ALAMEDA COUNTY
Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman touts communication skills over lack of local government experience

Of the seven top-polling candidates running for Oakland mayor, Joe Tuman is the only one who has never held a job in local government. 
More than 20,000 people from around the Bay Area are expected at the fairgrounds to take part in the festival, which will give attendees a cultural and literal taste of India.  
 
DUBLINSenior Center event Nov. 8 to honor vetsTo honor the nation's military veterans, the Dublin Senior Center will host its annual Hometown Heroes Celebration on Nov.  
 
Key issues facing the district include Common Core implementation, student safety, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and covering school funding gaps.  
 
Library staff invite the public to participate in a holiday exhibit of altars.  
 
Pareja is the only one who doesn t back tax that would extend BART.  
 
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In the spirit of Halloween, the Candle Lighters nonprofit group is hosting its 46th annual Ghost House that offers scary witches, ghosts and the undead to those daring enough to enter.  
 
Suspect attempts to stab Fremont driver outside Milpitas mall, police say  
 
A revised environmental report for a rail expansion project at a petroleum refinery on the Central California coast that could bring crude oil by trains through densely populated East Bay cities like Fremont has been published by San Luis Obispo County, the lead agency overseeing the project.  
 
With a new poll showing their closely watched race in a dead heat, Rep. Mike Honda launched a new television ad Monday attacking Democratic challenger Ro Khanna with claims he is backed by right-wing billionaires, favors tax breaks for rich people and isn't committed to protecting Social Security. Khanna shot back with an email to supporters, calling the ad "full of lies."  
 
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Review: San Jose's two Brazilian steakhouses compared

Fogo de Chão, part of a national chain, opened at Santana Row in February of this year, and the locally owned Taurinus opened in downtown San Jose the same month. Each offers a set-price, all-you-can-eat menu built around a vast array of grilled meats delivered to your table, with a serve-yourself salad bar and buffet. 
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s has some plastic surgery.