( RAY CHAVEZ )
Diesel books to celebrate its 25th anniversary

The store is noting the anniversary with 25 hours of fun over three days, starting with pie and ending with mimosas, and Diesel will also host live music and offer various discounts to shoppers. 
Alameda Contra Costa Transit District to hold eight public workshops seeking public advice about how to change bus routes and schedules  
 
The need for reliable independent reviews of city finances and procedures is more critical than ever before. Brenda Roberts is best suited professionally and temperamentally for the job.  
 
Wright Lassiter III, the chief executive praised for turning around Alameda County's struggling public hospital system, announced Monday he is stepping down after nearly a decade at the helm, and just one week after a county supervisor castigated his administration for poor financial decisions.  
 
ALBANY -- Running back Gabe Watson rushed for two touchdowns, including one from 99 yards, as the Highlanders (4-0) scored on all of their first-half possessions and took a 56-0 lead into halftime against the host Cougars (2-3).  
 
OAKLAND -- Devon Owens caught two first-quarter touchdown passes from Chris Hagmaier, and Jose Luis Moreno drilled a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter to pace the host Dragons (2-2) in a nonleague win over the Bulldogs.  
 
City receives $1.8 million from federal government  
 
Courtesy of John Sebastian
Safety Dynamics, which has worked at the state and federal level, has renewed efforts to provide security to Oakland hills residents and businesses.  
 
Oakland officials have ignored mounting municipal debt and lived with unacceptable levels of crime. After eight years of failed leadership, thoughtful candidates are vying to run the city of Oakland.  
 
The Oakland City Council voted Monday night to give its $1 billion, 10-year garbage and organics collection contract back to Waste Management. The company had sued the city after officials awarded the deal to rival California Waste Solutions in August.  
 
( JONATHAN HAYWARD )
Today's Music Picks: Elton John follows 'Yellow Brick Road' to San Jose

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elton John celebrates his iconic 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' album at SAP Center in San Jose. 
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Amanda Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI

Say it ain’t so: The actress who seemed on the mend after rehab is busted in San Fernando Valley after stopping car in middle of an intersection.