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    Oakland a welcome haven to city bees

    Backyards and roofs are being turned into urban havens for the honeybee and its native cousin. 
    Oakland: Four men in stable condition after being shot in separate incidents Saturday
    Police say four men were shot within hours of each other in unrelated shootings Saturday. 

    Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm
    Report finds that city risks insolvency if it fails to do more to address rising pension costs. 

    EBMUD drought plan: Voluntary savings plus new emergency supply
    The East Bay Municipal Utility District Board on Tuesday will consider sticking with 10 percent voluntary water saving plan 

    Two Livermore lab scientists win prestigious Energy Department awards
    The U.S. Department of Energy on April 17 recognized two Lawrence Livermore Laboratory researchers for their contributions to science, energy and national security. 

    Citywise: Oakland waits for Raiders letter on Coliseum City
    Elsewhere: Hayward updating mobile home rules to protect residents 

    Concord: BART derailment occurred when train tried to enter tracks without authorization
    CONCORD -- For the second time in the last two months, a BART train derailed along central Contra Costa County tracks, this time after a train operator attempted to maneuver the train from a side track onto a mainline track without approval, the BART board president said Friday. 

    Oakland police overseer praises work of interim chief
    Interim Police Chief Sean Whent appears increasingly likely to land the permanent job after Oakland's federal police overseer praised his work while criticizing the city's search for a new chief. 

    Oakland woman, 24, dies after apparent overdose at Coachella music festival
    Kimchi Truong, a 24-year-old Oakland woman who attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend, has died after an apparent drug or alcohol overdose, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday.  

    California drought: March rains mean small increase in water supply, but not enough to make a major difference
    California's drought-stricken farms and cities were told they would get slightly more water from the State Water Project than expected, but water shortages persist and the basic picture has not changed. 

    Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

    Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city. Full Story
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    Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

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