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pets and wildlife: bay area adoptions, other events, june 28 and beyond

weekly listing of pet and animal events and adoptions.





new san francisco mime troupe production opening in berkeley

this summer's production by the san francisco mime troupe asks the question "how can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?"





northern california best-sellers, week ending june 25

northern california best-sellers for week ending june 25.





firefighters control east oakland house blaze

firefighters brought a house fire on fairfax avenue under control wednesday afternoon in about 25 minutes.





fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

the federal reserve gave the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the u.s. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn.





tie not crushing for charlie wedemeyer football all-stars

santa clara – there were plenty of smiles june 24 on the levi’s stadium field after the silicon valley youth classic, also known as the charlie wedemeyer high school all-star football game. that can happen if nobody loses. the north squad scored 13 points in the second quarter, and the south team countered with 13 […]





children’s musical theater announces lineup for 50th season

children's musical theater of san jose will lead off its milestone 50th anniversary season with "disney's newsies" in december.





judge: ‘troubling conclusions’ found in report critical of oakland police

the federal judge overseeing oakland’s police reform efforts has ordered the city to respond to a report by court-appointed attorneys critical of the department’s handling of a sexual misconduct case involving multiple officers.





sacramento deputy shooting suspect was accessory in mountain view double murder

nicory spann was convicted as an accessory in the 2008 slayings of siblings omar aquino and maria teresa aquino.





oakland airport to host tsa pre pop-up

travelers can sign up for tsa pre status at oakland international airport for a limited time this summer.





jae-gyun hwang calls giants debut “realizing my childhood dream”

the giants called up their first korean-born player, and jae-gyun hwang is already hearing it from one of his rivals with the dodgers.





tiny house lands in morgan hill

officials have arranged for the home to be occupied by amanda fukumoto, a homeless activist.





man killed in fremont motorcycle wreck identified

police are still investigating tuesday's fatal crash off niles canyon road in fremont.





square sharpens its corners; pandora gains by losing markets

square gains fans by looking more like a bank. pandora rises as it leaves two markets, and bay area stocks put in a strong session.





biz break: google on thin ice in europe; leeco’s (very) short on cash; big bucks for starter homes

the european union's $2.7 billion fine against google might not be the company's biggest headache. also, leeco is looking for dough, and the price of bay area starter homes is high.





gayle mclaughlin leaving richmond council to run for lieutenant governor

mclaughlin, who also has served two terms as richmond’s mayor, is running for lieutenant governor in 2018. she faces at least 10 other candidates, including state senate president pro tem kevin de leon (d-los angeles), former senate leader darrell steinberg (d-sacramento), and in the bay area, sen. mark leno (d-san francisco)





where to celebrate the 4th of july with friends and neighbors

independence day is tuesday, with celebrations planned in many places on the peninsula. a list: los altos glorious fourth celebration, shoup park, 400 university avenue. music, food, games and more, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for more information, visit  http://bit.ly/losaltos4th los altos hills ninth annual parade steps off at 10 a.m. from town hall, 26379 […]





oracle discussed buying palantir in 2016, investor tells court

it would have been a combination of big tech personalities, as larry ellison's oracle discussed buying data-analytics company palantir technologies, whose chairman is peter thiel last year, according to an investor in the startup during court proceedings wednesday.





bay area wages soar far above national average

wages in santa clara county, the san francisco area and the east bay have rocketed far above the average for the united states, a new report shows.





stephen curry tickled by video of klay thompson dancing in china

curry replied to a video of klay dancing while on vacation with a bunch of cry-laughing emojis.