inventive J. Randall Smith breaks some rules

In his hands an ordinary bag of clay becomes a fine art sculpture. Paint and canvas become a beautiful painting. Charcoal, pencils and paper turn into an enchanting rendering. With ...

Occupy OPEC starts here

When it comes to occupying Wall Street, Oakland, Sacramento and vomiting and crapping on the grass which is nowhere peaceful, they could make themselves more useful by occupying OP ...

Charter vote lowers taxes

In its condescending reports about charter proposals in Auburn, Redding, Paradise, Colusa and South Lake Tahoe, the Oakland-based Northern California Carpenters Regional Council br ...

Do not vote Democrat!

Jerry Brown was governor from 1975 to 1982. When he entered office, he was blessed with a budget surplus. After two terms, he left a $1.5 billion deficit and extremely high unemplo ...

Colfax balks at attorney charges

Colfax City Manager Bruce Kranz is crying foul. In April, a federal judge denied the city’s appeal of contempt charges in the 2008 settlement agreement with Allen and Nancy Edwa ...