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Last Remaining Video Store in Contra Costa County Closing

Following a prolonged struggle to keep up with streaming services and digital downloads, the last video rental store in Contra Costa County is shuttering for good after 34 years of business.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane [Read entire story]

Stoned Drivers Help Company Test Marijuana Breathalyzers

Hound Labs, an Oakland-based startup, is developing a new type of breathalyzer that’s capable of determining whether a driver is high at the moment of testing.Photo Credit: Hound Labs [Read entire story]

Cookie Dough Craze Comes to Concord Dessert Parlor

Following months of recipe development, a close-knit Concord family opened their dream confectionery last month specializing in a once-taboo dessert: cookie dough.Photo Credit: Out The Dough [Read entire story]

2017 Recap: Bay Area Rental Market Priciest in the Country

From broke college students who sleep in old busses to San Mateo residents fighting double-digit rent hikes in a mold-Infested building, 2017 was chalk-full of rental woes for many Bay Area tenants.Photo Credit: File [Read entire story]

Concord Residents Put on Light Show to Honor ‘Mr. Christmas’

When Bruce Mertz — known around the Bay Area as “Mr. Christmas” — passed away earlier this year, he left behind a heartbroken community. The jovial neighbor was famous for his elaborate holiday light display, [Read entire story]

Top Picks for Fun Holiday Activities in the East Bay

Still looking for fun and affordable holiday-themed activities? There's plenty to choose from in the East Bay.Photo Credit: Gazimal [Read entire story]

Whole Foods’ Affordable 365 Market Opens 1st Bay Area Store

On Wednesday, Whole Foods unveiled the first Bay Area location of 365 by Whole Foods, a more affordable alternative for customers who want organic goods without paying the grocery chain’s notoriously high...Photo [Read entire story]

Father Seeks Help in Finding Missing 14-Year-Old Daughter

A Pacifica father is asking for help finding his 14-year-old daughter who never returned home from school two months ago.Photo Credit: Aaron Placencia [Read entire story]

Student Resorts to Living in School Bus to Avoid High Rents

When it came time to find housing this semester, 21-year-old UC Berkeley student Hash Khan had three options: he could share a room with two other people for anywhere between $800 and $1,500 per month, sleep in...Photo [Read entire story]

Aerospace Workers Strike Against ‘Unsafe’ Work Environment

Factory workers at Henkel Aerospace in Bay Point pledged to continue their month-long strike over unsafe working conditions, which they say led to the death of one employee and caused another to leave the...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Aerospace Workers Strike Against ‘Unsafe’ Work Environment

Factory workers at Henkel Aerospace in Bay Point pledged to continue their month-long strike over unsafe working conditions, which they say led to the death of one employee and caused another to leave the...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Aerospace Workers Strike Against ‘Unsafe’ Work Environment

Factory workers at Henkel Aerospace in Bay Point pledged to continue their month-long strike over unsafe working conditions, which they say led to the death of one employee and caused another to leave the...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Aerospace Workers Strike Against ‘Unsafe’ Work Environment

Factory workers at Henkel Aerospace in Bay Point pledged to continue their month-long strike over unsafe working conditions, which they say led to the death of one employee and caused another to leave the...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Richmond Mayor Faces Criticism for ‘Doxing’ in Newsletter

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is facing criticism for calling out political opponents and doxing them in his regular email blasts to supporters.Photo Credit: City of Richmond [Read entire story]

‘Blackface’ Costume at Bay Area Staples Sparks Outrage

A photo of a Pleasant Hill Staples employee donning what appeared to be blackface went viral this weekend, prompting customers and online commenters to demand an apology from the office supply store.Photo Credit: Harold [Read entire story]

Halloween Events Around the Bay Area

Looking for some last-minute ideas to help you celebrate Halloween? Check this list.Photo Credit: Getty Images [Read entire story]

Bay Area Families Push For Better Alzheimer’s Research

Lila Bear recently quit her full-time job to care for her paternal grandparents, who both suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. The diagnosis had crushed the family; it marked the third time they had been forced...Photo [Read entire story]

Drone Video: USPS Delivers Mail in Burned-Out Neighborhood

A surreal video of a postal worker delivering mail to a neighborhood obliterated by the deadly Northern California wildfires has gone viral on social media, with some commenters remarking that it looks...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Community Google Doc Connects Fire Evacuees With Shelter

As hotels and evacuation centers continue to fill up, a public Google Doc is becoming a lifeline for evacuees seeking free shelter from the devastating and deadly wildfires ravaging Northern California. Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Community Google Doc Connects Fire Evacuees With Shelter

As hotels and evacuation centers continue to fill up, a public Google Doc is becoming a lifeline for evacuees seeking free shelter from the devastating and deadly wildfires ravaging Northern California. Photo Credit: [Read entire story]