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Fil-Am singer Jessica Sanchez defends her move of ‘taking a knee’ during performance of US national anthem

Image: Facebook/@jessicasanchezofficial Filipina-American singer Jessica Sanchez chose to take a political stand when she knelt down on one knee while performing the United States’ national anthem. The “American Idol” season 11 runner-up sang a soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a National Football League (NFL) game in Oakland, California. …

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Alcohol a factor in crash that wounded Oakland girl

OAKLAND — Alcohol appears to have been a factor in a hit-and-run incident that left a 10-year-old girl in critical condition Friday afternoon. The girl, a fourth-grader at Franklin Elementary School, was struck by a red Toyota Camry in the 800 block of East 15th Street at about 1:25 p.m. …

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North Bay wildfires: How climate change made the disaster worse

Nobody can yet say for certain exactly what ignited the deadliest and most costly wildfire in California history on October 8. But climate scientists do know why conditions were tailor-made for the swift-moving maelstrom that killed 42 people, burned 6,700 homes and buildings, and blanketed millions of people in toxic …

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