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For the second time in the last two months, a BART train derailed along central Contra Costa County tracks, this time after a train operator attempted to maneuver the train from a side track onto a mainline track without approval, the BART board president said Friday.
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Customers in the East Bay's largest water district should be asked to continue voluntarily reducing their water use 10 percent without mandatory water rationing, the agency's top managers recommend.
Police are investigating whether the shooting death of a 28-year-old man is related to the second shooting of a 71-year-old man who reported a burglary at his Richmond home early this morning, a police spokeswoman said.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has decided not to file criminal charges against a former Concord elementary school principal accused of failing to contact police after receiving reports of possible sexual misconduct by teacher Joseph Martin.
A presentation by a group of environmentalists about a propane-and-butane recovery project at the Phillips 66 refinery, scheduled for next week, has been postponed because the Contra Costa County panel hosting it will be short of a quorum, the county announced.
An 18-year-old Antioch man was shot and killed in Concord on Thursday night, a Contra Costa County coroner's deputy said today.
Voters in West Contra Costa County are starting to mail in their ballots on a May 6 parcel tax measure meant to keep a long-standing public hospital in San Pablo from closing its doors.
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Automatic salary increases and largely unchanged health care benefits for firefighter-paramedics approved this week by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board have erased the threat of a 9.5-percent across-the-board pay cut and health care benefits reductions.
A 30-year-old Richmond woman has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy who was the father of her child, a prosecutor said today.
A boy who was shot dead in Antioch on Wednesday night has been identified as 16-year-old Jose DeJesus Guerrero, a Contra Costa County coroner's deputy said Thursday morning.
KTVU has learned that BART will be cited by Cal/OSHA for three willful and serious violations in the deaths of two BART workers on tracks in Walnut Creek last October.
A Pinole man suspected in the shooting death of a man last month in Tara Hills has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, authorities said Thursday.
The median home sales price was $575,000 in Alameda County. Prices rose by 22.8 percent in Contra Costa County, with the median at $425,000.
Richmond city leaders seemed dismayed last week when they paged through next year's budget and found a $7 million deficit awaiting them.
Melinda Gaffney, 30, will be arraigned Thursday after she allegedly shot and killed 16-year-old Terrance Forks outside the Crescent Park apartment complex on April 8, according to prosecutors.