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Some stories cry out for further factoids. An enterprising thief recently stole copper wiring – which fetches a pretty price on the black market – on Garin Parkway at Jennifer Street in Brentwood. The caveat: this offender didn’t cop the copper by meticulously pulling it out of a streetlamp. He stole the whole streetlamp! Now, that’s what we call going to great lengths – as in flatbed truck – in order to make a living in the weird world of crime.
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Oakleyites will get a chance to party like it’s l999 at the Oakley Library’s 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Freedom High School location on Neroly Road. The Happy Hookers (crochet group) will be there, but most likely not the Artist Formerly Known As Prince. There will, however, be cake, a magic show and other surprises.
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Decidedly cool: Proprietors of the Holiday on Ice skating rink have announced that they’ll be back this year. Located at the Streets of Brentwood, the rink last year attracted “just over 22,000 paying skaters,” said Lynn Roberts of Holiday on Ice. This year’s goal is to attract 30,000, which Lynn said could help it become “a successful annual event for wintertime family fun in Brentwood for years to come.” The dates this year: Nov. 14 to Jan 10. Anyone interested in sponsoring the rink should call Lynn at 925-998-5356 or visit www.brentwoodholidayonice.com.
– Compiled by Press Staff