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1. 12-30 Mediator Tackles Ship Unloading Dispute Port of Oakland
2. 12-30 Customers give Netflix top ratings Netflix
D. 12-30 Woman died after hit-and-run accident Livermore
E. 12-30 Elderly succumbed to injuries after fire 1790 Ellis St, Concord
12-30 Record 31% drop in home prices Bay Area
6. 12-30 Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading Port of Oakland
H. 12-30 Deputy Beaten Up At Housing Project 1230 Trigger Court, Rodeo
8. 12-30 PG&E to trim rates slightly as of Jan. 1 PG&E
J. 12-30 Body Found Ablaze In State Park an explosion and spotted a garbage can on fire, Berkeley

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Dec.30   Port of Oakland   Mediator Tackles Ship Unloading Dispute  A federal mediator is getting involved in a labor dispute over the unloading of a Chinese cargo ship carrying steel parts for the Bay Bridge

  Netflix   Customers give Netflix top ratings  Amazon scored 84 out of a possible 100. Netflix, the DVD rental service, received a similar grade, down 2 points from last year

  Highway 580   Woman died after hit-and-run accident Map of Interstate 580 Livermore  23-year-old Michelle Fischer got out of one of the vehicles involved in the collision and was then struck by a third vehicle driving on the highway

  Concord   Elderly succumbed to injuries after fire Map of 1790 Ellis St Concord  Firefighters rescued her from a burning apartment building at Lake Terrace Apartments, a four-story building

Day News


  Bay Area   Record 31% drop in home prices
  4.2% drop from the prior month. Medians in the Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties have held up better than in Alameda, Contra Costa
 Values for the region are still up 39.44 percent from January 2000


  Port of Oakland   Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading
  A labor dispute over the unloading of a ship carrying steel parts for the Bay Bridge was settled. 3 days of work on the new eastern span was lost


  Rodeo   Deputy Beaten Up At Housing Project
Map of 1230 Trigger Court Rodeo
  30-year-old CoCo Sheriff's deputy was ganged up on and beaten by four people when she tried to arrest a man for public intoxication
 2 arrested in attack


  PG&E   PG&E to trim rates slightly as of Jan. 1  Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will cut its electricity rates by an average of 0.6% on the first day of the new year

  Berkeley   Body Found Ablaze In State Park Map of an explosion and spotted a garbage can on fire Berkeley  Morning commuters spotted the fire from a nearby road. A motorist heard an explosion and spotted a garbage can on fire

  Fruitvale   Shooting victim dies at hospital Map of 3000 Champion Street Oakland  27-year-old Dahyn Walker who was shot in Fruitvale district on Dec. 22 was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Onme more person was shot

  Milpitas Body Found In Park May Be Missing Man  A body matching the description of Christopher Lee Struckmann was found in a creek bed

Evening News


  Half Moon Bay   Fewer sponsors shorten Mavericks window
  Surf Contest organizers begin their wave watch, one month later than usual due to diminished sponsorships

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