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Oakland police officer fired over Occupy incident is reinstated

A police officer fired for throwing a tear gas grenade into a crowd of Occupy Oakland protesters who were tending to a wounded comrade is getting his job back. 
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Osprey expand nesting areas to San Francisco Bay shoreline

The osprey, a fierce and powerful fishing bird, used to be just another San Francisco Bay shoreline visitor, flying over and feeding without setting down roots. These days, however, the acrobatic divers are becoming natives, constructing elaborate stick nests on cranes, poles or other man-made structures. 
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Oakland Zoo animals dine on tropical fruit thanks to a spilled truckers' shipment

About 13,000 pounds of bananas and jackfruit were donated to the Oakland Zoo Wednesday afternoon; zookeepers were grateful but some animals were slightly standoffish toward the unfamiliar produce.  
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday that she's not concerned about reports that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis recently met with San Antonio officials to discuss the possibility of moving the football team there.  
According to Seahawks.com, Kerr attended Seattle's training camp in Renton, Washington, in order to 'soak in Carroll's coaching philosophy' before his first season as Warriors coach.  
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BEVERLY HILLSAs Matt Smith's time-traveling days on "Doctor Who" near an end, he admits that there are moments when he wonders if he'll deeply regret his decision to leave the beloved sci-fi drama.  
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A guide to what's new at Sierra Nevada ski and snowboard resorts, from new chairlifts and terrain parks to lodge expansions and lessons for kids.  
A Rottweiler's barking awakened his owners early Thursday during a one-alarm fire at 28209 Sparrow Road in Hayward.  
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You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast.  
While we pay for tickets, current and former directors and their families ride BART gratis, sticking us with the tab. Board's tiny tweak to unusual policy of free lifetime train passes is a farce.  
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)

What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives. 
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Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson?

Actor, who won Oscar for playing Ray Charles, is set to play another larger-than-life figure.