Crack in Hayward cold case; cousins arrested for homicide

Two men have been charged in the 1997 stabbing death of a 22-year-old man in an unincorporated area of Hayward, authorities said Friday. 
Select businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are offered rebates of up to 50 percent of the cost of installing more energy-efficient equipment.  
 
Staff WritersFremont to grand jury: Already taken care ofFremont was taken to task this week for destroying most of its emails after 30 days, a practice the city has already modified.  
 
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson voted no on a plan to spend $5 million to help Paramedics Plus, which has been losing millions. His vote killed the measure.  
 
The 35-mile trip from Embarcadero to Warm Springs will be $6.35 in December, versus the current $5.95 Embarcadero to Fremont fare.  
 
The Elworthy property, 232 acres of grassy hillsides, oak woodlands and gorgeous views of Mount Diablo and the San Ramon Valley, will officially open July 15. The property provides a key link between Las Trampas and Danville, allowing hikers a new way to reach one of the East Bay Regional Park District's largest and most rugged parks. The property also provides important habitat for native species, including golden eagles.  
 
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Alameda Health System was slow to alert its board and county supervisors of its worsening plight, and taking over money-losing San Leandro Hospital made things worse, an Alameda County civil grand jury concluded.  
 
Jurors at Christian Birdsall's murder trial watch teen describe how he and his best friend killed 58-year-old Barbara Latiolais  
 
Karl Sanft faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for 2010 murders  
 
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Attorney for Christian Birdsall says boy was at a breaking point  
 
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Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.