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Judge seizes Tribune Tower, other properties from businessman

Judge Julia Spain's order transferring control of the Tribune Tower and other Oakland properties and assets to a court-appointed receiver is the latest legal blow to Thomas Henderson, a 67-year-old Oakland resident, who has portrayed himself as a selfless job creator, but has been hounded by creditors and accused of bad faith dealings from former business partners. 
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Congressman decries lack of competition

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier expressed concern about the process to select a developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station.  
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Family of domestic abuse victim files suit

The family of Antioch resident Afroza Chowdhury, who killed herself by jumping from a moving taxi that was taking her back to a home where she'd recently been threatened, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court.  
( Kristopher Skinner )
BART critics having a field day

The transit agency's missteps -- fake security cameras, "secret" bonuses and electrical surges -- are "not our finest hour" a BART director says. 
UC: More Californians admitted this year

After a state audit attacked the University of California for admitting more out-of-state students as it turned away record numbers of Californians, the university on Monday announced freshman admissions offers to Californians rose from last year by nearly 15 percent. 
( J. Scott Applewhite )
Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial: Supreme Court got it right on representation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wisely reaffirmed the legality of the long-held practice of affording everyone who permanently lives in the United States -- whether eligible to vote or not -- representation in America's political systems. 
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Anchor Brewing, San Francisco Giants collaborate on an Orange Splash Lager

Baseball and beer go together like ... the Giants and the World Series in an even year. Now Anchor Brewing has teamed up with the San Francisco team to create a citrusy, orange-hued lager for baseball season. Here's the scoop. 
Gray misses start; A's drop opener to White Sox

Sonny Gray was scratched from his opening night start thanks to food poisoning; That left it to Rich Hill to start, and he lasted 22/3 innings in what turned out to be a 4-3 White Sox win over Oakland,  
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Pleasanton: Lawsuit filed in fatal officer-involved shooting of teen

The family of a San Jose teenager who was shot dead by a police officer in a sensational incident last summer filed a federal lawsuit against the Pleasanton Police Department on Monday. 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7