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There are so many new stories to enter, I thought as I pulled another book off my stack. It seemed a shame to sleep.

The Great Oakland Panda Hunt

The search for increased international trade sometimes leads city officials into very exotic places--China's Wolong Giant Panda Preserve, for instance

Regents Reverse; Supervisors OK New Juvie; Bob Bobb’s Still...

Press accounts say Jane Fonda was never the same after a stay in the East Bay.

Sickness and Wealth

Highland Hospital explores the complex ethical questions surrounding support groups for HIV positive patients

Restoring Creeks with Native Plants Requires a Fresh Start

But locals who live along Oakland's Sausal Creek have mixed feelings when hearing that some non-natives have been slated for removal.

Richmond Debates Building Its Own Power Plant at the...

City estimates that for a $3 million investment, the city would have a plant that could earn up to $20 million a year.

The Last Mile

When the Internet grocer Webvan opened a distribution center in East Oakland, it seemed that some of the area's e-commerce riches were beginning to trickle down to street level. Now, employees wonder if the salad days are over.

All Bets Are Off

Though its prime bayfront location has attracted developers, the citizens of Albany have successfully fought to preserve the pastoral precincts of Golden Gate Fields. But now large-scale development may be coming down the backstretch.

Flag Waving in Berkeley; Lawsuit on Public School Conditions...

"Hey, what about me?" Richmond's vice mayor is squelched by fast-talking colleague.

Emeryville Officials Will Honor Ohlone Site Before Destroying It

"The city thinks of it only as a toxic waste dump. They never gave a thought to the destruction of the shellmound."

Despite Signs of National Recession,East Bay’s Economy Is Still...

Economy reverts to "normal growth"; no real relief seen for the area's high housing costs
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