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31 min ago | Patch.com

De La Salle Hits Hollywood; Top Teachers; 1st Homicide of 2014

Three Teachers 'Tops' in Concord . Three Concord area teachers are among 22 named as Teachers of the Year .

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4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Barnidge: Chasing monkeys, freeing horses, confronted gunman all in a day's work

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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Related Topix: Martinez, CA, Antioch, CA, Diablo, CA, Pinole, CA, Moraga, CA

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

Egg Hunts Galore; Top Teacher; A Look at Measure C

'Penny Egg Hunt' at Walnut Creek Farmers' Market on Easter Sunday . Parkmead Teacher Is 'Tops' in Walnut Creek .

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA

13 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Do you have questions for the candidates?

Do you have questions for candidates running for Contra Costa County superintendent? For the 16th District State Assembly? For the 11th Congressional District? Please send them to columnist Tom Barnidge , who will moderate candidate forums on Contra Costa Television prior to the June primary election.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

1 dead after boat strikes bridge on Calif. river

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.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Marina, CA, Brentwood, CA, Modesto, CA

ABC7 KGO

Crews search for person after boat accident 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.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster

Inside Bay Area

East Bay garden tour to mark 10 years

People are aware of their water usage, acknowledging that a major portion goes into maintaining their lawns.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Alameda County, CA, Oakland, CA

Inside Bay Area

Concord: BART derailment occurred when train tried to enter tracks without authorization

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.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, CA

Inside Bay Area

Schools mark the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath

This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools.

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Related Topix: The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, John Steinbeck, Vocal, Diablo, CA, Education Etc., Walnut Creek, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

EBMUD drought plan: Voluntary savings plus new emergency supply

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Alameda County, CA, Oakland, CA, Sacramento County, CA, Sacramento, CA

Patch.com

Police Investigating Shooting Death of 28-Year-Old Richmond Man

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.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Richmond, CA, Walnut Creek, CA

Patch.com

No Criminal Charges For Former Concord Principal in Connection With Teacher's Alleged Abuse

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Martinez, CA, Concord, CA

Inside Bay Area

Rodeo: Environmentalists' presentation on refinery project postponed

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.

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Related Topix: Rodeo, CA

Patch.com

County Coroner ID's Concord's Homicide Victim

An 18-year-old Antioch man was shot and killed in Concord on Thursday night, a Contra Costa County coroner's deputy said today.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Antioch, CA

Patch.com

Contra Costa County Voters to Vote on Measure C Parcel Tax

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.

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Related Topix: San Pablo, CA

Inside Bay Area

Meetings: Antioch City Council

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors: 9 a.m. County Administration Building, Room 107, 651 Pine St., Martinez.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Washington Post

will_baude

Thanks to all of you who commented or wrote in about my post on police officers who lie .

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Contra Costa Times

Moraga-Orinda Fire District firefighters get new contract

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.

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Related Topix: Moraga, CA, Orinda, CA, Fire

Patch.com

Woman Accused in Fatal Shooting of Teen Who Fathered Her Child

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.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA

KTVU Oakland

Teen fatally shot in Antioch identified

A boy who was shot dead in Antioch on Wednesday night has been identified as 16-year-old Jose DeJesus Guerrero, a Contra Costa County coroner's deputy said Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA

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