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With all the arrogance of the French king Louis XIV, an increasingly power mad California Legislature and its bureaucracy has that monarch's attitude: "L'etat c'est moi."
For years, Alamo residents have longed for more parks in their community. Now, they might be getting closer to their wish.
Fire crews have controlled a one-alarm fire at an Antioch home this morning, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher.
"Transit riders who use County Connection and the region's other small suburban transit agencies have long been looking forward to enjoying the same convenience and security that Clipper already provides for passengers on BART, Muni, AC Transit and our other large operators," said MTC Chair Amy Rein Worth, who also serves as an Orinda city ... (more)
A panhandler on a freeway offramp holds a cardboard sign. A woman in tattered clothes and old tennis shoes sits alone on a park bench, or a haggard figure under a head of wild hair pushes a grocery cart filled with aluminum cans.
Revelations about mismanagement and poor conditions in the city's public housing system have touched off a flurry of finger pointing, with local politicians asserting that dwindling federal funds are at the root of the Richmond Housing Authority's crisis.
Primary arguments in favor and in opposition to several measures on the June 3 ballot are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Registrar of Voters Joe Canciamilla announced this week.
An ordinance set for final approval next week prohibiting medical marijuana card holders from growing pot plants in their own homes would be the most far-reaching anti-marijuana law in Contra Costa County.
Information submitted by Street Smarts- The 10th annual Street Smarts Storybook Poster Contest Awards Ceremony on March 12, 2014, drew over 400 students and community members to the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon.
Contra Costa County health officials announced they are launching a public awareness campaign to encourage parents to curtail the number of sugary drinks they give their children.
The first toll lanes in Contra Costa County are expected to open there on Interstate 680 by mid-2016, said John Goodwin, a Metropolitan Transportation Commission spokesman.
Earl Hamilton Jr., 30, of Richmond was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Green Lantern bar at 1907 San Pablo Ave. on Feb. 2. On Wednesday, police arrested Richmond residents David Arce, 24, Eduardo Bonilla , 29, and Thomas Burk , 27, on suspicion of murder and enhancements alleging they acted on behalf of a gang.
A middle-school boy could face criminal charges for allegedly forcing a girl into sexual acts after he received sexually explicit photos of her on his cellphone, and several other students at four middle schools are under investigation for exchanging inappropriate images, police said.
Work crews are installing ties to add a second rail along a 3.4-mile section of track extending west from Vintage Parkway in Oakley.
Vmeste means "together" in Russian, which makes it a good name for a Russian-language newspaper in the East Bay, because for nearly two decades, Vmeste has been bolstering the togetherness of the area's Russian-speaking Jewish community.