ALAMEDA COUNTY
(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
Hometown Hero: Oakland man works to keep Piedmont Avenue clean

Michael Lydon has been keeping his neighborhood -- Oakland's Piedmont Avenue -- clean by picking up litter on the street without pay since 1979. 
SAN LEANDRO -- BART is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes Monday afternoon due to equipment problems on the tracks near the Bay Fair station. BART issued a service advisory at 3:40 p.  
 
County heath department will offer nasal spray vaccines in all city elementary schools  
 
California Highway Patrol officers have detained a man at the San Leandro BART station they say fled the scene of a multi-vehicle accident that closed three lanes of Interstate 880 Saturday night.  
 
An unidentified 58-year-old Oakland resident is in critical condition after being hit by an Oakland patrol officer who was responding to a call for service.  
 
An unidentified man is in stable condition tonight following a shooting near the intersection of High Street and Redding Street.  
 
Ray Rodriguez -- vying to unseat incumbent Newark Mayor Alan Nagy -- says he will stay on the board despite plan to launch recall campaign against him.  
 
The all-women's college in Oakland goes on record saying it will accept transgender applicants who identify as female and high school students who don't claim either gender.  
 
"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.