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BART robberies climb 45% over last year, figures show

Robberies aboard BART trains and in its stations have climbed 45 percent over the past year, according to crime statistics released Friday by the transit agency. The Chronicle’s request for BART’s crime figures [Read entire story]

Sources: BART hires new police chief from Santa Ana

During Rainey’s tenure, the chief reformed the department and helped it recover from the fatal Jan. 1, 2009, Oscar Grant shooting by a BART police officer at Fruitvale Station. The shooting, which attracted national [Read entire story]

Artist, student mourned at 1st funerals for Oakland fire victims

The long and painful parade of funerals and memorial services for the 36 victims of the Ghost Ship fire started Sunday with remembrances of video artist Jonathan Bernbaum and the youngest victim, 17-year-old Draven [Read entire story]

Raiders officially request OK to move to L.A. area

The NFL announced the Raiders’ filing, which was expected, late Monday on the first day teams could file the paperwork to potentially put a relocation in motion. The San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams submitted [Read entire story]