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Alameda hosts annual Easter egg scramble

Children bounce on "Hippity Hoppity Balls" and get creative at the arts-and-crafts table Saturday at Alameda's Crab Cove during the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department's annual egg scramble. 
The East Bay Municipal Utility District Board on Tuesday will consider sticking with 10 percent voluntary water saving plan  
 
An Oakland man and a Berkeley man were sentenced to years in prison for robbing an Alameda bank of almost $9,000 last August.  
 
Thirty-five gardens will open their gates to demonstrate water-wise, beautiful alternatives using native California plants for East Bay gardeners.  
 
The City Council unanimously approved the move Tuesday night to solicit eligibility for two parcels on the old navy base totaling 150 acres. Officials say the projects could generate thousands of jobs and millions of tax dollars.  
 
'Feel Your Power' is the theme of the 15 annual event to be held at Washington Park.  
 
Officials will host public workshop on plans to redevelop Del Monte building  
 
Officers say they have noticed an increase in auto burglaries, especially in the Walgreens parking lot on Webster Street and in the parking lot of the Bridgeside Shopping Center on Blanding Avenue.  
 
Health grants awarded by Alameda County supervisors do not always conform with spirit of voter-approved Measure A sales tax, according to oversight group.  
 
We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com, click on "submit your event," register, then enter your event.  
 
(David Kohl)
New Jersey woman sues to get '8THEIST' on her license plate

A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive. Full Story
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.