Alameda County Library's dumping of books draws criticism

The Library Book Savers of Alameda County and other critics have complained at meetings in Albany and Fremont, urging the library branches to stop throwing away books and other materials that taxpayers paid for. 
Elsewhere: Hayward awarded grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to expand car sharing.  
 
Hayward man cited for possession of meth Fremont Police Department Officers Omeed Zargham and John Bordy conducted a traffic stop on Fremont Boulevard near Enea Terrace for a mechanical violation on Monday at 3:50 p.  
 
Led by guest conductor Jason Klein, the Fremont Symphony will present an evening of romantic symphonic music celebrating the power and passion of love at 8 p.  
 
Summer vacation may seem far off but camps are already preparing to take sign-ups for children to stay active and engaged.  
 
Fremont's first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened Thursday with a unique promotion that has become a signature event for the Georgia-based chain.  
 
James Sakane
Michele Berke has extensive history of working with deaf community  
 
Mission San Jose High teacher Risha Krishna to sit on panel  
 
Former coaches hope Robert Turbin earns a second ring  
 
The NFL has hired Ohlone College's Jeff Roberts to look for head injuries that players might suffer during the big game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz  
 
(Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
10 best new Bay Area restaurants

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.