The PNNC celebrates its 30th anniversary this year -- a milestone that was marked by a proclamation from the Piedmont City Council at its June 1 council meeting. The proclamation declared June as "Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers Month." Mayor Margaret Fujioka said she likes to take the opportunity to recognize organizations and individuals that promote a sense of neighborliness and community in Piedmont.  
Pete Palmer is a graduate of Piedmont High School. He holds a bachelor's degree in conservation and resource studies from UC Berkeley and has held a Class B General Contractor's License for more than 25 years. A number of candidates were interviewed for the position by a panel that included administrators, parents, a board member and custodial staff. Palmer stood out, according to Superintendent Randy Booker.  
The budget was approved 4-0 with trustee Rick Raushenbush absent at the June 24 meeting. It shows total revenues of $36,932,712 and expenditures of $35,936,074. The Local Control Funding Formula, the new method of state disbursements to the schools, will bring in more than half the revenue at $19,587,621.  
OAKLAND -- A hearing scheduled Wednesday to consider a restraining order requested by the collapsed Berkeley balcony contractor was postponed as the Alameda County District Attorney's Office and Segue Construction discuss a possible agreement over how the criminal investigation into the fatal  
Workers also will receive a one-time bonus of $330, payable within two months of the agreement being ratified by school district trustees and the rank-and-file of the California School Employees Association, Chapter 860.  
Some gay seniors fear discrimination in long-term care facilities and disguise their sexual orientation  
The goal of the resolution is "to encourage the care and best use of the Downtown Berkeley Main Post Office building."  
Businesses take part in program to show foster youths snapshots of the working world  
Oakland's herbicide plan is no solutionUnder a plan promoted by Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb and Mayor Libby Schaaf, the City of Oakland and its partners will spread and spray what is a conservatively estimated to be 7,000 gallons of cancer-causing herbicides after deforesting 2,059 acres of  
Youth sports: Alameda Junior Golf Club  
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast.