Oakland animal group seeks foster home for elderly dogs

PALS East Bay, a group founded to rescue homeless pets from East Bay shelters, is asking for the public's help in finding a foster home to provide hospice care for two older dogs in the Oakland Animal Shelter. 
Also: Hayward art exhibit opening; Cherryland Elementary wins wellness challenge grant; Oakland school gets green transit award; Oakland teachers to march; and Union City students win awards and cash.  
 
Downtown Oakland's old Sears building, now renamed Uptown Station, has landed its first tenant, a specialty market that will feature high-quality and organic foods, cuisine for people on the go, a cafe, and wine and liquor offerings, the project's developers said.  
 
Oakland Police Department
An attorney for one of three men charged with murder in the death of a West Oakland mother hit by crossfire said his client only became involved in the gunbattle to save a friend's life.  
 
The victim was able to drive away from the East Oakland scene, where several shots were fired and at least one home hit, to another site where he flagged down police.  
 
Police say the suspects, two boys, 15 and 17, and a man attacked the victim in the Fruitvale area of East Oakland.  
 
Corey Busch, member of committee that studied Oakland A's stadium situation, says San Jose made a mistake by filing antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball  
 
Oakland East Bay Symphony. The Oakland East Bay Symphony presents "Notes From Mexico," exploring Mexican music and traditions with Diana Gameos, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and Ballet Folkorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno.  
 
East Bay SPCA
Widget, a 5-month-old Italian greyhound mix, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. She is elegant and definitely meant for speed and grace -- so ladylike, right?  
 
Tabs should be kept on Fire Department plansRecent articles and editorials show concern by people in Alameda: The mayor is concerned about the cost of the proposed fire station (that's her job).