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1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area
The Securities and Exchange Commission sought a much broader range of documentation and financial records related to the West Contra Costa school district's $1.6 billion bond program than earlier thought, according to the subpoena released Tuesday in response to a public records request by this newspaper.
5 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter
He followed me for nearly two miles until the lane split into two lanes, continuing to wave his hands at me.
The beloved fairy tale by Vera Morris is directed by Bryan Anthony and is fun for all ages.
A one-alarm fire caused damage but no injuries at a Martinez restaurant this morning, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said.
The country's biggest trash hauler is refusing to take no for an answer after the City Council voted overwhelmingly to reject Waste Management's proposal, instead giving the 10-year, $1-billion contract to a local company that has cheaper rates and is pledging to local hiring and partnering with local agencies to handle the city's waste.
Finishing the last Pleasanton segment of the 32-mile Iron Horse Regional Trail required overcoming many challenges -- millions of dollars to raise, lukewarm early political support and a creek and many streets to cross.
A man was shot in the arm after a fight broke out at a house party in Hercules over the weekend, police said Monday Officers responded around 1:35 a.m. Saturday to reports of a physical fight at a house party on Aspen Court and while en route to the home, got reports of shots fired on the same street, police said.
Despite California's ever-present risk of major earthquakes, the number of homeowners in the state with insurance coverage for quake damage has dipped significantly over the past several decades, from 33 percent in 1996 to just 10 percent today.
Nearly 30 years after California adopted a law designed to spur the retrofitting of buildings at risk in an earthquake, thousands of Bay Area structures still are not updated, a laggard pace officials attribute to the complex politics and economics of making old buildings safe.
Two suspects in a stolen car led police on a chase from Antioch all the way into Lafayette that at times reached 105 miles per hour Sunday night, the California Highway Patrol said.
A hiker was rescued by helicopter after becoming dehydrated and unable to walk in Mt.
A man who served a prison term for his involvement in the shotgun killing of a 16-year-old boy in Contra Costa County in 2005 was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of shooting two men at an East Oakland taco truck over the weekend, police said Monday.
As numerous sources report , an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck California early Sunday morning, with an epicenter about 9 miles south of Napa.
As the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white cop roils predominantly black Ferguson, Missouri, one of that community's challenges is replicated even in the highly diverse Bay Area: White police officers disproportionately dominate in cities with large minority populations.
Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Pittsburg Saturday morning but were able to bring it under control, a Contra Costa County fire marshal said.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 05:50 am
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