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Fremont: Washington Hospital lays off 31 workers

An additional 17 Washington employees took voluntary retirements. No nurses lost their jobs, but the hospital worker union raises issues. 
Tweets about harming students did not rise to criminal level, police say.  
 
The Newark Teachers Association listed nine reasons for its vote, saying that board members have been divisive and dysfunctional. One trustee says the action will help unify the district.  
 
East Bay Flag Football -- Registration open for co-ed flag football league, for ages 7-15. Games take place Sundays at Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Blvd.  
 
Newark Unified's trustees say they will select a fifth board member after a special meeting on Sept. 24, the same night applicants will be interviewed in open session. The deadline to apply is noon Friday.  
 
NEWARK -- The defending Central Coast Section Division I champion Trojans dominated on both sides of the ball and rolled to an easy win over the host Cougars.  
 
Elsewhere: Emeryville rally to spotlight dangers along the tracks and Fremont libraries received $1,000 thanks to an energy-efficiency program.  
 
Krista Hodges, a Newark Memorial High School teacher, went on paid leave after revelation of tweets demeaning and making violent remarks about students drew national attention, local reprimand.  
 
Superintendent Dave Marken came back to work at Newark Unified on Wednesday, less than a day after a 90-minute closed session meeting with school board members led to his return.  
 
East Bay Flag Football -- Registration open for co-ed flag football league, for ages 7-15. Games take place Sundays at Oakland High School, 1023 Macarthurd Blvd.