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    Giants win on Posey's homer in ninth

    08/27/2014 11:43 PM PDT
    San Francisco Giants beat Colorado Rockies 4-2 on walk-off homer by Buster Posey 
    BART: Train troubles Wednesday morning in Transbay Tube
    08/27/2014 09:44 PM PDT - BART trains were running on time, and the morning commute seemed to start without a hitch early Wednesday morning, hours after a problem with the tracks Tuesday night. 

    White House officials and Hispanic artists visit Concord elementary school
    08/27/2014 09:42 PM PDT - Meadow Homes Elementary, a turnaround school with a high percentage of English learners and Hispanic students, was chosen by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a model for similar schools throughout the nation who want to boost arts instruction to excite students and engage them in creative and critical thinking. 

    Judge denies request to reinstate services at West Contra Costa hospital in tentative ruling
    08/27/2014 09:42 PM PDT - A U.S. District Court judge is expected to issue a final ruling in a matter of days on whether he should intervene to stop the downsizing and potential closure of Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo.  

    Review: Ed Sheeran delights fans in San Jose
    08/27/2014 09:11 PM PDT - Ed Sheeran supports chart-topping sophomore effort, "X," at SAP Center in San Jose. 

    Oakland A's pull out 5-4 victory over Houston Astros
    08/27/2014 09:05 PM PDT - Sam Fuld's two-run homer in the ninth inning keys a three-run rally and a 5-4 Oakland A's win over the Houston Astros. 

    San Ramon: Police searching for woman with dementia, limited English
    08/27/2014 10:10 PM PDT - San Ramon police are searching this evening for a missing woman who suffers from dementia and speaks little English.  

    U.S. Open: Atherton's CiCi Bellis enjoying the attention
    08/27/2014 10:14 PM PDT - Bellis, the Atherton 10th-grader, plays her second-round U.S. Open match against Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas. 

    San Jose State: Jurich steps in at quarterback as Spartans open season Thursday
    08/27/2014 10:05 PM PDT - Blake Jurich is a fifth-year senior who spent two years preparing for Thursday night as David Fales' backup 

    Judge denies request to reinstate services at West Contra Costa hospital in tentative ruling
    08/27/2014 07:24 PM PDT - A U.S. District Court judge is expected to issue a final ruling in a matter of days on whether he should intervene to stop the downsizing and potential closure of Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo.  

    A's Billy Beane: No regrets on trading Cespedes for Lester, Gomes
    08/27/2014 11:43 PM PDT - The Oakland A's pulled a victory out with a three-run ninth inning -- a game-tying RBI single by Eric Sogard and a go-ahead two-run homer by Sam Fuld 

    Sacramento: Debate over plastic bag ban takes a weird but familiar turn
    08/27/2014 10:33 PM PDT - What began several months ago as a relatively principled debate about the environment versus jobs has devolved into hot buttons and flash points that have little to do with the substance of the bag ban.  

    Newark teacher who wrote nasty, threatening tweets, given written reprimand
    08/27/2014 09:44 PM PDT - On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher was explicit about her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them. She wanted to stab them. Some of them, she said, "make my trigger finger itchy." 

    Snapp Shots: So many wars, so little learned
    08/27/2014 05:39 PM PDT - Two hundred years ago Sunday, 5,000 battle-hardened British troops captured Washington, D.C., and burned all the public buildings down.They started with the Capitol, which housed the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, as well as the House and Senate. 

    Vallejo: Grass fire threatening homes
    08/27/2014 05:20 PM PDT - A grass fire is threatening structures Wednesday afternoon in Vallejo, a Vallejo fire spokesman said.  

    Oakland: Traffic stop yields thousands in cash, 100 grams of cocaine
    08/27/2014 05:16 PM PDT - Police confiscated stacks of cash, about 100 grams of cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana Tuesday night after stopping a motorist for speeding in Oakland, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.  

    Medical regulators to investigate risky psych drug prescribing to California foster youth
    08/27/2014 07:50 PM PDT - With pressure on California's foster care system to curb the rampant use of powerful psych meds on foster kids, concern is mounting about the doctors behind the questionable prescribing. 

    Alameda letters: T-Shirt League season a success
    08/27/2014 05:14 PM PDT - T-Shirt League season a successThe inaugural season of the reborn Parks and Recreation Summer Baseball Program -- the T-Shirt League -- has just concluded, and it was successful beyond our wildest expectations. 

