ALAMEDA COUNTY
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Hayward petting zoo goats, chickens under the spell of their caretaker

"Leo, you stay here, honey. I know, I know. But you need to stay here," Laurie Teixeira tells a goat trying to get out a gate. 
Parents and staff members of the Elwyn Chablis home in Livermore, a group home for the seriously developmentally disabled, are questioning how the provider intends to care for its clients in the wake of a patient's death and the dismissal of much of the home's trained nurses.  
 
At issue is the term "high-calorie, sugary drinks" in Measure D's ballot language, which could be watered down to "sugar-sweetened beverages." A ruling is expected by 5 p.m. Tuesday.  
 
At issue is the term "high-calorie, sugary drinks" in Measure D's ballot language, which could be watered down to "sugar-sweetened beverages." A ruling is expected by 5 p.m. Tuesday.  
 
Registration for military vets seeking services ranging from haircuts to job leads, and for volunteers to help them, are being taken now  
 
Iron worker Tomas Orona went on a crime spree in 2012 was given 75 years to life in state prison for a series of gun crimes.  
 
Elsewhere: Hayward restores parking on Mission Boulevard.  
 
Newark police may present findings to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office by next week.  
 
Former family friend Bryan Davis, also known as Bryan Vulgamore, was found guilty of strangling Cecilia Garcia during a meth-fueled bender.  
 
Ongoing corrosion tests show more than 2,300 metal parts installed on the bridge should be protected, but do not have to be replaced.