Oakland hills: Community turns out to beautify Montclair

Volunteers tear out weeds, pick up trash and do some landscaping during a cleanup at Montclair Park on Sunday. About 50 people participated in the Montclair Village Association's third annual community workday in collaboration with Keep Oakland Beautiful, the Montclair Lions Club and Montclair Parks and Recreation Department. 
The proposal for 935 homes and a retail center would be one of Oakland's largest housing developments in decades.  
A crowd of shoppers browsed through 96,000 square feet of donated items Jan. 25 during the 56th annual Oakland Museum Women's Board's White Elephant Sale preview. The proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California.  
Newscasters Rosie Lee Allen and Wendy Tokuda were moderators for the evening and led a panel discussion that included police Chief Sean Whent, District 4 Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington and school board District 4 Director Nina Senn.  
"The Equalizer"No one does stone-cold killer quite like Denzel Washington. His comfort in his own skin translates smoothly to playing suave men capable of deadly deeds.  
Japanese Americans, prisoners in their own country during World War II, turned to traditional performing arts as an outlet and means of staying in touch with their cultural heritage. A screening of "Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps" will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 31 at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood.  
The proposal for 935 homes and a retail center would be one of Oakland's largest housing developments in decades.  
PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
Porkchop, a 5-month-old American pit bull crossbreed, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. Porkchop, at 17 pounds of pure fun, is a thrill seeker, and he's loving it.  
Zoo Volunteer Orientation. If you like working with people, working with animals and having fun, then maybe volunteering at the Oakland Zoo is for you.  
(Terry Renna)
Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show

The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.