Hayward school, Union City Masonic Home share garden produce
Since 2007, Tennyson High School and the Masonic Home at Union City have run community gardens, sharing their harvests with southern Alameda County residents.
Oakland: Group teaches life lessons, much more through golf
First Tee of Oakland brings children from schools across the city for after-school programming at various golf courses, where volunteer and paid coaches teach them to golf integrated with lesson plans that develop values such as honesty, sportsmanship and perseverance.
Ten years after his death, Pat Tillman's spirit lives on in a military scholar program
Tillman Military Scholars try to carry on the tradition of service exemplified by Pat Tillman, the San Jose native who turned his back on the NFL to join the Army after the 9-11 terrorist attacks and died in Afghanistan 10 years ago.
Oakland police overseer praises work of interim chief
Interim Police Chief Sean Whent appears increasingly likely to land the permanent job after Oakland's federal police overseer praised his work while criticizing the city's search for a new chief.
Why was this teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom?
A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. Full Story
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Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens
As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too.
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'
Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.