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Popular Hello Kitty Truck Coming Back to Bay Area

The Hello Kitty Cafe truck — a bright pink Mercedes van adorned with flowers and the feline Sanrio mascot — will be heading to Walnut Creek this weekend as part of its roving tour across the U.S.Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Popular Hello Kitty Truck Coming Back to Bay Area

The Hello Kitty Cafe truck — a bright pink Mercedes van adorned with flowers and the feline Sanrio mascot — will be heading to Walnut Creek this weekend as part of its roving tour across the U.S.Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Berkeley PD Squash Viral Rumor of Stabbing at Shapiro Speech

Berkeley police knocked down a viral rumor that a woman was stabbed in the neck during Thursday’s protest outside of Ben Shapiro’s speech at UC Berkeley.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses functionality [Read entire story]

Berkeley PD Squash Viral Rumor of Stabbing at Shapiro Speech

Berkeley police knocked down a viral rumor that a woman was stabbed in the neck during Thursday’s protest outside of Ben Shapiro’s speech at UC Berkeley.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses functionality [Read entire story]

Berkeley PD Squash Viral Rumor of Stabbing at Shapiro Speech

Berkeley police knocked down a viral rumor that a woman was stabbed in the neck during Thursday’s protest outside of Ben Shapiro’s speech at UC Berkeley.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses functionality [Read entire story]

Berkeley PD Squash Viral Rumor of Stabbing at Shapiro Speech

Berkeley police knocked down a viral rumor that a woman was stabbed in the neck during Thursday’s protest outside of Ben Shapiro’s speech at UC Berkeley.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses functionality [Read entire story]

GoFundMe for Berkeley Food Vendor Raises More Than $35,000

GoFundMe for Berkeley Food Vendor Raises More Than $35,000

A GoFundMe to support the street vendor has collected more than $35,000. A petition to fire the police officer who issued the citation has collected more than 13,000 signatures.Photo Credit: Martin Flores This story uses [Read entire story]

ACLU-CA, Bay Area Nonprofits Team Up to Hold DAs Accountable

ACLU-CA, Bay Area Nonprofits Team Up to Hold DAs Accountable

In a bid to hold public officials accountable to voters and criminal justice reform efforts, the ACLU of California has partnered with local nonprofits to launch a website that tracks the positions held...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Bay Area Cafe Gets $63,000 Grant to Expand Refugee Program

A Berkeley-based coffee shop was awarded a $63,000 "Opportunity For All" grant by the Starbucks Foundation this week, allowing the small cafe to expand its barista training program that aids refugees. Photo Credit: NBC [Read entire story]

Bay Area Cafe Gets $63,000 Grant to Expand Refugee Program

Bay Area Cafe Gets $63,000 Grant to Expand Refugee Program

A Berkeley-based coffee shop was awarded a $63,000 "Opportunity For All" grant by the Starbucks Foundation this week, allowing the small cafe to expand its barista training program that aids refugees. Photo Credit: NBC [Read entire story]

Contra Costa Religious Leaders Denounce Virginia Violence

Contra Costa Religious Leaders Denounce Virginia Violence

More than 200 people gathered at a vigil in Walnut Creek on Monday to pay tribute to Heather Heyer and condemn the white supremacist beliefs allegedly held by the man who took her life in Charlottesville...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Superheroes Unite in Bay Area for Marvel Live Action Show

Superheroes Unite in Bay Area for Marvel Live Action Show

Bay Area comic fans, listen up! Marvel's latest crossover extravaganza is right here in the Bay Area, and it's teeming with local talent.Photo Credit: Marvel Universe LIVE! [Read entire story]

Rosie the Riveter Fans Look to Smash World Record — Again

Rosie the Riveter Fans Look to Smash World Record — Again

The annual Rosie the Riveter rally is expected to draw thousands of bandanna-clad fans to Richmond on Saturday, where the attendees will try to smash the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Gathering...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Cannabis Cooking Classes Aim to Pivot Pot to the Mainstream

When Sallie B. lectures her weekend class about marijuana, she likes to make her spiel as accessible as possible.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to [Read entire story]

’13 Reasons Why’ Films Second Season in Martinez

'13 Reasons Why' Films Second Season in Martinez

Several streets in downtown Martinez will be closed on Wednesday to accommodate filming for Netflix's hit show "13 Reasons Why."Photo Credit: Beth Dubber/Netflix [Read entire story]

UC Berkeley Offers to Waive Venue Fee For Ben Shapiro

UC Berkeley Offers to Waive Venue Fee For Ben Shapiro

A planned speaking engagement at UC Berkeley featuring conservative author Ben Shapiro is back on, after a number of scheduling issues that have played out in the public.Photo Credit: Creative Commons [Read entire story]

Baby Falcon Dies After Slamming Into Window at UC Berkeley

Baby Falcon Dies After Slamming Into Window at UC Berkeley

Lux, one of two peregrine falcons born at UC Berkeley's famed Campanile tower in May, died on Tuesday after flying into a glass-enclosed balcony on campus.Photo Credit: UC Berkeley/Mary Malec [Read entire story]

Concord Approves Pilot Program For Delivery Robots

Concord Approves Pilot Program For Delivery Robots

Following a highly publicized release in the South Bay, a fleet of delivery robots will be rolling out — literally — in Concord.Photo Credit: Starship Technologies [Read entire story]

True Crime, Sports: Best Bay Area Podcasts For Long Commutes

True Crime, Sports: Best Bay Area Podcasts For Long Commutes

Bay Area residents have some of the gnarliest commutes in the entire country. Whether grappling with regular BART delays or inching along in gridlock traffic, simply getting to or from work can take hours. Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Richmond Councilwoman Leaves Post to Run for Lt. Governor

Richmond Councilwoman Leaves Post to Run for Lt. Governor

Richmond City Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin announced Tuesday that she is stepping down from her post to campaign for lieutenant governor.Photo Credit: City of Richmond [Read entire story]