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In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo, Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, a transient from Colorado, enters Los Angeles Superior Court.
Hale Sargent, Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail park ranger, above, reacts when children rush to grab candy from a broken pinata during a Las Posadas ceremony at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez.
It is a tricky thing keeping three, prized camellia blooms fresh during a cross country plane ride, but Don Bergamini knows just how to pull it off.
Vacaville police arrested two people suspected of drug and a variety of other potential violations late Wednesday after stopping them as they pushed a stolen car down the street in South Vacaville, officials said.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Coroner's Inquest concerning the May 10, 2013 death of Charles Burns, previously scheduled for December 19, 2013 has been rescheduled for February 13, 2014, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff.
Still looking for an unusual or quirky holiday gift idea? You may not have to travel outside Martinez to find it.
Fundraising efforts are continuing this weekend for the Pittsburg Marching Show Band's trip to London to play in the city's spectacular New Year's Day parade that will be seen around the world.
The Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District board of directors is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, for bond project items, followed by the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. in the recreation district administrative conference room, 147 Gregory Lane.
At 8:53 a.m., a caller on Escobar Street reported that funds were fraudulently withdrawn from a checking and savings account.
When California voters passed the Compassionate Use Act in 1996, Martinez voters overwhelmingly agreed with more than 70 percent approval.
Several years may have passed but the sights and sounds of Las Posadas still linger in Sandra Candanosa's memory.
Lea Brown, 3, top, delights in the view of a 25-foot decorated tree at the sixth annual Light up the Night holiday celebration in Pleasant Hill while her friend Shayna Falkowski, 3, reaches out to touch an ornament.