Newark selects city center site

Newark council prefers current civic area to moving to community park site. 
As the county supervisors who represent eastern and southern Alameda County, we are committed to building public support for a unique transportation project that would promote exercise and recreation, preserve precious natural resources and protect public safety.  
 
The venerable Roberts Book Store, which sold required reading to tens of thousands of San Jose State University students before closing in 2013, has been transformed into Sammy G's Pizzeria.  
 
Fremont approves pedestrian-bicycle bridge between Warm Springs BART station and a new planned "innovation district" with 4,000 homes, elementary school and office space; Hayward mulls the end of June municipal elections.  
 
Three businesses were damaged Wednesday morning in a two-alarm fire at a strip mall two blocks from Alvarado Park, a fire official said.  
 
Alan Diaz
A woman who bought her winning $1.4 million Powerball lottery ticket at a local liquor store told officials she would like to remain low-key about her future plans.  
 
Laura A. Oda
The nine-story tower is the centerpiece of a $668 million Highland Hospital campus renovation.  
 
Oakland denies former Black Panther's $7 million claim; construction on the new Hayward library begins, but a big red security sign there annoys some folks.  
 
UNION CITY -- Police in Union City are investigating the theft last week of $4,000 in cigarettes from a delivery truck. Police said the theft occurred Jan.  
 
Police in Union City are investigating a robbery last week that possibly involved the victim being dragged by a vehicle.  
 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
(Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Sylvester Stallone considered skipping Academy Awards

Sylvester Stallone says he considered boycotting Academy Awards until Ryan Coogler told him to go.