ALAMEDA COUNTY
Berkeley: Video shows downtown ambassador assaulting homeless man

A Downtown Berkeley Association ambassador was fired after video surfaced of him assaulting a homeless man March 20, a confrontation caught on video. 
Protesters -- mostly women dressed in black -- waved signs and chanted Thursday night in a plaza next to the Fremont-Centerville Amtrak Station, demanding justice for Farkhunda, an Afghan woman whom a mob beat to death when she was falsely accused of burning the Koran.  
 
A Moraga man was convicted Wednesday for fraudulently covering up losses at a bank that eventually collapsed in the ninth largest failure of an FDIC-insured institution since 2007, officials said.  
 
Alameda County has added more than 100,000 residents since 2010, as the East Bay has received the greatest share of the region's growing population.  
 
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Agency confirms that Armijo, hired by the district in February 2012, handed in his letter of resignation Thursday afternoon. A scheduled special meeting to consider removing him is canceled.  
 
A Berkeley High School student was attacked while off campus for lunch Thursday, school officials said.  
 
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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation suspends blanket use of 2,000-foot residency restriction in decisions about where sex offenders can live.  
 
Downtown Oakland's old Sears building, now renamed Uptown Station, has landed its first tenant, a specialty market that will feature high-quality and organic foods, cuisine for people on the go, a cafe, and wine and liquor offerings, the project's developers said.  
 
At this point, it is difficult to know just exactly what was at the root of Monday's apparently bogus "kidnapping" of Denise Huskins from her Vallejo home.  
 
ADUs would enable aging property owners to "age in place," or stay in their homes and neighborhoods, by defraying some costs such as high property taxes with rental income, while putting a dent in the city's affordable housing shortage, the Berkeley City Council reasoned  
 
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Review: 'Stupid (expletive) Bird' is a (expletive) blast

San Francisco Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's adaptation/send-up of Chekhov's 'The Seagull' in a winning, creative production; it runs through May 2.