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3 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Roadshow: Why was there no summer respite from commute traffic?

Q This may not be a question that you, or anyone else, can answer authoritatively, but it's been bugging me a lot lately.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Bay Point, CA

7 hrs ago |

Lead Up to Labor Day Brings DUI Crackdown in Contra Costa County

Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, August, CA, Lafayette, CA

12 hrs ago |

TONIGHT: Mosquito Fogging in Concord

Contra Costa County mosquito control crews will spray an area of Concord tonight with insecticide in an effort to eradicate mosquitoes and prevent the spread of West Nile virus.


Related Topix: Concord, CA, West Nile Virus, Health

16 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

School supply drive in Contra Costa ends Thursday

There's still time to help low-income families get backpacks and other necessary school supplies as the academic year begins.


Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Contra Costa Times

On Tap: East Contra Costa County theater, arts and other events

The Arts and Cultural Foundation of Antioch presents the Saturday Summer Concert Series with Against Leo featuring rock 'n' roll and blues music.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Antioch, CA, Family, Kids, August, CA, Pop/Rock, The Carpenters

Inside Bay Area

San Ramon: Tassajara cemetery opponents ask City Council to reverse '05 resolution

Opponents of a controversial cemetery proposed for the Tassajara Valley are appealing to the City Council to reverse a 2005 local resolution of support for the project, which they say is now too outdated to reflect the will of the city's residents.


Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Dublin, CA, Danville, CA

The Claycord BART Crime Report - Rape, Robbery, Indecent Exposure, Theft + MORE

The information in this report is provided by the BART Police Department , and it will be posted on when it's made available by BPD.


Related Topix: Concord, CA, Pittsburg, CA

Inside Bay Area

Alameda County: Number relying on food bank grows

One in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance, which is more than the one in seven nationally, according to a new survey released Monday by Feeding America, a network of food banks.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Solano County, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

Richmond unites to fight hospital closure by filing federal lawsuit...

Civil rights attorney Pamela Y. Price announced today that her firm has been retained by the DMC Closure Aversion Committee to take legal action to stop the closure of DMC, Doctor's Medical Center.


Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Medicine, Nursing

Sun Aug 17, 2014


Firefighters Battle Grass Fire In Bay Point

Contra Costa County firefighters are battling a small grass fire in a marshy area in Bay Point this afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Bay Point, CA, Wildfire, Fire

Inside Bay Area

Kensington church considers subdividing land

An iconic Unitarian church is finding itself at odds with a group of its neighbors upset about a church plan to sell six acres of open space on its property for development.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Kensington, CA, El Cerrito, CA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

CBS Local

Battle Over Planned Cemetery Near San Ramon Coming To A Head

Residents of an East Bay community are in a fight over a proposed cemetery, but it may be that civic leaders have no way of stopping it.


Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Diablo, CA

Monterey County Herald

Thomas F. Lee: Split sentencing a step toward a 21st century justice system

Starting next Jan. 1, an innovative judicial practice, split sentencing, will become the law of the land in California.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Opinion

Fri Aug 15, 2014


Dog Rescued After Getting Stuck In Sewage Water Plant Vault

A dog was rescued from a sewage water treatment plant in North Richmond this morning after a worker spotted it stuck in a vault, fire officials said.


Related Topix: Richmond, CA


Arrest made in fatal Bay Point shooting

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Related Topix: Bay Point, CA, Violent Crime

Ukiah Daily Journal

Whooping cough outbreaks have been reported in schools statewide

California's whooping cough epidemic continues to escalate, with state officials reporting 760 more cases in the past two weeks -- a stark reminder of the need to vaccinate youth before school starts.


Related Topix: California, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations, Health, Santa Clara County, CA, Mendocino County, CA


Ebola isn't only tropical disease with no drug

Women in Monrovia, Liberia, pray for an end of the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 1,000 people.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Industry, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA

The Antioch Herald

Analysis - County Office of Education addressed Assadoorian recusal question

A review of emails obtained through a California Public Records Act request reveals that the Contra Costa County Office of Education considered the issue of a possible conflict of interest for board member Richard Asadoorian in the Dozier-Libbey Medical High School conversion charter school petition appeal.


Related Topix: Antioch, CA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Concord teacher acquitted of molestation charges

A Contra Costa County jury found Concord teacher Joseph Martin not guilty of molesting three boys, but deadlocked on charges relating to 11 others.


Related Topix: Concord, CA

Two-Alarm Fire in Rossmoor Displaces Four, Causes $250K in Damage

A two-alarm fire at a Walnut Creek retirement community on Tuesday night left at least four people displaced from their homes and two apartments badly damaged, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said today.


Related Topix: Fire, Walnut Creek, CA