( Sarah Rohrs )
Environmentalist finds bliss up East Bay creeks

Friends of Five Creeks leader helps transform waterways 
The CDs can be picked up at the Registrar of Voters office or accessed online.  
 
Oakland's police department received its best-ever report from federal monitor Robert Warshaw this week, and it would fared even better had an arbitrator not recently reinstated an officer fired for actions during an Occupy protest.  
 
City Council debates concerns about Homeland Security initiative  
 
Doug Oakley
Haas Institute reports lays out strategies for Richmond residents to benefit from city's largest public investment project since World War II.  
 
Bill Maher speaking onstage
A student petition aims to stop Maher from speaking at December commencement.  
 
Courtesy of Young People's Symph
Of the 103 members of the Young People's Symphony Orchestra, many come from communities and schools across the East Bay: Three musicians are from Alameda, eight from Albany, 15 from Berkeley, one from El Cerrito, three from Piedmont and 10 from Oakland.  
 
The ceremonial cornerstone was laid by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Henry Wallace, who stressed the value of the laboratories in finding alternatives if the supply of certain imported agricultural crops was cut off by the war.  
 
FRIDAY, OCT. 17 COMMERCIAL CRIME -- Businesses were burglarized in the 800 block of Hearst Avenue and the 2500 block of Shattuck Avenue. STOLEN AUTO -- Vehicles were stolen in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue and at Tenth and Parker streets.  
 
Graduation Success Rate (GSR) scores for Cal football and men's basketball make gains; Stanford's overall rate is at 98 percent  
 
A Jack-o-tini for Halloween

This year's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival attractions include all sort sof pumpkin treats, including jack-o-tinis, made by the new Half Moon Bay Distillery.