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AUSD Notes: Joining schools, homework on June 26 agenda | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
The board has one more meeting before taking a six-week break, and its agenda includes several items of interest to the general community.
Berkeley, a Look Back: Black troops center opens in ’43, horrific tragedy in 2015 | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
Last Saturday, June 16, was the third anniversary of the death of six young people in the collapse of a balcony at the Library Gardens apartment complex at 2020 Kittredge St.
Alameda’s Faction Brewing to host rock poster show | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
June 30 event in conjunction with leading patron of '60s S.F. rock, psychedelic art, music
Chevron investigates low-level flaring at Richmond refinery | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
A Chevron spokeswoman said the flaring began about 3 p.m. and continued for about two hours.
Cupertino mayor on housing, growth challenges | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul has an enviable job -- leading a city with a booming economy that hosts one of the world's most successful companies. But it comes with challenges, some self-inflicted.
Kiwanis Club of Alameda honors 10 Island middle schoolers | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
Teachers nominated students in the categories of community service, academics and leadership for the Island club's recent 23rd Annual Hope of America Awards luncheon.
Nine-hour DMV wait leaves woman on ‘verge of tears’: Roadshow | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
The DMV hired 330 new employees in January before Real ID began and will add up to 715 more over the next year or so.
Cupertino puts controversial business ‘head tax’ plan on hold for now | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
Cupertino’s elected officials have put on hold a controversial proposal for an employee “head tax” on Apple and other businesses just weeks after Seattle repealed a similar plan in the face of fierce opposition from Amazon, Starbucks and other large employers. The city council̵...
In brief: Alameda’s Wood Middle team wins robotics contest held at school | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
More than 80 students representing 12 teams from six Alameda public schools participated in a recent robotics competition, at which first place went to Wood Middle School’s "Well Done Pepes" team.
Opinion: Urge bill’s OK so schools’ funding can be just OK | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
Call or ask your Assembly member and senator to approve AB 2808, which has the aspirational, pie-in-the-sky goal of bringing California school funding up to the national average.
DA: San Pablo man used boiling water, oil attacks to punish girlfriend | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
A San Pablo man is facing a torture charge for allegedly burning his girlfriend with boiling water.
Berkeley libraries’ Summer Reading program in full swing | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
New twist this year is that everyone who signs up, kid or adult, will receive a free book
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
Carlos Basurto is known for his iron will and heart of gold, and the veteran San Mateo police officer is going to need both if hopes to walk again following a car crash last week.
East Bay Times | June 21, 2018
There are $3 billion in transit and highway projects, coupled with TK in support for road repairs on city or county streets.
Pair sought after shooting at San Leandro liquor store | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
A man left a San Leandro liquor store after getting into a dispute with two clerks Friday, police said. Then the man, shirtless and waving a gun, came back in with a woman who tried to pull him away.
One dead, three children hospitalized after two-car crash in Concord | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Police closed Concord Boulevard between 3rd Street and Parkside Drive for about three hours to investigate
Brewing nonalcoholic craft beer is a Surreal experience for Campbell couple | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
After Donna Hockey beat cancer last year, she and her husband came home to Campbell from a celebratory trip with a renewed sense of purpose. Since her post-treatment diet doesn’t allow for a tall, cold one, the beer lovers and home brewers set out to create a nonalcoholic craft brew with all the f...
Richmond dives into fast-tracked planning process around Point Molate | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
RICHMOND — After a few snags, the city and its residents are diving headlong into crafting a community vision for one of its most important pieces of land — culturally, environmentally and economically — on a tight, court-imposed deadline. After an eight-year court battle that ende...
Synaptics shares surge as company confirms buyout talks | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
San Jose-based Synaptics, which makes touchscreen sensor technology for iPhones and other consumer products, watched its shares climb 11.5 percent Wednesday after the company confirmed it is in talks to be acquired.
Why do suicidal beetles invade my basement each spring? | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Every year one homeowner finds beetles in her basement, some dead, some alive, and she wonders what they are doing there.
Big changes eyed near Five Wounds church, San Jose BART site | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
The proposal for a mixed-use transit village in San Jose calls for hundreds of new residential units as well as retail at the site, which is within walking distance of the BART stop that is planned near the intersection of North 28th and East Santa Clara streets.
Letter: Why is this on the front page??? | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
How can games played by sweaty billionaires be as important as events in North Korea, the Middle East, Europe?
Department of Justice, California face off over sanctuary laws | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Attorneys with the Department of Justice will ask U.S. District Judge John Mendez to grant a preliminary injunction temporarily freezing California's three new immigration laws.
Brake screeching, flashing lights lead to road rage:  Roadshow | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Don't flash your lights or hit your horn when an aggressive driver cuts you off.
Your dog is talking; are you listening? | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Dogs communicate with us in many ways, from raised paws to hopeful looks. Now experts are deciphering those gestures.
Letter: Why won’t Google commit to this on its new mega-campus? | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
San Jose has to ensure that what Google brings to this city will actually benefit its existing residents.
