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The wreckage of a vehicle is seen along the road in the aftermath of wildfires in Paradise, California.

Smoke from the California fires blots out the sun, ruins air quality, and gives the Bay area a bizarre glow

The California fire has killed 66 people so far, and smoke from the blaze has travelled over 200 miles to some Bay Area cities, carried on winds.
Police thought a severed human head, found in this yard in Oakland, was a Halloween prank.

2 people took a real severed head to a police station, but officers thought it was a Halloween prank

Oakland police thought it was a Halloween prank — until they took a closer look at the severed head. They are now trying to match it with a body.
TaTeona Hughes, Retail Lead at Red Bay Coffee Roastery.

A booming California coffee chain says it knows the key to one of Starbucks’ biggest customer problems

After a white Starbucks manager called the police on two black customers in Philadelphia, Red Bay Coffee in California saw their sales shoot up by 160%. Founder Keba Konte says that the majority of his company's management is comprised of people of color, helping curb racial bias.

‘I didn’t feel like fabricating the truth’: An ICE spokesman resigned after accusing the Trump administration of spreading ‘mi...

An ICE spokesman said he resigned after Trump officials made false claims about a California mayor who warned immigrants about an impending arrest operation.

Google’s new Bulletin service will let anyone submit news stories — but it might make the company’s fake-news problem even worse

Goole just launched Bulletin, a service to let people share news stories they believe went under the mainstream media's radar.

A healthy fast-food joint that got panned by a New York Times food critic is crushing it

Locol serves high-quality fast-food at affordable prices in America's food deserts.

Police say dozens of people swarmed a San Francisco Bay Area train in weekend robbery

BART says they will continue to authorize use of overtime to allow for extra police presence at Oakland BART stations

Uber is drastically scaling back its plans to expand into Oakland

Uber was supposed to send thousands of employees to Oakland. Now it's only going to send a few hundred.

Marijuana startups could be decimated once legalization hits

An angel investor explains why the "Uberification of marijuana" means trouble for pot entrepreneurs.