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Alameda County (California)

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  • State help for firefighters 'a heavy lift'

    State help for firefighters 'a heavy lift'
    You'd think that with half the state charred -- and wildfires seemingly getting worse every year -- a top priority in Sacramento would be to improve California's firefighting capability. But it hasn't even been on the Legislature's agenda.
  • Shell Oil paying millions for tank violations

    Shell Oil Co. will pay $19.5 million in civil penalties and fees to settle a state complaint involving hundreds of environmental violations at its California gas stations. A state investigation found problems with leak detection and monitoring of...

    More California school districts on the financial brink

    An increasing number of California school districts are edging closer to financial insolvency, state officials reported Tuesday. One immediate effect has been the layoff of teachers — probably in the thousands, although neither state officials nor the...

    Second lawsuit seeks billions more for California schools

    A coalition of education activists filed a lawsuit Monday to seek a vast increase, by billions of dollars annually, in California's funding of education. This litigation follows a similar legal claim filed in May by other groups. In both cases,...

    California bear hunting season opens Saturday

    Bear hunters who haven't yet purchased their 2010 tags and plan to hunt on Saturday's opening day should get to a California Department of Fish and Game office no later than Thursday. That's because all DFG offices may be closed...