Citywise: Grand jury reviewing Oakland garbage contract

Elsewhere: San Leandro ends downtown parking shuttle because of low ridership 
Tree, shrub removal expected to take 12 days  
 
The state's Public Relations Employment Board assigned both sides a mediator after they declared a negotiating impasse. The next session is scheduled March 12.  
 
The Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion will include expanded emergency department, critical-care beds and medical/surgical beds.  
 
Windflower Properties, a San Francisco-based developer, will build the four-story building on a 2.5-acre parcel at 34588 11th St.  
 
Elsewhere: San Leandro extends city manager's contract  
 
The estimated cost of renaming Alvarado Middle School has risen to about $46,000 -- nearly three times the original estimate, district leaders said.  
 
FREMONT -- A Monday morning crash involving a stolen car on Mission Boulevard sent a Union City man to the hospital with major injuries, police said.Emergency crews responded at 2:39 a.  
 
Elsewhere: Berkeley nonprofit complains about slow flow of mail delivery  
 
The Cypress Mandela Training Center preapprenticeship program, which opened in Oakland in 1993, has begun offering its 16-week courses in Union City for southern Alameda County young adults.  
 
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'Being Mary Jane': Gabrielle Union relishes a career high point

Losing the role of Olivia Pope on 'Scandal' 'happened for a reason,' says Pleasanton native, who also talks of how Whitney Houston's death altered her focus. 
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Kelly Clarkson fights British TV personality's fat shaming

Katie Hopkins ripped the singer after she appeared on 'The Graham Norton Show.’