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Get ready for FasTrak Flex

This fall, 22 miles' worth of toll/express lanes will open on Interstate 580 in the Tri-Valley area. 
( Chris Treadway )
Much of Bay Area's maritime history remains buried

Jim Allan, Orinda maritime archeologist, consultant and St. Mary's College professor, has spent decades searching for ships that crashed, burned, capsized or sunk in the Bay. He discussed his work at a June 28 talk at the SS Red Oak Victory.  
(Cindi Christie/Bay Area News Group)
Pleasanton: Burglary suspect killed by police

A Pleasanton police officer shot and killed a man after an early Sunday morning confrontation that appeared to stem from an attempted burglary at an auto sales business, police said. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
(Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.