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  1. New Bay Area housing trend: Living in the backyardRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    Limei Huang stands in front of her secondary in-law housing unit under construction in the backyard of her home in San Jose, California, on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Cities in the Bay Area have seen a sharp increase in the number of homeowners applying to build secondary units.

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  2. Pinole: Priscilla Elder, original Rosie on World War II home front, dies at 97Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    Richmond Rosies Kay Morrison, Marian Wynn, Priscilla Elder, Agnes Moore, Mary Torres and Marian Sousa at the Rosie Rally in Richmond in August 2016. CHRIS TREADWAY Priscilla Elder displays one of the dozens of hand-painted ceramic gift boxes she made for volunteers at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historic Park in Richmond.

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  3. A glimpse into history: African-American directory from 1942 now available onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 7 | San Jose Mercury News

    Homefront park outreach coordinator Betty Reid Soskin finds her family's name in the 1942-43 "Official California Negro Directory" in Richmond, Calif., on Wednesday, December 20, 2006. Soskin, a war era Rosie, was examining items of the period from the estate of George and Ida Johnson.

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  4. Editorial: Toilets bashed, barriers broken - remembering March Fong EuRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 | San Jose Mercury News

    First woman elected California secretary of state, a post she held for nearly 20 years. First person elected to California statewide office with a margin of more than 1 million votes.

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  5. Richmond entrepreneur gets a hand building his dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 23 | San Jose Mercury News

    Richmond resident Amos Louis learned years ago how to paint homes and fix up buildings, but turning those skills into a successful, growing business was a new challenge he faced several years ago. Born in Haiti, Louis had lived in a slew of cities before coming to the Bay Area from Florida years ago.

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  6. a Talking about spiritsa : Richmond cop acted strangely before firing shots in hotel, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 18 | San Jose Mercury News

    An off-duty Richmond police officer was reported acting bizarrely before he fired multiple shots throughout a ritzy San Francisco hotel early Sunday, according to police radio recordings of the episode reviewed by this newspaper. San Francisco police identified Phillip Sanchez, a 45-year-old Richmond sergeant, as the suspect in the active shooter incident that left no one injured, according to the recordings.

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  7. Regional freeway license plate reader network coming to Highways 4 and 80Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Local law enforcement are planning to spearhead a collaborative, interconnected system of wireless cameras and microphones on Highways 4 and 80 after a noted increase in freeway shootings in recent years. The project, which has been dubbed the "Freeway Security Network," will wirelessly combine cameras, automated license plate readers and microphones in an effort to "provide law enforcement with real-time access to investigative leads," according to city documents.

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  8. Comedian, Richmond native Ronnie Schell recalls Jim NaborsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Comedian, actor and Richmond native Ronnie Schell offered some thoughts this week on the death of his longtime friend and television co-star Jim Nabors. "He was a great guy and was the older brother I never had," Schell said Friday, when asked for comment about Nabors, who died in Hawaii on Nov. 30 at age 87. Schell got his first big acting break playing Corporal Duke Slater in 92 episodes of "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." The two had both played early standup gigs at legendary club the Purple Onion in San Francisco, the Mount Airy News reported in an article on Schell in September.

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  9. 7 perfect gifts for your favorite traveler, camper or hikerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Richmond-based Bedrock Sandals makes the Cairn Sandal for outdoor adventurers. It is sold online or in their retail shop.

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  10. Human trafficking trial reveals dark secret: Defendant kept Bay Area teen in basement for yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Fifteen years ago, Louis Ray Coleman took a 13-year-old off the streets and forced her to live in his basement for years, while she earned money for him through sexual servitude. Pictured is Louis Coleman, arrested in connection with a series of kidnappings and sexual assaults - including one victim who was as young as 12 years old - as well as car theft.

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  11. Rent-control policy `likely fueled the gentrification of San Francisco,a study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    When San Francisco residents voted in 1994 to expand the city's rent-control policies, they granted protections to legions of renters living in duplexes and other small, "mom and pop" apartment buildings constructed before 1980 - 30 percent of the city's rental housing stock. The landmark vote has saved tenants in those units thousands of dollars per year.

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  12. Bay Area cities join together in bid for Amazon headquartersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Concord, Fremont, Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco worked together to submit a bid offering sites in each of those cities for Amazon's second corporate headquarters, which the e-commerce giant announced it was shopping for in September . "The Bay Area offers the whole package and is a natural and perfect fit for an innovation leader like Amazon," said Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, which helped the cities coordinate their bid, in a statement.

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  13. Free museum visits for residents displaced by Wine Country firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Exploratorium is one of four San Francisco museums and attractions welcoming Wine Country evacuees this weekend. Four San Francisco museums are offering a respite for Wine Country evacuees this weekend, and two of those are extending free admission to anyone who wants to get inside and out of the smoky haze.

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  14. Northern California gang member guilty of first-degree murder in Pinole shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    A Contra Costa jury returned guilty verdicts in a murder prosecutors say was motivated by an argument over gang turf. David Arce, of San Pablo, remained totally stoic as he listened to the jury recite a verdict that virtually guarantees he will receive life without parole.

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  15. Treadway: Poets will 'Stand Up for the Earth' at festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Heavy-hitters of the poetry world, more than 30 in all, will be in Berkeley on Oct. 7 to "Stand Up for the Earth" at the 22nd annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival. The event hosted by Poetry Flash from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr, Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, is a partner in Save the Bay events being held around the region and will feature insights and meditative thoughts from poets and writers such as Robert Hass , Maxine Hong Kingston, Camille Dungy, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Malcolm Margolin, Alison Luterman, Kim Shuck , Tess Taylor; Kirk Lumpkin, Chris Olander, Raphael Block, Tiffany Higgins, Jahan Khaligi, and El Cerrito Poet Laureate Maw Shein Win.

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  16. California's Legislature is getting more family-friendly...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, holds his baby son, Lucas, during the Assembly's swearing-in ceremony last December. Assemblyman David Chiu's 1-year-old son, Lucas, watches his dad give a speech at a July event in San Francisco, Chiu's district.

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  17. Alleged East Bay gang member executed man as he begged for his life, DA saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    In February 2014, an alleged San Pablo gang member ignored his victim's pleas for mercy, and executed him at point-blank range outside of a Pinole bar, a prosecutor told jurors at the start of a murder trial Wednesday. Speaking to 12 jurors and two alternates, prosecutor Chad Mahalich described a chaotic bar fight just after midnight on Feb. 2, 2014, which escalated after two sparring groups were ejected by bouncers.

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  18. Navarrette: Deporting Dreamers wona t mend our broken spiritRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Doris Martinez, of Oakland, left, gathers with other protesters during a rally on Mission and Seventh Streets in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

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  19. Thousands march through San Francisco to protest Trumpa s DACA decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Protesters gather in front Mission and Seventh Streets in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

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  20. White supremacist tweet reopens old wounds for East Bay activistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Activists protested outside the Alameda County Sheriff's Office this week following the department's accidental retweet of a live-stream video by a white supremacist./ Courtesy Jon Rodney When an Alameda County Sheriff's spokesman erroneously retweeted a prominent white nationalist's video as violent rallies unfolded Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., the department quickly apologized and said it was "in no way done intentionally." But some activists and residents weren't so convinced.

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