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1 hr ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

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

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