• Drummond: Farewell for now - 08/18/2013 06:24 AM PDT
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    ( Tom Van Dyke )
    Failure of Warriors' waterfront arena the latest in a long line of bay development defeats

    Since the 1970s, environmental opposition has made it nearly impossible for any major project that would fill or block San Francisco Bay to win approval 
    Trio arrested in Bay Area 7-Eleven armed robbery
    A trio suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven in north Hayward and holding customers at gunpoint on Monday was nabbed by police following the heist, according to police. 

    With Warriors gone, Oakland's Coliseum City faces new hurdles
    Compounding the news that the Golden State Warriors had purchased land to build an arena in San Francisco, the Oakland Raiders on Monday failed to meet a deadline for submitting a Letter of Interest in Oakland's Coliseum City development. 

    A's reject initial 10-year lease deal in Oakland
    OAKLAND -- The Oakland A's quickly rejected a lease extension offer Tuesday night that would have kept them playing at the O.co Coliseum through 2024. Team spokesman Bob Rose released a statement that the 10-year deal "did not address all of our issues" and asked that future lease negotiations not 

    Alameda County sponsors hackathon to develop web and mobile apps
    Alameda County apps challenge is designed to increase community engagement and understanding of local government by using shared county data to develop web and mobile applications that benefit residents, visitors and businesses. 

    Tri-Valley Around the Horn: San Ramon Valley, California tied for first in EBAL baseball; Foothill, Granada set to square off in volleyball
    Homer lifts SRV past Amador Valley San Ramon Valley High sophomore Nick Moroney jolted host Amador Valley with a home run to left field off Tyler Staniford in the top of the eighth inning, spurring a three-run rally and a 4-1 Wolves win in East Bay Athletic League action April 18. 

    Thieves steal $250,000 from elderly Piedmont couple, police say
    Oakland couple, daughter allegedly stole the money over two years 

    Alameda: Coast Guard gets a new Pacific commander
    During the change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, the flag of Rear Adm. Charles Ray was also raised on the cutter Waesche just after the flag of outgoing commander Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft was lowered. 

    Newark 160 townhomes and senior apartments project before council on Thursday
    Proposal for 88 market-rate townhomes, 72 apartments for senior residents and a 15,000-square-foot market. 

    EBMUD taps Sacramento River water for first time to avoid rationing
    The East Bay Municipal Utility District board voted to stick with a 10 percent voluntary conservation plan and take Sacramento River water from Freeport. 

    (Damian Dovarganes)
    Taxman give bonuses to 1,100 employees who owe back taxes

    A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes. Full Story
    ( Mark DuFrene )
    Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

    Bored with chardonnay and IPA? Explore mead, the ancient honey beverage and fastest growing segment of the American alcohol industry, with sales up 130 percent from 2012 to 2013. In the Bay Area, fine artisanal mead is being crafted in a variety of styles, from the hop-fermented mead at The Mead Kitchen in Berkeley to sparkling mead at Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes.