Tuesday Feb 25
The Antioch Herald
Forum on railroads carrying crude oil, in Martinez Wednesday night
A panel of experts and activists will inform residents of Benicia, Martinez, Rodeo, Crockett and Port Costa of Big Oil's plans, both local and global.
Contra Costa Times
Rodeo: Smoky flare at Rodeo refinery prompts brief health alert Monday
A steam-operated turbine at the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo briefly lost power and caused a smoky flare, prompting a public safety alert Monday afternoon.
20-Year-Old Gets 20 Years for Killing Transient with Machete in Crockett
George Fite received the sentence after accepting a plea agreement with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office in which he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with the use of a deadly weapon for the killing of 45-year-old Daniel Stackenburg in January 2012.
Man sentenced for hacking transient to death with machete
A 20-year-old man who hacked an acquaintance to death with a machete at the victim's makeshift Crockett home more than two years ago will spend 18 years in state prison, a judge in Martinez ruled Friday.
The Daily Democrat
WoodlandWanderers to explore Crockett Hills
The Woodland Outdoor Wanders will sponsor a hike on Saturday at Crockett Hills Regional Park in Contra Costa County.
The Daily Republic
Firefighter doesn't let disability keep him from dream
Vacaville Fire Protection District Firefighter Todd Lechuga's hearing disability never stopped him from his dream of being a firefighter.
Inside Bay Area
Eye on the East Bay: Supervisor gushes over Rodeo refinery on YouTube
OCTANE GIVING: Some residents of Rodeo and Crockett might think Phillips 66 a bit of a grinch after the oil refiner declined to renew a $300,000-a-year Good Neighbor Agreement with their communities and the John Swett school district after 2009, and successfully fought schools parcel tax measures in 2010 and 2011.