Renowned Alameda artist dies in tragic sequence of events

Nancy Seamons Crookston, a designated Oil Painters of America Master and one of the most widely recognized artists in the nation, died Friday from complications while trying to save her painting arm. She was 74, a week away from her Thanksgiving Day birthday.

Mural at Oakland daycare painted to prevent more vandalism

Starlite Child Development Center in Oakland celebrated a new mural featuring graffiti artwork spray painted on its building following several acts of vandalism. The owners, teachers, parents and students hope it will prevent the school from getting hit by criminals in the future.