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1 hr ago | SFGate

Hydrant water geyser after Fremont collision

A car drove into a Fremont fire hydrant early Wednesday afternoon, causing water to shoot upward and flood the side of the road near Lake Elizabeth.

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Related Topix: Fremont, CA

5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

BART tests new Oakland Airport tram

BART has begun testing its sleek, driverless trains that will whiz riders between the Coliseum station and Oakland International Airport beginning in November.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Oakland Zoo bears, giraffes and elephants dine on tropical fruit...

One trucker's spilled shipment of jackfruit and plantains Monday on an East Bay freeway turned into lunch for bears, elephants and giraffes at the Oakland Zoo Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

Inside Bay Area

Oakland's American Indian Model Schools can stay open, judge rules

An Alameda County judge ruled that a high-performing Oakland charter school can stay open and that the school district erred in revoking its charter in 2013 after it alleged that founder Ben Chavis funneled $3.8 million to himself through school contracts.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Oakland, CA

SFGate

Alameda to join paramedicine pilot

A pair of Alameda firefighter/paramedics will soon be doing more than just responding to medical emergencies: They will be checking up on the city's infirm residents after they leave the hospital.

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Inside Bay Area

Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton to reopen for swimming

Shadow Cliffs Park, closed to swimmers since last week following high readings of E. coli bacteria, will reopen for swimming on Wednesday, East Bay Regional Park District officials said.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Health, E. Coli

Merced Sun-Star

Merced County Fair announces new dates and slogan

The Merced County Fair will be moving up its starting date by one week in 2015 to avoid any conflicts with other fairs, officials announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Merced County, CA, Pleasanton, CA

KTVU Oakland

Suspect arrested in San Leandro attempted child abduction

Alameda County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 53-year-old man on charges that he attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl, authorities announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Sex website seizure spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution

Carol Leigh, a long-time sex worker and advocate for decriminalizing prostitution, poses for a photograph in her office in San Francisco, California July 18, 2014.

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

Contra Costa Times

Mom who left kids in car at Livermore casino charged with felony child abuse

The woman who left her two small children in a car while she gambled at a Livermore casino will now face felony child abuse charges, Alameda County prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Family, Kids

CBS Local

SWAT Team, Bomb Squad Use Robots To Search Hayward Home After Eviction Attempt

A SWAT team and bomb squad were using robots to search a Hayward home where authorities tried to evict residents Tuesday morning, a police spokesman said.

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Inside Bay Area

Former friend pleads not guilty to murder charges in Oakland tattoo artist's killing

A 36-year-old man has plead not guilty to murder charges in the 2010 killing of a well-known Oakland tattoo artist.

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CBS Local

A's Lease Deal Expected To Sail Through Alameda County Supervisors

The 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland A's will go before the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and despite the the rough ride, the much-disputed deal is expected to sail though.

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San Francisco Magazine

Oakland Cat Lady Sentenced to Lose Her Cats

Oakland's most extreme cat lady was sentenced to five years of felony probation on Friday, following the 2011 removal of over 100 cats from her home.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Pizarro: Let's be fair about the Santa Clara County Fair

The 70th Santa Clara County Fair gets underway Thursday, so let's get the usual gripes out of the way: No, it's not the county fair many of us remember from our youths; and no, it doesn't attract the crowds, entertainment or spectacle of other summer fairs in San Mateo and Alameda counties.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Jose, CA, Agriculture, Science

CBS Local

Elderly Oakland Woman Killed, 4 Others Hurt In Hayward Crash

A 71-year-old Oakland woman was killed and four other people were injured in a two-car crash on southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Hayward on Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Hayward man accused of fatal motel shooting arrested in Las Vegas

A Hayward man wanted in a fatal motel shooting in the city's north end last month was awaiting extradition Monday after being located by police in Las Vegas and arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Hayward, CA

Government Executive

Voluntary Water Reductions Aren't Effective in California

If local governments in drought-stricken California want their residents to save water, they're going to have to be more aggressive about mandating conservation.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Two-alarm blaze destroys San Leandro salon, arson suspected

Crews were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. to Stylist Hair Saloon at 197 Pelton Center Way for a report of the building being on fire, Alameda County Fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA, Fire

Inside Bay Area

Drummond: Justice served in Carlos Nava killing but no winners

I spotted the little girl as soon as I got off the elevator on the seventh floor at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in downtown Oakland.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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