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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.  
    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.  
    Elsewhere: Newark set to review 'crime-plagued' motel threatened with closure  
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    In March 2014, the city ordered the Hacienda public housing project in central Richmond to be shut down after revelations about the decrepit conditions for the mostly disabled and elderly residents, including a foundation that was separating from the walls and squatters camping on the premises.  
    Officers were called at 12:27 a.m. to Interstate 680 south near Geary Road for a report of a hit-and-run crash involving a tan, four-door BMW, according to the California Highway Patrol.  
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    New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

    It's a homecoming for Rodrigo CedeƱo , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.