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16 min ago | Patch.com

Forecasters Predict Sizzling Temps in East Bay for Friday, Cooling by Weekend

It's heating up in the Bay Area and the hottest day this week will be Friday, a National Weather Service forecaster said today.

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Related Topix: Weather, Contra Costa County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Concord, CA

4 hrs ago | KRON 4

Missing Palo Alto Man Found On Oakland Bus

An East Palo Alto man with dementia reported missing from Stanford Hospital on Wednesday was located Thursday morning on a bus in Oakland, Palo Alto police said.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, San Mateo County, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Livermore soccer coach accused of committing lewd act with child

A Livermore man has been charged with molesting a child while he worked at a summer soccer camp, police said.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Dublin, CA

Fremont Bulletin

Alameda County Water District drought surcharge takes effect

Alameda County Water District's Board of Directors voted unanimously July 17 to approve a drought surcharge with tiered rates, despite opposition from many Tri-City residents who packed a meeting at its headquarters.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Fremont, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Alameda County: Reckless driver arrested after chase on I-880

A brief pursuit of a reckless driver in the East Bay ended this morning with the suspect being taken into custody in Oakland, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Castro Valley, CA, Science / Technology

Field of Schemes

Wolff, Oakland agree on A's lease; let the new stadium battles begin

Yeah, there's no way Lew Wolff was going to let a few wording quibbles stand in the way of a lease extension he pretty much wrote himself .

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Pleasanton Weekly

Two Pleasanton school board seats up for grabs

Two Pleasanton Unified School District board seats are up for election this November, and both incumbents, plus one challenger, have declared their candidacy thus far.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Education Etc.

Times-Standard

Potential honeybee harm cited in challenge to approval of new pesticide uses

Local beekeeper Dick LaForge said there is no single proven cause for the decline of honeybee populations, but the retired chemist said researchers agree that Colony Collapse Disorder is most likely the result of a number of stresses, including the use of pesticides.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Eureka, CA, Entomology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Toxic algae closes Lake Temescal

A bloom of blue green algae can be seen in the waters of Lake Temescal, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, UC Davis

Inside Bay Area

Woman attacked before fatal police shooting is out of hospital, authorities say

Nearly a week after a police deputy shot and killed a man who was violently beating his girlfriend and smashing her head against a car in San Leandro, the woman is out of the hospital and recovering, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA, Ashland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Woman attacked before fatal police shooting is out of hospital, authorities say

Nearly a week after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who was violently beating his girlfriend and smashing her head against a car in San Leandro, the woman is out of the hospital and recovering, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA, Ashland, CA

CBS Local

Alameda County Coroner's Employees Report Sickness From Body's Stench, Building Evacuated

A hazardous materials team evacuated the Alameda County coroner's bureau in Oakland on Wednesday when 15 staff members reported nose and throat irritation from a decomposed body they received, an Oakland fire battalion chief said.

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Related Topix: Fire

CBS Local

Gang Member Gets Life In Prison For Murdering 3-Year-Old Oakland Boy

A gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing a 3-year-old boy and wounding two alleged gang rivals in a shooting in East Oakland three years ago.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KTVU Oakland

Truck careens into San Leandro liquor store

A driver lost control of his truck late Tuesday night, slamming into the front of a San Leandro liquor store that was open at the time of the crash, authorities said.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

Patch.com

Alameda Police Marine Patrol to Help Remove Sunken Boat from Estuary

Information provided by Alameda Police Nixle Alerts: With cooperation from Cal-Recycle, California State Land Commission, the Oakland Police Department, and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office - Environmental Division, the Alameda Police Department's Marine Patrol has coordinated the efforts to remove a sunken boat from the estuary.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Oakland, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Roadshow: Woman painting toenails gets first prize for distracted driving

Q I thought I had seen it all during the morning commute. Men shaving ; women applying makeup; people reading newspapers; people eating cereal; the list is nearly endless.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Patch.com

Hayward 5-Year-Old Killed by Minivan Identified

A 5-year-old boy who died from his injuries after being struck by a minivan in Hayward on Saturday was identified today as Jose Luis Garcia, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Oakland gang sweeps result in 13 arrests, multiple felony charges

Thirteen known gang members have been arrested and charged with violent crimes, including attempted murder, home invasion robbery and carjacking in connection with the city's signature anti-violence program, police announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Falling in love with books to fight summer learning loss

In Alameda County, nearly 70 percent of low-income youth are not proficient readers by the end of third grade, according to 2013 standardized test scores.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Standardized Testing, Education

The Fresno Bee

A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

Team owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday that after reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, he has agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team playing at Oakland Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

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