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2 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Walnut Creek News Briefs -- Contribute to Walnut Creek at Community...

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Walnut Creek Community Service Day, set for Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Libraries, Rossmoor, CA, Moraga, CA, San Ramon, CA

6 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Judge denies request to reinstate services at West Contra Costa hospital in tentative ruling

In a courtroom packed with doctors, nurses and patients from Doctors Medical Center, a U.S. District Court judge tentatively denied requests for an injunction Wednesday to keep the beleaguered San Pablo hospital open and restore its staffing and services to levels that existed before the emergency room was closed to ambulance traffic earlier this ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, San Pablo, CA

10 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Out on bail, convicted Alamo killer a man in motion

Moments after Michael Littman was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and two other felonies in the death of a neighbor with whom he feuded over a shared driveway, he was allowed to go free on bail, with conditions, by a Contra Costa judge.

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Related Topix: Alamo, CA, Alameda, CA

13 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

For Contra Costa district attorney, a quiet ride into second term

On the walls of Mark Peterson's fourth-floor corner office are photos of him scaling some of the tallest, most foreboding peaks on earth.

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16 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Richmond: Group of doctors, nurses, advocates vow to keep fighting to ...

A group of doctors, nurses and community activists say they will continue fighting to keep the financially troubled Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo open.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Richmond, CA, Nursing, San Pablo, CA

20 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Subpoena of West Contra Costs district reveals scope of inquiry

The Securities and Exchange Commission sought a much broader range of documentation and financial records related to the West Contra Costa school district's $1.6 billion bond program than earlier thought, according to the subpoena released Tuesday in response to a public records request by this newspaper.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Yesterday | The Campbell Reporter

Roadshow: Windshield washer sparks road rage

He followed me for nearly two miles until the lane split into two lanes, continuing to wave his hands at me.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Pleasant Hill, CA

Yesterday | Patch.com

Saint Mary's College Chef Selected by Moraga Mayor for Healthy Cook-Off

Among top chefs selected by city officials from 19 cities in Contra Costa County, Saint Mary's College Chef Gabe Kinney was chosen by Moraga Mayor Ken Chew to compete in an "Iron Chef-style" event.

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Related Topix: Moraga, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Inside Bay Area

On Tap: East Contra Costa County theater, arts and other events

The beloved fairy tale by Vera Morris is directed by Bryan Anthony and is fun for all ages.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Antioch, CA, Swing, Pop/Rock, The Carpenters

Patch.com

Fire Damages Cinco De Mayo in Martinez

A one-alarm fire caused damage but no injuries at a Martinez restaurant this morning, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Martinez, CA

Oakland Post

Waste Management Loses Vote, Still Looks to Sue Oakland

The country's biggest trash hauler is refusing to take no for an answer after the City Council voted overwhelmingly to reject Waste Management's proposal, instead giving the 10-year, $1-billion contract to a local company that has cheaper rates and is pledging to local hiring and partnering with local agencies to handle the city's waste.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA

Contra Costa Times

Pleasanton: New Iron Horse Trail segment opens

Finishing the last Pleasanton segment of the 32-mile Iron Horse Regional Trail required overcoming many challenges -- millions of dollars to raise, lukewarm early political support and a creek and many streets to cross.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Concord, CA

Contra Costa Times

Hercules: Man shot outside house party

A man was shot in the arm after a fight broke out at a house party in Hercules over the weekend, police said Monday Officers responded around 1:35 a.m. Saturday to reports of a physical fight at a house party on Aspen Court and while en route to the home, got reports of shots fired on the same street, police said.

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Related Topix: Hercules, CA, Pinole, CA

Inside Bay Area

Vast majority of Californians shun earthquake insurance

Despite California's ever-present risk of major earthquakes, the number of homeowners in the state with insurance coverage for quake damage has dipped significantly over the past several decades, from 33 percent in 1996 to just 10 percent today.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, Vast, Napa County, CA, San Francisco County, CA

Inside Bay Area

Discovery Bay mosquito fogging planned for Monday night

The Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District will be spraying insecticide by truck tonight in Discovery Bay in Contra Costa County to control the number of adult mosquitoes in the area.

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Related Topix: Discovery Bay, CA, Health, West Nile Virus

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Napa earthquake shines light on Bay Area's hazardous old masonry buildings

Nearly 30 years after California adopted a law designed to spur the retrofitting of buildings at risk in an earthquake, thousands of Bay Area structures still are not updated, a laggard pace officials attribute to the complex politics and economics of making old buildings safe.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, California, Alameda County, CA, San Mateo County, CA

Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa County: Suspects lead police on 20-mile chase

Two suspects in a stolen car led police on a chase from Antioch all the way into Lafayette that at times reached 105 miles per hour Sunday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA, Lafayette, CA, Walnut Creek, CA

SFBay

Mt. Diablo hiker rescued by helicopter

A hiker was rescued by helicopter after becoming dehydrated and unable to walk in Mt.

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Related Topix: Diablo, CA

Inside Bay Area

Antioch man arrested as suspect in Oakland double shooting

A man who served a prison term for his involvement in the shotgun killing of a 16-year-old boy in Contra Costa County in 2005 was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of shooting two men at an East Oakland taco truck over the weekend, police said Monday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Bay Point, CA

SFGate

Martinez Sewer Repair and Inspection Experts at Evenflow Trenchless...

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Martinez, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, August, CA

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