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United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By DAVID KOENIG Associated Press | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Oakland Voices seeks East Oakland residents to participate in its 2015-2016 community storytelling project. Over the course of the nine-month program, 10 correspondents receive training in basic journalism skills, including writing, interviewing, photography...
From: Inside Bay Area | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The reality TV star and social media queen talked feminism, women's portrayal in the media and her support of gay and transgender rights in a Commonwealth Club talk.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a></p | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Facing criticism that his plan to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders is a bad deal for the team, Floyd Kephart acknowledged Tuesday that Oakland and Alameda County might have to sweeten the deal.
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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After several hours listening to last-second pleas from residents, city employees and nonprofits, the City Council passed its two-year, $2.4 billion budget on Tuesday just hours before the state deadline.
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Town leaders mulling higher fines, more citations following complaints from residents
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Prosecutor says violation did not involve a minor
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Rick Hurd and Sam Richards Staff writers | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Chris Bassitt pitches well in place of a sick Sonny Gray, but the A's offense struggles against the Rockies.
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Delta Diablo is planning to start a recycled water fill station, which would make recycled water services available to everyone in East Contra Costa
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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FREMONT -- An Oakland parolee was arrested Monday after an early morning robbery at a Fremont Safeway store, according to police. Officers were called to the Safeway at 39100 Argonaut Way at 4:55 a.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Oakland politicians should hold firm against Raiders and A's demands for new stadiums
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Marcus Thompson II Bay Area News Group | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A new winery moving into a restored shipyard building says the World War II cargo ship at its current berth blocks expansive bay views.
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The above-normal trend in temperatures is picking up again after the Bay Area experienced a cooler than average May: The average monthly high temperatures have been above normal in all but one month this year in the East Bay and all but two months in...
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Shortstop from Florida agrees to terms with A's, and he will be sent to Class A Vermont
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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HAYWARD -- An Alameda County jury on Tuesday convicted a 21-year-old Newark woman of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit assault for her role in her Newark Memorial High classmate's death nearly five years ago.
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The U.S. Women's National team is headed to the Women's World Cup final after a showdown with the powerful German team turned into a 2-0 romp.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Attorneys representing current and former Clayton Valley Charter High students charged with robbing a drug dealer in Concord said Tuesday that they expect all four involved to accept a plea deal on Wednesday. According to the attorneys, Drew Crabbe is...
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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On Wednesday, Jack Dorsey returns to Twitter as interim CEO. But as Twitter struggles to attract more users, roll out new features fast enough and hit Wall Street's targets, analysts and corporate governance experts anticipate that Dorsey -- who has...
From: Inside Bay Area | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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'Soul Surfer,' 'Jaws 2,' even 'Sharknado' make the cut as fun viewing.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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If you encounter a shark, don't try to play dead; he'll think you're a cheeseburger.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Themed food hubs, such as 'lunchbox' and 'bakery basket,' will showcase new meal ideas and flavors with recipes and the ingredients nearby.
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Erica Werner Associated Press | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Newer cars aren't supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines -- mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru -- require an extra quart as often as once a month.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Tom Krisher Associated Press | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A multi-vehicle crash that left a delivery truck on its side is blocking state Highway 84 east of Sunol Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A woman fought off bees, accidentally started a fire and survived on apples -- all after giving birth in a lonely stretch of forest in the Sierra Nevada, she told a Northern California TV station.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Joseph Serna Los Angeles Times | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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RIO VISTA -- A plane went down near the end of a runway at the Rio Vista Municipal Airport Tuesday morning, the city's director of public works said. The three people aboard walked away from the crash but the plane sustained heavy damage, Rio Vista Public...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Supervisor Scott Haggerty's Chief of Staff Shawn Wilson unethically pressured county staff to approve licenses and permits for political supporters and personal connections, including a landowner who was also helping him obtain a personal home loan,...
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Ending months of speculation, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents personal or...
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SAN JOSE--Just a few weeks ago, the tax man said Silicon Valley's booming economy was driving property values so high that a good number of homeowners should expect a sizeable bump in their tax bills.
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Gas tax cut by 6 cents a gallon in annual adjustment under state law. Pump price may not reflect drop if underlying gasoline costs rise or fall.
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to his most iconic role helps refocus a franchise that was floundering; "Terminator Genisys" is far from perfect, but it's the best "Terminator" movie in a long time.
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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After months of speculation, the Hollywood couple have confirmed they are divorcing.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Through July 5 Alameda County Fair -- 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily; carnival hours Tuesday through Thursday from noon to closing, Friday through Sunday from 11 a.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Valley Journal/Times-Herald | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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'As You Like It' and 'Sense and Sensibility'' will be performed at Wente Vineyards
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Lou FancherCorrespondent | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Books will survive as long as parents keep them in children's lives.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The Girl Scouts of Western Washington says it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Today: Cisco makes another move to bolster its security offerings, buying S.F.-based OpenDNS for $635 million as data breaches continue to spur moves in the sector.
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Television ratings
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Wire Services | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Wondering how to pick a good watermelon? Look for symmetry, a yellow belly and the heft of a cannon ball.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Michael MarksFor the Mercury News | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Federal judge on Wednesday to conduct change of plea hearing for indicted state Sen. Leland Yee and three other defendants facing trial in racketeering case
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A led the fast-food category in the 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index restaurant report released Tuesday. The chicken chain had the highest score ever recorded by a fast-food restaurant, with 86 out of 100. It was closely...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Samantha Masunaga Los Angeles Times | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The pianist and composer is drawing glowing reviews for the album 'Padme.'
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Andrew GilbertCorrespondent | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Police were seeking help from the public Tuesday as they investigated the theft of nearly a dozen catalytic converters overnight.
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to his most iconic role helps refocus a franchise that was floundering; 'Terminator Genisys' is far from perfect, but it's the best 'Terminator' movie in a long time.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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With more than 2.5 million geocaches hidden around the world, this GPS-enabled treasure hunt takes you to places strange and familiar, where the hunt is the treasure, the reward is the find.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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You'll find all the expected Mediterranean dishes -- Greek salads, dolmas and gyros -- at the new Casbah, and a wide array of unexpected flavors as well.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A young woman went skinny dipping by moonlight on Amity Island 40 years ago this summer, and the zeitgeist has never been the same.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The rainbow-adorned portal into and out of Marin will soon bear a new name: the Robin Williams Tunnel.
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The San Jose Sharks on Tuesday acquired goalie Martin Jones from the Boston Bruins for San Jose's first round pick next season and forward prospect Sean Kuraly
From: Inside Bay Area | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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