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  1. Historic Ferryboat Piedmont a HitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Patch.com

    Due to the remarkable positive response to us having our model of the ferryboat Piedmont at the Farmers' Market we've been asked to make a historical presentation at a local elementary school by one of the teachers. At last night's meeting we found volunteers to go and make the presentation to the class .

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  2. Orinda rejects tax break for Frank Lloyd Wright houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Contra Costa Times

    Lawmakers have rejected a request to grant the owner of the county's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home a $30,000 yearly tax break following a decision to designate the house as a local historic landmark. The City Council unanimously turned down a request this week made by Piedmont resident Gerald Shmavonian to enter into an agreement that would reduce property taxes on the 4,350-square-foot home known as "The Buehler House" from $38,000 to $8,100 per year.

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  3. Piedmont: Council decides not to raise Oakland Avenue speed limitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Contra Costa Times

    The Piedmont City Council voted to keep the speed limit on busy Oakland Avenue at 25 miles per hour after hearing several residents voice concerns about speeding and pedestrian safety -- including the safety of children as they walk to Beach Elementary School. The residents implored the council at Monday's meeting not to raise the speed limit on Oakland Avenue to 30 mph as recommended by a report.

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  4. Piedmont: City announces Civic Volunteer of Year AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Inside Bay Area

    This award recognizes a Piedmont resident for extraordinary service to the Piedmont community. The award was initially created by Mayor Margaret Fujioka and the City Council in 2014 and will be given to a Piedmonter who has made significant cultural, political, health, safety, environmental, recreational, and/or social contributions that have enriched the community.

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  5. Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee Community Night set April 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Inside Bay Area

    Musicians and youth will come together Thursday to lead the annual Piedmont Diversity Committee's Community Night celebration, a benefit event dedicated to artistic expression. Piedmont resident Miles Perkins will lead a jazz combo in the style of bass legend Charles Mingus after an opening reggae performance featuring Piedmont reggae singer and songwriter Mike Rufo and artist Far I Shields.

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  6. Piedmont briefs: Fire station to hold open house SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Inside Bay Area

    ... Market or Wildwood Elementary School through Wednesday. The show is directed by Sharon Huff-Robinson and features Piedmont Players cast of Pamela Fullerton, Rebecca Grayce, Ben Kostroun, Anna Kritikos, Emmanuel Linden-Broner, Julia Rechter, Miyako ...

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  7. Piedmont Council BSA to host 94th annual awards dinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Inside Bay Area

    The Piedmont Council, Boy Scouts of America, will be hosting its 94th Annual Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Guild Hall of the Piedmont Community Church. The council hosts the event to recognize citizens of Piedmont who have performed outstanding service in some way to Piedmont Scouting, which currently serves more than 900 youth participating in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Co-Ed Venturing, Exploring and Learning for Life.

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  8. Piedmont/Montclair calendar: Oakland's Hillcrest School holding benefit SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Contra Costa Times

    ... school age children and up. Younger children will need adult assistance. 3 p.m. April 25. Oakland Public Library, Piedmont Avenue Branch, 80 Echo Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-597-5011, oaklandlibrary.org . Notes & Words Benefit. The sixth annual Notes & ...

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  9. Christopher Stevens' legacy, work to be honored at Cal benefitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Contra Costa Times

    A fundraiser in honor of Piedmont High School and UC Berkeley graduate J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was slain in Benghazi in 2012, will be held Saturday at the university. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which includes a golf tournament and evening reception, go to the "Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Fund for Middle Eastern Studies" at Cal.

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  10. Piedmont: Arbor Day celebration to feature rain gardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Inside Bay Area

    ... architect, is being completed in time for the celebration. More than a year in planning, the idea was proposed by Piedmont Middle School student Walker Mahaney, who will speak at the event. What was once a muddy bog is being transformed with rocks ...

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  11. Warbling, and bad puns, for 50 years, in PiedmontRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Contra Costa Times

    It's not a Piedmont High School birdcalling contest without bad puns and silly jokes bookending the tweets, clucks, gobbles and warbles of students mimicking their chosen birds. There were plenty of jokes and plenty of birdcalls, music and fun at the 50th annual event held Friday night at the high school.

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  12. Oakland, Piedmont: 'Heart of the Home Tour' celebrates houses, communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Contra Costa Times

    ... The event has expanded its focus beyond home pride to community pride, highlighting businesses in Oakland and Piedmont. Starting with the VIP program kickoff party Thursday evening at Mulberry's Home on Piedmont Avenue and breakfast on April 24 with ...

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  13. East Bay Excited Golden State Warriors Advancing to NBA PlayoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Patch.com

    The Warriors have sold out every home game for the last two years. Have you gone to a game, Piedmont? Go Warriors! The city of Oakland is brimming with excitement over the Golden State Warriors advancing to the NBA playoffs.

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  14. Piedmont briefs: Bike Rodeo scheduled SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Inside Bay Area

    Come get your bike checked for free for safety, tuneup and prizes at the annual Piedmont Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.at Beach Elementary School playground, 100 Lake Ave., Piedmont. Piedmont Police Explorer Post 911 and the Piedmont Police Department will share bike safety tips and more.

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  15. Piedmont, Montclair police logs: Oakland hills report six home burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Contra Costa Times

    The following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave. 1:23 a.m. -- Hampton Road.

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  16. Piedmont: Piedmont High celebrates 50 years of birdcallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Contra Costa Times

    Sitting in the audience, along with the current generation of Piedmont students, will be former birdcallers whom the school has invited to join the celebration. "We're trying to call everyone back to the nest," said social studies teacher Ken Brown, the faculty adviser for the past five years.

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  17. Piedmont, Montclair: Holy Names High names Hubbard principalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Inside Bay Area

    Piedmont Unified's former Superintendent Connie Hubbard, who announced her retirement in November, will not content herself with travel and leisure. Instead, Hubbard announced Monday that she is taking on a new challenge: becoming principal at Holy Names High School in Oakland -- an all-girl Catholic school that is her alma mater.

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  18. Re: Drive a Car in Oakland? Your Movements Are Being Tracked by the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | East Bay Express

    Stationary ALPR camera array at the intersection of Linda Avenue and Kingston Avenue installed by the City of Piedmont in 2014. Back in 2008, San Leandro's police began cruising about the city with a new surveillance gadget, automated license plate readers, or ALPRs.

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  19. Cal's best homegrown basketball playersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Inside Bay Area

    While Cal fans eagerly await Monday night's announcement from five-star basketball recruit Ivan Rabb about whether he will play his college basketball in Berkeley or at Arizona, here is a look back at the best homegrown players to play for the Golden Bears: Andy Wolfe, Berkeley: Cal's first 1,000-point scorer, Wolfe earned All-America honors as a senior in 1948. Bob McKeen, Piedmont: An All-American as a senior in 1955, McKeen retired as Cal's career leader in points and rebounds.

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  20. Rocklin Unified Ranked #15 in Nerd Wallet AnalysisRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Rocklin and Roseville Today

    Take Piedmont, considered by some to be the best district in the San Francisco Bay Area. The average home price in Piedmont, according to Zillow, is $1,737,900.

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