SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man clutching what appeared to be a bomb detonator escaped with cash after robbing a San Mateo bank. The Mercury News reports the suspect passed the teller a demand note while holding the silver device with a red button yesterday. Police say it's not clear if the detonator was real or not.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two reputed gang members are charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old Oakland girl who answered the front door at her friend's apartment during a sleepover. Alameda County prosecutors and Oakland police said Darnell Williams and Joe Carroll planned the July 17 attack that killed Alaysha Carradine on July 17 as revenge for the killing of Carroll's cousin in Berkeley earlier that day.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously backed a law that would require businesses to offer parents and caregivers flexible work schedules. The Chronicle reports Mayor Ed Lee has said he will sign the bill, which would allow workers to ask their employers to adjust their start times, telecommute or job share.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A well-connected Dubai financier and the world's third-largest privately held real estate firm are teaming up to invest in a proposed sports and entertainment center in Oakland. The Oakland Tribune reports that the investment group of Rashid Al Malik and Colony Capital LLC want to keep the city's sports teams from relocating. They're expected to join Oakland's master planning team and want to take the lead in redeveloping the Coliseum City complex.