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Drinking, scuffle prompt fire chief suspension
Hayward Fire Chief Garrett Contreras drove city vehicles after drinking, started a physical confrontation with a subordinate and failed to answer dispatchers when he was the on-call commander, according to a city investigation.
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Ex-A's infielder, 56, to return to pro-baseball
Tony Phillips, 56, who helped the A's win a World Series in 1989, will play for the independent Pittsburg Diamonds for the rest of August.
The drought-fueled fire we've been dreading
With vegetation so dry and so dense, flying embers that in wetter years would fizzle out are igniting at the mere touch of grass or shrub or needle. As one UC Berkeley scientist who studies the Sierra puts it, the forests "are primed and ready to go."
( Laura A. Oda )
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie riding high
With Jack Del Rio coaching a team led by Derek Carr and Khalil Mack, Raiders boss speaks with unprecedented enthusiasm
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( Jason Decrow )
Aretha Franklin talks Oakland show, today's divas, fear of flying
08/04/2015 01:38 PM PDT
The legendary soul also talks about her last gig in Oakland more than some 50 years ago.
Wine snobbery or oenophile bashing?
Internet name-calling is not restricted to cyberbullies. Oenophiles have pulled out the nasty too. Here's what a wine critic thinks of wine snobbery, name-calling and more.
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Amy Schumer tells Jon Stewart about new bestie Jennifer Lawrence
'Trainwreck’ star kicks off 'The Daily Show’s’ host final week by also talking about theater shooting.