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PG&E and East Bay cities at standoff over plan to chop down thousands of trees
Utility now claims tree roots pose main risk to pipeline, cities ready lawsuits to stop take down 

Richmond: Business owner shoots, kills burglar before being wounded
A business owner who lived in the back of his store shot and killed one of four men trying to burglarize the business early Friday morning and was himself shot and wounded by another one of the burglars, police said. 

Pittsburg man who confessed to killing activist David Lewis dies from natural causes
The man who confessed to killing East Palo Alto activist David Lewis in 2010 died last week from natural causes, one day after his 27-year-old daughter was fatally shot in Sacramento. 

Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens
As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too. 

Livermore lab security arrests 40 in annual Good Friday anti-nuke protest
Lawrence Livermore Lab security arrested 40 people during the annual Good Friday protest against nuclear weapons organized by interfaith groups and anti-nuclear activists. 




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Walnut Creek: Little League opening day
Play ball!Mason Barram, 8, center, of the AA Diamondbacks takes a bite of his hotdog while everybody waits for the start of opening day ceremonies for the Walnut Creek Little League at Castle Rock Youth Sports Park in Walnut Creek on April 12.