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Tri-City mayors face off in Salvation Army 'Red Kettle Challenge'

To kick off its annual Red Kettle campaign, Salvation Army Tri-Cities Corps pitted the mayors of Fremont, Newark and Union City against each other in a fundraising challenge Wednesday at Lucky Supermarket on Mowry Avenue in Fremont. 
San Leandro started its winter warming center last week, and will be open Thursday and Sunday of this week.  
At its own Prep2Prep NorCal TipOff Classic, Newark Memorial goes to overtime to beat Woodcreek-Roseville  
One resident treated for burns caused by small fire  
Port of Oakland tests night and Saturday trucking hours in effort to cut down on costly waits to drop off and pick up cargo on the marine terminals.  
The state Department of Managed Health Care has returned Alameda Alliance for Health back to local control. The state seized Alameda Alliance in 2014, saying it was in danger of going under.  
The Newark Desalination Facility has been turning salty water into drinkable water that is distributed to homes and businesses in Newark, Fremont and Union City since September 2003.  
Following a mild protest by parents before a community meeting, Newark Unified School District officials Tuesday presented a transition outline for the approved merger of Bunker and Milani elementary schools.  
Free event includes holiday boutique  
New toy donations to be accepted for needy children  
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Erykah Badu slams Iggy Azalea at Soul Train Awards.

Iggy Azalea’s credentials questioned by Erykah Badu at Soul Train Awards.