( James Sakane )
Relay for Life of Newark raises $120,000

Walkathon fundraiser benefits American Cancer Society 
Between El Niño and the drought, the East Bay's natural landscape is filled with oddities these days. Giant purple sea slugs are turning up on the shoreline, birds are migrating months earlier than usual and mammals appear to be few and far between. No place is better to observe these natural shifts than Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley. The park offers an ideal vantage point to see how climate change, water policy and natural fluctuations in the weather and currents affect our region.  
Newark Rotary Club
New officers installed  
Raley's blames increased competition for drop in customers at its Newark store, which is closing.  
Cites improper conduct by board members; superintendent calls report 'shattering'  
James Sakane
Four-day event honors Queen St. Isabel  
James Sakane
Two-day event includes live music, car show, farmers' market  
Approved July 13 by the Union Sanitary District Board of Directors, new sewer rates -- 5.7 percent on average higher -- are set to begin appearing on property tax bills in October.  
David Bible to serve as 2015-16 board chairman, succeeds Bernie Nillo  
County Fair Sweets & Treats
Newark business aims to rekindle memories of carnival-style treats but through use of better ingredients  
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.