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Oakland has backing of MLB but stadium deal still far from done
After Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he was hopeful about getting a stadium deal done for the A's in Oakland, A's co-owner Lew Wolff said he was "re-energized" about Oakland, but still not ready to proclaim it the front-runner for a new ballpark.
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Longtime advocate for sex workers dies
Shannon Williams, the former Berkeley High School teacher whose arrest on prostitution charges more than a decade ago gained national attention and who later became an advocate for legal sex work, died unexpectedly last week, according to her family.
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Plan to raise Shasta Dam takes hit from biologists
Biologists at the main federal agency that oversees the Endangered Species Act have concluded that they cannot endorse a $1.1 billion plan to raise the height of the dam at California's largest reservoir, Shasta Lake, because of its impact on endangered salmon.
Bulls end Warriors home winning streak
Warriors can't hold off Bulls, see home winning streak end at 19 games
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Vallejo economic development director bound for Oakland
01/27/2015 11:14 PM PST
Vallejo Community & Economic Development Director Mark Sawicki is leaving the city for a similar position in Oakland, after a little more than a year on the job.
Peak season for sexy seals at Año Nuevo
Elephant seals land at Año Nuevo for their annual mating ritual and a spectacular show.
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Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for racist remark
“The Imitation Game” actor was trying to address racial inequities in the film business when he referred to “colored actors” during a TV interview.