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    (Alameda County Sheriff's Department)
    Attorney's conviction over killing of Chinese tourist reduced to misdemeanor

    10/09/2015 06:21 PM PDT
    The felony conviction for an attorney who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2011 was reduced to a misdemeanor by an Alameda County judge on Friday over "strenuous objection" by prosecutors, according to the district attorney's office. 
    10/09/2015 04:07 PM PDT - When Rob Selna moved to his historic Temescal neighborhood a few years ago, he faced a common problem impacting many Oakland neighborhoods, but especially residents living near freeways - graffiti, abandoned homes, crime, and frequent illegal dumping. Rather than playing a tedious dance with garbage dumpers - they toss their trash at night, neighbors pick up in the morning - Selna proposed something a little more unorthodox: building a community gardens and park on top of the dumping site to permanently abate the blight.  
    10/09/2015 03:06 PM PDT - Newark explores options for rebuilding City Hall; free financial planning available Saturday in Oakland  
    10/09/2015 02:48 PM PDT - Police arrest man and woman after serving search warrant on Scenic Avenue  
    10/09/2015 07:25 PM PDT - Police arrested a 15-year-old male student after receiving a report that he said he was planning to "shoot up the school" on Friday, Cmdr. Thomas Koeppe said.  
    Courtesy of Greg Ryder
    10/09/2015 06:33 PM PDT - NewCo, a conference highlighting mission-driven companies and organizations, is including Oakland for the first time, dedicating a whole day of what has in previous years been a San Francisco-only event on Thursday. "Oakland has really deeply leaned into the core vision of NewCo, which is positive change," event co-founder John Battelle said.  
    10/09/2015 07:26 PM PDT - The California wine industry likely stands to benefit from a trade pact that was reached last week by the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries writing new commerce rules for nearly 40 percent of the world's gross domestic product.  
    10/09/2015 01:02 PM PDT - This will be the first time the popular event has been held without the presence of Jeremy "Lumpy" Sturgill, who died earlier this year.  
    10/09/2015 07:22 PM PDT - I can order flowers from my phone and receive a text about Donald Trump's tax plan. But what I really want -- a few seconds of warning before an earthquake strikes -- is still elusive in the U.S.  
    10/09/2015 01:00 PM PDT - New security in credit/debit cards changes shopping vocabulary.  
    10/09/2015 01:00 PM PDT - Alameda-Contra Costa county bus agency's plan for more frequent, efficient service topic of second series of informational meetings, public comment before November final plan action.  
    Oakland Police
    10/09/2015 01:01 PM PDT - Robert Drawn was featured on America's Most Wanted for the killing of Waleed Wheatfall  
    10/09/2015 02:44 PM PDT - On the job since 2006, O'Keefe to become CEO of nonprofit that oversees facilities at Rossmoor retirement community  
    10/09/2015 12:27 PM PDT - UNION CITY -- The Alvarado Historic District is holding an art and wine festival Sunday.The free festival will celebrate the historic district and the arts, crafts, food and regional wines of the Union City-Newark-Fremont area.  
    10/09/2015 12:26 PM PDT - No one was injured when a 71-year-old woman crashed a car into a vacant building at The Marketplace shopping center Thursday afternoon.  
    (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
    Living like 'The Golden Girls': Shared housing for seniors a practical option

    Home-sharing that includes splitting expenses, divvying up chores and keeping each other company has become an increasingly popular option for older single people who want to maintain independence, yet don't want to live alone.