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2 hrs ago | ClayCord.com

Risk of West Nile Virus Continues in Contra Costa County as More...

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that four more groups of mosquitoes, five more dead birds, and two more chickens tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Discovery Bay, CA, Antioch, CA, Concord, CA, Danville, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Concord does about face, scales back parking fine hikes

A month after raising several local parking fines to match the highest in the Contra Costa County, city leaders reversed their decision and instead have now endorsed only modest increases.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Richmond, CA

Patch.com

Forecasters Predict Sizzling Temps in East Bay for Friday, Cooling by Weekend

It's heating up in the Bay Area and the hottest day this week will be Friday, a National Weather Service forecaster said today.

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Related Topix: Weather, Alameda County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Concord, CA

Inside Bay Area

Danville historian blazes new trails as a modern-day pioneer of San Ramon Valley politics

Several years ago, Beverly Lane was working on one of the many exhibits she coordinates for the Museum of the San Ramon Valley each year -- this time on the centennial anniversary of women winning the vote in California.

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Related Topix: Danville, CA, Concord, CA

ClayCord.com

Eradication Efforts Underway After Fruit Fly Species Found in Contra Costa County

Efforts to eradicate an invasive fruit fly species are underway in Contra Costa County after the pests were found in flytraps in Eastern Contra Costa County, a county spokeswoman said.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food

Point Reyes Light

Marty Medin, fireman and fisherman

Marty Medin, a fireman and 56-year West Marin resident known for his generosity and knack for fishing, died in Petaluma on July 9. He was 73. Marty was born in Seattle, Washington, in the early 1940s, to Dorothy Eldred, a Louisiana native who fastened rivets on the assembly line at a Boeing aircraft factory during World War II and later became a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, El Cerrito, CA, Inverness, CA, Home Building, Home, Family, Kids

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Oakland Post

League of Women Voters Elects New Officers

The League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County held its annual meeting recently where it announced newly elected board member.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Oakland, CA, Journalism

Patch.com

Home-Modification Program Dramatically Cuts 911 'Fall Calls' by Seniors in Contra Costa County

News from Contra Costa County Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services : When Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services modifies a home, it cuts the chances of a senior calling 9-1-1 for a fall by about 53 percent, according to new data compiled by American Medical Response for their service areas in Contra Costa County.

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Inside Bay Area

Rescued birds find new home in Richmond

Eight black-crowned night herons and snowy egrets were released along the western bank of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park in Richmond on Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Pinole, CA

ClayCord.com

Three Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Volunteers Traveling to Washington to Help Wildfire Relief Effort

Trained members of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter are helping individuals affected by a massive wildfire in Washington State where thousands of acres are burning and residents are being forced to leave their homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Solano County, CA

Berkeley Daily Planet

Thurmond Leads in Poll

A new poll conducted by Oakland-based EMC Research shows the Tony Thurmond campaign in the lead for the State Assembly district that includes Berkeley but goes way up north into Contra Costa County.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA

Contra Costa Times

Library Corner

All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Martinez, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Public meetings

The Planning Commission is set to meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, in the council chamber of the City Hall.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, CA

Inside Bay Area

Byron schools lose campus police presence

The Byron Union School District will not have a school resource officer on duty at its three campuses during the upcoming school year after the school district was unable to foot the bill.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Byron, CA, Discovery Bay, CA

Inside Bay Area

Woman safe after one-alarm fire burns Bay Point mobile home

A woman safely escaped her Bay Point mobile home after a fire broke out just after noon on Tuesday, authorities said Fire crews were dispatched at 12:05 to a mobile home park on Pacifica Avenue for a report of smoke, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt.

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Related Topix: Bay Point, CA

CBS Local

Jail Escapee And Murder Suspect Tried To Escape From CoCo County Jail Too, Prosecutors Say

A man accused of slaying of a retired San Francisco Bay area schoolteacher attempted an escape from jail by trying to carve his way out of a cell window, Contra Costa County prosecutors said.

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The Drinks Business

Chinese firm buys Quixote winery for $29m

The Stag's Leap vineyard, owned by organic winemaker Carl Doumani, was purchased by Jinta Vineyards and Winery, a Chinese-owned private firm registered in the US, according to reports by Wine Spector.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Vietnamese-American, Asian-American

Inside Bay Area

Chevron Richmond touts economic impact to city, but skeptics wonder at what cost

Chevron's mammoth refinery leaves a footprint in Richmond far beyond its 2,900 waterfront acres.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA

Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito studies ways to add housing

Discussions have started on how the city can fulfill its fair share of affordable housing for the region, a process complicated by a shortage of developable sites and government funding mechanisms.

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Related Topix: El Cerrito, CA, Lafayette, CA, Richmond, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

App uses facial recognition to reunite dogs, owners

App's facial recognition reunites dogs, owners A smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using doggie facial recognition.

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Related Topix: Discovery Bay, CA

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