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Pat Dedmon, a mining technician with the East Bay Regional Park District, talks about planned improvements at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch on Nov. 17. ANTIOCH >> Coal miners from a booming early Bay Area industry lay on their sides in 3-foot-tall tunnels to scrape and hack out soft black ore with pickaxes deep inside the Mount Diablo foothills. Explosions, cave-ins and poisonous gases killed many of them, but five coal-mining towns with some 3,000 people flourished in the 1860s and 1870s in what was then the population center of Contra Costa County. Comment?
So much so that in an hourlong TV special with ABC's Diane Sawyer that aired Friday, one of the most prominent segments shows her directing and calming a horse with a series of nonverbal gestures and commands. The exercise was among the kinds of therapy that have helped transform Dugard, who famously survived 18 years of captivity in an Antioch backyard, during which she bore two daughters fathered by her rapist kidnapper. Comment?
PITTSBURG >> For more than two decades, the Pittsburg Police Department has secretly and inappropriately lowered its felony crime stats, according to an explosive claim by a former high-ranking officer of the agency. Officers were taught to funnel cases with a lack of credible witnesses, workable leads or unlikely prosecution into a category called “suspicious circumstances,” which would keep those felonies, such as assaults or robberies, from reaching the FBI. Comment?
Not just in the end-of-life burial business, Deacon Dave Holland shows the wines made by grapes grown at various cemeteries run by the Diocese of Oakland, in the casket room at Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch, Calif., on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Holy Cross Cemetery grows grapes for making their cabernet and zinfandel wines which Holland is holding. Comment?
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