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Monday, May 21

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She died in Texas school shooting. Now strangers want to save her husband.

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This photo shows Texas shooting victim Cynthia Tisdale, top right, with her husband William Tisdale, center and niece Olinde, left. Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher who relatives say had a “lust for life” is among the first confirmed…

Monday, May 14

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How a retired East Bay Catholic school principal became a cannabis dispenser

Asara Tsehai, a holistic health educator and wellness coach in Oakland, was mystified when she reached menopause and suddenly began experiencing insomnia. “I’d never had a problem sleeping before, but then all of a sudden, I couldn’t get a…

Thursday, Apr 26

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Pittsburg: Grand Jury says Los Medanos Healthcare District should dissolve

PITTSBURG — A Contra Costa Grand Jury has recommended that the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District be dissolved, considering it no longer runs a community hospital, spends more money administering grants than on the grants themselves…

Thursday, Apr 19

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Why Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and others need to join the growing Harvey Weinstein backlash

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Almost a year ago, the already tumultuous 2016 presidential campaign was shaken up some more when the world heard GOP candidate Donald Trump, caught on a leaked 2005 recording, brag about sexually assaulting women — and saying he could get…

Sunday, Apr 15

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E-bikes are becoming a hit with consumers

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Which is good marketing news for the electric-bike industry which is currently riding a wave of popularity, especially here in sunny, athletically minded California, and enjoying buzz like it got at this weekend’s Electric Bike Expo in San…

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70-year-old East Oakland furniture store closing amid bus line construction

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OAKLAND — After nearly 70 years of business in East Oakland, Perry’s Furniture — known for its dazzling antique home furnishings — is closing its doors. In its heyday, people would come from all over to peruse Perry’s one-of-a-kind…

Tuesday, Apr 10

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Trump reverses course, now praises Qatar

WASHINGTON u2014 President Donald Trump vouched publicly on Tuesday for Qatar’s efforts to stop the funding of terrorism, reversing his past critique and lending presidential credence to Qatari claims that it’s been unfairly maligned by…

Sunday, Apr 8

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With injuries mounting, Warriors guard Nick Young looks to find role

OAKLAND – More than eight months ago, a contingent of Steve Kerr, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant traveled to Los Angeles to pitch then-free agent Nick Young on their organization. Young’s ability to score in bunches, combined with a free…

Tuesday, Feb 13

Two arrested in stabbing death of woman found on rural Livermore road

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LIVERMORE — A dying woman found on the side of a rural Alameda County road was able to give investigators enough information to lead them to a pair of suspects before she succumbed to multiple stab wounds early Monday, authorities said.…

Monday, Dec 25

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CHP officer killed in collision on I-880 in Hayward; second officer injured

A California Highway Patrol officer was killed in a collision on Interstate 880 in Hayward late Christmas eve, according to the CHP. Officers responded shortly before midnight to reports of a collision on I-880 just north of Highway 92…

Thursday, Dec 14

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'I don't want to hear your language' rant at Walnut Creek Starbucks goes viral

WALNUT CREEK — A woman having coffee last week in a Starbucks here triggered her 15 minutes of “fame” by being recorded on video telling two young people to stop speaking Korean in the coffeehouse — and the video went viral. The video was…

Tuesday, Dec 12

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly at 65

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) SAN FRANCISCO — Edwin Mah Lee, San Francisco’s…

Saturday, Dec 2

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Driver arrested, toll taker identified in fatal in Bay Bridge Toll Plaza wreck; multiple lanes closed

Several lanes of the San Francisco Bay Bridge are closed as Alameda County Sheriff's Department Coroner's Bureau deputies remove a body from the scene of a fatal crash in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. A toll booth worker was…

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Comedian, Richmond native Ronnie Schell recalls Jim Nabors

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…

Sunday, Nov 19

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Napping on the job may turn out to be a very good idea for a sleep-deprived nation

