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1 hr ago | SFGate

Protest-hobbled ship is unloaded, sails from Oakland

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Israel, World News, Middle East

5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Newark school board member resigns under public pressure

Stadler announced his decision early Wednesday after a Tuesday night meeting in which several speakers lambasted the school board for chasing away Superintendent Dave Marken, credited by many for reviving the struggling district.

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10 hrs ago | Pleasanton Weekly

Pleasanton, Concord trail extension finished

Elected officials gather together to celebrate the completion of the Iron Horse Trail extension from Dublin/Pleasanton BART to Santa Rita Road.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Pleasanton, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, San Ramon, CA, Livermore, CA

14 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Roadshow: Why was there no summer respite from commute traffic?

Q This may not be a question that you, or anyone else, can answer authoritatively, but it's been bugging me a lot lately.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Bay Point, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Claims Over 2009 Dubai Star Fuel Spill Settled

The U.S. government has setted its claim for unpaid cleanup costs related to the spill of 422 gallons of fuel into San Francisco Bay.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark

Selig praised all parties after the A's recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the rundown Coliseum.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Waste Management sues Oakland over trash contract

Waste Management argues in its suit in Alameda County Superior Court filed Monday that the City Council was swayed by "personal and political connections" when it voted last week to award the deal to Oakland-based California Waste Solutions.

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India.com

Bollywood concert promoter convicted in US for getting his ex-wife's face disfigured

Rakesh Paul Singh, 55, of Milpitas, was also convicted of conspiracy to commit mayhem for the Feb 13, 2013, assault at his ex-wife's home in Fremont, San Jose Mercury News reported citing deputy district attorney Charles Wilson.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

SFGate

Alameda County sheriff's deputy who shot suspect is IDd

Thoms fatally shot Jacorey Calhoun, 23, on Aug. 3 near 105th and Edes avenues after Calhoun allegedly fled from an Oakland police car stop.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, San Leandro, CA

Contra Costa Times

Alameda County: Number relying on food bank grows

One in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance, which is more than the one in seven nationally, according to a new survey released Monday by Feeding America, a network of food banks.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Solano County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

SFGate

Teen shelter raising funds to stay open

For more than 14 years, Alameda Family Services has been providing shelter to homeless, runaway and "thrown away" teens in an eight-bed Victorian in Oakland.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

We recommend Kathy Narum for City Council

The four candidates vying for a vacancy on the Pleasanton City Council offer voters a diversity of perspectives on the future growth and finances of the community.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Authorities identify two-year-old struck and killed by car

A 2-year-old girl who died Friday afternoon after she was hit by a car in East Oakland has been identified.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Science / Technology

KRON 4

Man Dies in Fall from Grizzly Peak Lookout Point

A 60-year-old man died in a fall from a popular lookout point on Grizzly Peak Boulevard in the Berkeley hills on Sunday night, a University of California at Berkeley police lieutenant said Monday.

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Related Topix: Boulevard, CA, Berkeley, CA

SFGate

Alameda County Food Bank

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA

Inside Bay Area

Motorcyclist killed Sunday night in Castro Valley crash

A motorcyclist seen speeding from Oakland to Castro Valley, by ground and air units of the California Highway Patrol, was killed Sunday night when he collided with an SUV after exiting Interstate 580, authorities said Monday.

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Related Topix: Castro Valley, CA, Oakland, CA

SFGate

One in five Alameda County residents use food banks

While the Bay Area unemployment rate is at its lowest rate in years, a new national survey says one in five Alameda County residents gets food from the Alameda County Food Bank - - a rate higher than the national average and more than did the last time the survey was taken in 2010.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Sun Aug 17, 2014

SFBay

Alameda DA reduces rape testing backlog

After significantly reducing its rape kit backlog, Alameda County is pushing the FBI to streamline the way sexual assault evidence is processed and is hoping to become a model for rape kit processing around the nation.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KRON 4

2.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Berkeley

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 was recorded near Berkeley in Alameda County Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Oakland: School security guard to stand trial in attack on disabled student

A judge ruled Friday that prosecutors produced sufficient evidence to have a former security guard at Oakland High School stand trial on a felony charge of inflicting corporal injury to a child for allegedly attacking a disabled student.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

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