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Public hearing to discuss fate of downtown Richmond post office | East Bay Times Public hearing to discuss fate of downtown Richmond post office
RICHMOND — A public hearing to discuss the proposed closure and sale of the downtown post office will be held at 6 p.m. May 31 in the council chamber at City Hall, 440 Civic Center Plaza. The United States Postal Service in February announced plans to sell the historic art deco style 1938 building at […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Person of interest questioned in Oakland hills grass fire | East Bay Times Person of interest questioned in Oakland hills grass fire
A grass fire above Ascot Drive drew a quick response from the Oakland fire department.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Treadway: ‘In the Heights’ opening at Contra Costa Civic Theatre | East Bay Times Treadway: ‘In the Heights’ opening at Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Hope Lutheran Church, 2830 May Road in El Sobrante, is hosting An Evening of Music at 7:30 p.m. June 2. The concert will feature local instrumentalists and vocalists performing in small ensembles.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Top cop beats odds, reaches long-held goal to be Antioch’s chief | East Bay Times Top cop beats odds, reaches long-held goal to be Antioch’s chief
Antioch's new police chief, Tammany Brooks. overcame hardships to reach the goal he set as a rookie cop.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Around East County: Teens win Oakley’s Got Talent | East Bay Times Around East County: Teens win Oakley’s Got Talent
And the winner is … Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Oakley’s Got Talent competition. Earlier in the year the Oakley Youth Advisory Council invited members of the Oakley community to bring their acts to Oakley’s annual Relay For Life celebration in hopes of brightening the evening of all the wonderful volunteers who dedicated their […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Berkeley calendar: Makerspace; Pints for Paws; Bay Area Book Festival | East Bay Times Berkeley calendar: Makerspace; Pints for Paws; Bay Area Book Festival
The fourth annual Pints for Paws benefit for Berkeley Humane has nearly 100 craft beers, wine, food trucks, music and more.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
At least one dead in Alameda crash, but toll may climb | East Bay Times At least one dead in Alameda crash, but toll may climb
Police said the accident disrupted traffic along Pacific Street in Alameda
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Two men shot in East Oakland | Mercury News Two men shot in East Oakland
Two men were shot about a half-hour apart Sunday night in East Oakland.
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
Review: Oakland’s Qi Dumpling Lounge strives for balance | Mercury News Review: Oakland’s Qi Dumpling Lounge strives for balance
Oakland's Qi Dumpling Lounge offers made-to-order dumplings and Chinese fusion fare. Here's what our restaurant critic thought.
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
El Cerrito Journal calendar: Water Safety Day;  American Red Cross blood drive in Albany | East Bay Times El Cerrito Journal calendar: Water Safety Day; American Red Cross blood drive in Albany
El Cerrito Journal calendar:
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Library Lines: East County Reading Festival on tap | East Bay Times Library Lines: East County Reading Festival on tap
Contra Costa County Library Summer Reading is coming, and that means it’s time to “Build Your Brain!” From June 5 to Aug. 5, all ages can visit ccclib.org/summer for brain-training activities and challenges to keep those minds toned and trim! Visit your community library for free and fun happenings all summer long. All finishers will take home […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
East County Letters: June 2, 2017 | East Bay Times East County Letters: June 2, 2017
If you don’t want ticket, obey traffic laws Dear Editor: With reference to Jhumpa Bhattacharya’s article “Unfair to suspend licenses for unpaid traffic tickets” published on May 18, a novel idea would be to simply obey traffic laws and not get traffic tickets. If people cannot afford to pay traffic tickets, then they should be […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Berkeley, A Look Back: Civic Center finally dedicated in 1942 | East Bay Times Berkeley, A Look Back: Civic Center finally dedicated in 1942
Don’t miss the third annual Bay Area Book Festival around the same Civic Center Park this weekend, where the Berkeley Historical Society and Berkeley Architectural Heritage are sharing a booth on Allston Way.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Former lead singer for Delfonics wants to bring back Motown sounds | East Bay Times Former lead singer for Delfonics wants to bring back Motown sounds
If you’re from the sandwich generation, you’ll remember The Delfonics (“La-La Means I Love You”), The Temprees (“Out of My Reach”) and The Mad Lads (“I Want a Girl”). But David Atmore III remembers them more, since he sang with them. “You never hear anyone paying homage to our era of music; it’s not there anymore,” […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Delta Datelines: Summer concerts; movie in park set | East Bay Times Delta Datelines: Summer concerts; movie in park set
Weekly listing of community events in East County.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Walter Ruehlig: Dozier and Deer Valley deserve new honors | East Bay Times Walter Ruehlig: Dozier and Deer Valley deserve new honors
I can say, with all honesty, that the recent recognition of both Dozier-Libbey Medical High School and Deer Valley High as California State Honor Roll Schools came as no surprise to me. Dozier is, of course, no stranger to these kinds of awards, and as for Deer Valley, all I can say is it’s about […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Pittsburg 8-year-old gardens, sells plants in great-grandma’s memory | East Bay Times Pittsburg 8-year-old gardens, sells plants in great-grandma’s memory
