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    Alameda townhouse fire injures one

    01/29/2015 11:05 PM PST
    One unit of an Alameda townhouse was destroyed Thursday evening, after a fire swept through the building and injured one of the residents. 
    Wallace lifts Cal Bears over Washington State
    01/29/2015 11:41 PM PST - Slumping guard Tyrone Wallace scores 26 points as Cal snaps six-game losing streak with road win over Cougars. 

    State parks: New funding, better accountability needed to stop decline, new report says
    01/29/2015 10:20 PM PST - California's venerable state parks -- from sunny Los Angeles beaches to towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains -- are under "serious stress" and suffering from declining budgets, shorter hours, higher fees, a $1.3 billion maintenance backlog and outdated technology.  

    Oakland: Man shot, killed near Adams Point liquor store
    01/29/2015 10:31 PM PST - One person was shot and killed outside a liquor store in Oakland's Adams Point neighborhood Thursday night.  

    Sharks blitz Ducks with five-goal second period
    01/29/2015 11:43 PM PST - The San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 to finish the season series 4-0-1 against the Pacific Division leaders. 

    Former CEO charged with avoiding taxes for gourmet mushrooms
    01/29/2015 09:35 PM PST - A Hillsborough man is in hot water after he allegedly avoided paying taxes on imported gourmet mushrooms, according to court documents. 

    Saint Mary's 68, Loyola Marymount 54: Kerry Carter knocks down six 3-pointers as coach Randy Bennett notches 300th career wi n
    01/29/2015 11:41 PM PST - Victory keeps Gaels alone in second place in the conference standings at 9-1 

    Berkeley: Comedian W. Kamau Bell decries racist treatment at cafe
    01/29/2015 10:03 PM PST - Bay Area comedian W. Kamau Bell, a national figure on race and progressive politics, says a Berkeley cafe employee's order for him to 'scram' was likely racially motivated, prompting a strong online backlash against the business. 

    'American Idol' recap: Final golden tickets handed out in San Francisco
    01/29/2015 10:08 PM PST - Now, it's on to the big-time pressure of Hollywood Week. 

    How Marshawn Lynch's 'BeastMode' was born at Oakland Tech
    01/29/2015 09:11 PM PST - Seattle Seahawks' running back Marshawn Lynch began shaking defenders in high school. 

    Purdy: Amid the Super Bowl hoopla, Dr. John York is making sure that health and safety remains a key topic for the NFL
    01/29/2015 09:43 PM PST - The co-chairman of the 49ers is crunching the numbers on injuries and finding some interesting results  

    Berkeley: Police seek suspect who robbed 83-year-old man
    01/29/2015 07:57 PM PST - Police want the public's help in tracking down a suspect who robbed an 83-year-old man leaving an Apple store on Fourth Street in December. 

    Oakland: White Elephant Sale preview draws crowds
    01/29/2015 07:56 PM PST - A crowd of shoppers browsed through 96,000 square feet of donated items Jan. 25 during the 56th annual Oakland Museum Women's Board's White Elephant Sale preview. The proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California. 

    Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash
    01/29/2015 07:44 PM PST - A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb.  

    San Bruno: Criminal probe widens, PG&E to release 65,000 emails, more commissioners involved
    01/29/2015 07:05 PM PST - A day before the release of 65,000 emails expected to shed further light on PG&E's ties to the state Public Utilities Commission before and after a fatal explosion in San Bruno, legal experts said Thursday that search warrants served on top former government and PG&E officials point to heightened interest in a criminal prosecution linked to the cozy relationship between PG&E and the PUC. 

    Navy investigating jet's loud flyover in Berkeley
    01/29/2015 06:14 PM PST - The Navy is investigating a military jet that zoomed over Berkeley this week after residents reported it flew frighteningly close to homes and UC Berkeley, a Navy spokeswoman said.  

    49ers bring back personnel man Gamble
    01/29/2015 09:12 PM PST - Tom Gamble returns two years after leaving to join the Philadelphia Eagles front office. 

