Crowd celebrates return of Rocky's Market in Oakmore

Nearly 100 people joined Rocky Dudum, his family and staff in the celebration of the reopening of the market under the leadership of Rocky Dudum and his business partner, Art Lotti. Dudum has returned to the grocery business after an extended hiatus since 1972, when he began leasing the market to other grocers in order to pursue other business opportunities. "It's been great," said the 78-year-old Dudum. "People have been supporting us beautifully. I want to do something for them. It's a pleasure." 
"Leaders of the local council have long been in the forefront of the Scouting movement in advocating removal of restrictions based on sexual orientation," said Anne-Marie Lamarche, president of Piedmont's Boy Scout Council. "Years before laws and lawsuits came on the scene, we called for making Scouting's character development programs available to and inclusive of all who aspire to live by the moral principles of the Scout oath and Scout law. With our board's unanimous approval I wrote to the national BSA leadership in advance of the recent vote to register our strong support for removal of restrictions on chartering organizations from having their units bar adults or youth on the basis of sexual orientation."  
For as long as I've known him, George Cleve -- the founder, conductor and guiding light of the Midsummer Mozart Festival, which just completed its 41st season -- has been masquerading as a grumpy old man. But I have bad news for him: Nobody is fooled. Nobody has ever been fooled. I mean, if he's such a grouch, how come so many people love him so much?  
Local area baseball players now in the minor leagues  
Laura A. Oda
As charter schools are spreading in the East Bay and California, school districts and county offices of education are faced with challenges in deciding to approve or deny petitions, figuring out what level of oversight is appropriate, and trying to ensure that all students have access to a quality education. Although the state law allowing charters to operate in California was approved in 1992, charter petitions and renewals continue to be contentious in many communities.  
Pedalfest at Jack London Square featured bike displays and demonstrations.  
The cook who started it all, Rosa Lopez, shown in 1944 at the original La Borinquena. (Photo courtesy of Tina Ramos)In 1944, Rosa Lopez started cooking her traditional recipes at La Borinquena Mex-icatessen for the residents of Oakland.  
The Oakland Public Library is now lending toys designed for children up to six years old, library officials said Friday.  
Jon Kawamoto
Celebrating its 121 years in business in Oakland, the ice creamery and restaurant held a massive ice cream social and customer appreciation day from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Fentons Creamery featured free samples, a barbecue on the patio, arts and crafts, face painting, raffle, 1940s and 1950s music, and Myrtle the Cow.  
OAKLAND - Bay Area residents will get a handle on all things bicycle-related this weekend, as the 2015 Pedalfest returns to Oakland. The fifth annual festival, which brings bicycle enthusiasts together for bicycle-themed entertainment, music and food, takes place this Saturday at Jack London  
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Is Ben Affleck dating kids' nanny?

The actor's reps deny a report that he started to get close with his kids' 28-year-old nanny during his separation from Jennifer Garner.