Castro Valley

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Bay Area Father Reprimands Rowdy Teens, Gets Beaten Into a Coma

    We read some really disturbing news this morning on NBC about a group of teenagers who badly beat David Lamont, a 51-year-old Pleasanton father, knocking him into a coma after he exercised his parental authority. According to the news station, the high school kids were outside Lamont's house on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    BART Is Making You Pay More to Park

    The only two things you really need to maintain a steady job are a constant flow of coffee and reliable BART service. Unfortunately, the price just keeps going up for both. And for some East Bay folks, presumably bound for San Francisco, the trip across the bay is about to get a little bit pricier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    East Bay Man Relies on Tupac-Loving Alligator to Guard His Marijuana Stash

    Alameda County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested a Castro Valley man earlier this week after they discovered two alarming things: 1. 34 pounds of marijuana, and 2. a five-foot long alligator guarding the stash. Curious sheriff deputies dropped by 32-year-old Assif Mayar on Mount Jasper Dr. aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    For Sale: 24 Hour Fitness

    A time traveler from, say, the Renaissance era or the Hellenistic period, would immediately find two things strange about our beloved present. First (in no particular order): Michele Bachmann. Second: "Wait, people are paying money to run in place and lift heavy things?"Everything else would sort of ... More >>

  • News

    June 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Your Commute Home Tonight Might Suck, But Don't Blame Protesters

    Y​es, trains are running a bit behind, but this time you can't say it has to do with freedom of speech or lack thereof.BART is reporting up to eight-minute delays for some East Bay bound commuters due to a car crash on Interstate 580 this afternoon. It all started at about 2:37 p.m. when a car and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Owner of Oakland's Otaez Mexicatessen Killed in Apparent Robbery Attempt

    Ray Chavez/Oakland Tribune, 2000Otaez owner Jesus "Chuy" Campos, fatally shot this morning in Oakland.​The Oakland Tribune is reporting that Jesus Campos, owner of Oakland's Otaez Mexicatessen, was shot and killed this morning in what authorities believe was an attempted robbery. From the Trib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Benjamin Powell, Jonathan Johnson Killed in Ingleside Crash

    ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the two men killed in an Ingleside car crash this morning as Hayward resident Benjamin Powell and Castro Valley resident Jonathan Johnson. Both were 18 years old.The car carrying Powell and Johnson apparently crashed into a utility pole o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    The Season's Last Greek Fest Is Going Down in Castro Valley

    If you read Alex Hochman's review of last week's annual Greek food festival in San Francisco, and realize that you missed all the other Bay Area Greek festivals (Oakland, San Jose, Concord, Belmont, Vallejo), don't despair: There's still one more. Launching today is the 39th Annual Greek Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    Last of Stolen S.F. Lego Landmarks Returned

    It's back! ​In February, we reported on the sad plight of Mark Benz, who suffered something of a real estate crisis. The massive, painstakingly detailed San Francisco landmarks he'd crafted out of Legos were stolen out of his truck, parked in the driveway of his Fremont home. Today Benz -- an engi ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2009


    An investor finds that he has been swindled, and that the schemer was aided by a mortgage industry lacking oversight.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Pie Master Tony Gemignani Launches North Beach Pizza School-Slash-Restaurant

    Tony's Pizza NapoletanaA pizza oven in Naples.The pizza gods were smiling over North Beach this weekend. On Saturday, Bay Area favorite pizza guy Tony Gemignani opened Tony's Pizza Napoletana (1570 Stockton at Union). Die-hard fans know Gemignani and his pie-making skills from his Pyzano's outpost i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Shocking: Nude Event NOT Taking Place in San Francisco

    This Summer the  American Association for Nude Recreation (Yes, there is one, and no, that link is so not safe for work -- but if pictures of naked people riding novelty bikes is your jam, click away. ) will be coordinating something called the World's Largest Skinny Dip. It's exactly what it s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Spin Zone: Pizza Pro Tony Gemignani Rocks Sunday's North Beach Festival

    Mary LaddDough boy: Twirl master Tony Gemignani.Hey, mambo! World pizza-tossing champion Tony Gemignani rocked the dough in his self-described "truly Italian" fashion at Sunday's North Beach Festival. Beer-swilling fans called out, danced, and jumped up and down as Gemignani performed. His crowd-ple ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
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    December 19, 2007

    Paper Chase

    The Guild is up against a cost-cutting mogul and declining revenues, but the union continues to seek converts

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007
  • News

    February 7, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of 2-7-07

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Grapes, Without the Wrath

    We read "Grape," the Chron's "serial saga," so you don't have to and uncover the world champion of pizza acrobatics

  • Listen Up

    March 17, 2004

    Karaoke Dreamin'

    The blisteringly harsh world of the Bay Area's competitive karaoke scene is no match for my version of "Three Times a Lady."

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2003

    Ready, Set, Charge!

    Tony goods, thrifty prices

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Show Time for Rug Rats

    An audition for America's Most Talented Kid turns up some prodigies, and some very young has-beens.

  • Music

    June 26, 2002

    Collision Course

    The garage rock career of Russell Quan has been one long train wreck

  • News

    August 29, 2001

    Leading the Blind

    Engineer Bill Gerrey builds devices to help other sightless people navigate the world. He's not looking for miracles, just a few small victories.

  • Music

    May 16, 2001

    I Wanna Be Sated

    Fleshies have what it takes -- nudity, pissed-off lyrics, blazing noise -- to be Oakland's next great punk band

  • News

    September 15, 1999

    Night Crawler

    Punks, Putting, and the Police

  • Calendar

    September 1, 1999
  • News

    March 3, 1999
  • News

    November 11, 1998

    Pedal to the Mettle

    Will Europhiles wring the barf out of Bay Area cyclocross racing?

  • News

    May 14, 1997

    Unhealthy Debate

    There's a new and nasty labor-management war. Health care is the battlefield. San Francisco is the front line.

  • News

    April 16, 1997

    Asphalt Field of Dreams

    Located just blocks from downtown, the San Francisco Recreational Vehicle Park is home to tales of wonder and redemption. It will close in the fall.

  • News

    February 7, 1996

    Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

    Politicos, prudes, and the paranoid protest the programming heard on Bay Area radio stations to the highest authority in the land -- the Federal Communications Commission

  • News

    June 21, 1995

    Fire Trek

    Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?

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