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3 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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.

12 hrs ago | 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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Patch.com

Hayward 5-Year-Old Killed by Minivan Identified

A 5-year-old boy who died from his injuries after being struck by a minivan in Hayward on Saturday was identified today as Jose Luis Garcia, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Oakland gang sweeps result in 13 arrests, multiple felony charges

Thirteen known gang members have been arrested and charged with violent crimes, including attempted murder, home invasion robbery and carjacking in connection with the city's signature anti-violence program, police announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Falling in love with books to fight summer learning loss

In Alameda County, nearly 70 percent of low-income youth are not proficient readers by the end of third grade, according to 2013 standardized test scores.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Standardized Testing, Education

The Fresno Bee

A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

Team owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday that after reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, he has agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team playing at Oakland Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

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

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