Small aftershocks follow earthquake near San Ramon

There was an earthquake near San Ramon that registered a 3.8-magnitude. It had initially popped up as a 4.0-magnitude quake along the Calaveras fault. Aftershocks of 2.6 and 3.0 followed about 15 minutes after the first shaker.

Bay Area electrician ordered to pay $481 million for scam

A Bay Area electrician was ordered Tuesday to pay $481.3 million in restitution as part of his sentence for participating in a $1 billion Ponzi schemed that suckered Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., among many others.