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Accused of bullying, Fremont principal quits

In a letter distributed to the John G. Mattos Elementary School community in Fremont today, embattled principal Liza Muzaffery announced her resignation effective today. 
( Dan Honda )
EBMUD goofed in shaming 116 water users

Water district says it will apologize to 116 customers who were publicly shamed for using a lot more water than they actually did. 
(ANDA CHU)
Jury awards $1.12M in suit against former firefighter

A jury returned a verdict in favor of two women, Halona Sudduth and Farah Sanders, who say they were molested as children by former Oakland firefighter Solomon Sacay and sued him in civil court for fraud, alleging he and his wife filed for divorce in attempts to avoid restitution payments. 
Nhat V. Meyer
Safety Nate Allen was a big-ticket free-agent signing by the Oakland Raiders who played in five games and made three starts.  
 
 
Nhat V. Meyer
Safety Nate Allen was a big-ticket free-agent signing by the Oakland Raiders who played in five games and made three starts.  
 
 
Warner Music Group and others who fought to hold the copyright on 'Happy Birthday to You' have given up their claims to the popular song, according to the terms of a proposed settlement deal that signals the end of a contentious three-year dispute.  
 
 
Mark Defeo, Marin IJ
The venerable Roberts Book Store, which sold required reading to tens of thousands of San Jose State University students before closing in 2013, has been transformed into Sammy G's Pizzeria.  
 
 
Federal health advisers on Tuesday endorsed a lower-cost version of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster Remicade, a pricey biotech medicine used to treat a number of inflammatory diseases.  
 
 
"Where have all the redwoods gone?" might soon be on our collective lips. For the past couple of years I shuddered coming down Country Hills Drive right off Hillcrest In Antioch seeing a clump of six browned trees.  
 
 
 
For at least a decade the California Public Utilities Commission has failed to carry out its basic mission. It still cozies up to the utilities it regulates at the public's expense.  
 
 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
(Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Sylvester Stallone considered skipping Academy Awards

Sylvester Stallone says he considered boycotting Academy Awards until Ryan Coogler told him to go.