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DA charges Livermore man who crashed into mother, child with murder

Prosecutors on Thursday filed murder charges against a Livermore man they said was driving drunk at 99 mph when he killed a mother and toddler on a walking path. 
The federal judge overseeing the Oakland Police Department's 13-year reform efforts is narrowing the focus of his probe, signaling that the once-embattled police agency could soon regain control of its force.  
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The Livermore City Council's split decision Monday to oppose the expansion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area is drawing criticism from the off-road community and one sitting council member  
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The centrist Democrat will have to defend his seat next year, possibly in a rematch against Susan Bonilla, with a much larger and more liberal electorate flocking to polls to vote in the presidential election.  
UC Berkeley helped turn director of 'The Other One' into Grateful Dead fan. Plus Daly City native Sam Rockwell takes a stab at 'Poltergeist' remake.  
San Francisco might soon steal the Golden State Warriors away to a fancy new house across the Bay, but one thing is certain -- if Stephen Curry's gang brings the city its first pro sports championship since the A's won the "Earthquake Series" in 1989, Oakland will have its parade.  
A for-profit college company that has been ordered to stop enrolling students with GI Bill benefits at its 15 California campuses says the action is unfortunate and unwarranted.  
A former Stanford Hospital employee accused of groping male patients while they were under anesthesia pleaded not guilty today in San Mateo County Superior Court to sexual battery charges, prosecutors said.  
A gunman first shot at the man as he sat in a parked car Wednesday night in East Oakland and continued to shoot at him as he ran away.  
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City officials will have extra spending money to end the fiscal year as the Bay Area's booming economy keeps revenues swelling beyond expectations.  
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Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario. Bros. Edition

Of the two classic games now offered together on a mobile format, 'Puzzle & Dragons Z' is the stronger, with an addictive hook that will keep players busy for long car rides or waits at the airport. 
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Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.