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    Doctors Medical Center closes doors to patients

    04/21/2015 04:10 PM PDT
    More than 60 years of patient care comes to an end at West Contra Costa hospital with closure of ER on Tuesday morning  
    CRIME & COURTS
    Bank of America offering $5K reward in Dublin heist

    Bank of America is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a man who robbed a Dublin branch on Monday on Dublin Boulevard. 
    OBITUARY
    Former San Francisco 49ers star Bob St. Clair dies

    Hall of Fame offensive lineman, San Francisco native, was 84 
    HOMETOWN HEROES
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    'Silicon Valley': Moraga native Jonathan Dotan tasked with making the show feel realistic

    In last week's Season 2 opener of "Silicon Valley" (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) the show's motley crew of geeks were seen being wooed by fat-cat investors during a lavish bash held at AT&T Park. So how realistic was the sequence? Would a tech company really take over an entire ballpark for some private fun and frivolity? Well, yes 

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    Life in the wild

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    Shortened Lives

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    BAY AREA NEWS
    Bank of America offering $5K reward in Dublin heist

    04/21/2015 04:10 PM PDT
    Bank of America is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a man who robbed a Dublin branch on Monday on Dublin Boulevard. 
    Pittsburg: Annual gospel celebration aims to uplift image of young black males
    04/21/2015 02:29 PM PDT - The 21st Gospel Community Celebration Concert at Los Medanos Recital Hall on May 2 aims to drive a massive, musical steamroller through societal barriers that prevent young black males from succeeding. LMC Music Director and professor Silvester Henderson directs the college choir.  

    Danville, Richmond churches mark five years of friendship, cooperation
    04/21/2015 01:32 PM PDT - The "Sax and Soup" party at Community Presbyterian marked the anniversary of an ongoing friendship between that congregation and members of Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church, located in the violence-prone Iron Triangle district of Richmond. 

    Livermore police officers don body cameras
    04/21/2015 03:33 PM PDT - Starting this month, Livermore's uniformed patrol officers will wear body cameras -- a move approved by the Livermore City Council in 2014, officials said Tuesday. 

    Photos: Growing gardens through La Mesa Verde program in San Jose
    04/21/2015 12:43 PM PDT - Santa Clara County Master Gardeners instruct families on how to plant seedlings and food plants through the La Mesa Verde program at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, April 18, 2015. 

    Review: Ramen has arrived in Walnut Creek
    04/21/2015 02:21 PM PDT - Crave-worthy soups, springy noodles, efficient service and takoyaki to boot. Bring a newspaper and join the line, you denizens of Walnut Creek. Ramen has arrived. 

    Oakland: Woman in critical condition critical after being struck by hit-and-run driver, bus
    04/21/2015 03:45 PM PDT - The woman was struck by an SUV that kept going and then by an AC Transit bus as she lay in the roadway Friday night in North Oakland.  

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    Are car keys a thing of the past?

    The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
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    Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

    Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
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    Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

    Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story