ALAMEDA COUNTY
Fremont tightens ordinance restricting 'disruptive' speech at special events

Fremont also would create a Free Speech Zone at parades, festivals and other events with special permits to allow demonstrations or other political activity without interfering with the event. 
Despite the spring rains, Livermore is mandating various water conservation measures aimed at reducing water usage by up to 20 percent.  
 
Courtesy Fremont Police Department
Police in Fremont say a U.S. Marine was robbed of his wallet early April 9 before the man's credit cards were used at a 7-Eleven an hour later.  
 
Nearly a decade after skaters built Bordertown Skatepark in West Oakland, a new skatepark has been built without permits in West Oakland, dividing residents and leaving city officials to decide whether to tear it down or preserve it.  
 
Thousands of victims of sex and labor trafficking are frequently shuttled through airports, but they are rarely rescued there, said Betty Boeving, executive director of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition.  
 
The upstart Livermore High baseball team got three hits from Daniel Slominski to beat San Ramon Valley for its second win of the EBAL season.  
 
San Ramon Valley High graduates Patrick Massoni, James Carter, Travis Hull, along with Foothill product Cameron Rowland, help Gladiators to amazing run of success  
 
A day after AC Transit's chief financial officer, Lewis Clinton Jr., appeared in court on charges of embezzling more than $500,000 from one of Oakland's largest churches, his colleagues expressed surprise, but said that the transit agency's ongoing financial audits made it very unlikely that any public funds could have been taken.  
 
Edward "Ned" Eichler, son of Joseph Eichler, developer of the innovative Eichler homes, died of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia at his Tiburon home. He was 83.  
 
Cuonzo Martin led the Volunteers to Sweet 16 in last month's NCAA Tournament, but his treatment by Tennessee's fan base might have led to his departure.  
 
'Titanic' steam locomotive coming back to life on the rails

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. Full Story
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Three great bites: The Bay Area's best ice cream sandwiches

Spring has sprung and this balmy weather brings on a powerful yearning for truly great ice creams. Here are three places to get your fix at Cream, Cookiebar and Pacific Cookie Company. 
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Bryan Cranston helps Bay Area teen get prom date

Los Gatos teenager gets former “Breaking Bad” to record a pitch for him.