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13 min ago | Courthouse News Service

Unionization Fight at Oakland Airport

The operator of a Jamba Juice at Oakland International Airport sued Oakland and its Port Commission, claiming city officials are trying to force small businesses to unionize.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Paramedics could reroute 911 patients

Paramedics could have a bigger say over where 911 emergency patients are treated and aid in their recovery after hospitalization under a proposal to expand their health care roles -- a move opposed by nurses unions.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA, Hayward, CA, Fire

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Patch.com

Dublin Library Extends Hours of Service

The Dublin Library is pleased to announce new, expanded hours of service. Beginning September 3, the Library adds Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon to its operating schedule.

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Related Topix: Dublin, CA

Contra Costa Times

Oakland Tribune editorial: Helen Foster is the better pick for Alameda County schools superintendent

Alameda County schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan is stepping down after nearly 16 years, just as California enters a new era of education financing.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Personal Finance, Retirement, Livermore, CA, Opinion

Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Man killed in I-880 wreck identified

A man who died Tuesday night after a car he was riding in collided with a big-rig on Interstate 880 was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Office on Wednesday as Sean Alberts, 47, of Oakland.

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KTVU Oakland

Hercules man convicted of murder in botched marijuana robbery

A Hercules man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for his role in an alleged scheme to steal marijuana from a man at an Alameda apartment complex three years ago that resulted in the intended victim's death.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Alameda, CA, State Prisons, Prison

Patch.com

Hayward Shelter in Place Order Lifted

A hazardous materials release in Hayward that forced people to shelter in place was caused by workers mixing large amounts of chemicals at a business that closed about four months ago, a Hayward Fire Department spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Fire

Counterpunch

The Picket of the Zim Piraeus

I am one of the "autonomous activists" referred to in the press releases of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery member takes a plea deal

A member of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery whose conviction and life prison sentence stemming from the 2007 kidnapping and torture of a woman was overturned by an appeals court in January pleaded guilty to three of 13 original charges on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Argentina, World News, Mexico,

San Jose Mercury News

Piedmont: Suspected burglar arrested, accomplice sought

The search for the suspects led to an elementary school in the area having its staff and students in a precautionary lockdown.

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Related Topix: Piedmont, CA, Oakland, CA

Oakland Post

Waste Management Loses Vote, Still Looks to Sue Oakland

The country's biggest trash hauler is refusing to take no for an answer after the City Council voted overwhelmingly to reject Waste Management's proposal, instead giving the 10-year, $1-billion contract to a local company that has cheaper rates and is pledging to local hiring and partnering with local agencies to handle the city's waste.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Patch.com

Man Exits Dublin Movie Theater to Find Car Ablaze

An electrical issue is likely to blame for a car fire in the parking lot of the Hacienda Crossings shopping center on Monday night, fire officials said.

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JD Supra

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #4

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays: "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Geothermal Power

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Napa earthquake shines light on Bay Area's hazardous old masonry buildings

Nearly 30 years after California adopted a law designed to spur the retrofitting of buildings at risk in an earthquake, thousands of Bay Area structures still are not updated, a laggard pace officials attribute to the complex politics and economics of making old buildings safe.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, California, Contra Costa County, CA, San Mateo County, CA

Patch.com

Trial Begins for San Ramon Attorney Charged in 2012 Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash

The trial for the San Ramon lawyer accused of fatally striking a 57-year-old bicyclist in Dublin in May of 2012 begins today, Alameda County District Attorney's Office officials said.

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Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Dublin, CA

KTVU Oakland

Man sentenced to 10 years in fatal West Oakland shooting

A Concord man has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for a shooting in West Oakland last year that left one man dead and two others wounded.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Sys-Con Media

Nancy Johnston-Bellard is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional

Over the course of her career, Nancy was a vital asset to city government, specializing in Risk Management for , with a focus on municipal services.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Business Wire

Shoo the Flu Brings Flu Protection to Oakland Students

Shoo the Flu is a partnership of the Alameda County Public Health Department , California Department of Public Health and the Oakland Unified School District , funded by the Page Family Foundation.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Oakland, CA, Education Etc.

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Indybay.org

From Ferguson to Oakland: Police Violence and Political Protest in America

Suds, Snacks, & Socialism at the Starry Plough 3101 Shattuck Avenue at Prince Street 2 blocks from Ashby BART in Berkeley The Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement presents From Ferguson to Oakland Police Violence and Political Protest in America Three speakers will address this important topic: Anita Wills , Chris Kinder , and Carol ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Hayward: Pregnant woman allegedly on meth, takes police on chase, crashes stolen truck

A five-months pregnant woman suspected of being drugged on methamphetamine and speeding to elude a pursuing sheriff's deputy early Saturday crashed a stolen pickup into a car and ended up on top of it in a Hayward resident's front lawn.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Science / Technology

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