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Man Struck, Killed by Amtrak Train Identified as Transient

A man was struck and killed Monday evening by an Amtrak train in Richmond, police said today.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Patch.com

PG&E VP Talks Controversial Tree Removal; County Board of Supes Wants Specifics

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors said today that they will need more details from PG&E before the utility moves forward with a proposal to remove hundreds of trees from county property as part of a larger tree and vegetation removal plan to boost access to its gas pipeline network.

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Related Topix: Martinez, CA, Bay Point, CA

SFGate

2nd suspect sought in killing near Pinole

Kyle Navarro, 20, is being sought in connection with a March 31 shooting death in the Tara Hills community near Pinole.

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Related Topix: Pinole, CA, Violent Crime, Tara Hills, CA

Inside Bay Area

EBMUD taps Sacramento River water for first time to avoid rationing

The East Bay's largest water district decided Tuesday to use voluntary conservation and tap a new water supply from the Sacramento River to get through the year without rationing.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento County, CA

Contra Costa Times

Whooping cough reported at Morello Park Elementary in Martinez

A 9-year-old student at Morello Park Elementary was diagnosed last Friday with whooping cough, also known as pertussis.

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Related Topix: Martinez, CA

Patch.com

County Board of Supes Meets Tuesday A.M to Discuss PG&E Pipeline Pathway

TUESDAY, APRIL 22 9 A.M. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING . AGENDA INCLUDES: CONSIDERATION OF A REPORT REGARDING THE PROPOSED PG&E PIPELINE PATHWAY PROJECT AND THE POTENTIAL IMPACT ON COUNTY RESIDENTS.

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Contra Costa Times

Danville-based lacrosse team helps spruce up nonprofit center

Members of a Danville-based youth lacrosse team participated in a day of landscaping and clean-up work at the nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County's Family Resource Center.

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Related Topix: Danville, CA, Diablo, CA

The Orange County Register

Nurses urge beefed-up security following attacks

In April 2009, a hospital pharmacy worker shot and killed two of his managers before killing himself at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Newport Beach, CA, Sacramento, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Pleasant Hill: Lunchtime food trucks coming to Contra Costa Centre

It's getting to the point where gourmands won't be able to throw a pork bun or a gourmet cupcake in central Contra Costa County without hitting a food truck.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, CA

ClayCord.com

The Claycord BART Crime Report - Crack Smoker, Robbery, Auto Theft + Much More

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

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Related Topix: Millbrae, CA

Inside Bay Area

Public invited to Contra Costa County witness voting equipment test

Election observers and anyone else who is interested can witness a test next week of the voting equipment that will be used in the May 6 mail ballot election, Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters Joe Canciamilla announced in a news release.

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Related Topix: San Pablo, CA

Philly.com

Jet-setting college swindler back in Philly jail

Jocelyn Kirsch, the jet-setting college swindler whose exploits as a high-flying identity thief earned her tabloid prominence seven years ago, returned to federal custody in Philadelphia - this time on a probation violation charge that could send her back to prison.

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Related Topix: Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania

Patch.com

Good Cause! Good Kids! Save the Date: May 4

Assisteens of Diablo Valley, an auxiliary of the local Assistance League , are hosting a fundraiser fashion show on Sunday, May 4 in Walnut Creek to further their charitable efforts in Contra Costa County.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Lafayette, CA, Alamo, CA, Danville, CA, Orinda, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Patch.com

De La Salle Hits Hollywood; Top Teachers; 1st Homicide of 2014

Three Teachers 'Tops' in Concord . Three Concord area teachers are among 22 named as Teachers of the Year .

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Related Topix: Concord, CA

Contra Costa Times

Barnidge: Chasing monkeys, freeing horses, confronted gunman all in a day's work

Manny Morales couldn't see himself stuck behind a desk -- he craved some adventure in his work -- but not even he envisioned being paid to chase down a monkey in Martinez.

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Related Topix: Martinez, CA, Antioch, CA, Diablo, CA, Pinole, CA, Moraga, CA

Patch.com

Egg Hunts Galore; Top Teacher; A Look at Measure C

'Penny Egg Hunt' at Walnut Creek Farmers' Market on Easter Sunday . Parkmead Teacher Is 'Tops' in Walnut Creek .

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA

Contra Costa Times

Do you have questions for the candidates?

Do you have questions for candidates running for Contra Costa County superintendent? For the 16th District State Assembly? For the 11th Congressional District? Please send them to columnist Tom Barnidge , who will moderate candidate forums on Contra Costa Television prior to the June primary election.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

1 dead after boat strikes bridge on Calif. river

Contra Costa County sheriff's authorities said the man's body was found in the water nearly six hours after Saturday's crash near Cruiser Haven Marina in Brentwood.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Marina, CA, Brentwood, CA, Modesto, CA

ABC7 KGO

Crews search for person after boat accident in Brentwood

One person was injured and another is still missing after a boat crash in Brentwood Saturday, Contra Costa County sheriff's officials are reporting.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster

Inside Bay Area

East Bay garden tour to mark 10 years

People are aware of their water usage, acknowledging that a major portion goes into maintaining their lawns.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Alameda County, CA, Oakland, CA

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