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2 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Walnut Creek News Briefs -- Candidates start filing for November election and become a CERT member

Two City Council seats are up for election. Two-term councilwoman and former mayor Cindy Silva has already filed and will officially run for re-election.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Public meetings

The Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the council chamber of the Civic Center.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, CA, Lafayette, CA, Diablo, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Inside Bay Area

Teens get 'Mad' at money-management boot camp in Antioch

Students learn how to budget money in a Mad City Money program under the guidance of Damian Alarcon, financial educational officer with Travis Credit Union at Paradise Skate Roller Rink in Antioch on July 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Computers

Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa County: Volunteers still needed for Project Homeless Connect in Richmond

The annual, daylong event routinely draws more than 1,000 homeless people who receive food, medical and dental care, haircuts, pet care, shelter and many other services.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA

SFGate

Ca Gop Lt. Gov. candidate Ron Nehringa s campaign a " hunkering down in Israeli bomb shelters

Ron Nehring , California's Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is forgoing the usual campaign swings this week for something far riskier - he's huddling in Israeli bomb shelters, tweeting just miles from the Gaza border.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Gavin Newsom, Alameda, 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: Libraries, _No Company, MinDStorm, ASK, Video Games, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Martinez, CA

Inside Bay Area

Pittsburg: Single-alarm fire at apartment complex

Firefighters battled a one-alarm fire at a Pittsburg apartment Tuesday evening, a Contra Costa County Fire District dispatcher said.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Concord: Monument Crisis Center seeks backpacks for needy children

The Monument Crisis Center is collecting school supplies and backpacks through Aug. 7 for 1,000 needy children in Contra Costa County.

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SFGate

Mom's testimony clears man in E. Bay killing

Kyle Navarro, 21, of El Sobrante had been charged with murder in the March slaying of 24-year-old Nicolas Callen of Pinole.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, El Sobrante, CA, Pinole, CA

Inside Bay Area

Whole family is the focus of Contra Costa County's Community Baby Shower

The philosophy behind Contra Costa County's second annual Community Baby Shower for African-American pregnant women and their partners is that it takes an entire community to raise a healthy child.

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Related Topix: African-American, Antioch, CA

Inside Bay Area

East Contra Costa assemblyman to meet with constituents Saturday

Local residents are invited to chat with their state assemblyman and take advantage of a couple of safety-related services this weekend.

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Related Topix: Oakley, CA, Guns

The Antioch Herald

Update on Monday's Officer Involved Shooting in Antioch

When an officer arrived, he eventually had an encounter with a male suspect. The officer attempted to detain the male who fled from him into an open garage.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA

Decanter Magazine

Chinese-backed firm buys Quixote Winery in Napa Valley

A company believed to be backed by Chinese investors has bought Quixote Winery in the sought-after Stags Leap District of California's Napa Valley.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Drink, Wine

KTVU Oakland

Suspect wounded in Antioch police officer-involved shooting

The shooting was reported at 8:51 a.m. at a home in the 4100 block of Folsom Drive, said Fire Marshal Robert Marshall of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KRON 4

Walnut Creek: Illegal Fireworks Spark Blaze Near Golf Course

Illegal fireworks sparked a blaze that burned about half an acre of vegetation near the Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek over the weekend, a fire official said today.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Fire

Inside Bay Area

West Contra Costa hospital losing workers amid uncertain future

As Contra Costa County officials scramble for options to save Doctors Medical Center in some form, skilled workers are leaving in droves amid the continuing uncertainty.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Richmond, CA, August, CA

KRON 4

Antioch Police Shoot Man After Finding Rifle in the Street

An Antioch resident is in the hospital after an altercation with a police officer led to a shooting Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Middle and high school students can vote in mock election

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

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Twitter, Science / Technology

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

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