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1 hr ago | KTVU Oakland

Richmond woman sentenced for role in beating death of man

A Richmond woman will spend seven years in prison in connection with a 2011 assault that led to a man's death.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Martinez, CA

3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Pedestrian Critically Injured After Being Hit By Train In Antioch

The train hit a pedestrian at about 7:35 a.m. near Fulton Shipyard Road, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt.

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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Case-Shiller: home prices up from April to May

Here comes the Case-Shiller report for May 2014. This report shows another small bump in home prices from April to May for the five-county San Francisco Metro Statistical Area, with the aggregate or total index now up about 55 percent since recovery began in earnest in 2012.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Napa, CA

5 hrs ago | The Antioch Herald

Guest Column: Dozier-Libbey Medical Teachers Appeal Charter Conversion Petition to State Board

Yesterday, [Wednesday, July 30, 2014] teachers from Antioch's Dozier-Libbey Medical High School filed an appeal to the California State Board of Education following the denial of their petition to convert their school to an independent public charter school last May by the Contra Costa County Board of Education.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Antioch, CA

9 hrs ago | San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland scrapping old police radio system

After seven years and $18 million, the Oakland City Council last week finally gave up on using a police radio system so unreliable that it has endangered officers and even left President Obama vulnerable.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA, Cell Phones, Electronics

13 hrs ago | RecordNET

New human services director wants satisfied customers

Behind the employees behind the counter of the San Joaquin County departments fixing roads, issuing permits or providing health care is the mostly even further behind-the-scenes Human Resources division, recruiting and hiring and otherwise keeping track of the roughly 6,500 jobs to be done in county government.

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Related Topix: San Joaquin County, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Daily Republic

Frazier: State won't dictate fate of Vacaville parking lots

Assemblyman Jim Frazier says he won't let the state Department of Finance determine the fate of Vacaville parking lots paid for with redevelopment funds.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Solano County, CA

ClayCord.com

Concord Teacher Accused of Molesting Students Takes Stand for 2nd Day - Denies Lewd Conduct

A Contra Costa County prosecutor in a Martinez courtroom today portrayed a popular Concord elementary school teacher as a pedophile who became obsessed with certain male students, developed inappropriate relationships with them and tried to conceal his lascivious conduct.

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Related Topix: Martinez, CA

Contra Costa Times

A bond measure may land on the November ballot for the Pittsburg school district

The Pittsburg Unified School District may decide next week to place a $100 million bond measure on the November ballot to potentially replace aging portables with new permanent classrooms, revamp or rebuild some older campuses and build additional classrooms at Pittsburg High School.

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ClayCord.com

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Contra Costa County Sheriff Seeks Information on Residential Burglary Suspect

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is looking for the man who broke into a home on Neely Ct. in Alamo, which is on the Walnut Creek border.

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Related Topix: Alamo, CA, Walnut Creek, CA

Contra Costa Times

Police promote 'National Night Out' gatherings in Lamorinda, Walnut Creek

When the 1991 Oakland Hills fire raged through Diana Graham's former neighborhood, she was taken by complete surprise.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Moraga, CA, Orinda, CA

Halfway To Concord

Orinda being wrecked by Centralized Planning

The buzz words are familiar: Communism; five-year plans; the Soviet Union; and totalitarianism.

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Related Topix: Orinda, CA, California, Environment, Science

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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