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Transgender Activist's Death Opens Political Battle

Death certificates are typically pretty boring documents. A box for name, a box for date, a box for place and time, for cause of death.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Suicide, Wedding, Oakland, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Daily Republic

Teen sentenced in Oakland toddler's killing

An 18-year-old convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a toddler during the filming of a rap video in Oakland has been sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Oakland, CA

San Jose Mercury News

EBMUD drought plan: Voluntary savings plus new emergency supply

Customers in the East Bay's largest water district should be asked to continue voluntarily reducing their water use 10 percent without mandatory water rationing, the agency's top managers recommend.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Contra Costa County, CA, Oakland, CA, Sacramento County, CA, Sacramento, CA

Contra Costa Times

Earth Day calendar: It's time to clean up the earth

Learn about building a clean, healthy, sustainable world 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. Earth Day games, exhibits, farmers market stands and youth activities led by Scouts from Alameda troops; free.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA, Berkeley, CA, Castro Valley, CA, Emeryville, CA, Home Gardening, Home

Inside Bay Area

Livermore lab security arrests 40 in annual Good Friday anti-nuke protest

A group of 40 anti-nuclear activists, including a Dominican nun, were peacefully arrested at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory at the conclusion of an annual Good Friday protest organized by local interfaith groups.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Oakland, CA

Patch.com

Village News- Cop Shop Flea Market is Coming

You waited with eager anticipation ALL YEAR LONG...... and it is FINALLY BACK!!! Yay, us!!! This is a YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST announcement Our own Cop Shop will be hosting their Flea Markets this year on Sunday June 8, 2014 and Sunday August 17, 2014 from 8am-4pm.

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Related Topix: San Lorenzo, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Council to weigh in on Dumbarton Rail loan forgiveness proposal

On Monday, the Palo Alto City Council is expected to join its counterpart in Menlo Park in objecting to a proposal that would strip funds from a commuter rail project linking the mid-Peninsula and East Bay.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Fremont, CA, Union City, CA

JD Supra

California Court Of Appeals: Discrepancy Between Insurer's...

Court of Appeals of California finds no breach of contract or bad faith where actual cost of repairing fire-damaged home was higher than insurer's initial estimate and holds that an insurer does not assume unlimited liability by exercising oversight over repair efforts.

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Related Topix: Newark, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Patch.com

Cody Hall To Serve 9 Years, Takes Plea Deal in Fatal Bike Collision

The teenaged driver facing a murder charge and felony reckless driving following a fatal bicycle collision last summer pleaded guilty today to vehicular manslaughter with a Great Bodily Injury enhancement as part of a plea agreement, according to officials at the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Dublin, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Inside Bay Area

San Leandro high school teacher charged in sexual relationship with student

A San Leandro High School teacher turned himself in Thursday after prosecutors charged him with engaging in an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage student, police said.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA, Education Etc.

KTVU Oakland

San Leandro High teacher arrested on sex charges

A teacher at San Leandro High School has been arrested and charged for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenager, police said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc., Half Moon Bay, CA

Inside Bay Area

Three men convicted in San Leandro triple slaying

An Alameda County jury on Thursday convicted three alleged gang members of multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in connection with an ambush shooting outside a San Leandro warehouse party in 2011.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA, Violent Crime

SFGate

San Leandro teacher accused of sex with girl

Leon Chang , whose age and city of residence were not immediately released, allegedly engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a minor, San Leandro police officials said without elaborating.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

CBS Local

Reputed Teenage Gang Member Gets 25-Years-To-Life Sentence For Oakland Murder

A teenager who is a reputed gang member was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison for his first-degree murder conviction for a shooting that killed a 23-month-old boy in West Oakland in 2011.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

East Bay Express

Thursday Must Reads: Home Prices Skyrocket in the Bay Area; Oakland...

The median home sales price was $575,000 in Alameda County. Prices rose by 22.8 percent in Contra Costa County, with the median at $425,000.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Inside Bay Area

Alameda County DA's office seeks death penalty against child killer

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that it is seeking the death penalty against an Oakland man charged with two murders, including the killing of an 8-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Violent Crime, Oakland, CA

Examiner.com

FPPC Releasing No Information in Alameda County Dems Investigation

Citing an ongoing investigation, the California Fair Political Practices Commission has refused to release any records pertaining to an investigation of the Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Sacramento, CA

Inside Bay Area

Tri-Valley: Livermore program teaches helpful parenting skills

Al Grajeda, of the Livermore Police Department narcotics division, plays a slideshow as he talks to parents about methamphetamine, or crystal meth, during a drug awareness program hosted by Horizons Family Counseling and the LPD at Del Valle High School in Livermore, Calif., on Tuesday, April 8, 2013.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Livermore, CA, Drugs, Psychology, Science

KTVU Oakland

East Bay water calls for more restrictions

People in a large section of the East Bay could soon face dramatic mandatory water cutbacks after the Zone 7 Water Agency Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to call for a 25 percent reduction in water supply to each of its four retailers.

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Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Dublin, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Patch.com

Did You See The Small Fire Near I-580?

Drivers on the I-580 likely saw the flames from a small vegetation fire that broke out in Livermore just before 7:30 p.m. last night.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Livermore, CA

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