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In this July 5, 2019, photo, an East Bay Times newspaper sits in the bottom row of empty news racks in the Financial District in San Francisco. Ownership changes and consolidations have left the region known as the East Bay with just a single daily newspaper. The East Bay Times, based in Walnut Creek, attempts to cover a region nearly the size of Delaware with a fraction of the staff of the former dailies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Even amid affluence of tech capital, local news struggles

Dec. 28, 2019 10:49 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The cities and suburbs on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay are home to 2.7 million people, a world-class University of California campus and bedroom communities for Silicon Valley that produce median incomes 50 percent higher than the national average. What they no longer have...

California safety Jaylinn Hawkins (6) intercepts a pass for Stanford wide receiver Simi Fehoko (13) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Garbers' late touchdown lifts Cal past Stanford 24-20

Nov. 23, 2019 9:00 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — It took nearly a decade, a heads-up play by oft-injured California quarterback Chase Garbers and one final stand by the Golden Bears defense to make it happen. The Axe is headed back to Berkeley. Garbers scored on a 16-yard scramble with 1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter, lifting...

In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, Eloy Martinez, who took part in the Native American occupation of Alcatraz 50 years earlier, stands by a teepee on the island and looks out toward the bay and Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The week of Nov. 18, 2019, marks 50 years since the beginning of a months-long Native American occupation at Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

The Latest: Alcatraz occupier calls events a ‘day of smiles’

Nov. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Native American takeover of Alcatraz Island (all times local): 11:55 a.m. About 150 people are now gathered at Alcatraz to mark the 50th anniversary of a takeover of the island by Native American activists. Original occupiers, friends, family...

In this photo taken March 26, 1970, Eldy Bratt, 33, walks down the lonely corridor of a cell block on Alcatraz with her son Peter Bratt, left, and one of her daughters in San Francisco. The week of Nov. 18, 2019, marks 50 years since the beginning of a months-long Native American occupation at Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. The demonstration by dozens of tribal members had lasting effects for tribes, raising awareness of life on and off reservations, galvanizing activists and spurring a shift in federal policy toward self-determination. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Drive behind occupation of Alcatraz lingers 50 years later

Nov. 20, 2019 1:19 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On a chilly November night 50 years ago, a 7-year-old Peter Bratt, his four siblings and their single mother left their San Francisco home for the pier. From there, they joined a group of indigenous activists on a small boat, bobbing in fog and rolling over what felt like tidal...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1969, file photo, part of a band of Native Americans look over the main cell block of Alcatraz after occupying the island in San Francisco. The week of Nov. 18, 2019, marks 50 years since the beginning of a months-long Native American occupation at Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. The demonstration by dozens of tribal members had lasting effects for tribes, raising awareness of life on and off reservations, galvanizing activists and spurring a shift in federal policy toward self-determination. (AP Photo/RWK, File)

AP Was There: Native Americans take over Alcatraz Island

Nov. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EST

On Nov. 20, 1969, dozens of Native Americans took over Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay to demand that the U.S. government recognize longstanding agreements with tribes and turn over the deed to the island. They arrived under the cover of night and vowed to peacefully protest federal policies that sought to...

The Latest: Man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay train

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say a stabbing that killed a passenger on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train may have occurred after the attacker tried to steal another rider’s shoes. The...

California transit chief says man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay Area commuter train during fight

Nov. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EST
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — California transit chief says man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay Area commuter train during fight.