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Silicon Valley, Travel Beat »

[By Tim Jue | 1 Jul 2016 | No Comments]
San Jose Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez joins Lufthansa executives and airport staff to welcome a new non-stop flight to Frankfurt, Germany. (DLH Photo)

SAN JOSE CALIF. — Mineta San Jose International Airport expanded its roster of international flights again Friday when it welcomed a non-stop service from Frankfurt, Germany on Lufthansa.

The flight will operate five days a week on a Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 with 18 Business Class seats, 19 premium economy seats and 261 economy seats. 

Bay Area Snapshots, Political Beat, San Francisco, The Bay Area »

[By Andrew Leonard | 17 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
Andrew Leonard / CALIFORNIA BEAT

Sentiments about the violent conflict on the Gaza Strip between Israel and Palestine spilled onto the streets of San Francisco late Friday afternoon in a spirited but peacceful protest in front of the Israeli consulate.

Pro-Palestinian and Pro-Israel demonstrators chanted and waved banners at one another from opposite sides of Montgomery Street in the Financial District during the afternoon commute hour as part of Bay Area reaction to the conflict in Gaza.

Oakland, The Bay Area »

[By Andrew Leonard | 14 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
Shoppers enter the Safeway supermarket on College and Claremont Avenues. ANDREW LEONARD / CALIFORNIA BEAT

Neighbors of a Safeway store in Oakland’s Rockridge District have struck a deal with the company over a contentious proposal to tear down the existing location and build a much larger modern grocery store on the property.

Residents from the Oakland neighborhood, Berkeley, Safeway representatives and city councilwoman Jane Brunner held a 12-hour mediation session Nov. 8 to address long-held concerns about the project’s size and impact on neighborhood traffic.

Political Beat »

[By Beat News Service | 6 Nov 2012 | No Comments]


CHICAGO, ILL — (11/6) — 2230 CST — Barack H. Obama has been re-elected as President of the United States.

Obama pocketed an early burst of momentum after key wins in the hotly-contested battleground states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. The race was decided in Obama’s favor after he carried the pivotal swing state of Ohio, pushing the Democrat past the 270 electoral vote margin necessary for victory.

Oakland, Political Beat, San Francisco, The Bay Area »

[By Steven Luo and Jennifer Courtney | 6 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments]

Welcome to the Political Beat’s Election Night 2012 coverage of the November 6 General Election. We’ll be busy this evening updating results from important Bay Area and California races, including all of the statewide propositions and the Presidential race. Keep refreshing this page for the latest results and projections from the Political Beat team.

San Francisco, World Series »

[By Steven Luo | 22 Sep 2012 | No Comments]

Postseason baseball is returning to at least one side of the Bay Area this year.

The San Francisco Giants clinched the National League Western Division pennant in front of their home fans with a 8-4 win over the San Diego Padres Saturday night.

The win — coupled with a 6-0 shutout of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers by the NL Central-champion Cincinnati Reds — gave the G-men their second NL West title in three years.

BART Police Shooting, Cops & Courts, Cover Stories, Oakland »

[By Steven Luo, Vanessa Guerra, Jennifer Courtney, Tashina Manyak, James Keith and Heather McDaniel | 9 Jul 2010 | No Comments]
A large banner reading "Oakland Says Guilty" was hung from a stoplight in Downtown Oakland during a gathering after the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle trial. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

(7/9) — UPDATED 14:15 PDT — OAKLAND — A large, peaceful gathering of people in Downtown Oakland following former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle’s conviction for involuntary manslaughter was followed by violence as the sun set.

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts blamed the violence, which included looting shops and setting dumpsters on fire, on a small group of about 50 anarchists.