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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

FPPC Releasing No Information in Alameda County Dems Investigation

Citing an ongoing investigation, the California Fair Political Practices Commission has refused to release any records pertaining to an investigation of the Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Sacramento, CA

5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Tri-Valley: Livermore program teaches helpful parenting skills

Al Grajeda, of the Livermore Police Department narcotics division, plays a slideshow as he talks to parents about methamphetamine, or crystal meth, during a drug awareness program hosted by Horizons Family Counseling and the LPD at Del Valle High School in Livermore, Calif., on Tuesday, April 8, 2013.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Livermore, CA, Drugs, Psychology, Science

7 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

East Bay water calls for more restrictions

People in a large section of the East Bay could soon face dramatic mandatory water cutbacks after the Zone 7 Water Agency Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to call for a 25 percent reduction in water supply to each of its four retailers.

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Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Dublin, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

11 hrs ago | Patch.com

Did You See The Small Fire Near I-580?

Drivers on the I-580 likely saw the flames from a small vegetation fire that broke out in Livermore just before 7:30 p.m. last night.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Livermore, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Dropped drug-disposal law is victory for pharmaceutical industry

Legislators said today they are killing a bill that would have required pharmaceutical companies to pay for the nation's first statewide drug take-back program in California.

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Related Topix: Pharmaceuticals

Contra Costa Times

Investigation leads to drug arrests at Bulb

Two campers on the Albany Bulb were arrested on April 10 for possession of illegal drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Albany, CA

In El Dorado County

California Miners Take on the State on May 1st

Gold miners head for a showdown over the State's ban on mining. A five year old ban on gold mining will finally be heard by a San Bernardino judge who will decide if this is the end of 150 years of gold mining history in California.

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Related Topix: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Pleasanton Weekly

AC Transit's CFO charged with stealing church funds

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit's chief financial officer has been charged with four felony counts of grand theft for allegedly taking more than Lewis Clinton Jr., 57, was arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward on Monday on the charges that he stole funds from Allen Temple Baptist Church.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Oakland, CA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

CBS Local

Bomb Squad Detonates Grenades Found At San Leandro Dump

San Leandro police and the Alameda County sheriff's bomb squad were able to recover two grenades found earlier this week at a garbage collection facility.

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Inside Bay Area

Swalwell, Corbett and Bussell keep it civil at House candidates' forum

Each of the three candidates for the 15th Congressional District brought something different to the table during their first joint appearance Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Dublin, CA, San Leandro, CA, Livermore, CA, Immigration Reform

East Bay Express

Can I Recycle That?

In 2013, residents and businesses in Alameda County dumped as much as $70 million worth of recyclable and compostable items into the garbage.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Emeryville, CA, Oakland, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Inside Bay Area

East County gardens on Bring Back the Native tour

Spring is here and the time has come for the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour on May 5. This is the 10th year for this free, award-winning tour, and it's interesting to note how in that time, native plant gardens have gone from a rare sight to an accepted garden choice.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Contra Costa County, CA, Oakley, CA

East Bay Express

Why Gentrification Is Not Inevitable

A new comprehensive report on gentrification in Oakland and San Francisco received much attention last week from Bay Area news outlets.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Russia Travel, Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel

East Bay Express

Swarm Mentality

During the first warm days of spring, when the flowers start blooming, bees begin to swarm, and this is a good thing.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey, Agriculture

Inside Bay Area

School notes

With the Common Core initiative generating questions and controversy, a group of parents are holding a forum to present balanced views both for and against the Common Core Standards.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, CA, Education Etc., Contra Costa County, CA, Diablo, CA

Patch.com

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Battering Woman Near MacArthur BART Station

A 24-year-old man was arrested for sexual battery against a woman on Thursday morning near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland, police said.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Patch.com

Discovery of 2 Hand Grenades Prompts Evacuations, A Call to Bomb Squad

Information provided by San Leandro Police Nixle Alerts - On Monday at 3:50pm, San Leandro Police Officers responded to Alameda County Industries, located at 610 Aladdin Ave. on a report of the discovery of two hand grenades by employees.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

Current

Warring Pacifica factions take up court battle as financial woes mount

Fired Pacifica Executive Director, in an April 1 screen grab from a documentary filmed by the Labor Video Project.

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Contra Costa Times

San Leandro: Workers discover two hand grenades in pile of garbage

Two hand grenades were discovered at a garbage yard in San Leandro on Monday, but were safely removed, police said.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

CBS Local

AC Transit Chief Financial Officer Accused Of Embezzling Funds From Oakland-Based Church

OAKLAND - The chief financial officer for Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has been arrested and accused embezzling more than a half-million dollars from religious organizations that provide for the poor, according to prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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