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2 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

California's whooping cough epidemic: still no end in sight

California health officials on Friday reported 835 more whooping cough cases in the last two weeks, for a total of 5,393 since Jan. 1 -- and there's little sign of the epidemic abating.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, California, Santa Clara County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

11 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Citywise: Oakland to debate business-backed minimum wage hike

Oakland has moved a step closer to having dueling minimum wage measures on the November ballot, but it remains unclear if a business-backed proposal has enough support on the City Council to join a labor plan that seems headed for the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Union City, CA

15 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Fremont: Man injured in jump from lakeside cliff

The young man was swimming with friends at the popular Fremont park shortly before 4 p.m. when he jumped off a 30-foot outcropping into the water, according to a dispatcher for the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Fremont, CA

20 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Crews respond to Pleasanton apartment fire

The Alameda County Fire Department says they got the call at 8:30 p.m., and crews responded to the fire in the 1300 block of Hopyard Road, just north of the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Fire, Pleasanton, CA, Auto Dealers

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Pleasanton Weekly

Sales tax measure is back, and just might pass

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to place a transportation sales tax increase measure on the November ballot, a measure that failed by a faction of the two-thirds favorable votes it needed two years ago.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Livermore, CA

Contra Costa Times

Carpoolers must use FasTrak in toll lanes under new law

Under new rules seeking to reduce diamond lane cheating, carpoolers in much of the Bay Area will likely be required to get a FasTrak transponder to drive in toll lanes.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, California, Fremont, CA, Santa Clara, CA

Business Journal

Drug makers push back in court on Alameda take-back law

Alameda County trailblazing drug take-back law is an unnecessary burden that may increase the risk of unused medicines ending up in the environment or unintended hands, the drug industry said in arguing for an appeals court to strike down the law.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

East Bay Express

Friday Must Reads: Obesity Costs Alameda County Billions Each Year;...

According to the report, nearly 70 percent of seniors are overweight or obese in the county, as are more than half the adults and about a third of the children.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Small fire at Oakland International Airport damages terminal, transient arrested

A small fire at Oakland International Airport damaged a wall early Friday morning, and authorities say a homeless man may have been responsible for starting it.

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Related Topix: Fire

CBS Local

Firefighters Rescue 2 People, Revive Pets After San Leandro Apartment Catches Fire

Two people and their pets suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation after an apartment caught fire in unincorporated San Leandro.

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Ag Professional

Lawsuit demands Calif. stop approving pesticides that harm bees

California regulators violated the law by approving expanded use of pesticides that have been shown to hurt honeybees needed for pollinating key American crops, according to a lawsuit filed against the state by environmental groups on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture

Inside Bay Area

Daphne Webb disappearance: Oakland police say they've given case to prosecutors

Roslyn Robinson, right, posts a missing poster of her baby niece Daphne Webb, as family members gather at the spot where she was last time seen on 79th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Suicide

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Oakland Post

Marlon McWilson, recently elected as president of the Alameda County Board of Education.

The Alameda County Board of Education celebrates the appointment of Marlon McWilson as President and Aisha Knowles as Vice President for 2014-2015.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda, CA, Piedmont, CA

Inside Bay Area

Report finds overweight, obesity costing Alameda County billions

Nearly 70 percent of seniors, more than half of adults and a third of school-age children are overweight or obese, costing Alameda County billions of dollars each year.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Union City, CA, Hayward, CA

Inside Bay Area

Report finds overweight, obesity costing Alameda County billions

Nearly 70 percent of seniors, more than half of adults and a third of school-age children are overweight or obese, costing Alameda County billions of dollars each year.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Oakland, CA

Contra Costa Times

Jurors return quick first-degree murder verdict in Berkeley woman's death

An Alameda County jury deliberated for less than a day before finding a Berkeley man guilty on Thursday of first-degree murder in the gruesome knife attack on a 26-year-old woman in an East Oakland apartment in 2012.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, State Prisons, Prison

Examiner.com

Do the Raiders want to demolish O.co Coliseum?

We recently reported that the A's had come to an agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to remain in Oakland for another 10 years, but according to ESPN , the Raiders are reportedly in talks to have O.co Coliseum demolished in order to build a new stadium.

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Inside Bay Area

Alameda County man fatally shot by Vallejo police identified

Vallejo police identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday as Ever Ramon Martinez, 29, of Alameda County.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA

Pleasanton Weekly

Settlement reached in claims against PUSD

Administrators of the joint powers authority that provides liability coverage to Pleasanton Unified School District has reached settlements in two claims filed by district employees alleging sexual harassment and a hostile work environment at the hands of former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh, district officials announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Pleasanton, CA

Contra Costa Times

Oakland Tribune editorial: Oakland City Council should sign the A's Coliseum lease

Oakland City Council members should end their public posturing and sign the deal extending the A's lease at the Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Opinion

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