    Alameda calendar: Summer Beats Concert Series continues Aug. 30
    08/27/2014 05:13 PM PDT - Short Stories That Pack a Big Punch. Jason Sinclair Long, a dramatist, fiction writer and former member of the Blue Man Group, shares "Tiny Giants: 101 Stories Under 101 Words," and Lois Ann Abraham, a professor of English at American River College and prizewinning fiction writer, shares "Circus 

    Honda and Khanna agree to debate Oct. 6 at San Jose State
    08/27/2014 06:55 PM PDT - Congressman Mike Honda and his challenger, Ro Khanna, each agreed to take part in an Oct. 6 debate at San Jose State University; also, Khanna staged a rally outside Honda's office Wednesday highlighting stories from constituents who said Honda ignored their needs. 

    PG&E substation in San Jose that suffered a sniper attack has a new security breach
    08/27/2014 06:49 PM PDT - The same PG&E electricity substation hit by gunfire in 2013 has endured a fresh security breach and a theft of construction equipment, even after a wide-ranging upgrade of the facility's security systems, the utility reported Wednesday. 

    Oakland: After hiatus, Grand Lake Smoke Shop reopening
    08/27/2014 04:53 PM PDT - Peter Brady is reopening at a time when Grand Avenue is experiencing a major resurgence as part of Oakland's overall transformation in recent years into a dining, night life and travel destination. 

    Rockridge: Proposed renovations discussed for Hardy Dog Park
    08/27/2014 04:54 PM PDT - Hardy was Oakland's first dog park that was created in the 1990s from a small plot of land owned by Caltrans beneath a freeway off-ramp at Claremont and Hudson avenues. 

    White House officials and Hispanic artists visit Concord elementary school
    08/27/2014 05:28 PM PDT - Meadow Homes Elementary, a turnaround school with a high percentage of English learners and Hispanic students, was chosen by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a model for similar schools throughout the nation who want to boost arts instruction to excite students and engage them in creative and critical thinking. 

    Piedmont, Montclair pet of the week: Isadora Duncan
    08/27/2014 04:16 PM PDT - Isadora Duncan, a 3-year-old, brown-and-black Chihuahua cross, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. She's on the slim side, as dancers tend to be, just a little over 8½ pounds. 

    Piedmont/Montclair calendar: Maine Coon group holding cat adoption fair
    08/27/2014 04:16 PM PDT - Peralta Hacienda Kids Club. Kids from 5 to 15 can play and experience Oakland's original rancho through traditional arts and hands-on activities: Make adobe bricks and corn husk dolls, learn about native plants and make seed balls, traipse through the creek area and participate in other 

    Drummond: Youth Radio teaches young journalists to code
    08/27/2014 04:37 PM PDT - Youth journalists are learning to build apps as well as report news stories at the Oakland nonprofit 

    Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration
    08/27/2014 05:00 PM PDT - After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.  

    Kawakami: Forget August, 49ers will win Super Bowl
    08/27/2014 10:05 PM PDT - Why? Pride of that locker room and the sense that the 49ers' core group has one more run it in and won't go 0 for 4 in their Super Bowl quest. 

    Tesla proposes large sign outside Fremont compound
    08/27/2014 04:58 PM PDT - Those wondering if Tesla Motors and Fremont will continue strengthening their relationship soon might see a sign. A very large illuminated sign between Tesla's factory and Interstate 880, to be exact. 

    CRIME
    Oakland: Traffic stop yields thousands in cash, 100 grams of cocaine

    Police confiscated stacks of cash, about 100 grams of cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana Tuesday night after stopping a motorist for speeding in Oakland, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.  
    STATE NEWS
    White House officials and Hispanic artists visit Concord elementary school

    Meadow Homes Elementary, a turnaround school with a high percentage of English learners and Hispanic students, was chosen by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a model for similar schools throughout the nation who want to boost arts instruction to excite students and engage them in creative and critical thinking. 
    NATIONAL NEWS
    White House officials and Hispanic artists visit Concord elementary school

    Meadow Homes Elementary, a turnaround school with a high percentage of English learners and Hispanic students, was chosen by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a model for similar schools throughout the nation who want to boost arts instruction to excite students and engage them in creative and critical thinking. 
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