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1 hr ago | San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Casino mom pleads guilty in hot car case

An Oakland mother has been sentenced to jail time and probation for leaving her young daughters alone in a hot car while she gambled in a Livermore casino last month.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Livermore, CA

1 hr ago | San Jose Mercury News

Man sentenced for 1992 Oakland murders of two mothers solved with DNA

A 54-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for the 1992 strangulation killings of two Oakland mothers, murders that were solved nearly two decades after the fact with DNA evidence.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Violent Crime, Science / Technology

5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Man charged with shooting at auto repossessor

A man has been charged with shooting at an auto repossessor who was towing a car with a woman in the trunk on July 25 in West Oakland, authorities said Friday.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Nevada County, CA

7 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Dublin/Pleasanton BART station closed after suspicious package found

Law enforcement has detonated a suspicious package found at BART's Dublin/Pleasanton station on Friday morning, a BART spokeswoman said.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Dublin, CA

11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Case-Shiller: home prices up from April to May

Here comes the Case-Shiller report for May 2014. This report shows another small bump in home prices from April to May for the five-county San Francisco Metro Statistical Area, with the aggregate or total index now up about 55 percent since recovery began in earnest in 2012.

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Related Topix: Contra Costa County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Napa, CA

16 hrs ago | San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland scrapping old police radio system

After seven years and $18 million, the Oakland City Council last week finally gave up on using a police radio system so unreliable that it has endangered officers and even left President Obama vulnerable.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Cell Phones, Electronics

20 hrs ago | Fremont Bulletin

Fremont kicks off transformation of downtown

City of Fremont held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday evening, July 25, to celebrate the extension of Capitol Avenue.

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Related Topix: Fremont, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

SFBay

Racist graffiti prompts BART investigation

Reports that BART employees have been subjected to racist and threatening messages scrawled on lockers are under investigation, BART said today, but an attorney representing the workers said the agency has only taken those steps under legal pressure.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Oakland, CA

SFGate

'Legally blind' driver charged in fatal Berkeley crash

Robert Jack Gilchrist , 56, was also charged by Alameda County prosecutors with driving without a valid license at the time of the April crash that killed Joseph Luft .

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA

Contra Costa Times

Obamacare: New California rates increase only 4.2 percent

The vast majority of Covered California consumers will see low increases in their health insurance premiums for 2015, and many consumers will see no increase or even a decrease, exchange officials announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Health Insurance, Health

The Independent

SWAT team and bomb squad end seven-hour standoff outside Heyward...

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA

SFGate

Hydrant water geyser after Fremont collision

A car drove into a Fremont fire hydrant early Wednesday afternoon, causing water to shoot upward and flood the side of the road near Lake Elizabeth.

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Related Topix: Fremont, CA

Inside Bay Area

BART tests new Oakland Airport tram

BART has begun testing its sleek, driverless trains that will whiz riders between the Coliseum station and Oakland International Airport beginning in November.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Oakland Zoo bears, giraffes and elephants dine on tropical fruit...

One trucker's spilled shipment of jackfruit and plantains Monday on an East Bay freeway turned into lunch for bears, elephants and giraffes at the Oakland Zoo Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

Inside Bay Area

Oakland's American Indian Model Schools can stay open, judge rules

An Alameda County judge ruled that a high-performing Oakland charter school can stay open and that the school district erred in revoking its charter in 2013 after it alleged that founder Ben Chavis funneled $3.8 million to himself through school contracts.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Oakland, CA

SFGate

Alameda to join paramedicine pilot

A pair of Alameda firefighter/paramedics will soon be doing more than just responding to medical emergencies: They will be checking up on the city's infirm residents after they leave the hospital.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA

Inside Bay Area

Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton to reopen for swimming

Shadow Cliffs Park, closed to swimmers since last week following high readings of E. coli bacteria, will reopen for swimming on Wednesday, East Bay Regional Park District officials said.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Health, E. Coli

Merced Sun-Star

Merced County Fair announces new dates and slogan

The Merced County Fair will be moving up its starting date by one week in 2015 to avoid any conflicts with other fairs, officials announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Merced County, CA, Pleasanton, CA

KTVU Oakland

Suspect arrested in San Leandro attempted child abduction

Alameda County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 53-year-old man on charges that he attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl, authorities announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: San Leandro, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Sex website seizure spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution

Carol Leigh, a long-time sex worker and advocate for decriminalizing prostitution, poses for a photograph in her office in San Francisco, California July 18, 2014.

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

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