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  1. Piedmont: Thief reserves home via Airbnb, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | San Jose Mercury News

    A man who fraudulently rented a home through Airbnb tossed a bag containing jewelry that he stole from the residence from an upstairs window when officers showed up to question him, police said. Elisel Jesus Navarro, 18, of Hayward, was arrested Saturday after he used someone else's stolen personal information to reserve the residence in the 100 block of Sharon Avenue, police said.

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  2. End of an era: Nellie's Soulfood says goodbye to OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | San Jose Mercury News

    Dozens of customers gathered at the West Oakland mainstay to get a last order of peach cobbler, smothered steak or chicken as the restaurant prepared to shut its doors for the last time. After 50 years, founder Nellie Ozen, now 84, and her daughter, Quinette Ozen, who officially owns the business, are hanging up their aprons and retiring.

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  3. Frameline 2016: 10 films to see at 'King of Queer' film festivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Frameline rolls out the rainbow-colored carpet June 16 for its program of 155 movies and shorts, which reflect the lives, achievements and concerns of the LGBTQ community. In its 40th year, the self-described King of Queer film festivals is also broadening its East Bay reach by adding more screenings at Oakland's Piedmont Theater and Berkeley's Elmwood.

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  4. Oakland: Police seek help in bicyclist's fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Ernesto Lora Jr., was a "people-friendly person" who chose jobs in the service industry so he could interact with others. Those are the memories family and friends passed along to police who continue to investigate his fatal shooting April 30 in the 2000 block of Lakeshore Avenue, across from Lake Merritt, as he bicycled home from a party.

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  5. East Bay high school's bird calling contest full of hoots, hollersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Never seen a teenage girl in a pink gown, full makeup and pearls gargling the sounds of an American/Caribbean flamingo before? Well, then, you didn't go to this year's Piedmont High School's Leonard J. Waxdeck Bird Calling Contest on Tuesday night. Nine high school teams cooed, squeaked and called their way through the 51st annual competition that pits geek against geek, drama student against drama student, all at the end doing their best impressions of bird calls for bragging rights.

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  6. Piedmont: Police chief warns residents of robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | The Campbell Reporter

    Groups of juveniles are targeting victims in Piedmont and Oakland, robbing them of personal items such as wallets, backpacks and cell phones, police Chief Rikki Goede told the City Council. "Five 17-year-olds, three girls and two boys, were arrested in connection with an Estates Drive robbery.

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  7. Film highlights dance, challenges of growing up in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | The Campbell Reporter

    In a city where thousands of kids drop out of high school and several young adults younger than 25 lose their lives to violence on the streets, Destiny Arts Center is a shining beacon of hope for the young people who dance, practice martial arts and express themselves there. So it's no surprise that award-winning filmmakers Suzanne LaFetra and David Collier felt in their bones that they had to shoot a film about the teens at Destiny Arts Center and tell stories about their lives.

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  8. Runners complain of glitches with race times in Oakland Running FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Minutes, even seconds, matter when a runner is racing to the finish line in hopes of qualifying for the next race or even just to top their own personal best. But when a chip tracking device that measures their time malfunctions and records the wrong time, that's not something serious runners take lightly.

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  9. Alameda's Adoptable Pets: Managing a dog's urge to huntRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Every breed of dog was originally bred for a specific purpose. Many breeds, such as the Chihuahua, were designed to be lap dogs, others were for show.

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  10. Piedmont, Montclair police logs: Oakland hills report 14 stolen carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    The following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave. 11:10 p.m. -- 41st Street.

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  11. Piedmont: Mayor Fujioka kicks off campaign for judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    When Piedmont Mayor Margaret Fujioka kicked off her campaign last week to run for Alameda County Superior Court judge, it marked a beginning and an end for the longtime lawyer and politician. She said it marked the beginning of a new campaign for public office but an end to a guessing game on who the challengers will be in her first run for a judge seat, now that she's the only eligible candidate who will appear on the June 7 election ballot.

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  12. Piedmont: Mayor Fujioka to run for Superior Court benchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Mayor Margaret Fujioka has declared her candidacy to run for a seat in the June 7 election as an Alameda County Superior Court judge. "It is going to be an interesting and exciting life experience," said Fujioka, who filed her papers on Feb. 11. "I have been thinking about running ever since I became a hearing officer for Alameda County four years ago," she said.

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  13. Piedmont: Mayor Fujioka to run for Superior Court benchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Mayor Margaret Fujioka has declared her candidacy to run for a seat in the June 7 election as an Alameda County Superior Court judge. "It is going to be an interesting and exciting life experience," said Fujioka, who filed her papers on Feb. 11. "I have been thinking about running ever since I became a hearing officer for Alameda County four years ago," she said.

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  14. Five juveniles charged in Oakland, Piedmont robbery spreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Five juveniles who used a stolen car to go on a robbery spree in Oakland and Piedmont last week have been charged with multiple crimes, authorities said. The Oakland youths, two boys and three girls ages 16 and 17 who were arrested Jan. 7 near Lake Merritt, are each charged with four counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery and vehicle theft.

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  15. Girls basketball: Piedmont beats EncinalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | The Campbell Reporter

    Ny'Dajah Jackson scored 15 points and dished out three key assists in the second half to help the Piedmont High girls basketball team top Encinal in a West Alameda County Conference contest Wednesday. "Jackson has embraced the senior leadership role," Highlanders coach Brian Gardere said.

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  16. Piedmont: Center for the Arts blossoms into elegant venueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    The dream of theater aficionado and businesswoman Nancy Lehrkind came true in August 2011 when the doors opened to Piedmont Center for the Arts. Going into its fifth year, the center has bloomed into an elegant venue that hosts author readings, chamber music, plays, art exhibits, vocal ensembles and even a home brewers competition.

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  17. Oakland: Big police search after chase ends in five robbery arrests near Lake MerrittRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Five teenagers suspected of committing multiple street robberies in Oakland and Piedmont were arrested Thursday evening after a police chase ended on Lakeshore Avenue, authorities said. The youths, all believed to be 16 years old, are suspected of committing a strong-arm robbery Thursday evening in Piedmont, and other robberies within Oakland over the past two days, police said.

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  18. Google in schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2016 | Berryessa Sun

    Science teacher Sati Shah helps students Norbu Tenzin, 17, left, and Nydajah Jackson, 16, get a good photo of their microscopic view using an external camera hooked up to Jackson's school-issued Chromebook during biology class at Millennium High School in Piedmont, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

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  19. Piedmont: Pixar's Docter tells students to follow convictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    Anger , Disgust , Joy , Fear and Sadness in 'Inside Out.' Pixar pioneer and Academy Award-winner Pete Docter speaks to a group of students at Piedmont High School in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2016.

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  20. NCS cross country: Teare, McCandless among top performersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    A number of North Coast Section Cross Country Championship individual winners Saturday did not leave the race up in the air in the final mile. Five individual champions from East Bay high schools won by at least 14 seconds on an unseasonably warm day at Hayward High.

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