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1 hr ago | San Francisco Magazine

What, Exactly, Are the Boundaries of the East Bay?

While writing this morning's story about the Newark teacher who tweeted invective about her students , we ran into a conundrum.

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Related Topix: Newark, CA, Fremont, CA, Brentwood, CA, Antioch, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Guest Commentary: Don't waste this opportunity with the proposed Coliseum City in Oakland

It was finally my turn, and I raised my hand to ask a question. We were sitting in a dimly lit meeting room in a hotel near the Oakland Airport, and presenters from Oakland had been showing slides with maps and architectural renderings of sports facilities, high rise hotels and condominiums, and trails to connect these shiny new buildings to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Environment, Science, Opinion

8 hrs ago | Oakland Post

Boor Takes Reins at Veteran Affairs Regional Office

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Oakland Regional Office hosted an Installation Ceremony for its new Director, Julianna M Boor, on Friday, Aug. 22. The event took place at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and was attended by employees of the Oakland Regional Office, Directors from local VA facilities and Federal Agencies, local ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Oakland school board opens the door another charter school

Hoping to turn around dismal education outcomes for kids in Oakland's most impoverished and violent neighborhood, a group of East Oakland leaders won approval Wednesday night to create a "transformation" charter elementary school.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Oakland, CA, Teenagers, University of Chicago

San Jose Mercury News

Hayward man get 15 years in prison for molesting teen

A 59-year-old Hayward man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday for repeatedly molesting a teen he hired to be a "houseboy."

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Fremont, CA, Science / Technology

Patch.com

San Ramon Police Still Searching for Missing Elderly Woman With Dementia

"Several sightings of Luba have been reported near Norris Canyon Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County, close to the Alameda County border.

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Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Contra Costa County, CA, Castro Valley, CA

Fremont Bulletin

Oakland Tribune editorial: Voters should reject doubling of county transportation sales tax

Alameda County voters in the Nov. 4 election will be asked if they want to approve Measure BB, which, according to the deceptive ballot wording, "augments by 1 2-cent and extends" the existing county transportation sales tax.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Albany, CA, Union City, CA, Opinion

Courthouse News Service

Unionization Fight at Oakland Airport

The operator of a Jamba Juice at Oakland International Airport sued Oakland and its Port Commission, claiming city officials are trying to force small businesses to unionize.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Contra Costa Times

Paramedics could reroute 911 patients

Paramedics could have a bigger say over where 911 emergency patients are treated and aid in their recovery after hospitalization under a proposal to expand their health care roles -- a move opposed by nurses unions.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA, Hayward, CA, Fire

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Patch.com

Dublin Library Extends Hours of Service

The Dublin Library is pleased to announce new, expanded hours of service. Beginning September 3, the Library adds Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon to its operating schedule.

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Related Topix: Dublin, CA

Contra Costa Times

Oakland Tribune editorial: Helen Foster is the better pick for Alameda County schools superintendent

Alameda County schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan is stepping down after nearly 16 years, just as California enters a new era of education financing.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Personal Finance, Retirement, Livermore, CA, Opinion

Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Man killed in I-880 wreck identified

A man who died Tuesday night after a car he was riding in collided with a big-rig on Interstate 880 was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Office on Wednesday as Sean Alberts, 47, of Oakland.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

KTVU Oakland

Hercules man convicted of murder in botched marijuana robbery

A Hercules man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for his role in an alleged scheme to steal marijuana from a man at an Alameda apartment complex three years ago that resulted in the intended victim's death.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Alameda, CA, State Prisons, Prison

Patch.com

Hayward Shelter in Place Order Lifted

A hazardous materials release in Hayward that forced people to shelter in place was caused by workers mixing large amounts of chemicals at a business that closed about four months ago, a Hayward Fire Department spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Fire

Counterpunch

The Picket of the Zim Piraeus

I am one of the "autonomous activists" referred to in the press releases of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery member takes a plea deal

A member of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery whose conviction and life prison sentence stemming from the 2007 kidnapping and torture of a woman was overturned by an appeals court in January pleaded guilty to three of 13 original charges on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Argentina, World News, Mexico,

San Jose Mercury News

Piedmont: Suspected burglar arrested, accomplice sought

The search for the suspects led to an elementary school in the area having its staff and students in a precautionary lockdown.

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Related Topix: Piedmont, CA, Oakland, CA

Oakland Post

Waste Management Loses Vote, Still Looks to Sue Oakland

The country's biggest trash hauler is refusing to take no for an answer after the City Council voted overwhelmingly to reject Waste Management's proposal, instead giving the 10-year, $1-billion contract to a local company that has cheaper rates and is pledging to local hiring and partnering with local agencies to handle the city's waste.

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

Patch.com

Man Exits Dublin Movie Theater to Find Car Ablaze

An electrical issue is likely to blame for a car fire in the parking lot of the Hacienda Crossings shopping center on Monday night, fire officials said.

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JD Supra

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #4

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays: "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Geothermal Power

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