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44 min ago | Oakland Post

League of Women Voters Elects New Officers

The League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County held its annual meeting recently where it announced newly elected board member.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Oakland, CA, Journalism

4 hrs ago | Patch.com

Home-Modification Program Dramatically Cuts 911 'Fall Calls' by Seniors in Contra Costa County

News from Contra Costa County Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services : When Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services modifies a home, it cuts the chances of a senior calling 9-1-1 for a fall by about 53 percent, according to new data compiled by American Medical Response for their service areas in Contra Costa County.

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8 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Rescued birds find new home in Richmond

Eight black-crowned night herons and snowy egrets were released along the western bank of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park in Richmond on Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Pinole, CA

12 hrs ago | ClayCord.com

Three Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Volunteers Traveling to Washington to Help Wildfire Relief Effort

Trained members of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter are helping individuals affected by a massive wildfire in Washington State where thousands of acres are burning and residents are being forced to leave their homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Solano County, CA

16 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

Thurmond Leads in Poll

A new poll conducted by Oakland-based EMC Research shows the Tony Thurmond campaign in the lead for the State Assembly district that includes Berkeley but goes way up north into Contra Costa County.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA

20 hrs ago | 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: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Martinez, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Public meetings

The Planning Commission is set to meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, in the council chamber of the City Hall.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, CA

Inside Bay Area

Byron schools lose campus police presence

The Byron Union School District will not have a school resource officer on duty at its three campuses during the upcoming school year after the school district was unable to foot the bill.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Byron, CA, Discovery Bay, CA

Inside Bay Area

Woman safe after one-alarm fire burns Bay Point mobile home

A woman safely escaped her Bay Point mobile home after a fire broke out just after noon on Tuesday, authorities said Fire crews were dispatched at 12:05 to a mobile home park on Pacifica Avenue for a report of smoke, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt.

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Related Topix: Bay Point, CA

CBS Local

Jail Escapee And Murder Suspect Tried To Escape From CoCo County Jail Too, Prosecutors Say

A man accused of slaying of a retired San Francisco Bay area schoolteacher attempted an escape from jail by trying to carve his way out of a cell window, Contra Costa County prosecutors said.

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The Drinks Business

Chinese firm buys Quixote winery for $29m

The Stag's Leap vineyard, owned by organic winemaker Carl Doumani, was purchased by Jinta Vineyards and Winery, a Chinese-owned private firm registered in the US, according to reports by Wine Spector.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Vietnamese-American, Asian-American

Inside Bay Area

Chevron Richmond touts economic impact to city, but skeptics wonder at what cost

Chevron's mammoth refinery leaves a footprint in Richmond far beyond its 2,900 waterfront acres.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA

Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito studies ways to add housing

Discussions have started on how the city can fulfill its fair share of affordable housing for the region, a process complicated by a shortage of developable sites and government funding mechanisms.

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Related Topix: El Cerrito, CA, Lafayette, CA, Richmond, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

App uses facial recognition to reunite dogs, owners

App's facial recognition reunites dogs, owners A smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using doggie facial recognition.

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Related Topix: Discovery Bay, CA

Patch.com

Car Fire Sparks Vegetation Blaze Along Hwy 4 Monday Afternoon

Firefighters battled a blaze that spread from a vehicle experiencing mechanical troubles to nearby vegetation on westbound state Highway 4 in Contra Costa County this afternoon, fire officials said.

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ClayCord.com

"Veterans' Voices" TV Show Debuts Tonight - Live Local Talk...

The brand new, live television and webcast talk show "Veterans' Voices" will make its debut in Contra Costa County tonight at 7:00 p.m. The monthly show, a joint production of Contra Costa Television and the County's Veterans Service Office, will feature a range of guests and topics.

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The Salinas Californian

Hoarder, fake rescue group barred from having animalsHoarder, fake...

Hoarder, fake rescue group barred from having animals SPCA investigated woman, 'sanctuary' after receiving reports of sick animals Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1rwEbaX Animal hoarder Crystal Kisicki and St. Francis All Creature Rescue and Sanctuary have been officially prevented from further contact with animals after ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tulare County, CA, Monterey County, CA, Fresno County, CA

SFGate

Found shot in Antioch, man accused of murder

Gary Bryant Jr., 28, of Antioch was found seriously wounded from gunfire in an apartment complex on Hudson Court about 2:30 p.m. July 8, said Antioch police acting Lt.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA, Pittsburg, CA

Business Journal

Investment fund accused of conning clients out of $700M, potentially state's largest Ponzi scheme

A Lafayette company is accused of defrauded Californians of millions of dollars, and if guilty, could be one of the largest Ponzi schemes in the state's history.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, IRA, Personal Finance

Sun Jul 20, 2014

CBS Local

Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Shakes Area Near Blackhawk

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck an area near the unincorporated community of Blackhawk in Contra Costa County Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Geology, Science

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