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51 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KTVU Oakland

First degree murder conviction in 2009 Hayward slaying

A Hayward man has been convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances for the fatal shooting of a man during an apartment burglary three years ago.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Hayward, CA

Inside Bay Area

Oakland man convicted of killing Pittsburg man in drug house

An Alameda County jury on Wednesday convicted an Oakland man of first-degree murder in the killing of a Pittsburg man inside an East Oakland drug house.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Contra Costa Times

Livermore: Former campus supervisor charged with abusing two victims

Jason Quero, 30, of Mountain House, Calif., was arrested on June 27, 2014, by the Livermore Police Department on suspicion of several counts of sexual abuse that occurred between 2010 and 2011.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Pleasanton, CA, Education Etc.

Business Journal

Plan Bay Area beats back legal challenges

Bay Area officials who approved a sweeping land use plan that puts a premium on placing high-density housing near public transit are winning legal challenges.

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Inside Bay Area

Fire crews tackle one-alarm blaze at vacant San Leandro home

Crews were dispatched at 8:57 a.m. to the home at 1905 Alvarado St. for a report of a structure fire, Alameda County Fire Spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

Pleasanton Weekly

Pleasanton Senior Center reopens after makeover

The redesigned lobby of the Pleasanton Senior Center was renovated with new carpeting and flooring, repainted walls and new light fixtures.

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Reuters

Lawsuit demands Calif. stop approving pesticides that harm honeybees

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: Agriculture, Science, Apiculture

SFGate

Hayward cop charged with molestation sued

Richard Scott McLeod , 39, of Livermore sexually abused the plaintiff, a 26-year-old woman identified only as Jane Doe , beginning when she was 13 years old and ending when she was 18 or 19, said the suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Livermore, CA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Alameda County will ask voters to double the existing sales tax for transportation projects

Alameda County residents will vote in November whether to make their county the first in Northern California to take its transportation sales tax to a full cent, Alameda County supervisors decided Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA

NBC Bay Area

Man Accused of Trying to Lure Underage Girls Into Porn Industry

Aaron Gimbert, 34, was arrested Sunday at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton for handing out business cards to underage girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA

Patch.com

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in Alameda County for July

Summer is a challenging time to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Fremont, CA, Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Nadia Lockyer falls, breaks her back

Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer broke her back in a fall at her home over the weekend, she reports on Facebook.

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Related Topix: Drugs, San Leandro, CA, Newark, CA

KTVU Oakland

Ex-felon pleads no contest to Oakland teen's cold case murder

A 66-year-old ex-felon pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder for killing a 13-year-old Oakland girl 40 years ago.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Alameda County Fair: And the winner is "corn dog" -- again

Food judge Chuy Gomez reacts to a small taste of "The World's Hottest Ice Cream" by Tony Cardinali of Cardinali Ice Cream at the first ever "Snackdown" fair food competition at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, Calif., on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA

Bellingham Herald

Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

The six cities, two counties and two water agencies have gone in together to buy 90 electric vehicles with the help of a $2.8 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a regional transportation agency, officials with the Bay Area Climate Collaborative said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Hatchback

KTVU Oakland

Law enforcement officers take early retirements due to change in benefits

Law enforcement in two Bay Area counties are bracing for an exodus of senior deputies this week, due to a major change in their benefits that takes effect this week.

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Related Topix: Clyde, CA, Pension, Personal Finance, Contra Costa County, CA, Retirement, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Patch.com

Prosecutor Asks Jurors to Convict San Leandro Man on Charges of Sexually Assaulting Child

A prosecutor asked jurors today to convict a 57-year-old San Leandro man of five sexual assault charges for allegedly abusing, molesting and raping a family member when she was between the ages of seven and 10. In her closing argument in the Alameda County Superior Court trial of Arthur Esver, prosecutor Samantha Kim said Esver took advantage of ... (more)

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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