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Two-headed snake around until Saturday, at least

There’s a baby two-headed snake down at the Reptile Room, 1223 A St. It’s on display for the curious public at least until this Saturday, when the owner expects a potential buyer from SoCal to come and take a gander. He says more than a hundred people have come by to check it out, and it’s worth it — there hasn’t been such a thing around these parts since a double-headed specimen at the California Academy of Sciences died some years back after a long run of freaking out field-trip kids.

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Hayward’s Measure A gets a thumbs up

Voters agreed with city officials that keeping current fire fighter and police officer staffing is worth a 5.5 percent utility tax. We’re checking in to see how the failure of the state props is going to affect city coffers, and getting reaction regarding Measure A’s passage. Officials had been painting a gloomy picture if it didn’t go through, and everyone down at City Hall is pretty happy right about now.