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    Report on Central Coast refinery project that could bring crude oil trains through East Bay cities available for public review

    The Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension Project in Santa Maria in San Luis Obispo County envisions bringing in trains with 80 tank cars along several possible routes, including a northern approach through Martinez, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Santa Clara and San Jose. 
    El Cerrito St. John's Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. 6500 Gladys Ave. Birthdays will be celebrated Oct. 28, and there will be a singalong with Ligia Britto.  
     
    An elderly man was attacked and robbed by two teenage suspects while walking in a Hercules park Tuesday morning, according to police.  
     
    A story in Monday's Local section about campaign contributions for West Contra Costa school board candidates incorrectly reported which candidates received support from Students for Education Reform.  
     
    New and elaborate permanent exhibits are now installed at the Big Break Regional Shoreline visitor center in Oakley, replacing the temporary exhibits that have been in place since the center opened in 2012.  
     
    Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. Mercy Brown Bag Oct. 17. At 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21, the movie will be "Transcendence"; $1.  
     
    The Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension Project in Santa Maria in San Luis Obispo County envisions bringing in trains with 80 tank cars along several possible routes, including a northern approach through Martinez, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Santa Clara and San Jose.  
     
    Three masked robbers forced their way into an apartment Monday night, brandishing a gun at residents and stealing electronics, the Pleasant Hill police department said. The suspects were arrested within several hours when a GPS signal led police to a home in Hercules.  
     
    Everyone can participate in a coordinated emergency readiness drill being hosted by Berkeley and Albany from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18.  
     
    A 15-month contract extension for Rodeo-Hercules Fire Chief Charles Hanley, approved by a split vote of the fire district board is being challenged by some residents, including a Hercules councilman who calls it is a sweetheart deal for Hanley and a bad one for the public.