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    Alameda City Council gives final approval for $500 million Alameda Naval Air Station redevelopment project.  
     
    A car burglary suspect was arrested Tuesday after crashing into a liquor store during a chase, authorities said.  
     
    The Fund for Teachers has awarded six Oakland school teachers professional development grants that will pay for a variety of hands-on experiences this summer, including trips to Mexico, Columbia University and Europe. In addition, one teacher will participate in a music and movement course in San Francisco and another will explore the relationship between Renaissance artists in Harlem and Paris.  
     
    The lawsuit was filed in April 2011 against Robert Gray and Associates and Harris and Associates, claiming negligence and breach of contract. The lawsuit alleged that both engineering firms provided inaccurate information regarding the scope of the Piedmont Hills project, resulting in cost overruns, and ultimately a $2.4 million bailout by the city to finish the job. They both were accused of preparing inadequate plans and specifications.  
     
    Two men, including one sitting in a Honda that had been carjacked, were arrested and six other stolen vehicles recovered at a vacant, burned out apartment building in East Oakland.  
     
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    The proposals come in the wake of the June 16 collapse of a fifth-floor balcony at the Library Gardens apartment complex at 2020 Kittredge St. that killed six young people.  
     
    El Cerrito's WorldOne Festival and Albany's "A Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration" bring large numbers to local parks  
     
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    OAKLAND -- Opponents of the city's controversial decision to sell an acre of prime lakefront real estate for a luxury condo development have contended for months that the deal was illegal.  
     
    The 27-year-old man slain and another man wounded were shot in East Oakland. Police are trying to determine if the man killed, who had addresses in Oakland and Oakley, and the other man knew each other.  
     
    Historically, 34 staff members shared decision-making over which books to buy and which to remove. Now five people make the determination.  
     
     
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    Review: El Cerrito's Taste of Ethiopia definitely worth a visit

    With its super fresh vegetarian and meat dishes, Ethiopian coffee and authentic, hard-to-find touches, this new Ethiopian restaurant is worth a visit. 
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    Paula Deen tweets photo of son in brownface

    Former Food Network star reveals racial insensitivity again with “I Love Lucy” post that ignites social media backlash.