The Doolittle Raiders who struck a blow for democracy on behalf of an American public thirsty for revenge after the Pearl Harbor attack were honored Saturday aboard the USS Hornet in a ceremony acknowledging the Congressional Gold Medal.  
A bill that would have helped family members of deceased people avoid foreclosure is pulled from the Legislature.  
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Activists see century-old building as a link to the New Deal and an era of public utility and civic idealism  
Officers on Friday found and arrested a 16-year-old girl who escaped police custody, according to California Highway Patrol.  
The Rockridge Community Planning Council, or RCPC as most folks call it, held its April meeting recently at the Rockridge Branch Library on College Ave. On the agenda was a most well-deserved commendation made to longtime editor of the RCPC News, Don Kinkead.  
A national campaign has put dozens of billboards around the city and Oakland warning residents against buying firearms for other people. Some say it contributes to blight and portrays residents as criminals, though.  
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OAKLAND -- A marijuana businessman convicted of defrauding the city of Oakland for stealing city grant money meant for building improvements must also pay thousands to settle his civil case.  
Measure J, a $47-a-year parcel tax passed by voters in 2011, stipulated that it would sunset if the hospital closes, but Measure D, a $52-a-year tax passed in 2004, does not  
PINOLE -- The following is a partial list of animals that may be available for adoption at the Animal Services Department, 910 San Pablo Ave.Dogs: Female Rottweiler, 1 year; male Labrador retriever mix, 1½ years; female dachshund mix, 6 years; female pit bull mix, 1 year; male long-haired  
The free showing at 7 p.m. Tuesday will be preceded by a Marin Clean Energy presentation on the city's utility changeover, and there will be a question-and-answer period on the transition and what it means.