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Oakland hills residents angry over cell tower installation

The council on March 31 denied the appeal to reverse a Planning Commission decision to approve the installation of cellular equipment on an existing utility pole. 
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John Muir Land Trust buys Carr Ranch property to preserve as open space and buffer to protect reservoir  
A group of blind voters who argued that malfunctioning voting machines during the 2012 general election did not allow them to cast a secret ballot has settled a federal lawsuit against Alameda County.  
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An Alameda County jury began deliberating Thursday in the case against a 25-year-old man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl outside an East Oakland housing complex.  
Plans for an arboretum park where old library is do not include public restrooms. The new library across the street will have eight public restrooms with 26 stalls.  
A 32-year-old who called 911 to demand a police helicopter stop following him during a pursuit from Concord to Berkeley has been arrested, authorities said.  
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One custom builder will bring up to 30 models to the county fairgrounds this weekend.  
As Californians, we all want a strong and thriving state; this means we need our young people to receive a quality education and gain access to good jobs.  
Three males were arrested and a search was on for a fourth suspect on Wednesday afternoon following a report of a home invasion robbery and police chase on Interstate 580, authorities said.  
A man was found dead Wednesday afternoon inside a mobile home trailer destroyed in a fire, authorities said. It was not immediately known if he died before the fire or as a result of the fire.  
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Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario. Bros. Edition

Of the two classic games now offered together on a mobile format, 'Puzzle & Dragons Z' is the stronger, with an addictive hook that will keep players busy for long car rides or waits at the airport. 
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Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation

'Mean Girls’ actress finished community service hours in a rush of work in recent weeks.