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2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa County: Nomination period for Nov. 4 election begins Monday

The nomination period for the Nov. 4 general election begins Monday and ends at the close of business Aug. 8. Nomination papers for school district and special district offices will be available at the Contra Costa County Elections Division, 555 Escobar St, Martinez between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Aug. 8. Nomination papers for city ... (more)

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Related Topix: Martinez, CA

2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa County: Civil grand jury publishes roster for 2014-15 term

The Civil grand jury's primary task is to examine the functioning of county, city and other government agencies including special districts and joint powers agencies, in particular whether public funds are properly handled and audited.

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Related Topix: Alamo, CA, Danville, CA, Lafayette, CA, Orinda, CA, San Ramon, CA

3 hrs ago | ClayCord.com

DeSaulnier Bill to Consolidate Contra Costa County Offices Signed by Governor Brown

A bill by Senator Mark DeSaulnier to help consolidate Contra Costa County offices was signed by Governor Brown today.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA

3 hrs ago | ClayCord.com

Clean, Empty Coffee Cans Needed to Help with Mosquito Eradication in Claycord

Claycordians, if you have any extra coffee cans laying around, they can be donated to help rid Claycord of mosquitoes! The Contra Costa County Mosquito & Vector Control District needs the cans to transport mosquito-eating fish, and they would greatly appreciate your donation.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA

12 hrs ago | CBS Local

Bay Area Family Satisfied With Covered California, Location May Play Role

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California .

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Medicine

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KTVU Oakland

West Nile Virus remains prevalent, found in more dead birds

Contra Costa County residents are being reminded to take precautions against mosquitoes as a growing number of dead birds and mosquitoes countywide are testing positive for West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Walnut Creek, CA, Bethel Island, CA, Brentwood, CA, Martinez, CA

SFGate

Antioch cops try crackdown after shootings

Antioch police officers are increasing their presence in high-crime pockets of the city after a surge of gun violence over the past two weeks, officials said Wednesday.

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AltWeeklies

Is San Francisco Doomed?

If one mayor represented all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, that person's 2.5 million constituents would live in the country's fourth-largest city.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Inside Bay Area

Oakland Tribune editorial: California must improve vaccination rates

One of the worst forms of ethical negligence in the United States is the trend of parents forgoing vaccinations for their children.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, California, Pediatrics, Medicine, Autism, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

Customer Interaction Solutions

Fitch Rates West Contra Costa Unified School District, CA's GO Refunding Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Purpose: Bond proceeds will be used to refund various outstanding GO obligations of the district and pay the costs of issuance.

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Related Topix: Richmond (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Hercules, CA, El Cerrito, CA

Inside Bay Area

Questions raised about Tassajara Valley development plans and impact on county urban limit line

A resurrected plan to develop the Tassajara Valley with a residential subdivision and mixed uses has opponents nervous about how the county's urban limit line could be violated -- eventually leading to increased urban spawl.

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Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Livermore, CA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Library Corner

All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Family, Kids, Education Etc., _No Company, MinDStorm, ASK, Video Games

Inside Bay Area

Contra Costa County: Supervisors endorse state bills tightening...

Two bills in the state Legislature that would beef up responses to oil spills, tighten reporting requirements, mandate increased inspection of railroad track and other infrastructure, and broaden fees -- all related to the transport of crude oil by rail -- met with varying enthusiasm from Contra Costa County supervisors Tuesday.

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Contra Costa Times

Blues, brews on tap at Pleasant Hill festival

Shannon Dennis and Larry Toles, both of American Canyon, dance to the music from Little Frankie Lee at the Russell City Blues festival, in downtown Hayward, Calif., on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, CA, American Canyon, CA, Hayward, CA, Frankie, R-N-B

KTVU Oakland

Law enforcement officers take early retirements due to change in benefits

Law enforcement in two Bay Area counties are bracing for an exodus of senior deputies this week, due to a major change in their benefits that takes effect this week.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Clyde, CA, Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Patch.com

Officials Identify Man, 45, Fatally Struck by BART Train

A 45-year-old Oakland man was identified as the person struck and killed by a train at the Richmond BART station on Friday.

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Contra Costa Times

Richmond teens cross country for SAT prep program

El Cerrito High School incoming junior Ciara Dossman, 16, Kennedy High School incoming juniors Quelane Levi, 15, Geramani Martin, 16, and Izabel Rodriguez, 16, left to right, are photographed at the For Richmond headquarters in Richmond, Calif., on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Spelman College

Mon Jul 07, 2014

SFGate

No prison time in fatal Concord dog mauling

Steven Hayashi, 52 speaks from the visiting room at the Martinez, Ca., jail on Friday July 23, 2010, where he is being held after his step-grandson Jacob Bisbee, was attacked by three of his pit bulls and mauled to death yesterday at his Concord, Ca.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Martinez, CA

Inside Bay Area

Suspect shot by CHP officer after June pursuit is identified

Authorities have identified a Brentwood man who led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit with his 7-year-old son in the car, then was shot by an officer after he had dropped the boy off.

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Related Topix: Brentwood, CA, Pittsburg, CA, Martinez, CA

CBS Local

Man Shot By CHP Officer After East Bay Chase Charged With Several Felonies

A man who was shot by a California Highway Patrol officer after leading officers on a chase from Pittsburg to Pacheco last month has gone from the hospital to jail and has been charged with several felonies, a Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

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Related Topix: Pittsburg, CA, Pacheco, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Martinez, CA

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