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Richmond Library offering SAT preparation series for students

02/11/2016 02:01 PM PST
A six-week SAT preparation workshop for college-bound teenagers is being offered by Richmond Public Library Teen Services to students in West Contra Costa. Participation in the 19th annual workshop can also be used to fulfill the college readiness requirement for the Richmond Promise Scholarship.  
02/11/2016 01:59 PM PST - Jake Spavital will replace Tony Franklin as Bears' offensive coordinator; Spavital coached Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M.  
02/11/2016 01:39 PM PST - Stocks tumbled on Thursday, with both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both plummeting more than 1 percent during a roller coaster on Wall Street on worries about economic growth in the United States and globally and the crash in energy and commodity prices.  
02/11/2016 01:36 PM PST - West Contra Costa schools trustees on Wednesday approved a new contract with its teachers union, in a deal that may not help with teacher recruitment as much as hoped and will require some program cuts to fulfill, according to a board member.  
02/11/2016 01:13 PM PST - The Eagles paying tribute to Glenn Frey at Grammys.  
George Kelly
02/11/2016 01:30 PM PST - RICHMOND -- Parked cars were hit but no injuries were reported after gunfire was exchanged Thursday afternoon between two groups of men outside Hilltop Mall, police said.  
02/11/2016 12:55 PM PST - An unmanned sub with funding from NASA is destined to be a key player in larger explorations in much more challenging environments, from the canyon depths to the frozen poles to -- perhaps one day -- other planets and moons.  
02/11/2016 12:45 PM PST - 'Deadpool faces editing in India, after being banned in China.  
Tonja Candelaria
02/11/2016 01:27 PM PST - The 15-year-old Sumatran tiger, killed by a future mate, was part of a breeding program to preserve the critically endangered tigers. But don't indict the zoo.  
02/11/2016 12:10 PM PST - Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis is expected to attend a news conference this afternoon as well as members of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority. A joint powers authority news release said officials will "discuss developments with the Oakland Raiders and the team's 2016-17 football season (and beyond)."  
02/11/2016 12:00 PM PST - An American Airlines flight from San Jose to Phoenix was forced to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport for an unspecified mechanical issue Thursday morning.  
02/11/2016 12:01 PM PST - The count is still being tallied for the number of vehicles damaged by the Berkeley man in the spree that went from Oakland to Berkeley and also saw people being threatened with a gun.  
Matthew Artz / Bay Area News Group
02/11/2016 01:58 PM PST - President Barack Obama surprised residents of downtown Palo Alto this morning when he arrived for an event aimed at raising funds for Democrats running for the U.S. Senate.  
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02/11/2016 11:21 AM PST - Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them." Having the Pacific as your backyard has its benefits, and its dangers. Crumbling cliffs have forced dozens to leave their homes and others like Thompson may have to join them as EL Nino-fueled storms batter the coast.  
02/11/2016 11:13 AM PST - Kanye West reveals new album name is 'The Life of Pablo.  
02/11/2016 11:21 AM PST - A California school district has decided to give up its Redskins team mascot.  
02/11/2016 11:17 AM PST - Meryl Streep says 'We re all Africans on being on all-white film fest jury  
02/11/2016 11:03 AM PST - Arsenal FC of the English Premier League will face the MLS All-Star team in the 2016 MLS All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium in July.  
02/11/2016 10:38 AM PST - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders get back in the debate ring Thursday night with an increasingly bitter family score to settle. The debate comes just 48 hours after Sanders' victory over Clinton in the New Hampshire primary by 22 percentage points, a jagged pill made more so because she lost with women, her presumed base of support.  
02/11/2016 10:42 AM PST - City Council on Tuesday could decide whether to join Marin County 'community choice energy' program to buy energy from renewable sources  
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7