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Park district votes to acquire two parcels

The rolling hills and open spaces beyond east Contra Costa County's vast housing tracts and shopping centers just grew a little safer from development thanks to a pair of deals announced Friday by the East Bay Regional Park District.

Cal students hold vigil for warehouse victims

University of California at Berkeley students and staff held a vigil Thursday in remembrance of five people with university ties who were among the 36 killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

Mayor vetoes legislation on Airbnb rentals

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Thursday vetoed legislation that would have imposed a new 60-night annual limit on all short-term rentals, saying it would drive more hosts to rent units illegally.

Coroner confirms names of two more victims

The Alameda County coroner's bureau Thursday confirmed the names of two more victims of the warehouse fire in Oakland last Friday night: a graduate student in psychology and a local musician.

Schaaf announced steps to prevent future tragedies

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Wednesday announced a series of measures her administration will take to try to prevent future tragedies such as the fire at a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale district on Friday night that killed 36 people.

9 more warehouse fire victims identified

Tuesday night the Alameda County coroner's bureau has identified nine additional victims of Friday night's three-alarm fire that took 36 lives during a party at the Ghost Ship warehouse space in Oakland.