A higher bar for East Bay cities anti-smoking grades

Pleasant Hill, Fremont and Martinez were once at the forefront of tobacco control efforts among East Bay cities. But in the past few years, other cities -- including Walnut Creek and Richmond -- have passed tougher laws, raising the bar for all others. 
Fremont's China Chili, a popular Tri-City destination for 25 years, will shut down after the end of service Sunday.  
Run by the Islamic Center of Fremont, the mosque would inhabit an existing 42,700-square-foot building on Albrae Street, next to Interstate 880 and the Pacific Commons shopping center.  
Laura A. Oda
Elsewhere: San Leandro appeals attorney fees award.  
Michele Berke, a California School for the Deaf educator, was selected from among nine candidates who interviewed at a Fremont school board meeting.  
The neighboring cities' joint dispatch services began late Tuesday with an overnight shift at the Fremont Police Department.  
Juveniles arrested for prowling auto dealership Fremont Police Department officers responded to a suspicious circumstance at an auto dealership on the 36800 block of Fremont Boulevard that resulted in the arrest of two juvenile suspects from Hayward on suspicion of prowling at 11:51 p.  
Raj Salwan, business owner and former Fremont City Council member, is back on the city's most powerful advisory body.  
James Sakane
Berke applied for vacancy along with nine other candidates, three of which ran in November  
(Anna Marie Dos Remedios)
Wine: Idle Hour Winery, near Yosemite

Tucked away near Yosemite's southern gate, Anna Marie dos Remedios' Idle Hour Winery makes viognier, pinot noir and tempranillo. 
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

“The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.