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Sprouts Farmers Market to permanently shutter 2 South Bay locations

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Sprouts Farmers Market to close Mountain View, Fremont locations

Sprouts Farmers Market will close two of its locations in Mountain View and Fremont after nearly 10 years, East Bay Times reports.

“Choosing to close a store, and in this case two stores, is always a difficult decision,” said Dustin Hamilton, a regional vice president for Sprouts. “However, we’ve reached the end of our lease with both property owners, and with the proximity of our nearby stores, we made the decision to close these locations.”

The two locations at 3900 Mowry Ave. in Fremon and at 630 San Antonio Rd. in Mountain View will remain open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. until the stores permanently shutter on June 3.

Employees at both locations have been offered the “ability to stay employed with the company,” according to Hamilton, adding, “We’ll work closely with each team member to facilitate the transition. We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication these team members have put in over the years and hope they will continue to work for Sprouts.”

Property owners for both locations are seeking other grocers to lease the soon to be vacant spaces.

Fire at Brentwood kennel leaves 4 dogs dead

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A fire at a Brentwood Kennel Thursday night left four dogs dead according to police, KRON4 reports.

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to the call shortly before 10 p.m. at the Derty Dog K9 Retreat at Brentwood Boulevard. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire.

Investigators believe the fire was sparked by a malfunctioning air conditioner. Another 15 dogs were accounted for and appear healthy and unharmed by the fire.

The fire is currently under investigation by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact investigators at (925) 634- 3400.

Dead whale spotted off Brooks Island in Richmond

A dead whale was reportedly spotted in waters near Brook Island in Richmond this morning after a man spotted the animal during his morning walk, KTVU reports.

A photo of the floating carcass was taken from Canal Blvd.

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