BART: Parking fees may rise as much as $30 for Coliseum, Oracle Arena events

The BART board of directors will take up a policy at its meeting Thursday to charge between $7 and $30 on an event-by-event basis, BART officials said. 
The Sausal Creek watershed, one of nine major creeks in Oakland, runs through the center of the city. The green, peaceful and idyllic trails, such as in Dimond Canyon Park, feel miles away from the bustle and concrete of an urban city.  
In 2014, Josh Morgan was part of the first Artemis duo to qualify a boat for USRowing Youth National Championships. And Christine Hovermale helped deliver an Artemis boat to a fourth-place finish at the 2015 youth nationals. In addition to their rowing successes, the two athletes, both seniors at their respective schools -- Hovermale at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High in Alameda and Morgan at Oakland's College Preparatory -- have exhibited prowess in the classroom.  
Mideast refugees mustn't be deniedIt saddens me when I hear those who would turn away Syrian refugees for fear we would admit terrorists. There is at least a two-year vetting process to screen applicants, the majority being women and children.  
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John Nelson Beck, 73, was last seen Tuesday on Clay Street, police say.  
Titan, an adult American pit bull mix, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. He is a big guy who will be someone's reliable constant companion. He's looking for a new start, not yet 5½ years old.  
The Laurel District Association dedicated the "Love The Laurel" mural Saturday. The mural was done to bring a touch of beauty to the Laurel District while demonstrating "how different colors come together and make something beautiful," muralist Fernando "Rush" Santos explained.  
It's Harriet Schlader's remarkable 50-year tenure at the helm -- with her late husband Jim Schlader -- of Woodminster Summer Musicals that has earned her a lifetime service award from the Oakland Heritage Alliance.  
Beginning in March, the community will see measures taken to make the intersection of Thornhill Drive and Mountain Boulevard in Montclair safer, including signage and striping to increase pedestrian safety.  
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7