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10 min ago | San Jose Mercury News

Attorney who kept nearly 100 cats gets probation, is banned from having pets

An Oakland attorney was sentenced Friday to five years felony probation for keeping about 100 cats in her home in rancid conditions, unwanted animals that she said she was only trying to help.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Science / Technology

4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Citywise: Oakland merchants frustrated over illuminated art project...

When they zoom up a single-file escalator to the alleyway connecting Broadway and Telegraph Avenue in Uptown Oakland, commuters later this year can expect to see a bedazzling new blue-green sculpture outside the 19th Street BART station.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Patch.com

Most Birds Dying from West Nile Virus Have Been Found in Tri-Valley

West Nile virus activity is increasing and the Livermore area seems to be hardest hit with 13 of the 17 West Nile virus positive dead birds, and 2 groups of positive mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Livermore, CA

12 hrs ago | Patch.com

Bart Update: Oakland Coliseum Station Re-Opens After Friday a.M. Bomb Threat

UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 9:25 a.m. The Oakland Coliseum BART station has reopened as police investigate a bomb threat there this morning.

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16 hrs 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

20 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

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