( Courtesy of Barbara Price )
After nearly 100 years, Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club closing

Barbara Price continued to operate the building, located at the corner of Mountain Boulevard and Thornhill Drive, as a women's club -- it currently has 150 members -- and supported it by hosting special events such as weddings, parties and concerts, as well as ongoing classes in everything from cooking to Tai Chi. 
The Piedmont school support tax is by far the most expensive in the state and is more than double to 100 times higher than any other school tax. The high expense, flat rate and lack of a low-income-based senior exemption means the Piedmont tax is financially difficult for many young families, the less affluent and those on fixed income.  
The 500-gallon tanker, which was half full with water, was discovered stolen Thursday morning from a landscaping site near the Caldecott Tunnel in the Oakland hills.  
The federal judge overseeing the Oakland Police Department's 13-year reform efforts is narrowing the focus of his probe, signaling that the once-embattled police agency could soon regain control of its force.  
San Francisco might soon steal the Golden State Warriors away to a fancy new house across the Bay, but one thing is certain -- if Stephen Curry's gang brings the city its first pro sports championship since the A's won the "Earthquake Series" in 1989, Oakland will have its parade.  
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City officials will have extra spending money to end the fiscal year as the Bay Area's booming economy keeps revenues swelling beyond expectations.  
Either Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf or her Houston counterpart will be taking a selfie wearing the wrong colors, but who has to bear that shame is up to the two cities' NBA teams.  
At 6-foot-6, Vassil Mladjov cuts an impressive figure. And he admits that he's not the kind of person who sits on the sidelines. Activism is in his blood after growing up in Bulgaria and protesting against the communist regime as a student in the 1990s. Living in Montclair for the past 20 years, he's noticed a pattern of increased crime and traffic violations. "It's getting out of control," he says. "The city has no resources."  
William Avery & Associates Inc. recently completed city manager searches in Emeryville, Hercules, Sunnyvale and Half Moon Bay, as well as other cities. The city will pay the Los Gatos-based firm up to $24,900 to help vet candidates aiming to replace John Russo, who stepped down May 4 to become city manager of Riverside in Southern California.  
The gala is the signature fundraiser for PAINTS (Promote Art in the Schools Inc.) in its 13th year. This year promises an array of new and returning artists who donate their works -- ranging from furniture items to sculptures, paintings and more.  
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Friday's TV picks: Grateful Dead fans, get a load of this

'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir' chronicles Weir's journey from his youth in Palo Alto to global fame in documentary on Netflix. Plus, Thomas Middleditch of 'Silicon Valley' drums up laughs on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' 
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.