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Piedmont's annual Turkey Trot expected to draw nearly 3,000

"It's an event the whole family will enjoy," said organizer Marilyn Weber. "We expect at least as many participants as last year, which was 2,700." 
Stars of the weekFaraz Khan, Saint Mary's, boys cross country -- The senior qualified as an individual for the CIF State Cross Country Championships with a sixth-place finish in the North Coast Section Division 4 boys championship race on Nov.  
Jenna DeTurk and Yasmine McCroden claim doubles championship for O'Dowd  
Raiders needn't let door hit themSo, now the Oakland Raiders, after bilking taxpayers for $200 million and having the nerve to demand $400 million more, have signed on the powerhouse CEO of Walt Disney to help them move to L.  
When I heard that Echlin failed to show for work the day after Thanksgiving 2005 because she died in her sleep, I was devastated and in shock. She was 52, wasn't sick and showed no signs whatsoever of having any health issues. A decade has passed -- and this Saturday marks a milestone at A Great Good Place for Books. Caldwell, who immediately took over ownership of the bookstore after Echlin's death, is celebrating her 10th anniversary as owner.  
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The #BeyondBeauty social media campaign, launching Black Friday by an Oakland magazine, challenges media ideas of female attractiveness.  
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Bay Bridge foundation implosion on Nov. 14 killed no test fish, had less than expected effect on water quality, according to initial review of extensive monitoring data  
"You don't get a better community holiday celebration than the holiday stroll," said Daniel Swafford, executive director of the Montclair Village Association. "We showcase the incredible businesses and participating nonprofits and all the incredible schools and church groups performing to highlight what they do for the season -- and it's free."  
Authorities say the man accused of beating and carjacking a 74-year-old woman in the Oakland hills last Thursday is also charged with stealing a Mercedes belonging to Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton two days earlier.  
Gov. Jerry Brown calls it "irresponsible" as California Public Employees' Retirement System placates labor unions at the risk of taxpayers and the pension fund's security.  
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Rosie O'Donnell: Donald Trump's presidential bid a 'nightmare'

With a long history of animosity, will Rosie O'Donnell calling Donald Trump's presidential bid a nightmare set off another round of insults?