ALAMEDA COUNTY
Authorities shut down illegal Oakland chop shop

Two men were arrested, five vehicles were recovered and an illegal chop shop was shuttered in a raid involving mutliple law enforcement agencies Tuesday.  
Incumbent Mike McMahon, who has served on the school board for the past 12 years, is seeking re-election, and also running are Solana Henneberry, a special-education teacher, and accountant Gary Lym.  
 
Incumbent Stewart Chen is campaigning to retain his seat, and former Councilmember Frank Matarrese and first-time candidate Jim Oddie are aiming to capture either Chen's seat or the one occupied by Lena Tam, who is termed out.  
 
The incident was reported about 2:50 a.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of Santa Clara Avenue.  
 
Helen Foster highly critical of office in which opponent Karen Monroe is the second in command  
 
Laura A. Oda
Claremont Canyon Conservancy wants to remove the trees while Hills Conservation Network wants to thin them as both groups await the completion of an environmental impact statement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  
 
Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is a formidable campaigner. She walks and walks in the final stretch to Nov. 4.  
 
Claremont Canyon Conservancy wants to remove the trees, while Hills Conservation Network wants to thin them, as both groups await the completion of an environmental-impact statement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency  
 
Camp Parks and developer SunCal can soon begin exchanging 180 acres of land off Dougherty Roadfor the future site of Dublin Crossing, a residential and commercial development of up to 1,995 new homes, 35 acres of parks, retail, office, hotel and industrial space, and a new elementary school.  
 
Alumni of all 23 campuses will be invited to create a "Class of 3 Million" yearbook profile, as will the Class of 2015.  
 
( RAY CHAVEZ )
Review: Oakland's vegetarian Encuentro expands and delights

Oakland's Encuentro takes an inspired approach to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, coming up with creative, seasonal fare that's hearty enough to satisfy any omnivore.  
(Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

“Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair.