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  • East Bay's Park It: Select spots offer beautiful fall foliage
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10:23 GMT
    Autumn is here, and with the season come fall colors in the foliage. Although the East Bay's fall colors are nowhere near as vivid as those in Eastern hardwood forests, there are still places where you can enjoy some seasonal beauty....
  • Country-bluegrass FarmStrong in Port Townsend on Sunday
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," the Temptations' chart-topping song from 1972, might not be the first thing you'd expect from a country-bluegrass band like FarmStrong. But Jim Faddis, he of the high-lonesome voice, had thought about it a long time....
  • Poll: Democrats leading in all statewide races
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:20:25 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term and leads a Democratic ticket that once again appears poised to sweep all statewide offices in California, according to a Field Poll released Thursday. The survey of likely voters comes less than a week before Election Day and illustrates the difficulty Republicans face in competing in statewide campaigns....
  • Town Hall Meeting focuses on veterans needs
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:05:04 GMT
    Everyone is invited to attend a free Town Hall Meeting centered around the needs of veterans hosted by the Benicia Veterans Council and Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Benicia Veterans Hall, 1150 First St. in Benicia. "Lots of exciting things are happening to speed and provide needed services to veterans in our county," Seifert said....
  • Oakland: Unity Council marks 50 years of serving Latino community
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:42:26 GMT
    "1964 was a fantastic year," said Martinez, 77. With the passage of the Civil Rights Act and Lyndon Johnson pushing his War on Poverty, the climate was right for social change. Armed with a UC Berkeley degree with an emphasis on social welfare, the young Martinez went to an Oakland Catholic church to hear Herman Gallegos, a pioneer in the Latino civil rights movement....
  • Re: Thursday Must Reads: Giants Fans Riot in San Francisco; Court...
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:02:52 GMT
    Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. Drunken San Francisco Giants fans rioted last night following the team's World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals, with two people getting shot in the melee and another person being stabbed, the Chron reports. Rowdy fans set fires, tossed powerful fireworks into crowds of people, and threw bottles at police officers, injuring several of them, and sending one cop to the hospital....
  • Piedmont/Montclair calendar: Halloween parade this afternoon
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:48:34 GMT
    Cat Adoption Fair. Maine coon Adoptions, a no-kill cat rescue, holds a cat adoption fair for folks looking for their new furry friend....
  • Athletics promote coaches from within: Darren Bush named hitting...
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:56:10 GMT
    Darren Bush was named hitting coach to replace Chili Davis, Scott Emerson is the new bullpen coach, and Marcus Jensen is assistant hitting/catching coach. Ariel Prieto will not continue on the Oakland coaching staff, but will be offered another position in the Athletics organization....
  • OAKLAND: All Public Schools Dismissed Because of Gas Odor
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:01:42 GMT
    All Oakland public schools have been dismissed early today because of a strong odor of natural gas spreading through the city, school district officials said. Initially the school district only evacuated five schools in the West Oakland, downtown and Lake Merritt areas, but said at about 3:30 p.m. that all schools citywide, including preschools, will be dismissed....
  • Oakland: Buildings near Clay Street evacuated for possible gas leak
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:57:48 GMT
    Several schools and buildings, including City Hall and the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building were evacuated in downtown Oakland on Thursday following reports of a possible gas leak in the area, a fire dispatcher said. Reports of the smell in the area of the 1100 block of Clay Street began trickling in about 12:50 p.m., the dispatcher said....
  • Mayoral Candidates Endorse Task Forces for Community Involvement
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:11:21 GMT
    Some of Oakland's mayoral candidates - from the highly visible frontrunners to the grassroots community activists who are running more low-budget campaigns - are backing a post-election plan to create progress in the city through community involvement in developing and implementing new policies and laws in Oakland. "I'm committed to reinvigorating the community process for crafting sensible policy solutions for moving Oakland forward....
  • Steven Carlson found guilty of murdering 14-year-old classmate
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:39:07 GMT
    An Alameda County jury on Thursday found former Pleasanton resident Steven Carlson guilty of first-degree murder in the 1984 killing of 14-year-old Tina Faelz. Carlson was a 16-year-old classmate of Tina's at Pleasanton's Foothill High School when she was found stabbed and slashed 44 times on April 4, 1984....
  • Student science projects explode with rocket
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:34:00 GMT
    Eighteen groups of students have lost science projects that were onboard an unmanned rocket that exploded in Virginia after taking off for the International Space Station. Students at the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, California, were among the teams who lost long-planned experiments - in their case, testing red worms to turn garbage into compost in space....
  • A Decade Later, Conventional Wisdom Finally Catching on to...
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:56:33 GMT
    Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing. On April 2, 2014, a protester in Oakland, California, mounted a Yahoo bus, climbed to the front of the roof, and vomited onto the top of the windshield....
  • Oakland Zoo Celebrates National Bison Day
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:19:10 GMT
    Oakland Zoo, in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society and zoos across the country, is celebrating North America's largest land mammal, the buffalo, otherwise known as the American bison. "Oakland Zoo is proud to provide a home for our beautiful bison, and to utilize their presence to share their story with our visiting students and public," said Amy Gotliffe, Director of Conservation at Oakland Zoo....
  • Bill Frisell Announces 'Space Age' Tour Dates
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:03:40 GMT
    With his new album Guitar in the Space Age! , Frisell goes back to the music that first sparked his imagination. "There's something about being the age I'm at now," he says....
  • Steven Carlson found guilty of murdering 14-year-old classmate in Pleasanton
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:47:12 GMT
    An Alameda County jury on Thursday found former Pleasanton resident Steven Carlson guilty of first-degree murder in the 1984 killing of 14-year-old Tina Faelz. Carlson was a 16-year-old classmate of Tina's at Pleasanton's Foothill High School when she was found stabbed and slashed 44 times on April 4, 1984....
  • Morgan Hill: Nine vie for four seats on school board
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:24:37 GMT
    With the debate on whether to open more charter schools dominating the race, a broad field of candidates are competing for seats on the Morgan Hill Unified School District board. Nine candidates are seeking four seats -- three left open with the retirement of school trustees -- on the board that oversees the 9,100-student district....
  • Thursday Must Reads: Giants Fans Riot in San Francisco; Court Upholds ...
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:14:00 GMT
    Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. Drunken San Francisco Giants fans rioted last night following the team's World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals, with two people getting shot in the melee and another person being stabbed, the Chron reports. Rowdy fans set fires, tossed powerful fireworks into crowds of people, and threw bottles at police officers, injuring several of them, and sending one cop to the hospital....
  • Lamorinda What's Happening: Orinda Drop-in Basketball
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:07 GMT
    To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line....