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Alameda County

An armed parolee was shot and killed by Union City Police. (CBS)

Union City Police Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Parolee

A Union City police officer fatally shot an armed suspect, who was out on parole, with a pipe at a residence in on Monday night, police said.

10/22/2013

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13 Arrested, $4M In Marijuana Found During Alameda County Sweep

Thirteen people were taken into police custody following a marijuana cultivation and drug trafficking sweep in Alameda County on Thursday, police said.

10/11/2013

AC Transit Bus

AC Transit Workers Vote To Reject Contract Agreement

Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, which represents about 1,800 bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, clerical and other workers, had recommended that employees approve the tentative agreement, which was reached last Wednesday.

10/02/2013

(CBS)

California Truancy Rates At Crisis Level; Bay Area Hit Hard

More elementary school kids in Contra Costa and Alameda counties miss school than students in almost any other county in California according to a new report which says state truancy is at crisis levels.

10/01/2013

AC Transit Bus Stop

AC Transit Sees More Riders After Route Changes

Ridership on AC Transit’s two Dumbarton Express bus lines, from Union City to the Peninsula, was up 15% this August, compared to ridership figures from August 2012.

09/20/2013

Authorities on the scene of a big-rig fire on Interstate 680 near Sunol on September 5, 2013. (CBS)

Big-Rig Fire On I-680 Near Fremont Severely Burns Driver

A big-rig caught fire on Interstate Highway 680 just outside of Fremont Thursday night, badly burning the driver and sparking a small grass fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.

09/06/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Daniel Senta. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps East Bay Foster Youth Achieve More

Sobering statistics about foster youth dropping out of school inspired this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a former teacher turned attorney, to take action.

08/21/2013

(CBS)

Man Found Shot Dead On San Lorenzo Street

Alameda County sheriff’s deputies were investigating a shooting in San Lorenzo early Wednesday morning that left a 33-year-old man dead, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

08/14/2013

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Alameda County Recycling Workers Walk Out Over Wages, Working Conditions

Recycling workers at a Waste Management facility in San Leandro walked off the job Tuesday to protest what they say are low wages and dangerous working conditions.

07/30/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Gets Scathing Review From Grand Jury Report

The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a scathing report on the Oakland City Council’s ability to police itself, calling for the council to strengthen and better fund its Public Ethics Commission.

06/25/2013

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