• Matt Hagan seeking another NHRA title - 07/31/2015 10:43 PM PDT
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    Former Rep. Ellen Tauscher names a Republican co-chair for her effort to urge more states to adopt citizen redistricting commissions; also, Rep. Jackie Speier wants to lift the ban on sending booze through the U.S. Postal Service.  
     
    A Hayward man was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for helping with preparing false tax returns, according to federal officials.  
     
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    While A's owner Lew Wolff declined to explain his concerns, sports executives questioned whether Oakland buying out Alameda County's share of the Coliseum complex would really help simplify stadium talks  
     
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    U.S. Army reservists are practicing loading and unloading equipment from ships at the former Alameda Naval Air Station, Camp Parks in Dublin and the Military Ocean Terminal in Concord. The exercise makes sure that the reservists are trained and ready to go if and when a major disaster strikes and a relief camp is needed.  
     
    A 30-year-old man told authorities he was sexually assaulted near the UC Berkeley campus Thursday, but has declined to file a police report. police said.  
     
    Police said the suspect first claimed the victim showed up at his East Oakland home with gunshot wounds but later said he accidentally shot him.  
     
    The man was fatally shot and his friend wounded by robbers as they were parked on an East Oakland street.  
     
    And they may slip to under $2 nationwide by Christmas.  
     
    A cook at a Girl Scout camp in Fairfax was arrested on allegations he raped and sodomized a woman at gunpoint in Orange County.  
     
    Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, introduced a bill Wednesday evening to lift a ban on shipping alcohol through the U.S. Postal Service. Speier's office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban.  
     
     
    J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

    The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.