Four-Alarm Brush Fire Briefly Shuts Down Interstate 505 Near Interstate 80: CHP

Interstate 505 was shut down for about 45 minutes Sunday morning after a brush fire broke out along the route, according to the California Highway Patrol. The blaze, near Vaca Valley Parkway, has closed down connector ramps to nearby Interstate 80, the CHP said. Lanes in both directions on I-505 were closed for about 45 …

Warriors Coach Ron Adams Again Humbled Being Named Top NBA Assistant

SEATTLE — He comes to work each day like the teacher he is, engaged without being intrusive, opinionated without being overbearing and as quietly competitive as hell. Maybe it’s those qualities, along with a 50-year catalog of basketball knowledge, that keep Ron Adams atop the list of more than 100 assistant coaches in the NBA. …

Oakland Coliseum Hosting Watch Party for Oakland A's vs. New York Yankees Wild

The Oakland A’s are hosting a Wild Card Watch Party at the Oakland Coliseum Wednesday for fans who want to gather to watch the A’s as they play the American League wild card game in New York. The A’s play the New York Yankees at 5:08 p.m., and the watch party at The Treehouse complex …

Bayer Will Lay Off 227 People at Berkeley Manufacturing Technology Plant

Officials with Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday that at least 227 employees at the company’s biotechnology manufacturing hub in Berkeley will be laid off. Berkeley has served as Bayer’s biotechnology manufacturing facility for more than 40 years. In a statement the German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company, which is headquartered in Leverkusen, said its transition …

Animal Rights Activists Arrested at Chicken Facility Protest in Sonoma County

Sixty-seven animal rights activists Saturday afternoon were arrested after they took over a Sonoma County poultry facility that they claim houses thousands of birds in inhumane conditions. As they live-streamed the protest on Facebook, about 150 members of Direct Action Everywhere marched down Jewett Road near Petaluma to McCoy’s Poultry Services at about 1:30 p.m., …

Hunter Pence Explains What Makes Giants, San Francisco So Unique

Hunter Pence has played for the Astros, Phillies and Giants in his 12-year MLB career. There’s no way the Texas native will say anything negative about Houston or Philadelphia, but both cities simply don’t compare to San Francisco and Giants fans.  “There’s a really special thing with the Giants, and Giants fans, and AT&T Park, …

Amy G's 10 Favorite Giants Moments From Her 10 Years at the Ballpark

This weekend’s three-game series with the Dodgers marks the end to Amy G’s 10th season covering the Giants for NBC Sports Bay Area. A fixture at AT&T Park and beyond, Amy has seen it all — the World Series championships, perfect games, walk-off homers … and, oh, the memorable in-game and postgame interviews.  So, we …