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4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

22 hrs ago | 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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Yesterday | 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

Patch.com

New Fire Chief for Alameda County

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of David Rocha as Alameda County Fire Chief, effective April 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, San Leandro, CA

KQED

West Berkeley Fire Destroys Artisan Businesses

The huge fire that ripped through a building on Second Street in West Berkeley on Saturday night not only affected well-known businesses like Import Tile and The Wooden Duck, but destroyed the livelihood of more than 20 artisans.

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Related Topix: Fire, Berkeley, CA, Life, Woodworking, Hobbies, Joshua Tree, CA

Examiner.com

Danville family of brain dead girl sues Oakland hospital

The Danville family of a 21-month-old girl declared brain-dead after surgery filed suit Friday against the Oakland hospital at the center of the Jahi McMath saga, saying that the hospital's doctors botched an attempt to repair their daughter's birth defect, pressured the family to donate the girl's organs as they grieved and lied about an autopsy.

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Related Topix: Danville, CA, Oakland, CA

Oakland Local

Gentrification report proposes bold solutions to stop displacement in Oakland

Last week by Causa Justa::Just Cause released a report titled Development Without Displacement: Resisting Gentrification in the Bay Area.

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Firefighters put out Newark strip mall fire

The Alameda County Fire Department has knocked down a one-alarm fire at a single-story shopping mall in Newark this morning, according to a department dispatcher.

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Related Topix: Fire, Newark, CA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Body of Menlo Park woman missing on Mount Tamalpais found

After following up on a tip from a runner, searchers Saturday found the body of the Menlo Park woman who was missing on Mount Tamalpais.

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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, Marin County, CA, Core Security Technologies, Contra Costa County, CA, Larkspur, CA

Contra Costa Times

Fremont: Water agency rates may change to offset money lost from drought, conservation

The plan for Tri-City residents to cut back water use during the drought has brought good and bad news: It conserved the Alameda County Water District's supply at a crucial time but lowered the agency's income.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Fremont, CA

Patch.com

Bike Share for Berkeley

Berkeley is poised to become even more bicycle friendly under major new funding approved by a key Metropolitan Transportation Commission committee on April 9. The funding will enable the city to roll out bike sharing in a pilot expansion of the Bay Area Bike Share program now operating in San Francisco and four other cities.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, Albany, CA

Courthouse News Service

Class Calls California Hiring Policy Illegal

The California Department of Social Services illegally refuses to hire people who have an arrest, but no conviction, their records, a class action claims in Alameda County Court.

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KTVU Oakland

Woman gets 5 years' probation for attacking singer at blues festival

A woman was sentenced Friday to five years' probation for attacking blues singer Lester Chambers after he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival last July.

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Related Topix: Lester Chambers, Hayward, CA, Barstow, CA, Blues

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Citywise: Kaplan mum on Oakland mayoral bid

The more letters Oakland Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan writes -- and forwards to reporters -- the more speculation swirls about whether she will run for mayor.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

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