    Alamo: Sheriff's office investigates armed robbery at home
    01/29/2015 05:18 PM PST - The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery in which three suspects entered an Alamo home, brandished a gun and demanded valuables.  

    Former Chevron South Africa executive, Danville resident charged with falsifying late wife's will
    01/29/2015 09:09 PM PST - Stephen King, former head of the oil giant's South African operation, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Contra Costa court on five felony charges involving his deceased wife, who also served as a Chevron executive, and her estate. 

    Besides Marshawn Lynch: Noted Oakland Tech alumni
    01/29/2015 10:19 PM PST - Oakland Tech's list of notable alums is impressive in the sports world and beyond. 

    The place where Marshawn Lynch can feel at home
    01/29/2015 09:43 PM PST - BeastMode, Marshawn Lynch, may not want to talk at the Super Bowl, but he's right at home at Oakland Tech High. 

    Oakland native Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
    01/29/2015 04:52 PM PST - Rod McKuen, the Oakland-born, husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.  

    Jury gets murder case of Hayward man accused of killing Castro Valley woman
    01/29/2015 04:50 PM PST - Jury deliberations have begun at the murder and arson trial of a 20-year-old Hayward man who says he was coerced by his best friend into strangling a Castro Valley woman and burning her body and home during a 2012 burglary. 

    'Parenthood': How the tear-drenched series ended
    01/29/2015 09:59 PM PST - The circle of life is on display as the Bravermans bid an emotional farewell. 

    Photos: Bee exhibit at Oakland Museum of California opens Jan. 31
    01/29/2015 04:10 PM PST - Museum workers are putting the finishing touches on the "Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact" exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California. The exhibition focuses on the diversity of bees in California and the issue of their population decline, covering such topics as Bay Area beekeeping, identifying 

    Warriors' Klay Thompson makes NBA All-Star team
    01/29/2015 09:43 PM PST - Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is chosen as a Western Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star game at Madison Square Garden while Oakland native Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers is left out.  

    Oakley seeks money for proposed dog park
    01/29/2015 05:09 PM PST - The city is looking for money for improvements at Nunn-Wilson Family Park, including for the construction of a 2.5-acre community dog park.  

    Homeroom: Fremont-area youth symphony concert set
    01/29/2015 05:21 PM PST - Elsewhere: Hayward Rotary Club honors four scholars. 

    Former Raiderette files class-action lawsuit against the team
    01/29/2015 04:59 PM PST - As a proposed $1.25 million settlement for cheerleader wage theft pends approval in an Alameda County court, another class action lawsuit over pay and compensation has been filed against the Oakland Raiders by a former Raiderette. 

    Volunteers counting homeless in Alameda County
    01/29/2015 07:19 PM PST - Focus on 'housing first' followed by drug and alcohol rehabilitation and mental health services has lasting, positive impact, advocates say 

    CRIME
    Walnut Creek Police Report -- Three window-smash vehicle burglaries Jan. 10; and a yam through a building window

    The following excerpts were taken from the Walnut Creek police log:Friday, Jan. 9 burglary: A gym bag was taken from a Chevy Avalanche at approximately 2 a. 
    STATE NEWS
    ( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
    State parks: New funding, better accountability needed to stop decline, new report says

    California's venerable state parks -- from sunny Los Angeles beaches to towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains -- are under "serious stress" and suffering from declining budgets, shorter hours, higher fees, a $1.3 billion maintenance backlog and outdated technology.  
    NATIONAL NEWS
    (Dan Honda)
    Former Chevron South Africa executive, Danville resident charged with falsifying late wife's will

    Stephen King, former head of the oil giant's South African operation, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Contra Costa court on five felony charges involving his deceased wife, who also served as a Chevron executive, and her estate. 
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    Alameda townhouse fire injures one

    01/29/2015 11:05 PM PST
    One unit of an Alameda townhouse was destroyed Thursday evening, after a fire swept through the building and injured one of the residents. 
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    We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
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    David Letterman wants Jay Leno to appear on show

    Former “Tonight Show” host has been invited to appear with old rival before CBS host retires in May.