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Oakland Cat Lady Sentenced to Lose Her Cats

Oakland's most extreme cat lady was sentenced to five years of felony probation on Friday, following the 2011 removal of over 100 cats from her home.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Pizarro: Let's be fair about the Santa Clara County Fair

The 70th Santa Clara County Fair gets underway Thursday, so let's get the usual gripes out of the way: No, it's not the county fair many of us remember from our youths; and no, it doesn't attract the crowds, entertainment or spectacle of other summer fairs in San Mateo and Alameda counties.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Jose, CA, Agriculture, Science

CBS Local

Elderly Oakland Woman Killed, 4 Others Hurt In Hayward Crash

A 71-year-old Oakland woman was killed and four other people were injured in a two-car crash on southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Hayward on Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Hayward man accused of fatal motel shooting arrested in Las Vegas

A Hayward man wanted in a fatal motel shooting in the city's north end last month was awaiting extradition Monday after being located by police in Las Vegas and arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Hayward, CA

Government Executive

Voluntary Water Reductions Aren't Effective in California

If local governments in drought-stricken California want their residents to save water, they're going to have to be more aggressive about mandating conservation.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Two-alarm blaze destroys San Leandro salon, arson suspected

Crews were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. to Stylist Hair Saloon at 197 Pelton Center Way for a report of the building being on fire, Alameda County Fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA, Fire

Inside Bay Area

Drummond: Justice served in Carlos Nava killing but no winners

I spotted the little girl as soon as I got off the elevator on the seventh floor at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in downtown Oakland.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

NBC Bay Area

Oakland Teen Credits Yoga for Helping Turn His Life Around

"Where I'm from, there's a lot of way to get caught up," said Stacey James. "Like drugs, gangs.

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Patch.com

TV30 Premiers Special Produced by TV Summer Camp Students

Tri-Valley Youth View , a one-hour special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended the TV30 Summer Camp, is currently airing on TV30.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., August, CA, San Ramon, CA, Pleasanton, CA

Inside Bay Area

Thomas Peele: Alameda Superior Court fees block public access

It's wrong, and it will only continue to sour the public on the state's most secretive branch of government.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Attorney who kept nearly 100 cats gets probation, is banned from having pets

An Oakland attorney was sentenced Friday to five years felony probation for keeping about 100 cats in her home in rancid conditions, unwanted animals that she said she was only trying to help.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Science / Technology

Inside Bay Area

Citywise: Oakland merchants frustrated over illuminated art project...

When they zoom up a single-file escalator to the alleyway connecting Broadway and Telegraph Avenue in Uptown Oakland, commuters later this year can expect to see a bedazzling new blue-green sculpture outside the 19th Street BART station.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Patch.com

Most Birds Dying from West Nile Virus Have Been Found in Tri-Valley

West Nile virus activity is increasing and the Livermore area seems to be hardest hit with 13 of the 17 West Nile virus positive dead birds, and 2 groups of positive mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Livermore, CA

Patch.com

Bart Update: Oakland Coliseum Station Re-Opens After Friday a.M. Bomb Threat

UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 9:25 a.m. The Oakland Coliseum BART station has reopened as police investigate a bomb threat there this morning.

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Patch.com

Forecasters Predict Sizzling Temps in East Bay for Friday, Cooling by Weekend

It's heating up in the Bay Area and the hottest day this week will be Friday, a National Weather Service forecaster said today.

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Related Topix: Weather, Contra Costa County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Concord, CA

KRON 4

Missing Palo Alto Man Found On Oakland Bus

An East Palo Alto man with dementia reported missing from Stanford Hospital on Wednesday was located Thursday morning on a bus in Oakland, Palo Alto police said.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, San Mateo County, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Livermore soccer coach accused of committing lewd act with child

A Livermore man has been charged with molesting a child while he worked at a summer soccer camp, police said.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Dublin, CA

Fremont Bulletin

Alameda County Water District drought surcharge takes effect

Alameda County Water District's Board of Directors voted unanimously July 17 to approve a drought surcharge with tiered rates, despite opposition from many Tri-City residents who packed a meeting at its headquarters.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Fremont, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Alameda County: Reckless driver arrested after chase on I-880

A brief pursuit of a reckless driver in the East Bay ended this morning with the suspect being taken into custody in Oakland, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Castro Valley, CA, Science / Technology

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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