Letter: This state candidate the top benefactor of pot lobbying money | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Lawmakers who take drug money should donate it to inter-city schools -- or to victims of drivers under the influence of marijuana.
Young bald eagle recovering from two tree falls | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
What happens next for the bird, including where it will stay while it recovers and where it will be released, is still being determined.
Hayward street party series kicks off Thursday | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
The Downtown Hayward Street Party season will kick off Thursday with live music, street entertainment and activities for kids.
Jailed suspects tied to San Jose homicide from December | Mercury News
Mercury News | June 20, 2018
Deadly East San Jose shooting linked to men already in jail on an unrelated case, police said.
San Jose: Calendar for the week of June 22 | Mercury News
Mercury News | June 20, 2018
Special Events El Dia de San Juan Festival: This Puerto Rican fete features authentic island fare, music and family fun. This year’s Latin music lineup includes Tony Vega and Charlie Aponte direct from Puerto Rico. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, all proceeds will benefit educational programs in P...
Letter: This needs to be Silicon Valley’s next big invention | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
May I add my wish for one more desirable "invention" in the heart of Silicon Valley, technology's gateway to the world?
San Jose considering relaxing rules around granny flats | Mercury News
Mercury News | June 20, 2018
Mayor Sam Liccardo supported the changes and suggested taking them even further by allowing two-bedroom flats.
Hayward amateur radio club to host Field Day | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
The ham radio club in Hayward will host its annual Field Day this weekend, when members will test their equipment and communicate with other operators around the world.
Stolen San Jose puppy located in small Central Valley town | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Luis Gutierrez was on his way Wednesday afternoon to the small Central Valley town to reunite with Nyla, a puppy he had for just eight days when she was taken Monday afternoon.
San Mateo County sues nation’s top opioid distributors | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
In the suit, San Mateo County claims the “Big Three” opioid distributors, including San Francisco-based McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, violated numerous California laws designed to prevent illegal opioid sales and overprescribing.
Cupertino’s ‘Apple employee tax’ put off for one year | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Cupertino elected officials have scrapped a controversial plan — for now — to impose an employee tax on Apple and other businesses in the city, saying they don’t want to move forward in haste and will instead ask voters to weigh in during a special election in 2019. Though the city...
Walnut Creek sets rules regulating marijuana cultivation, allowing commercial delivery | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
WALNUT CREEK — City leaders Tuesday night approved an ordinance regulating personal cultivation of both recreational and medicinal marijuana and allowing local commercial delivery of medical cannabis. The council’s 5-0 vote, which drew applause from the audience, follows 18 months of deliber...
Warrant suspect arrested, gun recovered after West Oakland search | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Police said a search in West Oakland yielded an apparently discarded handgun and eventually a suspect sought in connection with a warrant.
Letter: Remember New Math fiasco? Is Common Core math just another bad idea? | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
After years, it was found that New Math didn’t work and schools went back to the basics.
Video: Missing Walnut Creek man turns up at White House to ‘attack’ President Trump, feds say | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
A Walnut Creek man who had been reported missing two weeks ago was arrested Monday after he jumped a security barrier at the White House, according to the Secret Service.
All-you-can-fly air service for Silicon Valley high rollers runs into legal headwind | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Surf Air argues that it quit working with the company suing it in part over "performance issues."
One dead after fight in San Leandro parking lot leads to stabbing | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Investigators were looking at surveillance video and have talked to witnesses about the stabbing
Letter: What taking a knee really says about the American flag | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Our collective right -- if not duty -- is to shine even more light on social injustices.
One new home for every 19 new jobs in San Mateo County | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Residents would need an annual salary of $382,960 to afford an average-priced home of $1.6 million, the report says.
Motorcyclist killed in crash on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
The motorcyclist got onto southbound Highway 101 from Mathilda Avenue and, for reasons that remain unclear, lost control of the blue Yamaha motorcycle, according to the CHP.
AMC is challenging MoviePass with a subscription plan of its own | East Bay Times
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
AMC announced the AMC Stubs A-List plan on Wednesday, which will cost $19.95 a month, limit subscribers to three movies a week at most and will not carry over any unwatched movies from the previous week.
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Red Devil Classic: June 22 at Diablo Creek Golf Course. Registration at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, golf, dinner, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit academic and athletic programs at Mt. Diablo High School. Dinner only tickets also available. To register contact Lou Adamo at (925) 212-9332...
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
Pat Moore: Callippe Preserve GC, No. 6, 116 yards, gap wedge. Greg Burke: Fremont Par GC, No. 8, 90 yards, sand wedge. Kim Hamann: Los Lagos GC, No. 2, 125 yards, 7-iron. Joe Isaacson: Los Lagos GC, No. 16, 148 yards, 3-hybrid. Bob Sinnott: Los Lagos GC, No. 8, 160 yards, 5-iron. Jerry Weinstein: Ro...
East Bay Times | June 20, 2018
It's safe to say that if you get excited about the bounty of the sea, you're going to find something you like at Pacific Catch, which offers a huge menu filled with both raw and cooked seafood options. Here's what it looks like inside.