A motorcyclist died early Saturday after crashing in East Oakland, the Highway Patrol said.  
 
OAKLAND -- A man died late Friday after he was apparently deliberately hit by a vehicle in West Oakland and police are investigating the death as a homicide, authorities said Saturday.  
 
Plans to build 128 units of housing on a vacant portion of the El Cerrito Plaza shopping center will be discussed at two meetings next week. The Creekside Walk residential project is proposed for a site of about 3 acres at the southeast corner of the center near the border with Albany.  
 
One person was killed and two others were critically injured in a three-car crash Friday evening in West Oakland, authorities said.  
 
The June 4 panel, to include city and schools officials, will discuss nutrition issues, program funding, parent involvement, and the impact of the recently enacted city tax on the distribution of sodas and other sweetened beverages on school district nutrition programs.  
 
BART 19th Street Station renewal to be highlighted June 4-5 at the station.  
 
The ongoing issue of bad air due to West Berkeley's asphalt and steel plants, traffic, and multiple construction sites was raised by several participants who said they have tried to work with the city and regulatory agencies without success.  
 
Emma Harper will walk San Francisco's PurpleStride 2015 on Sunday, in honor of her father who was diagnosed with neuroendocrine pancreatic earlier this year. Her team has raised almost $15,000 for cancer research, patient support and advocacy for a cure.  
 
Josie Lepe
Championship title would be sweet for Sweetie.  
 
One of the country's biggest real estate companies is betting that Oakland's economic boom will continue.  
 
 
( Robert E Klein )
Weekend Top 10: Les Claypool, Bay Area punk stars, team for benefit

Also on tap: San Jose Japantown celebrates anniversary; Hope Mohr Dance Company; S.F. International Arts Fest; Laurie Anderson 
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Dustin Diamond bar fight: Former TV star guilty of lesser charges

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.