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Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources

Schools are embracing 'open educational resources' -- entire lessons and yearlong curricula developed by educators and researchers and aligned to Common Core standards. The move has the potential to upend the $8 billion textbook industry.

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Bay Bridge radar beacon broken, increasing oil spill risk

The beacon, which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers, has failed to work properly since Dec. 17. 
San Pablo: Killer proclaims innocence, sentenced to life

"You didn't just kill my son, you killed a family," the mother of DeJuan McDonald wrote in a statement to Donte Smith, who was convicted last month of first-degree murder and attempted murder. 
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Warriors fall to Jazz, no longer have NBA's best record

The Golden State Warriors fell to the Utah Jazz on Friday and no longer own the best record in the NBA, a distinction that now belongs to the Atlanta Hawks 
Colin Kaepernick offered prerequisite praise of his new coach and ever-lasting gratitude of his old one.  
 
 
As a proposed $1.25 million settlement for cheerleader wage theft pends approval in an Alameda County court, another class action lawsuit over pay and compensation has been filed against the Oakland Raiders by a former Raiderette.  
 
 
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01/30/2015 10:39 PM PST - The Golden State Warriors fell to the Utah Jazz on Friday and no longer own the best record in the NBA, a distinction that now belongs to the Atlanta Hawks  
 
 
 
 
 
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Jahangir Mohammed founded cloud-based software company Jasper after a experiencing car problems on a fishing trip to Lake Tahoe. Now he helps industries take their products into the cloud and the Internet of Things.  
 
 
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Dish’s new service is appealing for its low cost and that it’s available without a contract, but it offers few channels and limited ways to watch programs after they’ve aired.  
 
 
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Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu.  
 
 
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10 best new Bay Area restaurants

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.