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3 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
A middle-school boy could face criminal charges for allegedly forcing a girl into sexual acts after he received sexually explicit photos of her on his cellphone, and several other students at four middle schools are under investigation for exchanging inappropriate images, police said.
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7 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
Work crews are installing ties to add a second rail along a 3.4-mile section of track extending west from Vintage Parkway in Oakley.
11 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly
Vmeste means "together" in Russian, which makes it a good name for a Russian-language newspaper in the East Bay, because for nearly two decades, Vmeste has been bolstering the togetherness of the area's Russian-speaking Jewish community.
11 hrs ago | KQED
Steve Muccular visits his family at the Hacienda public housing complex in Richmond.
13 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
Sixty-five different parks over 118,000 acres is a lot of ground for a police department to cover, as the 64 officers of the East Bay Regional Park District must do.
20 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
The Commission on Aging is set to meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in Classroom B, Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle.
The lifesaving PulsePoint app notifies smartphone users who are trained in CPR when someone nearby in Contra Costa County may be in need of help.
All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families.
California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state's drought persists.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell toured a federal water storage and pumping plant in Byron today to get a firsthand look at a key piece of California's water infrastructure as the state grapples with a historic drought.
Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County is celebrating young women in its College Bound Girls program who have won college scholarships.
Taxpayers could be on the hook for thousands of dollars because City Clerk Kim Lehmkuhl didn't do her job.
Contra Costa County could soon charge fees for some emergency medical calls to reduce a budget shortfall under a proposal by the fire chief and endorsed in principle Tuesday by the board of supervisors.
One of Nevada County"s shining stars is moving on to a bigger County. County Librarian Jessica Hudson has accepted a position as the head librarian of Contra Costa County.
The Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo has agreed to pay $230,900 in air pollution penalties for 19 air quality violations in 2008 and 2009.
A 23-year-old man shot and killed Saturday night in North Richmond has been identified as Nelson Earl Hamilton III Hamilton, who went by Earl, was shot along with three others at about 10 p.m. in front of a home in the 1600 block of First Street, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.