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Home » 2014 » August » 05

Country’s Currington rocks Sonoma County Fair

PressDemocrat.com, Santa Rosa CA: Billy Currington performs at Tuesday’s Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa (archive) , August 5, 2014. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)…
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Swimming: PASA wins men’s title at Jr. Nationals

San Jose Mercury News: The first was to lead the way for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics at the Jr. National Swimming Championships, a five-day meet that concluded Sunday.
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San Ramon: Councilman asks for Faria project to be downsized

One article from Times Contra Costa and one from DanvilleSanRamon: SAN RAMON (archive) — Developers of the Faria preserve may have to consider scaling back the number of homes they plan there, from 740 to 630 — and paring down their inventory of affordable homes to 15 percent — to get the city’s blessing to build.
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Sports digest: U.S.national team cuts John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Millsap

Inside Bay Area: …days of stroke play tied for eighth at 1-over 141. Los Altos’ Lauren Kim also advanced to match play after a 144. Audra Kepler, Jayshree Sarathy (Palo Alto) and Jordan Lippetz (Oakland) failed to advance.
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Car veers off Highway 101 in Redwood City, killing cleanup worker

One article from San Jose Mercury News and a few from other sources: San Mateo resident Mark Santos was killed in the collision and East Palo Alto resident Jimmie Lee Ballard suffered…
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West is the Best: Arizona team crowned Little League Intermediate champs in Livermore

Inside Bay Area: Swami Srinivasan, of Pleasanton, attended several games during the series, including the final, where he rooted for the American team with his 10-year-old son.”Overall, we had record-high temperatures (illustration) that may have…
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Oakland: Jury sides with city in suit over fatal police shooting

San Jose Mercury News: OAKLAND — A federal jury has rejected a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city after police (illustration: El Caganer) shot and killed a man who pointed two guns at an officer following a high-speed chase in East Oakland more than three years ago.
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San Leandro entices tech startups, entrepreneurs

Lengthy story in San Jose Mercury News: Cities such as Palo Alto and Sunnyvale have public fiber optic, but San Leandro’s public/private arrangement is, as far as I know, unique, he said.
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Santa Rosa council welcomes new city manager

PressDemocrat.com, Santa Rosa CA Aug 5: Santa Rosa (archive: Wikipedia) ’s new city manager received a standing ovation and a warm welcome from the City Council on Tuesday.
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Affordable housing crisis in Sonoma County

Lengthy story in PressDemocrat.com, Santa Rosa CA: Jill DiPaolo, a single mom who lives in temporary housing for formerly homeless people in Petaluma , has been searching for a permanent apartment for she and her 4-year-old son for months.

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Former VPAT employees arrested for possessing child pornography

Crime, culture and news – Timesheraldonline Jul 30: Two Vacaville men, who worked at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, were recently arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, after an investigation by police, according to court documents and Solano County Jail booking logs. (more…)

BART: Small fire shuts down Walnut Creek station

Eastbaytimes Jul 30: WALNUT CREEK — BART officials shut down the busy Walnut Creek station Saturday afternoon after a small fire broke out near the tracks, causing major delays. (more…)

Craft beer continues its growth tear with new Bay Area breweries

Finance and news – Mercurynews Jul 30: In the Bay Area, places like Novel Brewing Co. and Temescal Brewing in Oakland are among the latest spots to open, and more are on the way, including Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. coming to downtown Berkeley and Hop Heavy Brewing Co. (more…)

Startup among latest efforts to help teachers afford Bay Area housing

Eductaion, real estate and news – Long article from Mercurynews Jul 30: Jamie Carota, an East Oakland renter who teaches middle school science in Union City, has been searching intensively for a house in San Jose for about half a year. (more…)

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Santa Cruz , Half Moon Bay , Pacifica and Oakland Visit 2013

Youtube: We had great time with our girls and we couldn’t ask for better California weather in our visit to Santa Cruz , Pacifica , Half Moon Bay and Oakland.
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Pacifica Reflex vs Belmont Blasters Blue – San Mateo PAL 8U Championship

Youtube: Pacifica Reflex vs Belmont Blasters Blue San Mateo PAL 8U Championship Reflex Highlights August 25, 2013.
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