Alameda County election candidate statements, ballot measures available on audio

The CDs can be picked up at the Registrar of Voters office or accessed online. 
The workers went on strike Oct. 24 and returned to work Friday.  
 
A park with a running trail, urban farm, boxing program, sheriff's offices and computer lab is one of three ideas being considered for the Mission Boulevard site.  
 
Oakland's police department received its best-ever report from federal monitor Robert Warshaw this week, and it would fared even better had an arbitrator not recently reinstated an officer fired for actions during an Occupy protest.  
 
Officers responded at 11:43 a.m. to Lake Chabot Road at Castro Valley Boulevard for a report of that a car had crashed into a tree.  
 
Although the East Bay's fall colors are nowhere near as vivid as those in Eastern hardwood forests, there are still places where you can enjoy some seasonal beauty.  
 
Vote 'yes' on 45; keep health care affordableHealth insurance companies have spent massive amounts of money to convince us to vote "no" on Proposition 45.  
 
PLEASANTONFire Chief Miguel retiring after decades of serviceLivermore-Pleasanton Fire Chief Jim Miguel, who has helped the department for the past four years, is retiring.  
 
Dan Honda
The VEX Robotics Tournament is one of hundreds of similar competitions held each year around the world. Sponsored by the VEX robotics platform, winners from local competitions move on to state, national and international tournaments.  
 
Good stuffPlay ends Sunday "Avenue Q" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents "Avenue Q," a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life.  
 
A Jack-o-tini for Halloween

This year's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival attractions include all sort sof pumpkin treats, including jack-o-tinis, made by the new Half Moon Bay Distillery.