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How can a teacher fired for molestation allegations get another job in classroom?

East Bay educators and parents are trying to find out how Ron Guinto continued teaching children after being fired by a Richmond school following child sex abuse allegations. The answers reveal loopholes and blind spots a newly implemented law was supposed to fix.

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PG&E and East Bay cities at standoff over plan to chop down thousands of trees

Utility now claims tree roots pose main risk to pipeline. Cities prepare lawsuits to stop the chopping. 
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Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

State Sen. Leland Yee spent his last three years in the Capitol much like his first nine, promoting high-minded laws to increase government transparency and help vulnerable constituents like foster children while simultaneously plunging his hands deep into the muck of Sacramento's money channels.  
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Kawakami: Golden State Warriors play better with a chip on their shoulder

If the Warriors don't have a grudge readily available, they'll conjure one up -- they play best when they're angry over something. 
JANE TYSKA
Some San Francisco 49ers fans are unhappy with BART's selection of seat colors for its new cars, saying it reminds them a little too much of their bitter rival Seattle Seahawks.  
 
 
Josie Lepe
Raiders will play Green Bay Packers in nationally televised contest  
 
 
04/19/2014 09:41 PM PDT - Stephen Curry wasn't himself in Golden State's NBA playoff opener against the Los Angeles Clippers, but Klay Thompson stepped up as a playmaker in the Warriors' upset win over Blake Griffin and Co.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dai Sugano
The stats aren't good for women staying in their tech careers over the long term. But some do stay and thrive. At key moments, these women face a choice -- stick with what they are doing, or step out of their comfort zone?  
 
 
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Also, 'Devious Maids' returns for more sudsy fun, and 'Salem' takes us back to 17th-century time of witches.  
 
 
JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO
A handful of producers in the Anderson Valley are crafting pinot noir blanc, a luscious white wine made from cool-climate pinot noir grapes that lend a sophisticated, earthy finish to a crisp spring wine.

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New Jersey woman sues to get '8THEIST' on her license plate

A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive. Full Story
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.