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  1. El Cerrito landmark gets new lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Contra Costa Times

    A historic building established in 1935 to serve young people has received an upgrade that will allow it to serve students for decades to come thanks to its new owner, the Richmond-based Chamberlin Family Foundation. The completion of the extensive modernization of the landmark building formerly known as the Chung Mei Home for Chinese Boys was celebrated Monday with a reopening event that drew about 300 guests, including El Cerrito and West Contra Costa public officials, to the site at 1800 Elm St. The narrow, dark corridors of the old building have been replaced by an open interior with lots of light and long, modular classroom spaces.

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  2. Facebook and Frank Gehry team up to create playhouse for housing nonprofit fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Contra Costa Times

    Architect Frank Gehry is the mastermind behind Facebook's new office space and world-renowned buildings such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Now Gehry has teamed up again with the social network, but this time on an unexpected project -- a ballet-inspired children's playhouse for a nonprofit's fundraiser.

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  3. Palo Alto: Two dead in grisly shooting at senior apartment complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Inside Bay Area

    Two men were found dead Thursday afternoon at a grisly shooting scene at a Palo Alto apartment complex, police said. Around 3:20 p.m., Palo Alto police responded to the Alta Torre senior housing complex at 3895 Fabian Way for reports of a shooting, according to law enforcement officials.

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  4. Robinhood app offers zero-commission tradingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Contra Costa Times

    The pitchman for Robinhood, the no-fee stock brokerage, looks a little like actor Seth Rogen: bearded, chubby, and, to some viewers, possibly stoned. In the company's 80-second online ads, he takes aim at millennials, assuring them that they don't need much cash to triumph in the stock market.

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  5. San Francisco Bay: Huge development project on Redwood City salt site suffers major setbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Contra Costa Times

    A developer's long-running plans to build thousands of bayfront homes on Cargill Salt's lands -- the largest proposed development along San Francisco Bay in 50 years -- have hit a significant, and possibly fatal, setback. After several years of behind-the-scenes battles, this newspaper has learned, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken the rare step of wresting control of the most important decision over the project's fate from the Army Corps of Engineers.

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  6. Redwood City: Airport shuttle bus driver pleads not guilty to felony reckless drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Contra Costa Times

    An airport shuttle bus driver accused of hitting a pedestrian while distracted pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony reckless driving charges, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Tiana Marie Wilbert, a 31-year-old resident of San Francisco, was allegedly distracted by some sort of electronic device when she ran a red light and struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk Dec. 31 in South San Francisco.

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  7. San Mateo County supervisors deal blow to rent control hopesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Contra Costa Times

    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors pumped the brakes Tuesday on the Peninsula's growing rent control debate, signaling opposition to the controversial proposal at a hearing on the county's affordable housing crisis. The supervisors decided not to have county staff research how to create a rent stabilization ordinance, instead asking for "a little" more information on how the policy works along with a precise count of the apartment units in unincorporated areas of the county.

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  8. Redwood City: Competency doubts derail sentencing for man who had seizure while driving, killed 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Contra Costa Times

    A San Bruno man convicted of second-degree murder in a 2012 car-crash had doubts raised as to his competency Friday during a sentencing hearing attended by roughly 30 of the victims' family members. On the afternoon of July 28, 2012, Corsiglia had a seizure behind the wheel, crashing into a car stopped at a red light.

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  9. Electronic Arts' fight over NFL avatars attracts big media attentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Contra Costa Times

    Big media companies, including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, have lined up to support video game maker Electronic Arts in seeking a new court hearing regarding EA's use of likenesses of former NFL players. According to the media companies, the First Amendment issues at stake in the lawsuit could have broad impact on the entertainment and media industry.

