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Montclair: Silver Palace closes doors after 28 years

The restaurant and bar in Montclair Village will be reborn under new ownership as Camber, serving Southeast Asian cuisine. 
The measure on the Nov. 4 ballot would extend the terms of the current Piedmont City Council and school board members to coincide with the new election timetable.  
 
Aikido differs from other forms of martial arts in that it combines self-defense with compassion for the aggressor, according to East Bay Aikido teacher Tom Gambell.  
 
For whatever reason, the culinary wave that's been washing over Oakland has largely missed Montclair. Could that be changing?When the Silver Palace closed last week after 28 years, reaction was mixed.  
 
Police warn residents of phone, email scamPiedmont police want to make people aware of a phone and email scam that some residents have experienced.Over the past two months, people posing as IRS agents or who claim to represent another law enforcement agency have called residents and demanded an  
 
Oakland Municipal Band. The Oakland Municipal Band's 103rd season celebrates summer with an outdoor concert series. Bring a lawn chair and picnic. 1 to 3 p.  
 
Bumblebee, a 2-year-old female Chihuahua cross, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. She always fancies her honey-brown coat and buzzes around with cute, adorable ears flaring when she hears bee sounds.  
 
PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
 
The East Bay Regional Park District closed the popular summer swimming destination after tests showed high levels of a toxin associated with blue-green algae.  
 
Airport parking. It's one of those things that sends blood pressure -- and travel budgets -- soaring.It's also big business for airports such as San Francisco International Airport (SFO), where parking brings in as much as $118 million in annual revenue.  
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.