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AC Transit officials: No indication that CFO took agency funds

A day after AC Transit's chief financial officer, Lewis Clinton Jr., appeared in court on charges of embezzling more than $500,000 from one of Oakland's largest churches, his colleagues expressed surprise, but said that the transit agency's ongoing financial audits made it very unlikely that any public funds could have been taken. 
Fremont also would create a Free Speech Zone at parades, festivals and other events with special permits to allow demonstrations or other political activity without interfering with the event.  
 
Courtesy Fremont Police Department
Police in Fremont say a U.S. Marine was robbed of his wallet early April 9 before the man's credit cards were used at a 7-Eleven an hour later.  
 
SPORTS
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Giants beat Dodgers in 12-inning thriller

Hector Sanchez drives in Brandon Crawford to help San Francisco beat Los Angeles 3-2 after Tim Lincecum showed a return to form in the early innings 
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Bay Area apartment rents set record

Bay Area apartment rents are rising at nearly double-digit annual rates and have reached record levels, according to a report released Tuesday, prompting some analysts to warn that the region's economic boom could be choked off by the relentless rise. 
ENTERTAINMENT
Robert Duvall's back in 'Lonesome Dove' territory

Best known for his roles in two 'Godfather' films and 'Apocalypse Now,' as well as his portrayal of a Texas Ranger in the 1989 TV mini-series 'Lonesome Dove,' visited the Lone Star State recently for the premiere of his new film, 'A Night in Old Mexico.' It opens wide May 16.  
'Titanic' steam locomotive coming back to life on the rails

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. Full Story
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Three great bites: The Bay Area's best ice cream sandwiches

Spring has sprung and this balmy weather brings on a powerful yearning for truly great ice creams. Here are three places to get your fix at Cream, Cookiebar and Pacific Cookie Company. 
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Bryan Cranston helps Bay Area teen get prom date

Los Gatos teenager gets former “Breaking Bad” to record a pitch for him.