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2 hrs ago | Oakland Post

Face-to-Face with a Music History Maker - " Berry Gordy

We're talking about history. What I that means is as clear as it comes when we look at the legacy of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

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Related Topix: Soul, The Temptations

6 hrs ago | JD Journal

Raiders Cheerleaders Sue NFL, Which Responds with First Rebuttal

Summary: The National Football League filed a rebuttal on August 5 to the lawsuit filed by cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders on grounds of labor laws violations.

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10 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Paul Tepper and Paulina Gonzalez: How much would you spend to save $19 million a year

California's public assistance program, known as CalWORKs, provides job counseling, childcare, housing services, and modest cash grants to families with children.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Los Angeles County, CA, Opinion, Science / Technology

14 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Fogging to resume Thursday in Livermore after more West Nile-infected mosquitoes found

The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District plans to spray insecticide in Livermore Thursday evening after finding more mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus near Bruno Canziani Park, district officials said.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Livermore, CA

18 hrs ago | CBS Local

BART Receives Final $760 Million In State Money For Silicon Valley Extension

Elected and appointed officials on Wednesday celebrated the final installment of more than $760 million in state money for a planned 10-mile extension of BART to north San Jose, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Berryessa (San Jose, CA), California

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Alameda Sheriff's Office searches for missing 11-year-old boy

The Alameda County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help Wednesday in located an 11-year-old boy who hasn't been seen in more than 24 hours.

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Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Husband arraigned on murder charge; told police she fell down stairs

Joseph Bontempo Jr., a 53-year-old locksmith, is accused of killing his wife of 12 years, Laurie Wolfe, 57, an Oakland businesswoman who owned the house on Saroni Drive where the couple lived.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

SFGate

Protest-hobbled ship is unloaded, sails from Oakland

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Israel, World News, Middle East

Inside Bay Area

Newark school board member resigns under public pressure

Stadler announced his decision early Wednesday after a Tuesday night meeting in which several speakers lambasted the school board for chasing away Superintendent Dave Marken, credited by many for reviving the struggling district.

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Pleasanton Weekly

Pleasanton, Concord trail extension finished

Elected officials gather together to celebrate the completion of the Iron Horse Trail extension from Dublin/Pleasanton BART to Santa Rita Road.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Pleasanton, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, San Ramon, CA, Livermore, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Roadshow: Why was there no summer respite from commute traffic?

Q This may not be a question that you, or anyone else, can answer authoritatively, but it's been bugging me a lot lately.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Bay Point, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Claims Over 2009 Dubai Star Fuel Spill Settled

The U.S. government has setted its claim for unpaid cleanup costs related to the spill of 422 gallons of fuel into San Francisco Bay.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark

Selig praised all parties after the A's recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the rundown Coliseum.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Waste Management sues Oakland over trash contract

Waste Management argues in its suit in Alameda County Superior Court filed Monday that the City Council was swayed by "personal and political connections" when it voted last week to award the deal to Oakland-based California Waste Solutions.

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India.com

Bollywood concert promoter convicted in US for getting his ex-wife's face disfigured

Rakesh Paul Singh, 55, of Milpitas, was also convicted of conspiracy to commit mayhem for the Feb 13, 2013, assault at his ex-wife's home in Fremont, San Jose Mercury News reported citing deputy district attorney Charles Wilson.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

SFGate

Alameda County sheriff's deputy who shot suspect is IDd

Thoms fatally shot Jacorey Calhoun, 23, on Aug. 3 near 105th and Edes avenues after Calhoun allegedly fled from an Oakland police car stop.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, San Leandro, CA

Contra Costa Times

Alameda County: Number relying on food bank grows

One in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance, which is more than the one in seven nationally, according to a new survey released Monday by Feeding America, a network of food banks.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Solano County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

SFGate

Teen shelter raising funds to stay open

For more than 14 years, Alameda Family Services has been providing shelter to homeless, runaway and "thrown away" teens in an eight-bed Victorian in Oakland.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

We recommend Kathy Narum for City Council

The four candidates vying for a vacancy on the Pleasanton City Council offer voters a diversity of perspectives on the future growth and finances of the community.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Authorities identify two-year-old struck and killed by car

A 2-year-old girl who died Friday afternoon after she was hit by a car in East Oakland has been identified.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Science / Technology

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