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Alameda County (California)

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  • Bay Area home prices soar in April, sales flat from a year earlier

    Home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area surged in April amid robust demand, bucking a national cooling trend with the help of a booming tech industry. The region’s median home price soared 5.4% from March to $610,000 in April, research firm...
  • Target Corp. to pay $22.5 million in settlement over alleged hazardous waste dumping

     
    Target Corp. has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a multiyear government investigation into the alleged dumping of hazardous waste by the retail chain, according to court documents filed this week. The settlement, pending final approval by a judge,.....
  • Judge dismisses suit against Blue Shield's doctor-rating system

     
    An Alameda County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the California Medical Assn. against Blue Shield of California, alleging that the insurer's online doctor-rating system is inaccurate and misleads consumers....
  • Oakland man arrested in Chula Vista on suspicion of battering woman during 15-hour ordeal

     
    A 42-year-old Oakland man has been arrested in Chula Vista on suspicion of kidnapping a woman in the Northern California city and subjecting her to a 15-hour ordeal that included beating her and stuffing her in the trunk of her......
  • Brazilian Blowout blow-up: U.S. OSHA issues warning about formaldehyde in hair-smoothing treatment

     
    The ongoing controversy over the celebrity-endorsed Brazilian Blowout and similar keratin hair smoothing treatments that are used to tame frizzy hair intensified this week, when U.S. health officials issued a hazard alert warning about dangerous...
  • Case of missing nursing student now a homicide

    Case of missing nursing student now a homicide
    SAN DIEGO -- A forensic examination led Northern California investigators to believe that a missing 26-year-old nursing student from San Diego was killed, according to authorities Monday.Surveillance video from the garage where Michelle Le's vehicle was...
  • Vigil held for missing Mira Mesa nursing student

    Vigil held for missing Mira Mesa nursing student
    RANCHO PENASQUITOS, Calif. -- More than 100 friends and family of Michelle Le gathered at Hilltop Park in San Diego Friday night to send "positive energy" to the missing nursing student. Michelle Le, who grow up in Rancho Penasquitos and Mira Mesa,...
  • Brazilian Blowout Company Sued By California Attorney General

    Brazilian Blowout Company Sued By California Attorney General
    The California Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against the company that makes a hair treatment known as the "Brazilian Blowout". Filed in Alameda County, the lawsuit alleges the company failed to warn consumers that the "Brazilian Blowout" contains...
  • Oakland Man Arrested on Suspicion of 15-Hour Torture of Former Girlfriend

    Oakland Man Arrested on Suspicion of 15-Hour Torture of Former Girlfriend
    CHULA VISTA (KTLA) -- An Oakland man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of kidnapping his former girlfriend, beating her and stuffing her into the trunk of her car to take her across the U.S.-Mexico border, an ordeal that allegedly lasted 15...
  • Furlough Fridays Are Back For California State Workers

    Furlough Fridays Are Back For California State Workers
    SACRAMENTO -- Friday furloughs are back on for California state employees, after the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that had temporarily stopped them. The high court decided Wednesday to put all furlough litigation -- including the...
  • Port Chicago, site of a World War II home front tragedy, is a classroom today

    Port Chicago, site of a World War II home front tragedy, is a classroom today
    The bombs erupted along Pier No. 1, thousands of them, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. And 66 years later, you can still spot a few twisted hunks of metal near water's edge, an American flag snapping in the wind overhead. This is Port...
  • California sues toymakers over lead

    California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Monday sued 20 companies, including Mattel Inc. and Toys "R" Us, claiming they sold toys containing "unlawful quantities of lead." The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, alleges the companies knowingly...