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Oakland, The Bay Area »

[By Beat News Service | 18 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments]
Hostess Brands Inc. will shut down its operations after a week-long strike by its bakers leaving 18,500 employees out of work. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

News of the demise of Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies and other popular snack cakes for the past 82 years, has left nostalgic fans scrambling to stock up on boxes anywhere they can find them.

But Bay Area Twinkie-lovers were hard-pressed to find the endangered treats at supermarkets, drug stores and bakery outlet stores over the weekend. Loaves of Wonder Bread, also baked by the Hostess company were in high demand too.

The Bay Area »

[By Beat News Service | 11 Apr 2012 | No Comments]

A 78 year-old woman was killed by a Union Pacific freight train in San Leandro Tuesday night after her daughter mistakenly drove their car down a set of railroad tracks, police reported Wednesday.

San Leandro Police said the 56 year-old daughter got out of the car and unsuccessfully tried freeing her elderly mother from the stuck 2011 Toyota Prius before an oncoming freight train rear-ended the car at the Williams Street railroad crossing near San Leandro Blvd. at 10:10 p.m.

Bay Area Snapshots, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 2 Jun 2011 | No Comments]
San Leandro, California

San Leandro, Calif.

From the California Beat photography collection, Bay Area Snapshots is an occasional glimpse at daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Bay Area »

[By Beat News Service | 31 Mar 2011 | No Comments]

The sales tax in six Bay Area cities will go up on April 1 giving several municipalities the distinction of charging some of the highest rates in California.

Incremental voter-approved increases — between .25 and .5 cents — will go into effect in the cities of San Leandro, Union City, El Cerrito, Novato, Santa Rosa and Concord.

Cops & Courts, The Bay Area »

[By Beat News Service | 10 Oct 2010 | One Comment]

(10/10) — 11:33 PDT — SAN LEANDRO — Two people were killed and two others were wounded at a bayfront golf course Saturday night after a gunman opened fire during a birthday party, according to police.

San Leandro Police said Sunday that they received an emergency 911 call from the Monarch Bay Golf Course at 10 p.m. alerting them to a number of shots being fired at a party in the course event center.

Cops & Courts »

[By Steven Luo | 24 Mar 2010 | No Comments]

A major street in San Leandro was closed Wednesday night as police officers searched an apartment complex for two murder suspects.

Insight »

[By California Beat | 21 Jun 2009 | No Comments]

On June 5, 1909, the city of San Leandro celebrated its first Cherry Festival in honor of its main crop with great success. Though it hasn’t been held every year, this year’s festival, held on June 6th, was one the city just couldn’t miss as it was the Cherry Festival’s 100th anniversary.

The Cherry Festival has been near and dear to my heart for years now. I have many good memories of past festivals and, when I was much younger, participated in two Cherry Festival parades.