Firefighters respond to reported small fire in Uptown building under construction

OAKLAND -- Firefighters responded to a report of a small fire in a building under construction near 22nd Street and Broadway Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters called to the scene at 4:08 p. 
One man was killed and another man was hospitalized after a shooting Wednesday night in East Oakland, police said.  
 
Some gay seniors fear discrimination in long-term care facilities and disguise their sexual orientation.  
 
The Elworthy property, 232 acres of grassy hillsides, oak woodlands and gorgeous views of Mount Diablo and the San Ramon Valley, will officially open July 15. The property provides a key link between Las Trampas and Danville, allowing hikers a new way to reach one of the East Bay Regional Park District's largest and most rugged parks. The property also provides important habitat for native species, including golden eagles.  
 
Kitty Pryde, a female adult domestic medium-hair mix, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. She is a beautiful calico that needs lots of love. Once she's comfortable, you will never get enough of her love.  
 
Mayor's Fourth of July Race. The Mayor's annual pre-parade race is a 5K run or walk through Alameda to benefit the Midway Shelter for Women and Children.  
 
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Alameda Health System was slow to alert its board and county supervisors of its worsening plight, and taking over money-losing San Leandro Hospital made things worse, an Alameda County civil grand jury concluded.  
 
The festival, sponsored by the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir (PEBCC), is held every three years and spreads performances between Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. Founded in 1991, it holds the dual distinction of being the first international children's choral festival in the United States as well as remaining the only opportunity for children and youth to meet and compete on an international scale.  
 
"The show has all the best songs from the movie and a few new ones written especially for the stage production," said Kathy Kahn, publicist for the summer troupe. "It's a great musical for both girls and boys to enjoy."  
 
Why do I like this hometown parade? It's a small town affair with families lining the streets, waving flags and cheering for the floats, bands and antique cars.  
 
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast.