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Morning BART Trains Evacuated Due to Caustic Smell

Morning BART Trains Evacuated Due to Caustic Smell

The smell was irritating the passengers' nose and throats, according to BART officials.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Restaurants

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Restaurants

"Bone-appétit," says Assemblymember Yamada, sponsor of the bill which becomes law in January.
Oakland Gets $6 Million in State Funding for Transportation Projects

Oakland Gets $6 Million in State Funding for Transportation Projects

The money is part of a total of $221 million that the state commission awarded to 145 projects across the state.
Legislature Approves Community Colleges Giving 4-Year Degrees

Legislature Approves Community Colleges Giving 4-Year Degrees

The measure would allow the schools to offer the four-year degrees when a local workforce need for college graduates can be shown.
East Bay Greenway Receives $2.6 Million State Grant

East Bay Greenway Receives $2.6 Million State Grant

The grant will help fulfill community vision to transform 15 miles under BART tracks from Oakland to Hayward into a bike & pedestrian path.
Public Invited to Learn About New, Expanded Mental Health Programs in Alameda County

Public Invited to Learn About New, Expanded Mental Health Programs in Alameda County

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Berkeley.
CA Suicide Prevention Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

CA Suicide Prevention Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Assembly Bill 2198 Requires Suicide Prevention Training for Mental Health Professionals
Almond, Peanut Butters Recalled Due to Salmonella Fears

Almond, Peanut Butters Recalled Due to Salmonella Fears

The goods in question were sold at Whole Foods, Kroger, and Trader Joe's
Oakland Offramps Closed, Streets Blocked by Downtown Police Shooting Protest

Oakland Offramps Closed, Streets Blocked by Downtown Police Shooting Protest

The Oakland protest is one of three scheduled for today in the Bay Area in response to the Aug. 9 police shooting in Missouri.
Israeli-Owned Ship Unloaded Overnight Despite Protests

Israeli-Owned Ship Unloaded Overnight Despite Protests

The ship at the Port of Oakland was finally unloaded early this morning, a longshoreman’s union spokesman said.
Baseball Commissioner Says Oakland A's Need a New Ballpark

Baseball Commissioner Says Oakland A's Need a New Ballpark

Bud Selig, who is step down in January, came to Oakland because he is visiting all Major League Baseball stadiums in a farewell tour.
NorCal Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola Exposure, Kaiser Permanente Says

NorCal Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola Exposure, Kaiser Permanente Says

The person is in isolation at a Sacramento-area facility.
Back to School: 5 Easy School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy, Too

Back to School: 5 Easy School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy, Too

Colorful and bite-size fresh fruit and veggies are not only fun to eat they are healthy – rich in anti-oxidants, nutrients and vitamins.
Waste Management Sues City Over $1 Billion Garbage Contract

Waste Management Sues City Over $1 Billion Garbage Contract

The suit claims that the City Council “appeared heavily swayed by long-term personal and political connections” in voting last week.
Oakland Man 1 of 3 Arrested in Connection with Shooting in Bayfair Mall Parking Lot

Oakland Man 1 of 3 Arrested in Connection with Shooting in Bayfair Mall Parking Lot

The shooting happened near a Fresh Choice restaurant on Aug. 11 around 10:45 a.m.
Man Accused of Murdering Wife in Their Montclair Home Pleads Not Guilty

Man Accused of Murdering Wife in Their Montclair Home Pleads Not Guilty

Joseph Bontempo, 53, is scheduled to return to Alameda County Superior Court on Sept. 15 for a pretrial hearing.
Deputy Who Shot, Killed Suspect Earlier this Month Indentified

Deputy Who Shot, Killed Suspect Earlier this Month Indentified

The sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a suspect in East Oakland earlier this month was identified today as a deputy with the ACSO.
East Bay Leaders Support Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill in Wake of UCSB Massacre

East Bay Leaders Support Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill in Wake of UCSB Massacre

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner says the bill is modeled on California’s domestic violence restraining order laws.
Firefighters Battle Warehouse Fire in Oakland

Firefighters Battle Warehouse Fire in Oakland

The fire is in the area of area of San Leandro and Stone streets, according to fire officials.
Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

The popular fall beverage will be returning Aug. 25, nearly a month before the official start of autumn.