Citywise: Merritt Bakery to set up shop inside Kwik Way

Two old-school Oakland dining establishments will team up next month when the Merritt Restaurant & Bakery is slated to establish an outpost at the recently shuttered Kwik Way Drive In. 
Elephants, sun bears, meerkats and baboons are fed pumpkins at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The excess pumpkins, which are sometimes filled with enrichment treats by zookeepers, were donated to the zoo by Moore's Pumpkin Patch in Castro Valley and Pick of the Patch Pumpkins in San Leandro. Each year the keepers find creative ways to serve these treats to the animals.  
 
Tony Burchyns — vallejo times-herald
Monday was the deadline for comments to the recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension Project, which would bring about 250 unit trains a year with 80 tank cars plus locomotives and supporting cars to a new crude oil unloading facility in Santa Maria from the north or from the south along tracks owned by the Union Pacific Railroad, including possibly the Capitol Corridor along the east shore of San Pablo and San Francisco bays.  
 
These East Bay spots are serving up Thanksgiving dinners.  
 
According to online real estate marketplace and mobile app RadPad, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment within a half-mile of Berkeley and North Berkeley BART is $2,050 a month, and $1,795 near Ashby BART; downtown San Francisco rents are highest, topping $3,000, while East Bay bargains include South Hayward, Hayward and Richmond.  
 
These East Bay spots are serving up Thanksgiving dinners.  
 
These East Bay spots are serving up Thanksgiving dinners.  
 
Police say they did not have enough evidence to charge Gerald A. Gipson with the July fatal shooting of Timothy Wilson until Gipson was arrested again in a robbery.  
 
A former candidate for Alameda County auditor-controller was convicted of three misdemeanors for lying about being a county resident to enter the June 2014 election.  
 
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