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Thousands mourn slain Hayward officer

On the floor of Oracle Arena Thursday morning stood 1,500 uniformed officers standing at attention, their eyes fixed ahead to an arrangement of funeral flower wreaths, and the framed uniform of Sgt. Scott Lunger. 
Alameda Health System reversed its decision to close the program Friday. It was scheduled to end because of low patient volume.  
 
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Thousands gathered to attend the funeral for Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Thursday.  
 
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Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger was remembered by family members, colleagues and dignitaries alike Thursday as a dedicated, driven and eager officer with a "warrior" spirit who led people in all areas of his life to do their best.  
 
Hayward Police Department
Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger's funeral will be Thursday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The motorcade will drive through Hayward beforehand.  
 
HAYWARD -- Two men who used to run a Union City hazardous waste disposal company with big-name local clients were sentenced to jail time on Wednesday for defrauding customers and cheating hazardous waste laws.  
 
Between El Niño and the drought, the East Bay's natural landscape is filled with oddities these days. Giant purple sea slugs are turning up on the shoreline, birds are migrating months earlier than usual and mammals appear to be few and far between. No place is better to observe these natural shifts than Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley. The park offers an ideal vantage point to see how climate change, water policy and natural fluctuations in the weather and currents affect our region.  
 
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A mentally ill woman who family members said had stopped taking her medication was charged with murder on Wednesday in the beating and stabbing death of her 66-year-old mother to death in Hayward, authorities say.  
 
Hayward Police Department
A Hayward woman was taken into custody Monday in connection with the killing of her 66-year-old mother.  
 
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Police will escort the body of Hayward Sgt. Scott Lunger from funeral home to services at Oracle Arena in Oakland.  
 
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