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Piedmont's Week: Robberies, Restaurants, Tennis, Rescued Pup, Citizen Captures Suspect

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These were among the top stories on Piedmont Patch this past week:

Police Blotter: Armed Robbery on Grand Avenue, Vehicle vs. Tree

Also on last week's police log: stolen bicycles, garbage cans in the street, DUI arrest.

Piedmont's Mackenzie McDonald Turning Heads in Masters Tennis
"Mackie" McDonald defeats two top-100 players, qualifies for Cincinnati Masters.

Police Blotter: Stolen Bikes and Minivan, Bad Concert Tickets, Kids in the Bushes
The weekend Piedmont Police Department log also included a dozen traffic stops, nine false alarms and a barking dog.

Who's Hiring In The Piedmont Area: Kaiser Permanente, Hilton, Rainin
Some of the job postings online for the Piedmont area.

Berkeley Man Rescues Chilled Dog in Middle of Bay — Owner Sought
A large black puppy was found chilled and swimming in the middle of San Francisco Bay Monday night and brought home by a Berkeley man on his commute back from work in a motorized inflatable boat.

Restaurant Watch: Piedmont Ave. Dishcrawl, Homestead Review
In the works: a "new school" coffeehouse at 41st Street and Broadway in Oakland that will cater to work-from-home business people who need a spot with free Wi-Fi, plenty of electrical outlets and even a conference room they can rent.

Update: Motorcycle Crash in Oakland, Shooting in Orinda Close Hwy. 24
A CHP officer shot a hit-and-run suspect about 20 minutes after the motorcycle accident, authorities said.

Armed, Masked Robbers Hit Grand Avenue Nail Salon
The robbers took jewelry and cell phones from customers and employees, as well as the business's cash proceeds.

Piedmont Man Captures Suspected Car Burglar
The incident began in the 100 block of York Drive and ended about three blocks away on Grand Avenue.

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