Contra Costa County Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Suspect In Custody For Allegedly Setting Multiple Fire Today In MartinezRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Patch.com

    Structures were reportedly set ablaze this afternoon on Ashwood Drive and Linton Terrace causing at least $300,000 in damage. A suspect was taken into custody for allegedly setting fires that burned four separate properties in Martinez this afternoon, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said.

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  2. Martinez: Arson suspect arrested after fire destroys two homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Inside Bay Area

    Ladders rest on one of the Vine Hill condominium complex buildings where a firefighter walks by one of the burned units on Ashwood Drive in Martinez, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Multiple buildings were on fire according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Inspector Lisa Martinez.

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  3. Updated With Photos: Crews Responding To 3-Alarm Fire In MartinezRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Patch.com

    Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crews are responding to a three-alarm fire in Martinez this afternoon involving at least three structures, a fire dispatcher said.

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  4. Union blasts supervisors for 'defiance' over raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Inside Bay Area

    Even as Contra Costa County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to begin the process of rescinding a 33 percent salary increase, many of them made it clear that they still want a pay hike. Their comments drew new criticism from county union employees who vehemently opposed the increase and threatened to take the matter to voters if supervisors didn't voluntarily rescind it.

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  5. Clayton: Fire Station 11 reopens Jan. 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Inside Bay Area

    ... by elected and other officials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Clayton Road and Center Street. Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Carman says, "With this opening, we begin strategically rebuilding the organization, ...

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  6. Walnut Creek News Briefs -- King celebration in Walnut Creek to focus ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Contra Costa Times

    Racial reconciliation will be the focus of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., celebration to be held Monday in Walnut Creek. Put on each year, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and the Mt.

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  7. Curtain Calls: It's 'Shellies' weekend; young actors hit Lesher stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Inside Bay Area

    This Saturday night at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center is the big night for the arts in Contra Costa County, as the Shellie Awards honor the performing arts and the audiences who support them. I was just going over my checklist for the evening -- tickets, check; dinner reservations, check; grown-up dress , check; comfortable but cool-looking shoes, no ; clever remarks during presentation, probably not going to happen; good friends to enjoy evening with - check! If you don't have your tickets yet, you might still be able to purchase them at 925-943-SHOW or online at www.lesherartscenter.org .

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  8. Public meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Contra Costa Times

    ... Jan. 20, in Supervisor Karen Mitchoff's office, Suite R, 2151 Salvio St., Concord. 925-313-7350. The Contra Costa County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Road, ...

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  9. Library CornerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Contra Costa Times

    All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families. All branches will be closed Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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  10. John Muir Health Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Information Security OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | PRWeb

    ... system in the San Francisco Bay area. The system includes two of the largest medical centers in Contra Costa County. John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek is a 572-bed medical center that serves as Contra Costa County's only designated trauma ...

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  11. DeSaulnier sworn in as new Congressman, appointed to Education and Workforce CommitteeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Antioch Herald

    ... appointed to serve on the House Education and Workforce Committee. The big issues which families across Contra Costa County discuss at their kitchen tables - getting a good job that pays a decent wage, ensuring their kids receive a quality, ...

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  12. CA: Gunman Targets AC Transit Bus in North Richmond; No One HurtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Mass Transit

    ... as it stopped in North Richmond. "It's so very lucky that nobody got hit," said Sgt. Brian Sliger of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office. No one was injured in the shooting, Sliger said, which happened about 6 p.m. as the bus pulled to a stop ...

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  13. Travis Credit Union offers free tax help to low-, moderate-income peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | The Reporter

    ... also be by appointment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. TCU Provides Free Tax Preparation to Assist Solano and Contra Costa County residents. To make an appointment at the Dixon branch, please call 469-4317 or for the Richmond branch 469-4313. Appointments ...

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  14. Contra Costa County's New Superintendent of Schools Sworn Into OfficeRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Patch.com

    Karen Sakata is the county's first female of superintendent schools, as well as the position's first Asian American. On a bright, shiny, and slightly chilly morning, more than 300 attendees witnessed former Contra Costa County Office of Education Deputy Superintendent Karen Sakata be sworn in as the county's new superintendent of schools.

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  15. Arrest Made In Alleged Marijuana and Hash Oil OperationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | KRON 4

    ... the home once the canister was discovered and called the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County hazardous materials officials to remove it, police said. San Ramon resident Ahmad Wais Sulaiman, 31, was arrested on suspicion ...

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  16. San Ramon: One arrested at pot grow house; butane discoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | San Jose Mercury News

    A 31-year-old man was arrested after police discovered a marijuana grow and hash oil operation at a San Ramon home Tuesday. A pressurized canister of what was believed to be butane was also found inside the residence, located on Henry Lane, and the Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Department was called to secure the scene and safely dispose of the chemical.

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  17. EBMUD puts rate hike on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Inside Bay Area

    Thanks to December's downpour, 1.3 million East Bay residents expecting to see a 14 percent hike in their water bill this month are getting a break -- for now. The East Bay Municipal Utility District has postponed its emergency plan to pump Sacramento River water to local reservoirs as insurance against a prolonged drought.

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  18. Twice-Told Tales: East County warned of H-Bomb attack in 1955, and a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Contra Costa Times

    Feds warn East County to beware of H-Bomb in 1955: In 1955, Contra Costa and Alameda counties kicked off the new year with a visit from Val Peterson, who was serving as the director of the Federal Civil Defense Administration at the time. Peterson warned of the potential for devastating H-Bomb attacks, presumably from Russia, and said, "if this country is involved in a war, there will be no spectators to sit on the sidelines."

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  19. Guest Commentary: Federal Glover: 2014: It was a busy, productive year in Contra CostaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Contra Costa Times

    While Washington D.C. continued to be stymied by the deep political divisions that have characterized this Congress, and Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature struggled to trim the state budget, the actions at the federal and state level continued to influence our lives in Contra Costa County. Some of the impacts have been necessary and good for the county, others have been more difficult.

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  20. On Tap: East Contra Costa County theater, arts and other eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Contra Costa Times

    The Vagabond Players will perform the play at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. The fundraiser event will include a no-host bar and dessert bar. Tickets are $40.

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