Contra Costa County Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Veteran Martinez Teacher HonoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | Patch.com

    This year's two newest Contra Costa County Teachers had many traits in common, loved by their students, very satisfied parents of their students, respect from their peers-and only a combined seven years of teaching experience between them. Thursday night, in an energy-filled and packed Concord Hilton banquet room, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Joseph A. Ovick, Ed.D., announced Elizabeth Lanfranki, of Pittsburg Unified School District and Brian Wheeler of Martinez Unified School District as the county's 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year.

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  2. Firefighters rescue man from trapped car in HerculesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | SFGate

    Firefighters from Contra Costa County, Rodeo-Hercules and Pinole responded to a report of an accident shortly after 8 a.m. They found the vehicle on top of a drainage pipe about 100 feet down an embankment from the road, officials said. The car, a Toyota SUV, went down the embankment after it lost control, hit a guardrail and overturned, they said.

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  3. West Nile virus detected in three Contra Costa County citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    A group of mosquitoes and two birds tested positive for West Nile virus, Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District announced this weekend. The mosquitoes were found in Brentwood and one bird was found in San Ramon, while another was reported in Orinda, the district said.

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  4. Concord Hosts Teacher of the Year AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Patch.com

    This year's two newest Contra Costa County Teachers had many traits in common, loved by their students, very satisfied parents of their students, respect from their peers-and only a combined seven years of teaching experience between them. Thursday night, in an energy-filled and packed Concord Hilton banquet room, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Joseph A. Ovick, Ed.D., announced Elizabeth Lanfranki, of Pittsburg Unified School District and Brian Wheeler of Martinez Unified School District as the county's 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year.

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  5. More homeless students in California, but number declines in some counties, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Inside Bay Area

    ... East Side Union High School District was 1 percentage point below the state average at 4.2 percent. In Contra Costa County, the West Contra Costa district had the highest percentage of homeless students in 2013 at 3.9 percent, followed by the ...

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  6. Martinez, Pittsburg educators are Contra Costa County Teachers of YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Contra Costa Times

    A middle school English educator and high school automotive technology instructor are Contra Costa County's 2014 Teachers of the Year. Elizabeth Lanfranki, who is beginning her fourth year of teaching at Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High in Pittsburg, and Brian Wheeler, who is starting his fifth year of teaching at Alhambra High in Martinez, were selected from among four finalists based on speeches, classroom visits and application packets.

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  7. Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year share secrets of successRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Contra Costa Times

    This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools. Read more and post comments at IBABuzz.com/onassignment .

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  8. What Was That Strange Streak Of Light In The East Bay Sky Friday Morning?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | CBS Local

    ... coming out of it, it wasn't just the light. I could see it spraying something." Mosquito fogging in Contra Costa County isn't done by air, but by truck, and there were no plans to fog for mosquitoes in the area. Read more witness reports from ...

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  9. Board of Supes OKs Fee Increase to Fund Centers for Domestic Violence VictimsRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | ClayCord.com

    A $1 fee increase for certified copies of marriage licenses, birth and death certificates and similar documents in Contra Costa County will be used to cover more services for domestic violence victims. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the fee increase, which will help the county expand on its existing Family Justice Center in Richmond as part of a Countywide Family Justice Center Network with two future centers in east and central parts of the county.

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  10. Alamo man's death suicide, jury saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... of food. Coroner's inquests are held for every in-custody and law enforcement-related death in Contra Costa County. A jury hears evidence from witnesses and is asked to choose from four verdicts: Accident, suicide, natural causes and at the hands of ...

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  11. March Death of Alamo Man in County Jail Deemed SuicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Patch.com

    A jury has ruled that a 24-year-old Alamo man who died while in custody at the county jail in Martinez last March committed suicide, according to county sheriff's officials. The Contra Costa County coroner's inquest jury found that David Bremer died on March 20 from "asphyxia due to aspiration of food," according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

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  12. August slowdown hits Bay Area housing market after red-hot yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Contra Costa Times

    ... the high-cost Bay Area. Smaller gains were reported elsewhere. Prices were up 9.9 percent to $478,000 in Contra Costa County; up 6.1 percent to $790,000 in Santa Clara County; and up 4.2 percent to $904,000 in San Mateo County. That compares with ...

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  13. Apartment Fire Sends Two to Hospital with BurnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | Patch.com

    Two people were hospitalized with burns after escaping a one-alarm fire that badly damaged a San Pablo apartment this afternoon, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said. The blaze was reported around 1:50 p.m. at an apartment in the 2300 block of Road 20, Fire Inspector Steve Aubert said.

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  14. Woodland invites visitors to Stroll Through HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

    ... of cut flowers and arrangements, this fest features rose photography and artwork. UC master gardeners of Contra Costa County present their version of Harvest Day. Learn about composting, backyard chickens, grapes, beekeeping, lawn removal, native ...

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  15. Richmond: Contracts show school board president, not district, client of brother's law firmRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | Contra Costa Times

    ... in connection with an SEC investigation into the district's construction bond financing. The district, Contra Costa County Treasurer, the district's finance team and some of its consultants and advisers also received subpoenas. Theresa Harrington ...

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  16. How should teachers and educational organizations use Twitter?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | Inside Bay Area

    This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools. Read more and post comments at IBABuzz.com/onassignment .

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  17. Natural Science Classroom Teaches Children about Water and ConservationRead the original story

    Friday Sep 5 | ClayCord.com

    ... to schools in the Contra Costa Water District's Service Area, which covers much of central and eastern Contra Costa County. The water conservation series is just one of the programs on this year's calendar. The Gardens at Heather Farm's Natural ...

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  18. Richmond: Judge tosses out suit seeking to stop crude oil shipments by railRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | Inside Bay Area

    ... other companies to do the same thing and hide their switch to crude oil." Responding by email Friday, Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, who sits on the air district board, said: "Despite this case's dismissal, I remain concerned about the ...

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  19. Upcoming 'Recovery Walk' Supports Contra Costa Residents Overcoming AddictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | Patch.com

    ... y to help prevent alcohol and drug abuse. For more information about alcohol and other drugs services in Contra Costa County, visit cchealth.org/aod .

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  20. Where Americans Are MovingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | Forbes.com

    ... Movers into San Francisco come from 223 miles away, on average, compared with 31 miles among movers into Contra Costa County. Movers into Los Angeles come from 290 miles away, but movers into San Bernardino come from 56 miles away. 2. Top Moves ...

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