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Three Teachers 'Tops' in Concord . Three Concord area teachers are among 22 named as Teachers of the Year .
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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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'Penny Egg Hunt' at Walnut Creek Farmers' Market on Easter Sunday . Parkmead Teacher Is 'Tops' in Walnut Creek .
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.
One person was injured and another is still missing after a boat crash in Brentwood Saturday, Contra Costa County sheriff's officials are reporting.
People are aware of their water usage, acknowledging that a major portion goes into maintaining their lawns.
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.
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.
Thanks to all of you who commented or wrote in about my post on police officers who lie .
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.