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Dublin: Firefighters return to battle fire at Camp Parks Army reserve base

The fire at the Camp Parks Army Reserve training area started up again Wednesday evening, growing to 23 acres, authorities said. 
Hayward Police Department
Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger's funeral will be Thursday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The motorcade will drive through Hayward beforehand.  
 
Performances will take place 7 p.m. Aug. 7; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 8; and 2 p.m., Aug. 9. Tickets for youth are $7 advance and $10 at the door. Tickets for adults are $13 advance and $15 at the door.  
 
The thief approached the woman from behind, and after he pulled the purse from the woman's shoulder, he ran back to his vehicle and fled the area. The robbery occurred about 10:30 a.m. July 22, police said.  
 
PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
 
A segregated unit made up of Japanese-Americans, the 442nd suffered more than 800 casualties while battling to save fellow GIs surrounded by German forces in the Vosges Mountains in eastern France in October 1944. The fierce fighting lasted five days before the men of the 442nd broke through the enemy defenses and rescued about 211 American soldiers.  
 
The new rules deny a landlord the right to carry out a disputed rent hike if the landlord fails to appear before the committee without giving notice or good cause if a tenant asks for a review. The increase also will be void and will not take effect for at least one year if the landlord does not show.  
 
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Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, who first called for the county to be bought out of its Coliseum holdings two years ago, said eliminating the county from the equation would simplify negotiations with the sports teams and developers.  
 
The Albany Recreation and Community Services Department is putting on several events to entertain and enlighten residents during the dog days of summer. First up is Albany Trivia Night at 7 p.m. July 31 at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave.  
 
At issue is who decides which library materials to purchase and discard, along with fears of retribution against staff members who speak publicly about the situation.  
 
(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
Want modern grange? Try Shed in Healdsburg

So much more than an award-winning cafe, Shed is an ode to local farming -- a market, flower shop, coffee bar, fermentation bar, garden shop and community gathering space and more. 
(Kevin Winter)
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.