8-year-old Pittsburg girl's passion for growing is supported by the community and family through donations of tomatoes, pots and soil.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Liberty High art project to beautify Brentwood park playground | East Bay Times Liberty High art project to beautify Brentwood park playground
BRENTWOOD — The public artwork of Liberty High School seniors has beautified bike trails, electrical boxes, major intersections, sports fields and even a dog park, but this year’s project is going to be the focal point of a popular playground for local youth. “This year, we are beautifying Oak Meadow Park. It is right next to […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Man surrenders after barricading himself in East Bay house | East Bay Times Man surrenders after barricading himself in East Bay house
Distressed man man talked into surrendering by Alameda County Sherifff's Office crisis interention unit
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Organization works to save Mount Diablo natural lands from development | East Bay Times Organization works to save Mount Diablo natural lands from development
On June 4, a three-mile hike along Sand Creek will show the four-square miles of hills, creek, grassland and resident wildlife slated for development.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Freeway crash kills one person in Livermore in early morning | East Bay Times Freeway crash kills one person in Livermore in early morning
California Highway Patrol said at least three vehicles were involved in crash and at least one caught on fire
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
El Cerrito police log: Thieves target homes under construction | East Bay Times El Cerrito police log: Thieves target homes under construction
A woman “wearing a mullet wig” allegedly stole goods at Marshall’s at 4:30 p.m., but was thwarted when loss prevention agents convinced the driver of an AC Transit bus not to pick her up.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Officer-involved shooting leaves one suspect dead in Vacaville | Mercury News Officer-involved shooting leaves one suspect dead in Vacaville
A stolen car chase by the Vacaville Police Department early Monday morning that ended on the Nut Tree Road overpass just north of Orange Drive escalated into a deadly shooting of a suspect and the non-life threatening injury of an officer on scene. According to a Facebook post by Vacaville Police, at 12:38 a.m. on […]
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
On Tap: | East Bay Times On Tap:
‘James and the Giant Peach’ opens Friday ANTIOCH — Stage Right Conservatory Theatre Inc. presents “James and the Giant Peach” produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co. Inc. This Roald Dahl play comes to life in this magical adventure that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Editorial: Memorial Day is a solemn time to remember sacrifices | East Bay Times Editorial: Memorial Day is a solemn time to remember sacrifices
Meoriral Day is time to remember sacrifices made on our behalf.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
What can be done to ease cats’ severe itching? | Mercury News What can be done to ease cats’ severe itching?
Three former feral cats are scratching themselves bloody and licking a cinder block wall, but owner can't afford vet care.
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
Real-Time Innovations seeks internet of things revolution | Mercury News Real-Time Innovations seeks internet of things revolution
Sunnyvale-based Real-Time Innovations aims to be a leader of the internet of things. RTI's CEO discusses the company and its software, which enables companies and other organizations to connect industrial, transportation, medical and energy devices.
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
Snapp Shots: Hard to believe ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album now 50 | East Bay Times Snapp Shots: Hard to believe ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album now 50
With all due respect to "Rubber Soul," "Revolver," "Abbey Road" and the White Album, "Sgt. Pepper" was their masterpiece; and we knew it the moment we heard it. And the decades have only confirmed its greatness — and theirs.
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Adoptable pets: Why two kittens are better than one | East Bay Times Adoptable pets: Why two kittens are better than one
Thinking of adding a kitten to the family? Come visit us at Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). By the time you read this, FAAS should have dozens of adorable fluffballs from which to choose. While you’re at it, why not take home two kittens instead of one? Here are just a few of […]
East Bay Times | May 29, 2017
Museum honoring ‘Rape of Nanking’ author Iris Chang opens in China | Mercury News Museum honoring ‘Rape of Nanking’ author Iris Chang opens in China
Chang, who took her own life at age 36, wrote an internationally-recognized novel that was the first Western account of Japan’s brutal attack against thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians during World War II.
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
Peterson: The modern makeover Pleasanton woman is giving Memorial Day | Mercury News Peterson: The modern makeover Pleasanton woman is giving Memorial Day
Made aware of sizeable veteran population at Stoneridge Creek senior living community, new resident Kate Kelly felt a need to "get some of these stories."
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
Roadshow: Will Highway 101 lose a lane to express drivers? | Mercury News Roadshow: Will Highway 101 lose a lane to express drivers?
Motorists can voice their views at two upcoming public hearings.
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
San Jose: Elderly man saves wife from burglar attack | Mercury News San Jose: Elderly man saves wife from burglar attack
An elderly man wrestled with an alleged burglar and held her until Sheriff's deputies arrived in San Jose on Sunday.
