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Odds grow longer for effort to preserve services at Doctors Medical Center

09/02/2014 05:48 PM PDT
Advocates for saving Doctors Medical Center as a full-service hospital are not giving up hope despite a double dose of bad news last week  
Antioch singer finalist for chance to sing onstage with Keith Urban
09/02/2014 04:57 PM PDT - When country crooner Keith Urban offers to 'Put You In A Song' during his upcoming Shoreline Amphitheatre concert, Antioch singer Toree McGee hopes 'You'll Think of Me.' 

Carol Olson: From the car pool lane to memory lane without a blinker
09/02/2014 04:33 PM PDT - Remember when those signs were so popular to have in the back window? Most of them said, 'Baby on Board.' I guess that was supposed to make people drive slower around them. Being the real rebel that I am, I had one that read, 'Ex-husband in trunk.' To add more fun, I placed a man's tie hanging out of the trunk. Quite a few police cars gave me a second look, but never pulled me over to check. 

Danville: San Ramon Valley Democrats told Prop. 49 fight to be long one
09/02/2014 01:49 PM PDT - Statewide opponents of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling -- which allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited sums on ads and other political tools to influence elections -- were dealt a big blow when their ballot question calling for a change, Proposition 49, was struck off the Nov. 4 statewide ballot -- but nonetheless, they plan to persist and are gearing up for a prolonged fight. 

Hometown Hero: Oakland man works to keep Piedmont Avenue clean
09/01/2014 09:36 PM PDT - Michael Lydon has been keeping his neighborhood -- Oakland's Piedmont Avenue -- clean by picking up litter on the street without pay since 1979. 

Nine things to focus on for November's election
09/01/2014 09:04 PM PDT - With Labor Day behind us, Californians need to batten down the hatches for the tidal wave of ads, mailers, robo calls and door knocks between now and the Nov. 4 election. So for Bay Area voters hoping to cut through the noise and get straight to the important stuff, here are nine things to focus on:  

San Leandro: BART delayed 20 minutes
09/01/2014 04:28 PM PDT - SAN LEANDRO -- BART is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes Monday afternoon due to equipment problems on the tracks near the Bay Fair station. BART issued a service advisory at 3:40 p. 

Woman killed in Pittsburg hit-and-run identified
09/01/2014 10:27 AM PDT - The truck was heading west on Willow Pass when it allegedly veered off the roadway, hit a light pole and then struck the pedestrian, who was pushing a shopping cart on the sidewalk, police said.  

Free flu vaccines for 60,000 Oakland kids
08/31/2014 05:50 PM PDT - County heath department will offer nasal spray vaccines in all city elementary schools 

Livermore: Suspect arrested in party shooting
08/31/2014 03:27 PM PDT - Anthony Jesus Torres, 21, was arrested on suspicion of five counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an inhabited dwelling, Livermore police Officer Steve Goard said in a news release. 

49ers Ray McDonald arrested on domestic violence charges
08/31/2014 10:45 PM PDT - San Francisco 49ers lineman Ray McDonald was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence early Sunday morning in San Jose. 

San Jose: Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 101
08/31/2014 08:39 AM PDT - A motorcyclist who appeared to be speeding on U.S. Highway 101 died early Saturday morning after apparently colliding with the back of a car, the California Highway Patrol said.  

Livermore: Suspect arrested in party shooting
08/31/2014 02:53 PM PDT - LIVERMORE -- Livermore police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of shooting into a residence in the 200 block of South Q Street shortly after midnight Saturday and wounding five partygoers, authorities said. 

Fall from Daly City cliff leaves 1 dead, 2 injured
08/31/2014 06:33 AM PDT - DALY CITY, Calif. -- The Coast Guard says one person died and two others seriously injured after falling from a cliff south of San Francisco. Petty Officer Loumania Stewart said the accident happened before dawn Saturday after the three victims, all male, broke through a fence along the cliff near 

San Jose: Homeless MMA fighter training for a comeback fight
08/30/2014 06:04 PM PDT - Matt Major, a homeless MMA fighter, is training for a comeback fight and at the same time working to move off the streets and get a job.  

Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scrutiny
09/01/2014 04:54 AM PDT - Slurs against an openly gay councilwoman and police chief have raised questions about the climate in a city known for its progressive policies.  

Top sheepdogs stay calm and earn respect of the herd
08/30/2014 07:40 PM PDT - About 20 dogs competed in the Scottish games sheepdog trails at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. 

Newark schools: Recall election looms over superintendent's resignation
08/30/2014 12:37 PM PDT - Ray Rodriguez -- vying to unseat incumbent Newark Mayor Alan Nagy -- says he will stay on the board despite plan to launch recall campaign against him. 

Drummond: Mills College welcomes female transgender applicants
08/30/2014 12:10 PM PDT - The all-women's college in Oakland goes on record saying it will accept transgender applicants who identify as female and high school students who don't claim either gender.  

San Jose: Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 101
08/30/2014 07:07 PM PDT - A motorcyclist who appeared to be speeding on U.S. Highway 101 died early Saturday morning after apparently colliding with the back of a car, the California Highway Patrol said.  

Brentwood: Driver suffers minor injuries in suspected DUI crash
08/30/2014 06:18 AM PDT - BRENTWOOD --A 35-year-old Antioch man suspected of driving under the influence walked away with minor injuries after crashing into a sign in Brentwood on Thursday evening, a police sergeant said Friday. 

Oakley motivational speaker urges students to 'go get it!'
08/29/2014 09:20 PM PDT - Freedom High School teens receive rousing words of encouragement from 27-year-old Laymon Hicks, who has overcome plenty of adversity  

East Bay Stand Down 2014 is Sept. 11-14 in Pleasanton
08/30/2014 01:01 PM PDT - Registration for military vets seeking services ranging from haircuts to job leads, and for volunteers to help them, are being taken now 

Citywise: Oakland map shows seismically prone buildings
08/29/2014 06:14 PM PDT - Elsewhere: Hayward restores parking on Mission Boulevard. 

Newark: Police probe teacher who tweeted thoughts of violence against students
08/29/2014 03:57 PM PDT - Newark police may present findings to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office by next week. 

Unwelcome delivery: Canyon residents told hours to be cut at post office
08/30/2014 07:50 PM PDT - More service cuts have been announced for the Canyon post office, a hub for the tiny community between Oakland and Moraga. "This is not a small thing in a remote, out-of-the-way community," resident Jonathan Goodwin said. 

Oakley motivational speaker urges students to 'go get it!'
08/29/2014 03:22 PM PDT - Freedom High School teens receive rousing words of encouragement from 27-year-old Laymon Hicks, who has overcome plenty of adversity  

BART gets rid of free lifetime rides for board members
08/29/2014 02:02 PM PDT - From now on, BART board members who leave office must turn in their free passes, although those who have already left office get to keep theirs. 

Bay Bridge: Tests show metal parts should last; demolition costs of old span rising
08/28/2014 07:03 PM PDT - Ongoing corrosion tests show more than 2,300 metal parts installed on the bridge should be protected, but do not have to be replaced.  

Fremont: Water district names new general manager
08/29/2014 02:12 PM PDT - Robert Shaver, a longtime employee, will be the Alameda County Water District's new general manager and earn $305,000 in total compensation. In December, he will replace Walt Wadlow, the district's general manager since 2009.  

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Cee Lo Green makes controversial comments about rape

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