High school football notebook: Kennedy-Fremont, Alhambra off to 3-0 starts

Kennedy-Fremont and Alhambra show progress with early season success 
An additional 17 Washington employees took voluntary retirements.  
 
East Bay Flag Football -- Registration open for co-ed flag football league, for ages 7-15. Games take place Sundays at Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Blvd.  
 
A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Hayward on Tuesday evening, police said.  
 
Three luxury cars were destroyed Tuesday in Hayward after a fire started in the engine of a car carrier, a battalion chief said.  
 
Witness testimony began at the trial for two men charged with murder in the death of a burglar who broke into an Hayward house being used for an illegal marijuana grow operation in 2010.  
 
A 24-year-old Hayward man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the fatal shooting of a Hayward man whose marijuana he wanted to steal in the middle of the night.  
 
Adam Wood threw for 288 yards with four touchdowns and the Diablo Valley College football team scored 25 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to help earn a 38-21 win over host Chabot  
 
The Los Medanos College football team scores 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull out a 41-37 nonconference win over visiting Monterey Peninsula  
 
Quarterback Cameron Burston's 84-yard touchdown pass to Chandler Gumbs with 45 seconds left in the first half helped propel the Stellar Prep football team to a 26-3 nonleague win over host Drake  
 
( Ben Rothstein )
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