One injured, one missing in boating crash near Brentwood

A Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman said a boat hit a bridge near the Cruiser Haven Marina shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday.  
San Jose State racial bias fixes have long, unfulfilled history

San Jose State task force expects action on its new plan to combat racial bias and hate crimes but has concerns about previous plans, studies that were ignored 
Former Berkeley lab director Sessler dies at 85

Former Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory director Andrew Sessler, described as a visionary in the fields of physics and particle accelerator sciences, died Friday at the age of 85, lab officials said.  
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Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens

As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too. 
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.