11 new 'Traffic Calming' signs to hit city streets

Eleven new "Traffic Calming" signs will be installed in select residential streets in Oakley to improve speed enforcement.  
The Oakley City Council unanimously voted to adopt an urgency ordinance that prevents new massage businesses from opening in the city until further notice.  
 
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Four free open houses are held each year, but tours also can be reserved at minimal cost.  
 
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Four East Bay Regional Parks offer East County nature lovers all the colors of the rainbow. "We seem to be pretty flush with wildflowers," said one naturalist, who assures us Mother Nature's show will go on for weeks.  
 
American folk hero Johnny Appleseed will be honored with a day of apple-themed activities Sunday at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. Johnny's life story, apple lore, apple tasting, tree planting, cider pressing and crafts for kids will be among the activities, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
 
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Dad bloggers rewrite rules of fatherhood

Men blogging about newborn care, toddler tantrums and playground politics have become a force in changing the national conversation about what it means to be a man and a father in contemporary society.  
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Harrison Ford undergoes surgery after plane crash

The “Star Wars” actor broke his arm and pelvis Thursday when he crash-landed his small plane on a golf course near the Santa Monica Airport.