San Pablo: Doctors Medical Center closure ends parcel tax, but another continues

Measure J, a $47-a-year parcel tax passed by voters in 2011, stipulated that it would sunset if the hospital closes, but Measure D, a $52-a-year tax passed in 2004, does not 
PINOLE -- The following is a partial list of animals that may be available for adoption at the Animal Services Department, 910 San Pablo Ave.Dogs: Female Rottweiler, 1 year; male Labrador retriever mix, 1½ years; female dachshund mix, 6 years; female pit bull mix, 1 year; male long-haired  
 
After the 1999 murder of his girlfriend for which he is charged, Raymond Wong married his mistress, served time for child porn possession, fled the country, and is now headed to court with a celebrity lawyer  
 
The five year renewal is the third for Manzanita Charter Middle School, which has 153 students, nearly 90 percent of whom are classified as economically disadvantaged and roughly 60 percent as English Language Learners, according to district statistics.  
 
From an Earth Day celebration to nature programs to a free movie, there's lots to see and do this weekend in the East Bay Regional Parks.  
 
(Courtesy of Bijou)
New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

It's a homecoming for Rodrigo CedeƱo , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.