Health festival Oct. 10 in unincorporated Alameda County

ASHLAND -- Health and well-being in unincorporated Alameda County communities Ashland and Cherryland will be celebrated at a Saturday festival, starting with 5K run-walk-roll. 
A neighborhood ice cream vendor was fatally shot in East Oakland on Saturday afternoon, while driving his van around selling frozen treats. Police have made no arrests in the case.  
A 31-year-old man shot by a sheriff's deputy in July was sentenced Friday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting the lawman, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.  
Caravan for justice launches social media education tour in Oakland Saturday  
You can walk through a 5-acre field looking for Indian corn and popcorn and take home a share of what you harvest (bring your own bag). Other attractions will include magic shows, cider pressing, old-time music and historic craft demonstrations. Ardenwood's train will be on track, the pumpkin patch will be open, and docents will lead tours of the park's historic Patterson House.  
Ilene Weinreb served as Hayward mayor from 1974 to 1982.  
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Community activists come out Wednesday to speak in favor of superintendent  
Activities will include demonstrations of basketry, jewelry, soaproot brush and string making. You can try your hand at making a fire without matches or fashioning a miniature tule boat. Native plant teas, manzanita cider and acorn soup will be available for tasting. The park's 2,000-year-old village site will be open for tours, too.  
Construction of the three-story downtown library is expected to start by mid-October  
Luci S. Houston
AC Transit directors warned that without continuing $96-a-year parcel tax, service improvements might lapse. Existing tax voters approved in 2008 will end in 2019.  
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Twyla Tharp's 50th anniversary tour comes to Berkeley.

Rather than dwell on career milestones, the famed choreographer is presenting two new works when her tour stops at UC Berkeley Oct. 16-18.