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North Beach library's opening marks end of $200 million program   The event marks the official end of a nearly $200 million, 14-year program that brought city residents eight new branch libraries and 16 ren... Attempted child abduction reported near Lafayette library   A parent intervened after a man attempted to abduct their 8-year-old child in Lafayette Saturday morning around 11:30 a.m. Google Books deal ripped  An opponent of the deal: A $125 million settlement that would allow to create the world's biggest digital-book library breaks international laws Library Hires Social Worker For Homeless  SF Downtown: The main branch, where hundreds of homeless people spend every day, is the first in the country to keep a full-time social worker on hand Concessions On Digital Book Deal 6  Google: Google will loosen its control over millions of copyright-protected books that will be added to its digital library if a federal judge approves a settlement Tech giants unite against Google
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2015-11-05 Principal: High student confessed to racist rant left on computer
C. 2015-10-01 Bed-bug invasion prompts shut down of Palo Alto library Rinconada Library, Palo Alto
D. 2015-09-02 UC Berkeley police investigating sexual assault UC Berkeley
4. 2015-06-08 Apple reveals new Music app to rival Spotify Moscone Center, South of Market
F. 2014-05-09 North Beach library's opening marks end of $200 million program
G. 2013-10-12 Attempted child abduction reported near Lafayette library
7. 2010-05-11 Google Books deal ripped Google
I. 2010-02-20 Library Hires Social Worker For Homeless SF Downtown
9. 2009-11-13 Concessions On Digital Book Deal 6 Google

Bed-bug invasion prompts shut down of Palo Alto library   The Rinconada Library re-opened on Thursday morning after bed bugs were discovered there earlier in the week UC Berkeley police investigating sexual assault   UC Berkeley police are investigating a woman's claim that she was sexually assaulted in a campus library Apple reveals new Music app to rival Spotify Map of Moscone Center San Francisco
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  Berkeley: The student behind a hate-filled racist rant on a computer in the school's library that prompted a massive walkout and protest has confessed
  South of Market: An app combines a streaming song and music video library, an internet radio station and a way for artists to share unreleased tracks and other material.    Apple CEO Tim Cook annou...

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  Yahoo: Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo are joining a coalition to fight Google's attempt to create what could be the world's largest virtual library.    Open Book Alliance being spear...

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Dec.9   Stanford to warehouse East Asian books  The Meyer Library which houses the collection is slated for demolition to make room for a computer center and study space Oct.24   Mayor Backs Library Porn Filter Proposal
  San Jose City Hall: Chuck Reed has thrown his support behind a controversial proposal to install filters on city library computers that would block access to sex pages
Jan.31 Teacher Arrested At Elementary School. Richmond

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Dec.1   Fallout of I-Team Library Investigation  San Jose: The investigation exposed sex crimes and pornography in main libraries. Mayor-elect is pledging to take action Aug.21     Free Wi-Fi Access At Library  Sunnyvale: City officials announced that free Wi-Fi access is now available at the city's library, on West Olive Ave. Aug.10 UC's Join Book-Scanning Project
  Google: The deal is marking the biggest expansion of Google's effort to convert millions of library books into digital form Feb.12 New and vastly improved library  San Jose Downtown: The 19,0000 square foot facility at 1580 Naglee Ave. replaces a library just over a 1/3 of its size

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Oct.3 Alliance to Open Web Library
. Yahoo May.15   Tutsi recount he lived through Hutu killing spree  West Oakland: Only a dozen people gathered at the library to hear Dr. Tharcisse Seminega recount Apr.23 Suspicious Fire Destroys School Library. El Cerrito Feb.27 Library gets $2 million for biotech center. San Mateo

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Nov.30 5 libraries to get $77 million
. Castro Valley Oct.7 $40,000 ceramic mural with misspellings
  Livermore: The mural was unveiled outside the city's new library with misspellings of Einstein, Shakespeare, Van Gogh
Jan.15 Uproar over homeless shelter  Orinda: Homeless advocates proposed turning an empty library into a temporary winter shelter

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Oct.7 Supervisors approved land deals. SF City Hall Oct.5 Program to get everyone reading Saroyan  Brentwood: Under first CityRead program, is making 225 copies of 'The Human Comedy' available at the library and coffee shops Aug.16 World record broken for reading aloud
  San Jose Downtown: 6 hardy readers at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library are reading in 3-hour shifts. They have slept inside the library Aug.1   New Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library  San Jose Downtown: Library is a 7-year joint-development between the city, University and the Redevelopment Agency May.26 Libraries Go Online to Ask for Books
  Oakland: Library workers have posted a wish-list of books on Amazon Feb.18   Broken Pipe Floods Historic Library  Burlingame: A busted pipe drenched the building. Damage was estimated at about $250,000

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Oct.30 Schwartzenegger promotes Prop 49
  South San Jose: Arnold will speak before a class of Simonds Elementary School fourth graders at the Almaden Branch Library
Feb.11   Library has forgiven $120,000
  Oakland: Public Library has forgiven almost $120,000 in overdue fines and restored borrowing privileges for 58,000 patrons

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Oct.2   Internet filters banned at libraries
  San Francisco: Board of Supervisors voted to ban the filters from library computers. Ban could cost the city $20,000 in federal funds Jun.12 Library reopens after cleanup
  Richmond: Main library reopened 4 months after it ordered closed to clean up mold
May.4   Ex-librarian gets jail for skimming
  Burlingame: A former Burlingame Library employee was sentenced to a year in jail for skimming $130,000 in late fees
Apr.8   Wind-Fanned Fire Guts School  Vallejo: 5-alarm fire at Steffan Manor Elementary School destroyed 12 classrooms, auditorium, library and cafeteria

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Nov.26   $12 million mansion for sale
  Berkeley: Includes 4 Acres, gym, guest house and 5,000-book library
Jul.10   1st Amendment fight
  UC Berkeley: Master's thesis was refused to put it in the UC library because profanity and insults of faculty

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