Hercules police arrest Corvette driver for allegedly hitting cyclist, covering up damage to car

Police arrested a Hercules man driving a Chevrolet Corvette after he allegedly struck a bicyclist, drove away and then tried to cover up the damage to his car on Thursday, police said Friday.  
A Hercules resident thwarted a would-be car thief by keeping his 21-year-old vehicle chained to a pole in his yard, police said Friday.  
 
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The hospital, which opened in 1954 as Brookside Hospital, closed April 21 after years of a stubborn deficit that most recently stood at about $18 million a year. The property for sale is about 8.3 acres of what once was a 10.8-acre campus.  
 
Architect Marcus Hibser told an audience of about 75 parents and other residents at a July 23 update meeting on the Fred T. Korematsu Middle School project that the last of the four buildings that will house the new school is scheduled for completion on Nov. 23. The district must decide whether to open the campus next spring or at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.  
 
Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the federal government should address city's worries about health effects, especially as more loads of coal are sent by rail into Richmond for transfer to ships for overseas export.  
 
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Flashers installed warning of curve on eastbound Highway 4 between Hercules and Martinez, and roadside shrubs trimmed, at urging of Sacramento driver who drives that route regularly  
 
Police discovered 95 marijuana plants while serving a search warrant Wednesday morning in a home where two children resided, officials said.  
 
Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. At 1:30 p.m. July 28, the movie will be "Cloud of Sils Maria"; $1. Traditional circle dance class for women of all ages, 10:15-11:30 a.  
 
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Ten days after Stormy was rescued and settled into his foster home, Cloudy, a longhair gray-and-white female kitten two weeks younger than him, was rescued in Hayward.  
 
Bobcats can be spotted at most parks -- and probably even in some backyards -- east of Interstate 680. Sunol, Del Valle, Brushy Peak, Round Valley and Morgan Territory offer ideal bobcat habitat, with ample grasslands and wooded areas for hunting and shelter.  
 
Train co-founder Hotchkiss back on track with new band

The Grammy singer-songwriter Rob Hotchkiss won as a founding member of the multiplatinum band Train sits inconspicuously on a shelf in the hillside house in Fairfax that he and his wife, Pam, recently moved into,returning to the Bay Area after years of semi-retirement on Vashon Island in Washington's Puget Sound.