ALAMEDA COUNTY
Oakland mayor candidates talk plans for city

Forum for seven candidates held at Temple Sinai 
Man posing as an animal control officer and accomplice burglarize home of couple in their 80s in Fremont.  
 
Nathan Brostrom will be the UC's new chief financial officer  
 
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Oakland developer bankrolls latest telephone poll.  
 
Reader wants someone to help the cats he sees in the park.  
 
Tweets about harming students did not rise to criminal level, police say.  
 
About 30 students, faculty members, alumni and labor allies held a rally at Mills College in Oakland Wednesday to protest a restructuring effort that has led to layoffs.  
 
Oakland police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect who exposed himself to a jogger in the Oakland hills on Sunday morning.  
 
Blake Walker
A Castro Valley man was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of identity theft in Oregon after allegedly scamming his way into buying an expensive car and furniture, local sheriff's officials said Tuesday.  
 
SAN JOSE -- The Bay Area woke up to a welcome sight Thursday morning: wet roadways.But the small amounts of rain being recorded throughout the Bay Area will do nothing more than water some lawns as the state deals with its third year of a drought.