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Race for Alameda County schools chief: Underdog issues verbal attacks during debate

Helen Foster highly critical of office in which opponent Karen Monroe is the second in command 
Chicken hawks profit on wars; others just hurtWe are told we must reinvigorate the Middle East wars. When a plea, demand or justification for war is made, I ask three questions: 1) Who profits?  
 
Adoption fees will be lowered for animals, including rabbits, cats and dogs.  
 
Two incumbents and one challenger are running for two seats on the Hayward Unified board.  
 
UNION CITY -- After playing some thrillers the first three games of the season, James Logan posted a blowout in a 47-0 home opening win over Castro Valley in nonleague play.  
 
Amador Valley pulls away in the second half, downs Granada.  
 
Despite already reduced consumption, Hayward is meeting its water cutback goal amid drought.  
 
Proceeds from the Saturday fundraiser in Alamo will help the SonRise Equestrian Foundation.  
 
A Castro Valley man who serves as a football coach and security guard at El Camino High School was arrested Tuesday for committing a lewd act on a 15-year-old girl over the summer, South San Francisco police said.  
 
If voters pass the measure in November, the money would pay to rebuild four schools, upgrade athletic fields and add science-tech centers and a performing arts center.  
 
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Mill Valley Film Fest: 5 things we're excited about

From local films to Metallica to Oscar contenders like 'Wild,' 'Foxcatcher' and 'The Theory of Everything,' Mill Valley Film Fest offers charming mix of Hollywood and homespun Bay Area attractions.