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    CRIME
    Police: Brentwood couple scammed in not-uncommon ploy

    Summerset residents believed a con artist was asking for bail money for their granddaughter  
    EDUCATION
    UC admits record number of students for fall 2014

    The nine-campus system's admissions offers were up 4.8 percent over the preliminary count for 2013, but UC Berkeley's offer were down by 9 percent 
    OBITUARIES
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.  
    (Jeff Durham/Bay Area News Group)
    Why it's smart to keep electronic devices out of the bedroom

    'In the middle of the night, just a tiny amount of light -- so brief it doesn't even wake you up, just opening your computer (or glancing at your phone) -- can shift your clock by hours. It can make an early bird into a night owl.'