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
Seniors flee fire in San Jose home, dogs rescued | Mercury News Seniors flee fire in San Jose home, dogs rescued
Two elderly residents of a San Jose home escaped injury from a two-alarm fire Sunday afternoon.
Mercury News | May 29, 2017
Oakland: Gardens at Lake Merritt to host repair party after vandalism | Mercury News Oakland: Gardens at Lake Merritt to host repair party after vandalism
Unknown attackers struck The Gardens at Lake Merritt on May 20, leaving tools strewn carelessly, water and electrical systems damaged, a buggy's bumper bent in and several groups of plants in a brand-new succulent garden damaged. By one estimate, damage may run as high as $50,000.
Mercury News | May 28, 2017
Oakland: College Avenue Presbyterian Church makes plans to celebrate centennial | East Bay Times Oakland: College Avenue Presbyterian Church makes plans to celebrate centennial
The plan is to celebrate the centennial over several months with monthly events, lectures and more, culminating with a special celebration on Nov. 5.
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
Photos: Freedom High wins softball game with walk-off grand slam | East Bay Times Photos: Freedom High wins softball game with walk-off grand slam
Freedom High’s Faith Derby hit a walk-off grand slam in the seventh inning, winning their North Coast Section (NCS) Division I quarterfinals playoff softball game 11-7 against Alhambra High in Oakley on Friday. Freedom High hit two home runs in the sixth inning, with Allyson Ferreira hitting a two run home run and Derby hitting […]
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
San Jose: Bacon festival back with new name, same bacon | Mercury News San Jose: Bacon festival back with new name, same bacon
While some of the trucks were more devoted to porcine offerings -- "The Hogfather" truck's slogan is "Pork you can't refuse" -- others simply added bacon to their usual fare.
Mercury News | May 28, 2017
Photos: The 28th annual Bay Area KidFest in Concord | East Bay Times Photos: The 28th annual Bay Area KidFest in Concord
Music, craft booths, food and rides for all of the kids in us were all a part of the weekend fun at the 28th annual Bay Area KidFest in Concord Calif., held at Mount Diablo High School over the Memorial Day weekend May 27-29, 2017.
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
Letter writer praises story about the need to hire veterans | East Bay Times Letter writer praises story about the need to hire veterans
Letter writer offers praise for story about the need to hire veterans.
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
El Cerrito Journal briefs: Relay for Life bowling benefit; Albany Jazz Big Band concert | East Bay Times El Cerrito Journal briefs: Relay for Life bowling benefit; Albany Jazz Big Band concert
Tenant finally found for vacant Safeway store The El Cerrito Planning Department has received a permit application from San Ramon-based 24-Hour Fitness to open a gym in a former Safeway store at 10636 San Pablo Ave. at Moeser Lane, according to senior planner Sean Moss. The storefront in the Moeser Lane Center has been vacant […]
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
Tenant finally found for large commercial vacancy in El Cerrito | East Bay Times Tenant finally found for large commercial vacancy in El Cerrito
The storefront in the Moeser Lane Center has been vacant since Safeway moved to a larger store next to the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station in August of 2011.
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
Third slide closed at new Dublin water park, The Wave | Mercury News Third slide closed at new Dublin water park, The Wave
After a child was thrown from a slide at the grand opening of The Wave water park in Dublin, a third slide has been closed as city and state officials asses the safety of the slides.
Mercury News | May 28, 2017
Albany remembers Joey Morse and her love of life | East Bay Times Albany remembers Joey Morse and her love of life
Mayor's adopted daughter died May 22 at age 51
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
Former Oakland cop fights to save youth from sex trafficking | East Bay Times Former Oakland cop fights to save youth from sex trafficking
Holly Joshi was a police decoy chasing down pimps and Johns who prey on children. Now she's heading a non-profit group that's helping sexually exploited youth.
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
Why Green Day picked unknown Pinole director for their ‘East Bay Punk’ film | East Bay Times Why Green Day picked unknown Pinole director for their ‘East Bay Punk’ film
Meet Corbett Redford, the director of the “Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.” The film was executive produced by Green Day.
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017
Man arrested after punching BART train operator | Mercury News Man arrested after punching BART train operator
The man was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
Mercury News | May 28, 2017
As housing prices stay high, people invest in home improvements | Mercury News As housing prices stay high, people invest in home improvements
People in the Bay Area and beyond are spending more on home improvement, a good sign for the retail industry.
Mercury News | May 28, 2017
Why S.J. Councilman Raul Peralez told his friends no | Mercury News Why S.J. Councilman Raul Peralez told his friends no
A downtown councilman's tough decision in development vote.
Mercury News | May 28, 2017
Tri-Valley police logs: ID theft, vandalism reported | East Bay Times Tri-Valley police logs: ID theft, vandalism reported
These are the Tri-Valley police logs for our June 2 edition.
East Bay Times | May 28, 2017