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Hayward school, Union City Masonic Home share garden produce

Since 2007, Tennyson High School and the Masonic Home at Union City have run community gardens, sharing their harvests with southern Alameda County residents. 
Elsewhere: Hayward updating mobile home rules to protect residents  
 
Ohlone board members selected Carmel Partners, which proposes building 314 residences and 25,000 square feet of retail on 15 acres along Mission Boulevard.  
 
The superintendent has a key responsibility to oversee finances of the 18 school districts in the county, to sound alarms when one is heading for a financial cliff or unrealistically addressing its accounting. For that reason, the superintendent must be lead by fiscal example.  
 
Health grants awarded by Alameda County supervisors do not always conform with spirit of voter-approved Measure A sales tax, according to oversight group.  
 
Irene Obera has been running -- and nearly always winning -- on tracks around the globe for 55 years. She broke four records and took three national titles last month at the Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston.  
 
The Fremont hospital is affiliating with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco.  
 
Courtesy Fremont Police Department
Two men and a teenager were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of robbing a retired U.S. Marine at a bank ATM last week, authorities said.  
 
Activities in celebration of Earth Day are planned at several of the East Bay Regional Parks in coming days; you can take your pick.At the Tilden Nature Area in Berkeley, interpretive student aide Julia Burks will lead an Earth Day recycling program from 2 to 3 p.  
 
Thousands of victims of sex and labor trafficking are frequently shuttled through airports, but they are rarely rescued there, said Betty Boeving, executive director of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition.  
 
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens

As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too. 
(Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP Images)
Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.