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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. 
About 13,000 pounds of bananas and jackfruit were donated to the Oakland Zoo Wednesday afternoon; zookeepers were grateful but some animals were slightly standoffish toward the unfamiliar produce.  
 
The osprey, a fierce and powerful fishing bird, used to be just another San Francisco Bay shoreline visitor, flying over and feeding without setting down roots. These days, however, the acrobatic divers are becoming natives, constructing elaborate stick nests on cranes, poles or other man-made structures.  
 
I've been getting anxious phone calls from people all over Berkeley because of rumors that Berkeley Hardware, one of the most beloved stores in the city, is going out of business, just a year short of its 120th birthday.  
 
"Catch Me If You Can" tells the story of Frank Abagnale Jr., who successfully pretended to be a Pan American pilot, a doctor in Georgia and a prosecutor in Louisiana.  
 
Saint Theresa School's Girl Scout Troop 30537 decided to make a donation to the production of "The Daughter's Voice," a documentary film by Oakland filmmakers Robin Mortarotti and Roy Cox which chronicles the transformation of five rescued slave girls from western Nepal into leaders of a movement to end child slavery.  
 
It's been a long time since I've checked out Lake Merritt at night. I really need to get out more.The change is impressive. There are cafés and people everywhere -- a beautiful blend of humanity coming together to celebrate the near-perfect weather in Oakland.  
 
Piedmont's 2014-15 education speaker series will include a Sept. 30 forum entitled "Preparing students for the age of technology," featuring Kurt Fleischer, senior scientist at Pixar Animation Studios, and Dion Lim, CEO of Next Lesson, and others.  
 
Bonnet, a 2-year-old brown-and-white tabby, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. Meet your personal assistant, Bonnet. Working on the computer? She'll press the keys.  
 
PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
 
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.