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Albany: Memorial service set for former Mayor Bill Cain

A memorial service will be held Aug. 24 for the former council and school board member, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Aug. 2. He was 67.  
Friday, Aug. 15 SHOPLIFTING -- An officer was flagged down by an employee of Hi Tech Car Stereo, 10530 San Pablo Ave., around 3 p.m. about the theft of a car sound system amplifier.  
 
Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. Mercy Brown Bag Sept. 5. Traditional circle dance class for women of all ages, 10:15-11:30 a.  
 
Two hundred years ago Sunday, 5,000 battle-hardened British troops captured Washington, D.C., and burned all the public buildings down.They started with the Capitol, which housed the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, as well as the House and Senate.  
 
Berkeley HumaneMeet Astro, a sweet and gentle little dog who wants nothing more than to snooze in his favorite person's warm lap. He is easygoing and gets along well with other dogs.  
 
Although all available campsites in the East Bay Regional Parks are booked for Labor Day weekend, take heart: day-trippers can choose from what is almost an overabundance of activities and events. Let's start with the 14th Annual Historic Rail Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.  
 
.Books and Blocks at the Library. Hear a story, then stay to play with Legos, Duplos and more. For ages 2 and up. 11 a.m. to noon. Saturdays. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave.  
 
The 11th annual Music in the Park series of free evening concerts returns to Albany from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday in September on the lawn at Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave. The opening show features Orquesta la Moderna Tradicion: Music of the Havana social clubs of the 1950s on Sept. 3.  
 
Good stewardship of the earth, giving to the community and passing on what he's learned in life all come together at a special spot for George Fosselius -- the Boy Scouts' Camp Herms.  
 
Police and the communityUnder the leadership of Police Chief Chris Magnus, Richmond's homicide rate has dropped to historically low levels and relations between the police and the community are much improved.  
 
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A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

Joey Chestnut just set a new world record for gyoza-consumption. A Midwestern food truck study reads like an episode of 'Portlandia.' And Mills College just made the Daily Meal's list of top colleges for food.