President Donald Trump prides himself on getting by with just four or five hours of sleep at night, which leaves him plenty of time early in the morning to scan cable TV news and tweet before going to work. During last year’s rough-and…

Thursday, Nov 16

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Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once the law goes into effect Jan. 1

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Cannabis businesses in California can't be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Those regulations are in the new rule book for California's cannabis industry, which state…

Sunday, Nov 12

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Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying he considers President Vladimir Putin’s denials sincere, dismissing…

Monday, Nov 6

04

Reports: Queen Elizabeth has investments in offshore havens

LONDON (AP) — Newly leaked papers revealed Sunday that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has invested some of her private money in offshore tax havens. According to documents obtained by the International Consortium of Journalists, the queen’s…

Sunday, Oct 8

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Marijuana rules fire up debate in East Bay city

The Livermore City Council considers Monday whether to allow any medical marijuana dispensaries in town. The photo above shows a jar of Sour Diesel marijuana at the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Fairfax, Calif. on June 12, 2017. …

Monday, Oct 2

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Most Bay Area cities won’t allow recreational marijuana sales in January

Memo to all you Golden State tokers: Your dreams of buying recreational pot in California after New Year’s Day are hazy at best. It’s become clear in recent weeks that most cities around the Bay Area, as well as the rest of the state, will…

Sunday, Sep 17

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Opinion: Sensible solutions for California’s economic growth

Now that Congress has returned to the Capitol, there is a critically important opportunity for the Senate to pass legislation with sensible regulatory changes that will help banks of all sizes, in particular our community and mid-size…

Friday, Sep 15

Changing course, Pleasant Hill panel rejects recreational marijuana sales

PLEASANT HILL — In late August, the majority of the planning commissioners favored allowing retail sales of medical and recreational marijuana in Pleasant Hill, provided the stores were not near schools, day cares or parks. Two weeks later…

Monday, Sep 11

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Bannon declares war on Republican leaders in Congress

Stephen Bannon – President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist who left the White House in August – declared war Sunday against the Republican congressional leadership, called on Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, to resign, and…

Friday, Sep 8

05

California weighs controversial ‘injection centers’ to fight opioid epidemic

OAKLAND — A woman walks into a clinic where a nurse offers her a choice of sterilized needles of different sizes. She picks one, pulls a packet of heroin out of her purse and injects herself. The health staff stands by, ready to give her…

Tuesday, Aug 29

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Left-wing activists downplay antifa violence at Berkeley rally, vow resistance to 'alt-right'

Community advocate Alex U. Inn speaks to members of the media during a press conference about weekend protests on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group). Expand. By David DeBolt ...

Thursday, Aug 24

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Update: Uber’s threat to sell Oakland headquarters sparks worry, relief

OAKLAND — Uber is considering selling the former Sears building that was once intended to be the ride-hailing firm’s Oakland headquarters, sowing uncertainty over the fate of the massive, vacant building in the heart of the city’s…

Monday, Aug 14

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Popular Berkeley hot dog chain fires worker…

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A local hot dog chain fired an employee after he was seen in picture with white supremacy protesters in Charlottesville, Va. By Rick Hurd | rhurd@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group. PUBLISHED: August 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm | UPDATED:…

Thursday, Jul 20

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Protesters celebrate pledge from Oakland CEO not to submit bid for Trump’s Mexico-border wall

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) OAKLAND — Protesters declared victory early…

Wednesday, Jul 19

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Oakland cuts ties with ICE

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Oakland has terminated an agreement that allowed its police to take part in ICE task forces. (Richard Drew/Associated Press). By Rebecca Parr | rparr@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group. July 19, 2017 at 7:51 am. Oakland is severing…

Friday, Jul 14

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Borenstein: Legislature keeps patients in the dark about bad doctors

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Doctors win another round. Patients lose again. Secrecy prevails. Physicians on professional probation can continue hiding their status from patients after a Sacramento showdown this week between two Silicon Valley legislators ended — for…