Cities ready for another round of ranked-choice voting

The voting system is still in use in four Bay Area cities, but not a single jurisdiction has adopted it since Oakland's controversial 2010 mayoral election. 
OAKLAND -- An Alameda County judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges that had been filed against a woman in connection with a Berkeley man's killing in February, according to court records.  
Oakland mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf's leftward shift in the past year, while winning new admirers, also dismayed some former business allies who had praised her as a centrist in line with their interests.  
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Longtime civil rights attorney and former school board member Dan Siegel canvasses at BART stations in search of votes  
An equipment problem caused major delays on BART in the East Bay on Saturday morning, the transit agency reported.  
SAN LEANDRO -- San Leandro's defense was stellar all night long Friday against West Alameda County Conference-Foothill League rival Bishop O'Dowd, as it forced three interceptions.  
BART: end of era for free parking  
OAKLAND -- The host Warriors took a 19-0 first-quarter lead, and its defense limited the Tigers to 25 total yards in this Oakland Athletic League victory.  
A woman fatally shot Thursday morning in East Oakland survived being wounded by random gunfire in July 2013, police said Friday while releasing her name.  
Georgetown, North Carolina eliminated by Bishop O'Dowd basketball star Ivan Rabb, one of the nation's top 10 recruits who will begin official visits this weekend with a trip to Kentucky.  
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Review: Asian Art Museum travels 'Roads of Arabia'

The touring exhibition 'Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' -- at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum through Jan. 18 -- features 200 items in stone, gold, bronze and other metals, spanning millennia but unearthed only over the past 40 years. They show that, for many cultures and civilizations, the Arabian Peninsula was an important crossroads. 
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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.