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  1. Allen: San Pablo Avenue comes alive Saturday for "Love our Neighborhood Day"Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Contra Costa Times

    A mile-long stretch of San Pablo Avenue will become a car-free zone from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, arts activities, local food vendors and community booths will be featured along the boulevard, according to organizers. San Pablo will be closed from Stanford Avenue to Ashby.

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  2. Wondolowski close to milestoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Contra Costa Times

    "You don't know when it will happen or whether it will come at all," said the striker on the cusp of becoming the ninth Major League Soccer player to score 100 regular-season goals. Although he has been the league's Most Valuable Player and a member of the 2014 U.S. World Cup team, Wondolowski, 32, takes nothing for granted after working his way to the top from relative obscurity.

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  3. National academies will meet to guide "gene editing" researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Contra Costa Times

    The debate over human "gene editing" has moved onto the national stage with a prestigious institute announcing it will hold an international summit this fall to create voluntary standards to guide the use of the controversial technology, first conceived by UC Berkeley molecular biologist Jennifer Doudna. The landmark conference, announced Monday by the Washington, D.C.-based National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine, will gather researchers and other experts to review and explore the scientific, ethical and social implications of the practice, which can "cut and paste" gene sequences.

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  4. Stanford fraternity stripped of on-campus housing privileges indefinitelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Inside Bay Area

    Stanford University has stripped the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity of its on-campus housing privileges indefinitely following yet another investigation into allegations of misconduct. This time, SAE members intimidated a female student into not reporting a potential Title IX concern and retaliated against another student they mistakenly believed had reported Title IX concerns, the university said in a statement Wednesday.

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  5. Berkeley Voice letters: Preservation of the Golden Gate view; unrealistic UC requirementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Contra Costa Times

    Steven Finacom's May 8 guest commentary, "Saving Berkeley's Campanile views," rings loud and clear like a carillon peal that should awaken both the city of Berkeley and UC Berkeley leaders. The important Golden Gate view that he described has unique and special scenic and historic values that should be preserved.

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  6. Stanford Band faces partial suspension for violating university policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Inside Bay Area

    On Friday, the university said it was barring the band from performing at away athletic events, including postseason games, for the 2015-16 academic year as the result of an investigation that found it had run afoul policies on alcohol, controlled substances, hazing and sexual harassment. In addition to the partial suspension, the band must undergo training on the policies and change its events to comply with them.

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  7. Locals in college: Castilleja grad Wolak works way into Stanford tennis lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford tennis player Paulette Wolak is a walk-on from Castilleja High School in Palo Alto. "I did not expect to play tennis at all in college," Wolak said.

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  8. Herhold: Montana should go easy on Stanford and Dartmouth political researchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Contra Costa Times

    The Germans have a word for taking delight in the misfortune of others -- schadenfreude. Every time I read about the bumbling foray of Stanford and Dartmouth researchers into Montana politics, I can't help but feel a pleasurable jolt of the big word.

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  9. Stanford and Dartmouth researchers broke law with election mailer, Montana official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Contra Costa Times

    Montana's top political watchdog says Stanford and Dartmouth researchers broke the law by sending mailers to more than 100,000 voters about the Big Sky State's high court election last year. Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl's ruling that the mailers amounted to election advocacy -- which requires disclosing all spending and contributions under the state's campaign laws -- goes to a prosecutor, who could file charges.

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  10. Montana: Stanford, Dartmouth mailers broke campaign lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Contra Costa Times

    Montana's campaign regulator says Stanford University and Dartmouth College researchers broke state laws when they sent mailers about two 2014 state Supreme Court races to more than 100,000 voters. Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl says the mailers amounted to election advocacy, which requires disclosure of spending and contributions.

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  11. Study: Blue whales didn't evolve to avoid shipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Contra Costa Times

    A blue whale near a cargo ship in the Santa Barbara Channel off the California coast. Last week, a lifeless humpback whale washed ashore in Pacifica, with an array of injuries suggesting it met a frequent fate of the ocean's largest creatures: a fatal strike from a passing ship.

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  12. Abby Wambach: FIFA's rejection of grass fields 'slap in face'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Contra Costa Times

    Soccer leaders' rejection of an offer to lay down grass fields for the women's World Cup in Canada was a "huge slap in the face," U.S. forward Abby Wambach said Saturday. Wambach amplified on her revelation to ESPN this week that governing body FIFA rejected a free offer to replace the artificial turf in the six stadiums playing host to World Cup games starting June 6. Speaking to three reporters at Avaya Stadium a day before the Americans' sendoff game Sunday against Ireland, Wambach expressed exasperation over the situation that led to a discrimination complaint filed in the fall by a group of international players.

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  13. Palo Alto, Campbell passing parcel taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Contra Costa Times

    Voters in the Palo Alto school district this week overwhelmingly agreed to hike their school taxes to among the highest in the state, while Campbell voters appeared headed toward passing their first, if much more modest, school tax. The latest tallies in the mail-only election showed Palo Alto Unified's Measure A passing with 77.3 percent of the vote, while Campbell Union elementary's Measure B was leading with 67.5 percent.

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  14. Family, friends remember Dave GoldbergRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Contra Costa Times

    Bill Gurley, an executive with Benchmark, hugs an unidentified mourner after a private memorial for Dave Goldberg, the 47-year-old SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Goldberg died from a head injury while exercising on a treadmill at a resort in Mexico last week.

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  15. Federal monitor keeps Oakland police in compliance on most reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Contra Costa Times

    Despite a recent report that condemned the city's frequent mishandling of police discipline cases, the Police Department remains in good standing with its federal overseers. In his quarterly report released Monday, Robert Warshaw, a former U.S. deputy drug czar, kept the department in full compliance with 19 of the remaining 22 reform tasks.

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  16. Stanford announces future of Searsville DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford University's Searsville Dam will end its 123-year reign of holding back the waters of San Francisquito Creek, concluding a long deliberation over the fate of the old structure, the university announced Friday. The dam will not be removed, as some environmentalists hoped, but the university vowed to adopt an approach that will release water into the creek, which drains through Portola Valley and Woodside, down through Palo Alto and Menlo Park into south San Francisco Bay.

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  17. NFL Draft: Saints take Stanford's Peat; Oakland's Peters goes to K.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat was the first Bay Area college player taken in the NFL draft, going to the New Orleans Saints with the 13th pick of the first round Thursday. Cornerback Marcus Peters of Oakland's McClymonds High, went at No.

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  18. NFL Draft: Saints take Stanford's Andrus PeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat was the first Bay Area college player taken in the NFL draft, going to the New Orleans Saints with the 13th pick of the first round Thursday. The 6-foot-7, 315-pounder is the first Stanford player taken in the first round since 2012, when the Indianapolis Colts picked quarterback Andrew Luck No.

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  19. Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Contra Costa Times

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and -- as head of one of the world's leading car producing nations -- popping in on electric carmaker Tesla Motors. "This Japanese administration has been focusing on changing its economy to a growth-based system built on innovation," said Japanese economic researcher Takeo Hoshi, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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  20. Former Stanford Hospital employee accused of molesting sedated male patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Inside Bay Area

    A former employee for Stanford Hospital's outpatient surgery center was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery after staff caught him inappropriately touching male patients, police said. Robert Lastinger, a 55-year-old Fremont resident, was arrested April 27 by Redwood City detectives for allegedly sexually battering patients under his care while he was an operating room technician at Stanford Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center, located at 450 Broadway St. in Redwood City, police said.

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