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Leland Yee: New racketeering count against California state senator adds to gravity of case

A federal grand jury has added a racketeering charge --typically reserved for mob bosses -- to the accusations against state Sen. Leland Yee, already accused of corruption and conspiring to buy and sell weapons. 
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Pinole Valley High temporary campus will be ready in time, board told

Delays in preparing the site could mean increased overtime costs to finish work by Aug. 12. 
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Harmful bacteria prompts closures for swimmers at popular East Bay lakes

Extremely high levels of harmful E. coli bacteria have prompted the closure of Shadow Cliffs Lake to swimmers until further notice, East Bay Regional Park District officials said Friday.  
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Lane-splitting guidelines removed from CHP website

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stopped traffic by driving between lanes. 
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio likes what he sees so far from potential new starters Chris Culliver and Jimmie Ward
Oakland Raiders' first practice session of training camp came in triple-digit heat.  
07/22/2014 11:44 AM PDT - The Golden State Warriors officially announce the signing of Brandon Rush.
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About 96 percent of the outstanding shares of Safeway were voted in favor of the merger at a meeting at Safeway's headquarters in Pleasanton.
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Making the most of our summer gardens.

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This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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'Sharknado 2': Will 'The Second One' have the same bite?

The promotional hubub preceding the sequel, to air July 30, stands in stark contrast to the distinct lack of hype that accompanied the original. By director Anthony C. Ferrante hopes for another social media tidal wave.