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SANTA ROSA: Protestors express outrage that deputy is back to work

December 10, 2013 10:18 pm

Rowdy protests in Santa Rosa Tuesday against the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy outside in October led to vandalism at the Sonoma County jail and one arrest, the sheriff's office said.

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Proposal calls to honor Mandela at Cal with renaming of Sproul Plaza

December 10, 2013 10:09 pm

A new proposal is beginning to circulate UC Berkeley that would forever link the University with late South African President Nelson Mandela. Cal employee Anne Stinson launched an online campaign to rename Lower Sproul Plaza, “Mandela Plaza.” Stinson was among protesters who filled Sproul Plaza in 1986, demanding an end to apartheid and that UC […]

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Today in History for December 11th

December 10, 2013 9:40 pm

Britain's King Edward steps down; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declare war on the United States; UNICEF organization launches; 'Magnum PI' makes television debut. (Dec. 11)

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Moet Launches Indian Sparkling Wine

December 10, 2013 9:18 pm

One of France's most well-known champagne producers launches an Indian sparkling wine.

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Cost of Food Staples Up in Malaysia

December 10, 2013 9:18 pm

The cost of food is rising fast in Malaysia, with some items as much as 50% more expensive than last year.

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Oakland-based boys choir to perform at Mandela memorial in D.C.

December 10, 2013 9:00 pm

An Oakland boys choir has jetted off to Washington, D.C., Tuesday as invited performers at a national memorial event for former South African President Nelson Mandela Wednesday. Mandela, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 95, was the first black South African president. He served as the country’s democratically elected leader from 1995 […]

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Man Jumps To His Death During Girlfriend´s Shopping Spree

December 10, 2013 8:36 pm

After shopping at the mall all day with his girlfriend, a 38-year-old China man jumped seven floors to his death after she refused to stop shopping.

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Lenovo´s Countryside Connection

December 10, 2013 8:17 pm

What do Ashton Kutcher and Chinese farmers have in common? Lenovo. Kutcher's the Chinese PC maker's new spokesman. As it turns out, he doesn't have too many fans in the Chinese countryside where Lenovo has some 13,000 sales outlets.

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Girlfriend won´t stop shopping, man jumps to his death in mall

December 10, 2013 7:37 pm

Witnesses say the man and his girlfriend were in a “heated argument” after their shopping excursion went over five hours. The guy just wanted to leave the mall but his lady wanted to go to one more store, a shoe store. That was all Tao Hsiao could take so he threw down his bags and […]

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Families of Oakland murder victims visit D.C. to lobby for gun control

December 10, 2013 7:34 pm

A group of family members of Oakland murder victims headed to Washington, D.C., Tuesday to meet with lawmakers about gun control reforms. The visit by the Oakland-based group, Their Lives Matter, coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, in which 26 elementary school students and educators were […]

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