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  10. Redwood City: 'Beloved Reaper' pleads no contest to attack, threats on pizza truck driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | Contra Costa Times

    A man who identified himself to police as "the Beloved Reaper" pleaded no contest Wednesday to a random attack on a pizza truck driver in Belmont last year, San Mateo County prosecutors said Thursday. Richard Montgomery Ines, 21, was sentenced to two years' probation for the bizarre incident that began on Nov. 21 when he threw a can of paint at the pizza driver and threatened to kill him, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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  11. San Mateo County: Affordable housing crisis inspires talks about rent controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Contra Costa Times

    The affordable housing market has become so dire in San Mateo County that the Board of Supervisors is ready to explore the third rail of Peninsula politics: rent control. The supervisors have decided to form a blue ribbon task force to study the county's housing problem, including whether to pursue a policy that would limit the ability of landlords to raise their tenants' rent.

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  12. Redwood City: 2012 yacht thief sentenced for violating terms of probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Contra Costa Times

    A 62-year-old Wyoming man who stole a $2 million yacht from Sausalito, got drunk and ran it aground on a Pacifica beach in 2013 was back in court Friday for probation violations, prosecutors said. Leslie Alan Gardner admitted to three counts of violating the terms of his probation, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

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  13. Ralph NoblesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, personally witnessed the first nuclear bomb blast in the New Mexico desert, and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, has died. "Ralph always had a big smile.

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  14. Ralph Nobles, Manhattan Project physicist who saved San Francisco Bay wetlands, dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Contra Costa Times

    Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, personally witnessed the first nuclear bomb blast in the New Mexico desert, and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, has died. "Ralph always had a big smile.

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  15. Redwood City: SWAT activity prompts charter school evacuationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A charter school was evacuated in Redwood City Monday morning after reports of a gun brought a SWAT team to the campus, officials said. Police responded about 10 a.m. to Summit Preparatory Charter High School after a 911 caller reported a gun on campus, Redwood City Deputy Police Chief Gary Kirby said in a news release.

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  16. San Mateo County sheriff's deputy in jail smuggling case faces new...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    The attorney for a former San Mateo County sheriff's deputy accused last year in a jail smuggling case and last week in a new case involving embezzlement and fraud Thursday accused San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe of bringing a "personal vendetta" against his client. Juan Pablo Lopez, 51, was charged last November with allowing two corrections officers to smuggle cellphones and drugs to an inmate in the Redwood City jail between April and December 2013.

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  17. Redwood City: Man accused of trying to kill his wife may not live long enough for next court dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    A San Mateo County Superior Court judge granted a continuance Wednesday in competency proceedings for an elderly man accused of attempting to kill his wife last July, but the defendant is not expected to survive long enough to make his next court date, prosecutors and his attorney said today. Prosecutors allege that Tony Gocksue Lee, 85, stabbed his wife seven times in the neck, thigh and abdomen last July 13 at their home in Pacifica.

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  18. Milpitas woman pleads not guilty to pimping chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A woman accused of running prostitution activities at two Redwood City massage parlors pleaded not guilty this week to charges of pimping and pandering, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Ting Sun, 28, of Milpitas, is charged with three counts of felony pimping, three counts of procuring a person for prostitution and two counts of misdemeanor maintaining a building for prostitution, he added.

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  19. DA: Menlo Park didn't misuse public funds to steer votes against Measure MRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced Thursday that his office's investigation concluded Menlo Park did not misuse city funds to mold public opinion against Measure M. The question arose in November when former city mayor Heyward Robinson discovered a March 2 email by former Redwood City communications manager Malcolm Smith among the documents he received from the city of Menlo Park in response to a Public Records Act request made in August. In the email, Smith proposed crafting press releases, opinion pieces, letters to the editor and other materials to make the case against Measure M, a ballot initiative spearheaded by the grassroots group Save Menlo to limit office development downtown.

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  20. Earthquake in Bay Area: 3.1 jolt to mid-Peninsula, plus aftershockRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The quake at 3:44 a.m. was centered on the west side of Redwood City. The U.S. Geological Survey pinpointed the epicenter near Stulsaft Park, off Farm Hill Boulevard.

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