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30 min ago | Halfway To Concord

East Bay Broadband Consortium works to raise the grade for high-speed Internet

One of the major findings of a presentation by the East Bay Broadband Consortium is that the broadband infrastructure In Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano Counties is barely adequate.

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Related Topix: California, Walnut Creek, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, Linda, CA

4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Library Corner

All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Family, Kids, Martinez, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA

8 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

School notes

With the Common Core initiative generating questions and controversy, a group of parents are holding a forum to present balanced views both for and against the Common Core Standards.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, CA, Education Etc., Diablo, CA, Alameda County, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Contra Costa Times

East County gardens on Bring Back the Native tour

Spring is here and the time has come for the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour on May 5. This is the 10th year for this free, award-winning tour, and it's interesting to note how in that time, native plant gardens have gone from a rare sight to an accepted garden choice.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Alameda County, CA, Brentwood, CA, Clayton, CA

Patch.com

Coroner: No Signs of Trauma on Woman Found Dead on Mt. Tam

By Bay City News Service: An autopsy on Magdalena Glinkowski, the Menlo Park woman who was found dead in Mt.

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Related Topix: Bay City News, Media, IT Services, Bootjack, CA

SFGate

Mt. Tam hiker's body showed no trauma

Security camera footage shows the missing 33-year-old Magdalena Glinkowski in the "Bootjack" parking lot on Mt.

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Related Topix: Bootjack, CA, Mill Valley, CA, Marin County, CA

ClayCord.com

12 People Arrested for Buying Alcohol for a Minor in CoCo County

The Vice Unit of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff has been conducting ongoing operations at establishments that sell alcohol in the unincorporated part of the county.

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Halfway To Concord

West County Family Justice Center launches two new outreach programs

The safety of Richmond and its neighboring communities has taken a giant leap forward with the West County Family Justice Center announcement of two new programs aimed at Based in Richmond, the West County Family Justice Center is launching Project Connect and the WINGS Leadership Academy in April and May, respectively, at its headquarters; the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA

ABC7 KGO

Parcel tax proposed to save Doctors Medical Center

A last-ditch effort to save Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo requires folks in the West County area to vote to impose yet another parcel tax on themselves.

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Related Topix: San Pablo, CA

Halfway To Concord

Cuts to California judicial system threatens justice for all

As a result of the recession, California state revenues declined by $15 billion from 2007 to 2008.

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Related Topix: California, Pittsburg, CA, Richmond, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

Bedbugs on BART reported, where will they turn up next?

Bedbugs, a problem well known to residents of Concord were found on a BART train last week, highlighting the mobility of these pests and the critical need to consider a regional response.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA

Berkeley Daily Planet

Will It Live or Die? Researchers Develop Biomarkers to Manage Impact of Sudden Oak Death

Ohio State University researchers have developed a way to predict the resistance or susceptibility of trees to sudden oak death disease, providing forest managers with the first effective method to manage trees in infested natural areas and in adjoining areas where the disease is expected in the future.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University, Agriculture, Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Contra Costa Times

Brentwood: Teenager injured in four-car wreck expected to survive

A teenage girl critically injured in a four-car wreck on Sunday afternoon was expected to survive her injuries, authorities said Monday.

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Related Topix: Brentwood, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

Missing woman found dead at Mt. Tamalpais

Sheriff's detectives confirmed that the body of the missing 33-year-old Menlo Park woman Magdalena Glinkowski was found by search and rescue teams on Mt.

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Related Topix: Bootjack, CA

Public Works .com

Coastal Conservancy Recommends 13 Projects For MTC-ABAG Priority Conservation Area Grants

The State Coastal Conservancy today recommended 13 Bay Area resource protection and public access projects to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for inclusion in the pilot Priority Conservation Area Grant Program established in 2012 by MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Orinda, CA, San Francisco, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

McClatchy

Most killings go unsolved in tiny California enclave

The swinging blues joints of the 1960s and '70s, however, slowly gave way to a skyrocketing violent crime rate, once memorialized in a list of the dead on a corner grocery's outside wall.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, California, Richmond, CA, San Lorenzo, CA

Contra Costa Times

Barnidge: Fitch Report, the Sequel, is better than the original

If you remember the independent study commissioned by the Board of Supervisors seeking remedies for the Contra Costa County Fire District's financial woes, you already have been introduced to Fitch & Associates LLC. Their 13-month, fact-gathering, data-crunching exercise produced a 150-page report that came up with recommendations for just about ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Patch.com

Body Found on Mt. Tam May Be Missing Menlo Park Woman

Search teams on Mt. Tamalpais this morning found a woman's body in the same area where a Menlo Park woman was believed to be hiking before she was reported missing on March 30, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

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Columbia Magazine

Bettye Faye Gilpin Mann, 76, Taylor Co., KY

Bettye Faye Gilpin Mann, 76, Taylor Co., KY She was a native of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of Contra Costa County, CA, at the time of her death.

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The Campbell Reporter

Concord police chief and local teacher support abuse reporting bill

This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Diablo, CA, Education Etc., Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Alamo, CA

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