Residents shocked over teen's arrest, girl's death
When 8-year-old Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton vanished Sunday evening, some residents of the Tannery Arts Center thought with dread about the addicts and transients living along a nearby stretch of the San Lorenzo River known as the 'heroin highway.'
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Heat wave: Spare the Air days declared
The heat brought with it summer's first Spare the Air day, with air deemed "unhealthy for sensitive groups" -- the worst possible rating -- Tuesday and Wednesday in the Santa Clara Valley and Wednesday in the East Bay.
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EBMUD rejects fake-turf rebates
Water board notes environmental concerns in rejecting plan to give a break to homeowners who install plastic turf in place of lawns.
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A's trade Ben Zobrist to Kansas City
Oakland A's make their third trade in a week, sending Zobrist to Kansas City for two pitchers including left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals' third-rated prospect.
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Brooks on Beer: Healdsburg's Bear Republic is a hoppy haven
Bear Republic's brewpub is high on any list of beer-ophile pleasures. Here's the scoop on the brewery, its people -- and its new IPA ice cream.
Celebrity crushes: Falling in love with Marlon Brando
The magic and the meaning of a teen-age girl's first celebrity crush.