• Peavy, Pence lead Giants past Milwaukee - 07/29/2015 07:29 PM PDT
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    Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger's funeral will be Thursday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The motorcade will drive through Hayward beforehand.  
     
    Teen Battle of the Bands. As part of the 2015 Teen Summer Programs, teen can either take part in or just watch as local teen bands face off in the ultimate musical competition.  
     
    Lower-income families and those experiencing temporary financial problems often have to worry about how to care for their four-footed family members as well as their human ones.  
     
    Performances will take place 7 p.m. Aug. 7; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 8; and 2 p.m., Aug. 9. Tickets for youth are $7 advance and $10 at the door. Tickets for adults are $13 advance and $15 at the door.  
     
    The thief approached the woman from behind, and after he pulled the purse from the woman's shoulder, he ran back to his vehicle and fled the area. The robbery occurred about 10:30 a.m. July 22, police said.  
     
    The show is a retrospective of the work of some of the past artists from the Fireside Gallery. Those artists include: Margo Rivera-Weiss, Tree Gelb Stuber, Jacquelyn Stuber, Lili Artel, Eva Pettersson, Dvora Gordon, Arlene Shmaef, Susan Schulman, Naomi Teplow and Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky.  
     
    PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
     
    Pinkfoot, a female, domestic short-hair cross torbie kitten, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. This 2-month-old baby kitty is the sweetest you'll ever meet.  
     
    McMath family photo
    The mother of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead after complications from surgery more than 18 months ago, says in an exclusive interview that she has faith that she will someday win an unprecedented legal battle and bring her daughter back to her home in Oakland.  
     
    During his life, Willie Stargell saw his uniform number (8) retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates, entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame and had the field at Encinal High School dedicated in his honor. Currently, a Stargell statue stands outside Pittsburgh's PNC Park, and Encinal organizes the Willie Stargell Classic baseball tournament every year during spring break. On July 25, the 1958 Encinal graduate received another honor at the official dedication of the Willie Stargell Baseball Monument at Alameda Landing.  
     
     
    (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
    Want modern grange? Try Shed in Healdsburg

    So much more than an award-winning cafe, Shed is an ode to local farming -- a market, flower shop, coffee bar, fermentation bar, garden shop and community gathering space and more. 
    (Kevin Winter)
    Is Ben Affleck dating kids' nanny?

    The actor's reps deny a report that he started to get close with his kids' 28-year-old nanny during his separation from Jennifer Garner.