Contra Costa County Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. How to lose the lawnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Southern Accents

    Whether you're looking to grow a front-yard farm, a native plant oasis, or a meadow of ornamental grasses, a whole new world awaits you-just as soon as you figure out how to remove that thirsty, chemical-dependent lawn. "Anytime is the right time to get rid of your lawn," says Kathy Kramer, coordinator of Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour , an organization that helps homeowners remove lawns in California's Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

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  2. Concord Students Win at Science FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Patch.com

    Please join me in congratulating Viki Acquistapace and the DLS AP Biology class for their very hard work and incredible sweep at the Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair that culminated on Saturday. As is the tradition in Viki's class, EVERY project that was entered won an award AND a project has qualified for the California State Science Fair.

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  3. Writer coaches make a positive social impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | San Francisco Bay View

    ... to help him get his voice and views on paper. Even after seven years of volunteering in West Contra Costa County schools, the writing coach got a huge lift from the student's remarks. Enthusiasm is high for future writer coaches as well. After ...

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  4. Coroner IDs Pedestrian Killed Friday NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Patch.com

    A man who was struck and killed by a car while walking in Martinez on Friday night was identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office today as 61-year-old Ulmas Ahmedov. Ahmedov, a Martinez resident, was walking on Morello Avenue near state Highway 4 at 8:22 p.m. when he was hit by a car, according to police.

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  5. CHP Helicopter Conducts 3 Hoist Rescues in 24-Hour Period, 1 in Contra Costa CountyRead the original story

    Monday Mar 30 | Patch.com

    ... said. CHP helicopter H-32 was alerted to missing hikers in the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Contra Costa County at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. An East Bay Regional Parks District helicopter Eagle 7 was searching for the hikers and found them ...

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  6. Four Contra Costa County Teacher of Year finalists are namedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Contra Costa Times

    Two educators from Brentwood, one from Antioch and one from Orinda have been named as finalists in the annual Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year competition. They are: Paul Fitzgerald, who teaches history at Miramonte High in Orinda; Dawn Foote, a speech pathologist at Ron Nunn Elementary in Brentwood; Maria McClain, a math teacher at Deer Valley High in Antioch; and Kate Perry, who teaches social science at Independence High in Brentwood.

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  7. Diablo Ballet presents Celebrated MastersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Patch.com

    ... from Coppelia . For 21 years, Diablo Ballet has been the award-winning, professional dance company for Contra Costa County. Presenting acclaimed classical and contemporary works, the Company is committed to exposing youth to the arts through the ...

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  8. Parenting programs leave father out, to kids' detriment, researcher saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | Deseret News

    ... California Health Report noted that programs are being built around effective fathering strategies. The Contra Costa County First Five program until recently focused exclusively on mothers. No more. The program has extended its hours but also ...

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  9. Pinole Fire Captain Who Died Of Brain Cancer Honored At Memorial ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | CBS Local

    ... a nearly two-year battle with brain cancer. He is receiving the full line-of-duty death honors, said Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt. Vincent Wells. Wells said that because firefighters experience a higher rate of cancer-related ...

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  10. Memorial Service Saturday Honors Pinole Fire Captain Who Died Of Brain CancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | KRON 4

    ... a nearly two-year battle with brain cancer. He is receiving the full line-of-duty death honors, said Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt. Vincent Wells. Wells said that because firefighters experience a higher rate of cancer-related ...

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  11. Byron: Leer Vineyards opens tasting room in East Contra Costa CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Contra Costa Times

    The walls of Leer Vineyards' recently opened tasting room are adorned with a warm red hue, much like the Heroic Red wine that filled most of tasting glasses on a Friday afternoon. Contra Costa County's newest wine tasting room is nestled in the far east end of the county, at the 44-acre winery that doubles as a family home for owners Tanisha and Stefan Leer.

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  12. Dow cleans up after chemical releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | SFBay

    ... suits are pretty typical." Randy Sawyer, chief environmental health and hazardous materials officer for Contra Costa County, said the chemicals released seem to have stayed on-site but the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified ...

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  13. Contra Costa residents pushing for more information on crude by railRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Inside Bay Area

    With plans in the works to transport crude oil by rail through Contra Costa County cities to a Central California refinery, local residents say they want assurances that state and federal agencies are doing everything they can to keep them safe. Less than 1 percent of crude that California refineries received in 2014 came by rail, but the negative perception of transporting oil by train has grown sharply because of highly publicized accidents.

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  14. Healthcare District Board Votes to Close Doctors Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Patch.com

    The West Contra Costa Healthcare District Board of Directors voted 4-0 in favor of closing the hospital on April 21. Despite an eleventh-hour proposal to inject new life into the beleaguered Doctors Medical Center, officials voted Thursday to close the 60-year-old safety-net hospital. Board chairman Eric Zell said it was a sad day for residents of Contra Costa County.

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  15. Nearly A Month Hospitalized, Contra Costa Co. Supervisor Continues Transplant WaitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | KRON 4

    Three weeks after checking himself into a San Francisco hospital to undergo a heart and kidney transplant, a Contra Costa County supervisor is still waiting, according to his staff. Supervisor Federal Glover checked himself into the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center on Feb. 26 to finish tests before his physicians could determine if he was eligible for a transplant, according to a statement his office issued earlier this month.

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  16. Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover Still Waiting for Heart, Kidney TransplantRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | ClayCord.com

    Three weeks after checking himself into a San Francisco hospital to undergo a heart and kidney transplant, a Contra Costa County supervisor is still waiting, according to his staff. Supervisor Federal Glover checked himself into the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center on Feb. 26 to finish tests before his physicians could determine if he was eligible for a transplant, according to a statement his office issued earlier this month.

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  17. Congratulations to Highlands Elementary in Concord for 50 Successful Years in EducationRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | ClayCord.com

    Truck 6 the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was on hand today to assist the local elementary school as 662 ping pong balls were dropped from a box raised over a large bulls-eye.

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  18. State Board of Education president looks at higher educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | 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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  19. Walnut Creek: S.F. judge allows sexually violent predator challenge to go forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    A Contra Costa County prosecutor on Friday morning argued that sexually violent predator Charles Christman should be forced to move out of a Walnut Creek neighborhood, asking a San Francisco judge to allow a new placement hearing to be held in the East Bay county that will be hosting him. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ronald Albers ruled that Contra Costa prosecutors were not properly noticed in January when he ordered Christman to move into a home on Walnut Boulevard.

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  20. Antioch: Man killed in collision with bus identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The Contra Costa County coroner's office has identified a man who died after a bus collided with the car he was driving in Antioch on Thursday. Antonio Correa, 27, of Antioch was ejected from his car after a Tri Delta Transit bus struck his car, according to police.

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