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Oakland: Passenger dies of injuries after Corvette crash on I-580

A passenger ejected from a Chevrolet Corvette during a suspected drunken driving crash has died, an Alameda County Coroner's spokesman said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Nadia Lockyer lashes out at Kamala Harris on Facebook

Scott Carney, who endured sometimes withering criticism from lawmakers for his department's perceived inefficiencies, is leaving his post at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to become a deputy city manager for Stockton.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, State Prisons, Prison

KRON 4

Newark Blvd. Shut Down After Accident Downs Power Lines

We're tracking a hot spot in Newark where police are urging people to avoid the area of Newark Blvd and Lafayette Ave. because of an accident.

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Related Topix: Newark, CA

Business Journal

Investment fund accused of conning clients out of $700M, potentially state's largest Ponzi scheme

A Lafayette company is accused of defrauded Californians of millions of dollars, and if guilty, could be one of the largest Ponzi schemes in the state's history.

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Related Topix: Contra Costa County, CA, IRA, Personal Finance

SFGate

M&R: A's looking into new park at same site

A's owner Lew Wolff is furious at Oakland officials who changed the Coliseum lease agreement.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Alameda County firefighters knock down two-alarm fire in San Lorenzo on Sunday afternoon

Twenty-four units in an apartment building in unincorporated Alameda County were uninhabitable Sunday night following a two-alarm fire that spread quickly, said a spokeswoman from the Alameda County Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Fire, Action TV, Entertainment

Merced Sun-Star

Madera mourns a longtime community volunteer

The Victim Services Center is on that list. Mrs. Rose volunteered as a crisis hotline worker there for about 20 years.

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Related Topix: Madera, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Madera County, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

SFGate

Tony Serra a tireless courtroom 'Verbal Warrior'

Though his hair is white now and not as Abundant as it was 24 years ago, Tony Serra's zest for the law hasn't waned, and he still defends his clients with the same zeal as when he began his career in the 1960s.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Haight (San Francisco, CA), Criminal Defense Law, Law, Chinatown (San Francisco, CA)

Contra Costa Times

Local investment fund accused of defrauding investors out of $700 million

Phyllis Christopher and her former husband spent years pinching pennies so they would be comfortable in retirement.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Lafayette, CA, IRA, Contra Costa County, CA, Rossmoor, CA

Patch.com

Governor Signs Sen. DeSaulnier's Bill for Counseling Sex-Assault Victims

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill authored by state Senator Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, and sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley that ensures that sexual assault victims receive timely rape crisis counseling services.

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

The Daily Republic

Alameda deputies shoot and kill suspect beating woman

Authorities in Northern California say officers who were responding to a domestic violence call on a busy street resulted in a fatal officer-involved shooting.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA, San Leandro, CA

Indybay.org

Vet's Ruptured Spleen Ignored, Mocked by Jailors: Case Against Alameda County Set for Tria

Vet's Ruptured Spleen Ignored, Mocked by Jailors Case Against Alameda County Set to Go to Trial An Army veteran's case against Alameda County and Corizon Health, Inc. may proceed to trial this December first, after a Superior Court judge rules this week that a County Deputy Sheriff may have failed to take reasonable action and may have been ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

SFGate

Man shot dead by deputy had long rap sheet

Andre Milton , 36, of San Leandro, was shot dead about 4:45 p.m. near 168th Avenue and East 14th Street in unincorporated San Leandro, said Sgt.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

Contra Costa Times

State: Rape victims will get counseling services quicker under new law

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill into law that gives hospitals authority to summon counselors for victims of sexual assault.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

Oakland Post

Council Approves Oakland A's Lease - " With Revisions

The City Council on Wednesday night approved an agreement with the Oakland A's, though they did make some revisions, which could jeopardize the lease that already had been negotiated.

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Patch.com

Marin County Has Lowest Unemployment Rate in Bay Area, Data Shows

By Bay City News Service: Unemployment rates in the Bay Area increased slightly from May to June, bucking a downward trend statewide, according to data released Friday by California's Employment Development Department.

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Related Topix: Marin County, CA, California, Solano County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Napa County, CA

Patch.com

Mosquitos Infected with West Nile Virus Found in Livermore

The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District has received confirmation from the state of a West Nile virus positive mosquito pool.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Livermore, CA

SFBay

Oakland squatters were to be evicted before fire

Political activist squatters who lived for years in a vacant building in Oakland that burned early Wednesday morning were set to be evicted the day before the fire broke out, one of the activists said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Boulevard, CA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Alameda County Sheriff's Department investigating officer involved shooting

Authorities were investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting near San Leandro Thursday evening where a sheriff's deputy has shot a suspect.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

CBS Local

Domestic Violence Suspect Fatally Shot By Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy In San Leandro

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting of a man suspected of beating a woman in San Leandro on Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

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