Small Sunol organic farm avoids being eaten

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission this summer announced plans to expand a corporation yard by eating into 4 acres of the SAGE Sunol Water Temple AgPark organic farm. But the SFPUC backed off after several organizations complained that growing produce is a better use for that land than parking and maintaining vehicles and equipment. 
Omar Malik Pettigen, a Fremont man, suspected of killing his mother last week told detectives he hit the retired teacher over the head with an ax, shot her in the back at least four times, then sliced her chest open with a knife and held her heart, according to court documents released Tuesday.  
Fremont student wins U.N. art contestGloria Yang, a freshman at Mission San Jose High in Fremont, has won first place for North America and $1,000 in a United Nations Environment Program contest.  
The stars came out after sundown, one by one and then in small clusters, faintly visible above Monday night's candlelight vigil for Nailah Pettigen outside St. James Episcopal Church.  
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Police are asking for women to come forward if they may have been sexually assaulted earlier this year by a San Ramon man.  
Nailah Pettigen, a 64-year-old retired American High School teacher, was found dead last week in her Fremont apartment.  
FREMONT -- A suspect sought in connection with a recent homicide is in jail after a sharp-eyed resident's early-morning call, police said Sunday.Kensington police received a call alerting them to a suspicious man carrying a duffel bag on the back porch of a house on Lake Drive, according to a news  
Police announced Saturday that they are searching for a man suspected of killing his mother earlier in the week but released few details about the slaying.  
The solar company says the panels will drop cost-per-kilowatt significantly, helping the company remain competitive though potential regulatory changes.  
The elctric-car maker now must accelerate deliveries to meet the low end of its full-year target of at least 50,000 vehicles.  
(Mary Orlin/Bay Area News Group)
Behind the Label: Beauregard Vineyards, Bonny Doon

The roots run deep for Beauregard Vineyards, a father-son winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 
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Nick Gordon charged in Bobby Kristina Brown's death?

Report says Georgia grand jury will decide this week whether there’s enough evidence to charge Gordon with a crime.