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Bay Area writers' topics range from Cold War to Syria
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Georgia RoweCorrespondent | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people -- most of them children -- at the school in Peshawar.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Munir Ahmed Associated Press | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Finance director Sheri Gamba attributed about two-thirds of the enrollment loss to the district's approval of three new charter schools in December and the rest to data from a recent population survey. The district also faces increased costs for retirement...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Rick Radin Correspondent | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Downtown Holiday Festival in Richmond, an annual event, was hosted by the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) in partnership with the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, at the historic downtown Winters Building that now serves as the performing...
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Former NFL star and future Hall of Famer Randy Moss says Frank Gore should have gotten the ball in overtime of 49ers' loss to San Diego Chargers.
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Recent rains gave residents in San Jose's bay-side community of Alviso an all-too-real reminder that if not for the levees and pumps they'd be underwater, and while officials say help is on the way for the low-lying land, some are skeptical and say it's...
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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There's an unusual ship undergoing sea trials off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Designated as inactive for the Raiders Sunday against the Buffalo Bills: WR Denarius Moore, WR Vincent Brown, CB Chimdi Chekwa, G Tony Bergstrom, T Menelik Watson, TE Brian Leonhardt, DT Stacy McGee. Inactives for the Bills: CB Ross Cockrell, RB… Continue...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent -- and that may be his best strategy.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A pilot escaped serious injury when his small plane flipped on takeoff Saturday at the private San Rafael Airport.
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Christmas came early for Bredette Dyer.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Calvin Men, Santa Cruz Sentinel | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Californians are crossing their fingers for more rain after three punishing years of drought have left streams, rivers and wetland parched. One animal has the potential to restore these dry landscapes.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Samantha Clark, Santa Cruz Sentinel | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Millions of oysters are rotting away at a beach along Drakes Estero near Inverness. It shouldn't be that way, says Kevin Lunny, owner of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Part 4 of the series: One doctor's daring approach allowed a troubled girl to emerge from years of a drug-induced haze. Could the success of that experiment provide a model for California to reconsider the use of psychiatric meds on foster children?
From: Inside Bay Area | By: BR | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A verbal exchange outside the city's BART station late Saturday left a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg, Concord police said this morning.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Scoring updates on Campolindo-El Capitan, Clayton Valley Charter-Redlands East Valley, De La Salle-Centennial
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay Area News Group | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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There was nothing recycled about the delight of pint-size visitors like Eliana Steenbergen, 4, who wore a 'Frozen' temporary tattoo as she raced down the musical Soundstairs from the Built It! Toy (Re) Making Workshop, where she had created what she...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a></p | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Only one NFL team has a longer streak of postseason futilty than the Oakland Raiders, and here come the Buffalo Bills with a chance to make playoffs.
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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In state Open Division title game, De La Salle wins 63-42 in record for combined points in a CIF bowl game
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Brent Burns' power-play goal sends Sharks past St. Louis Blues in overtime
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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49ers loss' to the Chargers ends in excruciating fashion
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Mark Purdy Mercury News Columnist | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Golden State's injured big man practiced for the first time since Nov. 5 and was cleared to play against the Sacramento Kings
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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In a matchup between two of the state's top boys basketball teams, Archbishop Mitty overcame a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime and outlasted El Cerrito 70-61 on Saturday night at Chabot College.
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Long TD runs by Frank Gore and Colin Kaepernick help San Francisco build a 21-point halftime lead after being eliminated from NFL playoff picture a week earlier, then Philip Rivers rallies San Diego late in the fourth quarter and the extra period.
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Frank Gore turned back the clock in what likely was one of his final appearances with San Francisco but in the end the overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers had fans wondering why the 49ers lost touch with Gore most of the season
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Tim Kawakami Mercury News Columnist | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Redlands East Valley beats Clayton Valley Charter 34-33 in CIF Division II state bowl championship game
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Mark Garcia Correspondent | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Half Moon Bay's defense clamped down in the second half to help the Cougars come back to defeat Menlo School 50-44 in a battle of unbeatens Saturday at Menlo.
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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After falling a goal behind early against Wilcox, TKA roared back with three goals before the halftime whistle and then held on for a 3-2 victory.
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Outspoken talk-show host Bill Maher appeared Saturday at UC Berkeley's December graduation, greeted by a handful of silent demonstrators protesting the comedian's statements about Islam. Maher delivered the keynote speech at UC Berkeley's winter commencement...
From: Inside Bay Area | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Campolindo Cougars win CIF Division III state bowl championship, rallying to beat El Capitan
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Northeastern Huskies defeat Santa Clara Broncos 78-72
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Ray Hacke Correspondent | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A 20-year-old man was found dead near UC Berkeley early Saturday in what police are calling a suspicious death.
From: Inside Bay Area | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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In the rainiest December in decades, a small group of residents in the Santa Cruz Mountains community of Aldercroft Heights is protesting strict water limits and severe penalties imposed by the volunteers who run the neighborhood water board and fear...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Join Steve Corkran for a Raiders live chat following their game against the Bills. Click here if viewing on a mobile device
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Jon Becker | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Mayor Tom Bates says Berkeley police, whom many residents have accused of unnecessary violence, on the whole acted admirably during recent protests but that purported misconduct should be investigated.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Tom Lochner Oakland Tribune | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo agreed with environmentalists' claims, in part, and voided the environmental impact report for development on the southwestern part of Newark.
From: Inside Bay Area | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Brian Sabean not done after adding Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Casey McGehee, but Max Scherzer remains out of price range
From: Inside Bay Area | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Mayor Tom Bates says Berkeley police, whom many residents have accused of unnecessary violence, on the whole acted admirably during recent protests but that purported misconduct should be investigated.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Tom Lochner Oakland Tribune | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Authorities say two New York Police Department officers are in critical condition after being shot inside their patrol car, and the suspect is believed dead.
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Former HP CEO and 2010 Republican U.S. Senate nominee Carly Fiorina steps up her exploration of a 2016 presidential run, but experts say she might not have the chops for it.
From: Inside Bay Area | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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In the rainiest December in decades, a small group of residents in the Santa Cruz Mountains community of Aldercroft Heights is protesting strict water limits and severe penalties imposed by the volunteers who run the neighborhood water board and fear...
From: Inside Bay Area | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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A Fairfield man accused of the kidnapping, sodomy and murder of a Suisun City girl pleaded not guilty in Solan on County Superior Court on Friday following a prior order to stand trial on the charges.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Ryan Chalk | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced Friday that it has settled one of seven environmental lawsuits challenging the route of the $68 billion bullet train through the Central Valley.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Director Tom Blalock of Fremont was elected Thursday by his colleagues on the BART Board of Directors to serve as the board's president for the next year.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Bay City News Service | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Police say an autopsy shows a South Lake Tahoe teen's death was due to an act of nature when a tree fell on him during a fierce windstorm, not foul play.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Associated Press | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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