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Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and the Washington Post are dogging one of the nation's biggest political donors, Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, who ditched his ties to fossil fuels
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Jon Lester, acquired by the A's from the Boston Red Sox last month, played in plenty of overhyped series against the New York Yankees, and he says players should tune out the noise and turn up their games.
From: Inside Bay Area | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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SoundCloud says it will start paying artists and record firms whose music is played on the popular streaming site. The move coincides with the introduction of ads, the revenue from which will be shared with musicians and rights holders.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The city of Oakland was awarded $6.1 million Thursday by the California Transportation Commission to implement two key projects in a state program designed to encourage non-motorized transportation.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Friday, August 22, 2014
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An Oakland man admitted on the witness stand Thursday that he fatally shot a woman in front of her 5-year-old son last year but said he did so only because he thought his life was in danger.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Union-represented resident physicians at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland are taking a no-confidence vote on hospital management's negotiator in the slow-moving contract talks between the two sides, which have been going on for 16 months.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The family of Oscar Grant has traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to offer support and advice to the parents of a black teen whose slaying at the hands of police ignited unrest.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Pinball wizards in Oakland can rejoice, because they can now play the silver ball without worrying about being thrown in the slammer.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The California Highway Patrol arrested a Richmond man near Sebastopol on Wednesday morning after he was found passed out in a stolen vehicle containing other people's mail.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Friday, August 22, 2014
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An elderly woman suffering from dementia went missing late Thursday night, and police are asking the public to be on the lookout for her.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Rick Hurd Contra Costa Times | Friday, August 22, 2014
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PLEASANT HILL -- The city wants a lawsuit challenging its firearms ordinance tossed out, arguing that the plaintiffs' lack standing to sue and that the City Council followed the law when it approved the measure.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Lisa P. White Contra Costa Times | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Judas Priest performs Nov. 15 at City National Civic in San Jose.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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California community colleges could soon start offering bachelor's degrees
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Friday, August 22, 2014
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WALNUT CREEK -- It's official: There will be no municipal election here this November. The City Council decided at a special meeting Thursday to cancel the election after the minimum number of candidates necessary -- two -- filed for the two city council...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Elisabeth Nardi Contra Costa Times | Friday, August 22, 2014
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An Antioch used car dealer and his wife -- suspected in what DMV officials say is the state's biggest car dealership odometer tampering case in memory -- have been hit with nearly 80 charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Friday, August 22, 2014
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A man shot by Antioch police earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against the city for $2 million, claiming police used unnecessary force that left him with major injuries and trauma from the incident.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Karina Ioffee Contra Costa Times | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Jeremy Lin, a new Los Angeles Lakers, is immortalized at Madame Tussauds.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Marcus Thompson II Bay Area News Group | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Senior safety Michael Lowe had to show the new Cal football coaching staff of his commitment, and he proved himself enough that he will start when the Bears open against Northwestern on Aug. 30.
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Responding to rush of unaccompanied minors from Central America into California, top Democrats back legislation to provide $3 million for legal aid in immigration system
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, August 22, 2014
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One man was shot and critically wounded Thursday in Richmond, police said.
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Legislation that could mean greater public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County cleared its final legislative hurdle on Thursday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The most fun you can have with air miles, on the ground
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If you consider creating a packing list a chore, you might consider this app a friend.
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Three cash-saving tips for travelers headed to Las Vegas.
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This sweet-salty condiment combines bacon and fresh tomatoes.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Recipe from Janine Crocker | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Readers share recipes and tips for great grilled cheese.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Kim BoatmanFor the Mercury News | Friday, August 22, 2014
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These sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches have a toasted parmesan crust, plus turkey, muenster, cilantro and avocado filling.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Recipe from Sunset magazine, July 2009 | Friday, August 22, 2014
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White wine, shallots, brie and cheddar combine in this decadently gooey grilled cheese sandwich.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Recipe from America's Test Kitchen | Friday, August 22, 2014
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California community college students can register for classes early if they attend orientation and develop an education plan.
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, August 22, 2014
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A worker was injured Thursday afternoon when he fell more than 10 feet from a wall at a construction site at Highland Hospital in Oakland, officials said.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Harry Harris Oakland Tribune | Friday, August 22, 2014
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A crew filming a movie inside a West Oakland home was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday, police said.
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Fifteen-year-old Michael Russell was brutally stabbed to death either by two boys who plotted for weeks to corner him, or by one of the boys who knifed and also strangled him while his buddy stood idly by.
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The San Jose Police Department marked a historic day Thursday by graduating its inaugural class of Community Service Officers, who will be tasked with easing the burden off an undermanned and overworked patrol force.
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Home canning to preserve garden vegetables and fruits is one kitchen craft that hasn't changed much over the years. We still use Mason jars, and the process is exactly as it was a few decades ago. For anyone with access to locally grown produce, the...
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Neil Gang, who has expertise in canine units and crisis management, will take over as Pinole's police chief from interim Chief Richard Word, who stepped in after the retirement of then-Chief John Hardester in the spring.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Tom Lochner Contra Costa Times | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A memorial service will be held Aug. 24 for the former council and school board member, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Aug. 2. He was 67.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Damin Esper Correspondent | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Long distance between New York and Indiana did the couple in after three years together.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Jerk chicken, pineapple slaw and black beans make a flavorful, colorful weeknight dinner.
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Delicious, authentic tamales can be found at Mexican restaurants and taco trucks all over the Bay Area, but those who want them on demand will find plenty of options at local supermarkets. Here's the scoop on the best -- and worst.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Jolene ThymFor the Contra Costa Times | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Official at Niagara Falls crossing allegedly accepted thousands in backstage passes to let Bieber’s buddies with criminal records into Canada.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The state Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities, a punishment that activists say is unevenly applied and disproportionately affects minority students....
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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New Marvel superhero hits Children s Hospital Los Angeles for a screening and a three-hour visit.
From: Inside Bay Area | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Visitors to this weekend's 34th annual Italian Family Festa can check out the Little Italy district growing right next door to the Guadalupe River Park.
From: Inside Bay Area | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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With the help of their son, contractor Aron Quiter, architect John Quiter and his wife Elaine have turned a small 1930s cabin in the Berkeley hills, built by painter Ray Boynton, into a unique, green, energy-efficient showplace with fantastic views of...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a></p | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Lisa Leuschner and Foreverland (top), a 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute band, perform in the Stanford's restaurant parking lot Aug. 13 at Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek, and Dona and George Guillen of Livermore (left) celebrate the music. The...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Dan HondaContra Costa Times | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Loftus family photoAnniversary TranscriptJackie and Harlan Loftus celebrated their 60th anniversary in style with a cruise to Alaska last September. They boarded their Princess Cruise ship in San Francisco for the 10-day trip.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Concord Transcript | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A California man accused of trying to travel overseas to join an Islamic terrorist group to fight in Syria and Iraq is undergoing continued mental testing as prosecutors and his defense lawyers seek a resolution to his case.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Authorities arrested a 51-year-old Watsonville man on suspicion of arson Wednesday after he started about 50 small wildfires near Harkins Slough in the past year.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Stephen Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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