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Sheriff Identifies Teen Shooter

December 13, 2013 9:40 pm

An 18-year-old student opened fire Friday at a Colorado high school, wounding a fellow student before killing himself. Another student who was thought to be wounded was actually covered in blood from the first victim and was unharmed. (Dec….

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Snow Worsens Misery for Syrian Refugees

December 13, 2013 9:29 pm

A winter storm sweeping past the eastern Mediterranean has brought more misery for Syrian refugees. Families living in makeshift camps in the Lebanese town of Zahle were shivering in their tents, under heavy snow. Oum Mohammed says she does not even have blankets for her nine children. And they have no proper shelter, nor food. […]

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Huge volunteer crew makes improvements at San Jose school

December 13, 2013 9:21 pm

1,500 volunteers descended on Ocala Middle School in San Jose Friday to perform a massive makeover of the school’s buildings and outdoor facilities. One volunteer, 22-year old Herman Grewal, had special feelings about the project because he grew up in the working class neighborhood. “I was seeing progressively less and less resources directed to the […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Food from Going to Waste

December 13, 2013 9:00 pm

Food spoils–and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. University of Arizona researchers have estimated that the average family of four chucks […]

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4 Good Reasons to Buy Local Food

December 13, 2013 9:00 pm

If you’re buying California-grown organic strawberries because you know organic food is better for the environment, then you might want to reconsider your purchase—or at least your motivations. While choosing organic over "conventional" does reduce the pesticide burden on the ecosystem, shipping organic food thousands of miles across the country creates an even greater environmental woe—fossil […]

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Your Good-Better-Best Guide to the Grocery

December 13, 2013 9:00 pm

One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking at the entire wall of cereal or a large cooler packed […]

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The 8 Best Fast Food Breakfasts

December 13, 2013 9:00 pm

You know that breakfast is important, but when you’re in a pinch in the morning, sometimes fast food is the quickest option. It’s no secret that fast food isn’t the healthiest or most nutritious option, but when it’s the only option, whether you’re traveling or running late for work, it helps to know how to […]

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Student Gunman Wounds Two, Kills Self in Colo.

December 13, 2013 7:40 pm

A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding two fellow students before killing himself. Police also found two Molotov cocktails at the scene. (Dec. 13)

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Livermore man posts bail in deadly I-580 DUI crash

December 13, 2013 7:28 pm

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department said the man suspected in Thursday’s fiery fatal crash on I-580 walked out the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin a free man Friday after posting bail. A spokesman for the department said 53-year-old Livermore resident Primitno Garcia posted a $125,000 bail. The fatal crash occurred Thursday morning when a Hummer […]

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Germany Builds Own World Cup Complex

December 13, 2013 7:27 pm

Three-time World Cup winners Germany will use a purpose-built training base in Brazil during the competition's finals in 2014.

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