• Giants fall to Padres 2-1 - 04/18/2014 11:44 PM PDT
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    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. 
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    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. 
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    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.  
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    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. 
    Josie Lepe
    Raiders will play Green Bay Packers in nationally televised contest  
    Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Jermaine O'Neal will start Game 1 at center Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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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.  
    Tom Zikas
    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.  
    Heritage High School teacher is introducing teens to digital art, where the viewer needs a smartphone to fully appreciate a piece of work.  
    Justin Sullivan
    The Bay Area lost 2,500 jobs during March, all due to a big loss in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Marin region, while Santa Clara County and the East Bay both added jobs last month, state labor officials reported Friday.  
    When California's Master Plan for Higher Education was spawned more than a half century ago it was not just innovative legislation, but a social compact establishing primacy of higher education in the Golden State.  
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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.