Citywise: Folks fly Oakland, airport traffic up, Hayward Unified taxpayers get a break

More people flying into OaklandOAKLAND -- The number of passengers flying into Oakland International Airport increased by nearly 9 percent from July of 2014 to the end of June, according to the latest numbers. 
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Volunteer instructors teach the South Hayward Parish clients how to cook using food from its food pantry.  
Scoop, based in San Francisco, has partnered with large local employers such as Workday, Kaiser Permanente, Clorox, Roche, Gap, ValleyCare Health and the city of Pleasanton to encourage their employees to sign up.  
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The expanded San Lorenzo Library has space for meetings and is filled with computers, tech features.  
A meal at downtown Danville's Lotsa Pasta is less like dinner out than a home-cooked meal at a good friend's house, and that's the way owner Tom Lembo likes it.  
Through -- Sept. 12 Inside and Out: Plein Air and Studio Works -- Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This exhibit features recent works by seven Bay Area artists who paint together for inspiration and challenge.  
No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton will bring "X," the 24th and newest book featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the popular "alphabet series" to a gathering of avid mystery readers at Towne Center Books.  
The ninth annual performances at Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center presented by the city of San Ramon Parks & Community Services Department demonstrates local audiences' preference for classic traditions. A sprinkle of zest arrives in a portion of the offerings, but for the most part, city staff say people come to the San Ramon theater to see tried-and-true, dynamic performers in an intimate venue.  
Lion hunter's claim deserves audacity prizeMr. Jeff Stanley, the Great White Hunter, has unwittingly provided a simple solution for ending the world's hunger problem while justifying the killing of Cecil the lion (Aug.  
Al's Hair Design in Pleasanton is closing after more than two decades. But fear not -- Lopez will still cut hair just around the block, where he will rent a cutting station at an existing business.  
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Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

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