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2 hrs ago | Pleasanton Weekly

San Ramon residents organize protest against Creekside Memorial Cemetery

More than 450 people participated in a hike last Saturday to protest against Creekside Memorial Cemetery proposed for the Tassajara Valley.

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Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Diablo, CA

9 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

'Greywater' helps cope with parched landscape

Tina Neuhausel, co-founder and president of Sustainable Contra Costa, has conducted greywater workshops to help educate residents about capturing household water from sinks, washing machines and showers and redirecting it for irrigation purposes, rather than discharging it into storm drains.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Alameda County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, San Mateo County, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Mosquito fogging planned in Discovery Bay area

Mosquito and vector control crews will fog an agricultural area near Discovery Bay Thursday night to eradicate mosquitoes in an ongoing effort to prevent the spread of the West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: Discovery Bay, CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Inside Bay Area

Conquering Half-Dome yet again: Lafayette's Hans Florine makes birthday climb a record-setter

On June 18, Hans Florine turned 50 years old. To celebrate, the world-class climber and Lafayette resident took a solo hike.

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Related Topix: Yosemite Valley, CA

KTVU Oakland

2 Investigates: Used car dealership owner charged with odometer roll back, grand theft, perjury

The main suspect in one of the biggest odometer fraud investigations in Bay Area history is now facing dozens of charges for the alleged scheme.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Inside Bay Area

Seniority by Eizo Kobayashi: Career path goes through Okinawa

Courtney Timmons, right, and her research partner Jessica Gordon, are headed to Okinawa in October to continue their research and study of zoanthids, found in coral reefs.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Contra Costa tax collectors order $10K seizure -- from the wrong man

Jim Service is a tax deadbeat. He had about $6,000 garnished from his state income tax return this year, and he's been told he owes $4,000 more to pay off debt.

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Related Topix: Tax, Science / Technology

ClayCord.com

POLICE: Concord Man's Death Not Believed to be Related to Danville Fight

Police said foul play does not appear to be involved in the death of a 20-year-old Concord man who was involved in a fight in Danville over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Danville, CA, Concord, CA

KTVU Oakland

Five cars burn in fire at Lafayette BART station parking lot

A fire destroyed four parked cars and badly damaged another in the parking lot of the Lafayette BART station Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said.

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Related Topix: Fire

Contra Costa Times

Danville police investigating fight and possible link to death of...

Danville police are investigating a rowdy house party and beating early Sunday -- with one of the party attendees, a 20-year-old Concord man discovered dead a day later.

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Related Topix: Danville, CA, Concord, CA

Inside Bay Area

Danville police investigating fight and possible link to death of...

Danville police are investigating a rowdy house party and beating early Sunday -- with one of the party attendees, a 20-year-old Concord man discovered dead a day later.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink

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.

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

ClayCord.com

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.

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

ClayCord.com

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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

ClayCord.com

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 Claycord.com when it's made available by BPD.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Medicine, Nursing

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