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Campaign renewed to stop disease killing Northern California oak trees

In the largest "Sudden Oak Death Blitz" to date, researchers are seeking help in 21 coastal California communities from San Luis Obispo to Mendocino County this spring.  
Click here to view on a mobile device. Bay Area News Group garden writer Joan Morris and Master Gardener Janet Miller, who operates Our Garden, will show you how to grow vegetables even during our record-breaking drought.  
 
On April 19, there was a series of magical moments on the UC Berkeley campus.It was Cal Day and a centerpiece of the celebration was the Sather Campanile, where brightly dressed members of Oakland-based Project Bandaloop hung from the north and west facades by ropes and performed fantastic,  
 
More than 60 years of patient care comes to an end at West Contra Costa hospital with closure of ER on Tuesday morning  
 
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Lifelong Medical Care, a nonprofit community health organization, already offers primary care as well as dental care, health education and health promotion at 2023 Vale Road. The newly opened urgent care facility in the same building is supposed to cater to many of the 80-odd patients a day who used to walk into the DMC emergency room, which is slated to close Tuesday morning.  
 
El Cerrito police Chief Sylvia Moir and Richmond Deputy Chief Allwyn Brown explained the parameters that govern police behavior at a meeting attended by 50 to 60 residents Saturday at St. Peter CME Church.  
 
After hearing their spending options, students voted overwhelmingly to bolster programs that would help them become better prepared for college and careers.  
 
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In recognition of 20 years since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, federal officials this week visited East Bay family justice centers to applaud efforts in Alameda and County Costa counties to protect women and children.  
 
Four people were arrested on Thursday in connection with a shooting at a 16-year-old girl in El Cerrito, police said.  
 
Authorities identified a man who died in a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon as 27-year-old El Cerrito resident Andre Bayati.  
 
Join our discussion as we show you how to grow vegetables in a drought Thursday at noon

Click here to view on a mobile device. Bay Area News Group garden writer Joan Morris and Master Gardener Janet Miller, who operates Our Garden, will show you how to grow vegetables even during our record-breaking drought. 
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Kylie Jenner's puffy lip challenge backfires

The unbelievably plump lips of Kim Kardashian’s youngest sister issues prompts her fans to take “Kylie Jenner lip challenge,” which — surprise! — leads to injuries, hospitalizations and the threat of permanent deformity.