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Oakland Science Museum Offers Low-Income Families Discount With EBT Card

The Chabot Space & Science Center launched a pilot program Thursday giving low-income families with an EBT card admission to the center for $1 per person.

03/27/2015

An artist’s rendition of Coliseum City development that includes new stadiums for the A’s and Raiders at the current Coliseum site. (City of Oakland)

Alameda County Supes Working With Oakland, Development Firm To Keep A’s, Raiders, Warriors In Town

Alameda County supervisors hope new negotiations between the county, the city of Oakland and a development firm yield a plan to keep all three Oakland sports teams at the existing Oakland Coliseum site without spending taxpayer money on stadium construction, the supervisors said at their meeting Tuesday.

03/24/2015

An artist’s rendition of Coliseum City development that includes new stadiums for the A’s and Raiders at the current Coliseum site. (City of Oakland)

Oakland, Alameda Co. Enter Negotiating Agreement With Developer That Could Keep Sports Teams In The East Bay

Oakland City Council members unanimously voted to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement to build the proposed Coliseum City project. It could be the step needed to keep the A’s, and Raiders in the East Bay.

03/20/2015

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Hot Coffee At 7-Eleven Clerk In San Leandro

A man was arrested for allegedly throwing a cup of hot coffee at a 7-Eleven clerk’s face after an altercation in the store early Monday morning, police said Tuesday.

03/18/2015

California Highway Patrol officers with weapons drawn watch as the driver of an SUV emerges after overturning on Interstate 280 in Los Altos Hills, March 17, 2015. (CBS)

Speeding Driver Arrested After Leading CHP Across 3 Counties Before Crashing In Los Altos Hills

A speeding driver led California Highway Patrol officers from Solano County through three more Bay Area counties before crashing on the edge of Los Altos Hills this afternoon, according to the CHP.

03/17/2015

Voters at the Polls

California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special Election

Voters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.

03/17/2015

(CBS)

3 Children, 2 Adults Critically Hurt In Oakland Hit-And-Run Crash

Three children and two adults were injured in an apparent hit-and-run collision in Oakland near the Eastmont Town Center Monday night, police and fire officials said.

03/17/2015

(Zaytuna College)

America’s First Muslim College Gains Accreditation In Berkeley

A liberal-arts school in Berkeley has become the first Islamic institution of higher learning in the United States.

03/12/2015

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Transportation Officials Approve $450,000 Contract To Study Electronic Tolling For All Bay Area Bridges

The Bay Bridge, along with six other state-owned bridges, may move to all-electronic tolling—just like the Golden Gate Bridge has for the past two years—as a decision to move ahead with study will be made on Wednesday.

03/10/2015

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

Mosquitoes Appear Early In Bay Area’s Mixed Weather And They’re Hungry

Mosquitoes are making their presence felt in the Bay Area almost a month ahead of schedule. The mixed weather has some experts warning it could signal an early start to West Nile virus season.

03/10/2015

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