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  1. More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Contra Costa Times

    If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners. Revenue is up 40 percent this year at the New York-based company with more customers paying $60 to $85 -- three or four times what a supermarket cake costs -- for confections made of paper-thin pastry dough and flavored with ingredients like green tea and chestnuts.

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  2. Biz Break: Oracle buys Datalogix to track your offline purchasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Contra Costa Times

    Today: Oracle's thirst for cloud software aimed at marketers continues to be quenched with acquisitions. Also: Gilead dives after losing Express Scripts, Facebook hits record high.

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  3. Internal Affairs: Canal photos have Redwood City officials backtracking -- slightlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Contra Costa Times

    The flooding of two Redwood City mobile home parks was a PR debacle for city officials, who initially declined Dec. 8 to help the residents pump the filthy water off their properties. They changed their mind that evening, after TV and newspaper reports aired the residents' anger and concerns arose about health risks posed by the standing water.

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  4. Former San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy to receive mental health evaluation before sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Contra Costa Times

    A former San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy convicted of severely beating a romantic rival will be evaluated by mental health experts before receiving a prison sentence, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. After a nine-day trial, a jury on Nov. 6 found Colin Troy Smith, 43, of San Carlos, guilty of felony assault causing great bodily injury, witness intimidation and misdemeanor violation of a restraining order, prosecutors said.

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  5. San Mateo County declares state of emergency following week of stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Contra Costa Times

    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to declare a state of emergency due to severe damage caused by recent storms. The declaration allows the county to apply for state and federal aid to help pay for repairs, shelter and other emergency measures needed to help in response to the roughly $3.38 million in damage caused by the storms, according to a news release.

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  6. Biz Break: Oracle soars to new high as Wall Street rebound continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Contra Costa Times

    Today: Oracle reaches its highest stock price since 2000 as Wall Street enjoys its best day of the year to bounce back from brutal start to December. Oracle soared to its highest stock price Thursday since the dot-com boom went bust, with the Redwood City software giant's growing cloud offering spurring its best day on Wall Street in five years.

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  7. San Mateo County deputy sheriff accused in smuggling scheme pleads not guilty to felony chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Contra Costa Times

    A San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy accused of conspiring with corrections officers and a known gang member to smuggle cellphones and drugs into a county jail pleaded not guilty to two felony charges on Tuesday, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Tuesday. Juan Pablo Lopez, 51, is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime with a gang enhancement and conspiracy to obstruct justice with a gang enhancement, Wagstaffe said.

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  8. Oracle reports slight drop in quarterly profit, bump in salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Contra Costa Times

    Technology giant Oracle reported second-quarter fiscal earnings Wednesday that slightly beat Wall Street's expectations but said its profit slumped from the same period a year ago. The corporation said its profit of $2.5 billion was down 2 percent from the second quarter last year, but its sales rose 3 percent to $9.6 billion.

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  9. Redwood City trailer park residents return home, start cleaning upRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Contra Costa Times

    Residents have returned to a pair of Redwood City mobile home parks that were flooded during last week's major storm and have begun cleaning up, but authorities are still warning residents to stay away from a Belmont trailer park that was also inundated. Most of the people who live at R.C. Mobile Park and Le Mar Trailer Park along East Bayshore Road had returned by Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after Redwood City officials told them to evacuate over concerns that the water could pose health risks.

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  10. Forecasters: After the storm, a brief respite before weaker systems move inRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Contra Costa Times

    Lingering showers Friday from the big storm the day before left the Bay Area with some impressive rainfall totals, but residents can expect a mostly dry weekend to shake it off before getting soaked again late Sunday. Forecasters said the next system is not expected to be nearly as threatening as its predecessor, with predicted rainfall of about an inch in the South Bay and lighter downpours in the East Bay and San Francisco, and winds topping out around 20 mph.

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  11. Redwood City mobile home parks still flooded after stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Contra Costa Times

    Jaime Oseguera and Miguel Capristo pulled debris out of a portable water pump, refilled it with gas, and cranked it back to life. It was up to them and a handful of other residents Friday morning to suck thousands of gallons of water out of their flooded trailer park.

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  12. Storm delivers impressive rain totals to Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Contra Costa Times

    The major storm that pounded the Bay Area on Thursday delivered some impressive rainfall totals, allowing some cities to record the wettest December in more than a decade. Thursday's deluge served up some eye-popping totals throughout the Bay Area, including 3.39 inches in San Jose, 4.26 inches in Redwood City, 3.46 inches in San Francisco and 3.12 inches in Oakland.

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  13. Peninsula fire chief pleads not guilty to felony grand theft, tax evasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Contra Costa Times

    The chief of the Central County Fire Department pleaded not guilty Thursday to 10 felony charges in a case prosecutors say was a "sophisticated" scheme that netted thousands of dollars through the use of fraudulent credit cards at a fake business controlled by his wife. Chief Mark Ladas faces six counts of felony grand theft, two counts of tax evasion and two counts of filing false reports, deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

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  14. Burlingame: Central County Fire chief arrested on grand theft chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Contra Costa Times

    The chief of the Central County Fire Department was placed on leave Wednesday after he was arrested and charged with 10 felonies in what prosecutors say was an elaborate scheme netting thousands of dollars through the use of fraudulent credit cards at a fake business controlled by his wife. Mark Ladas, who has served as the department's chief since April 2013, was being held on $80,000 bail Wednesday evening at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, according to jail records.

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  15. San Mateo County corrections officer pleads not guilty to smuggling phones, drugs to jail inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Contra Costa Times

    A San Mateo County corrections officer accused of delivering cellphones and drugs to a Redwood City jail inmate last year pleaded not guilty to four felony charges Tuesday afternoon, county District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. George Ismael, 40, is charged with three counts of conspiracy and one count of providing an inmate with drugs for allegedly smuggling contraband to Dionicio Lopez Jr., 26, a Hells Angels member charged with shooting into a Daly City home in 2011.

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  16. Wish Book: Program helped teen build confidence and courageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Inside Bay Area

    On the first day of a monthlong backpack trip into the rugged Wind River Range, Diego Giovanni Zamora thought he was going to die. The altitude, the chilly nights and the rough terrain amid Wyoming's tallest peaks all surprised the novice backpacker, then 16. How would he survive 110 miles with people he didn't even know? Somewhere along the way, he realized he could do it.

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  17. National writing contest named for Peninsula City girl challenges...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Contra Costa Times

    Young creative writers can submit a fictional story for the opportunity to win money and have their work published, so long as the piece is exactly 1,000 words. Submissions are now being accepted for the "$1,000 for 1000 Words" 2015 contest run by the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation, which is open to all middle and high school students writing on any topic.

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  18. Wine Spectator 100 -- and Donato Enoteca's 100, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Inside Bay Area

    Top 100: Wine Spectator magazine's rankings are a bit like the U.S. News &World Report college rankings. We may quibble and snark over how useful either of those over-buzzed lists actually is, but when one comes out, we are all over that thing.

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  19. Redwood City: Drunk driver convicted in killing of woman and two sonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Inside Bay Area

    A jury convicted 28-year-old Denis Pereria Demacedo Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court on eight charges in the deaths of a woman and her two sons in March of last year. The jury deliberated for three days before handing down a conviction for three counts of second-degree murder, three counts of felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and while driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges.

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  20. High-tech farming poised to change the way the world eatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming -- the world's oldest industry -- with an audacious and ambitious agenda: to make sure there is enough food for the 10 billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2100, do it without destroying the planet and make a pretty penny along the way. Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app.

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