Highland Hospital in Oakland is currently undergoing retrofitting to meet seismic safety standards.

Hospitals in Oakland prepare for the next earthquake

Hospitals are conducting emergency drills and retrofitting buildings to withstand the next big shake.
Honorees at Friday's Red Cross Alameda County heroes breakfast. Back row: Emily Scholz, Josie Mattos, Dan Gale, Ed Coyne, Tim DeGrano, Jose Tamayo. Front row: Mary Silveria, Renee Herzfeld, Lisa Grodin, Bishop Jerry Macklin.

Red Cross honors Alameda County heroes for bravery, service

Alameda county residents who show exceptional commitment and service are recognized.
Oakland mayoral candidates grid.

Early candidates for Oakland’s fall mayoral race outline platforms

Oakland elections occupy a complex political landscape, and the upcoming 2014 mayoral contest is no exception.

You Tell Us: Cellphone ‘kill switches’ will cut robberies

About three-fourths of robberies in Oakland involve theft of smartphones. Now a bill passed by the State Senate will require "kill switches" to inactive the phones, thereby removing the incentive to steal them, writes District...