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  1. Orinda: School board appoints committee to craft residency review policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Future students investigated for residency fraud in the Orinda Union School District may get a warning letter asking for further documentation and if they still are asked to leave the district they might have an appeal option, according to the board's first discussion on policy changes Monday night. It was the first time the five trustees spoke publicly about the residency policy, which received scrutiny following the controversial investigation of a Latina second grader last year.

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  2. Berkeley: Teachers implore officials not to dismantle adult educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    Teachers and students at Berkeley Adult School plan to pack a Wednesday school board meeting where a "bombshell" proposal is under consideration to replace the adult program with an elementary school and spread adult classes around the city. The proposal by Berkeley schools Superintendent Donald Evans to open an elementary school at the San Pablo Avenue adult school is one of several long- and short-term solutions under consideration to find room for an expected surge in elementary school students in the next two years.

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  3. UC freshman applications grow, but state funding standoff could stall expansion plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    Every one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses had more freshman applications this year, making them more selective than ever, new data released Monday show. But a state budget standoff could stall UC's plan to open the door to more Californians amid widespread frustration over soaring demand and plummeting admissions rates.

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  4. Armed teens rob man near UC Berkeley police stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    Police are looking for a group of teenagers they say robbed a man at gunpoint Friday and hit him when he didn't comply with their demands. The victim was approached by three young men about 8:30 p.m. as he was walking near on Bancroft Way near Barrow Way, near the UC Berkeley police station, authorities said.

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  5. Richmond Mayor Tom Butt: A man of many hatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Lest you thought you knew all about new Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, here are a few more fun and interesting facts: -- He served in Vietnam, was discharged in-country, traveled to Cambodia, where he was caught in a coup and had to walk out to Thailand. He subsequently traveled around the world, east to west, including the Trans-Siberian railway.

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  6. Richmond woman, 22, sentenced to 27 years to life for 2012 shooting at her birthday partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A sentencing hearing for a 22-year-old Richmond woman who shot and critically wounded a man outside her birthday party more than two years ago was so emotional on Friday it reduced her public defender to tears and moved more than one juror to express remorse over the severity of the woman's sentence. Deyanira Cuiriz was 19 when she shot Oscar Barcenas, paralyzing him from the neck down, after his friend punched her father outside her house. 1 comment

  7. Albany: Council, school district and UC set meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    A joint meeting of the City Council, school board and representatives of UC Berkeley will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the administrative conference room at City Hall, 1000 San Pablo Ave. Agenda items at the "2x2x2 Meeting" will include school district traffic safety issues, including discussion of a morning crossing guard at Jackson and Buchanan streets, university "building impact" and funding topics, and Safe Routes to Schools projects.

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  8. San Leandro armored vehicle meeting draws crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Protesters chanted "No thanks, no tanks" before a community meeting Thursday evening to show residents an armored vehicle that would be used by police and medical workers in high-risk situations. San Leandro police and other agencies received a $200,000 grant in the fall to purchase the vehicle, but after the item appeared on an Alameda County supervisors agenda in September, several people appeared before the San Leandro City Council objecting to the city obtaining the vehicle.

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  9. Life on the Island: Events, essays, new businesses upon usRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Alameda-based groups and businesses are starting out the New Year with an interesting mix of free activities for residents. They also are sharing their latest community news.

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  10. Legal volunteers sought for countywide Mock Trial programRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Third-year law students, as well as practicing and retired law professionals, are invited to assist with the Contra Costa County Office of Education's annual Mock Trial competition next month. Students from 18 high schools will act as attorneys arguing both sides of a criminal case involving art theft, as well as serve as witnesses, clerks, bailiffs, artists and journalists.

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  11. Brentwood man pleads not guilty to child molestationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A Brentwood man heavily involved in the West Contra Costa school district's bond construction program pleaded not guilty Thursday to 18 felony counts of child molestation alleged to have occurred over an eight-year period beginning in 2006. Jose Chapa, 69, appeared at his arraignment in a courtroom prisoner enclosure wearing mustard-colored jail togs.

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  12. Alameda's Adoptable Pets: Take home a rescued bird in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The month of January is "Adopt A Rescued Bird Month." Many shelters, including Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter have stray birds needing homes, and bird rescue groups have them available too.

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  13. High school boys soccer: Berkeley beats Hayward in key WACC matchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    With nobody running away with the West Alameda County Conference's Foothill League, the Berkeley High boys soccer team still found themselves in the mix entering Wednesday's home match with Hayward. Despite an inconsistent start that saw four draws in their first eight matches, the Yellowjackets find themselves a point shy of the top of the standings after a 1-0 win over the Farmers.

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  14. Berkeley calendar: Berkeley Chorus concert; Secret Code and Cipher...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Ten Ways to Be a Healthier, Happier You -- Dr. Shayna Orfus N.D. leads practical and interactive discussion on how to cultivate more vitality and well-being in 2015. Using a holistic lens, she will explore tools to improve physical, mental and emotional health.

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  15. Berkeley: Small-but-busy group works on behalf of historic neighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Talking a simple walk through their West Berkleley neighborhood is no ordinary affair for Lynne Davis, Pat Edwards, Anna Marie Taylor and Hal Reynolds. The four, core members of the McGee-Spaulding-Hardy Historic Interest Group, don't get too far without pointing out bits of history and telling stories.

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  16. El Cerrito youth soccer scores partnership with English professionalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Players in the city's youth soccer leagues are about to receive the benefits of coaching from one of the elite international soccer programs. Youth soccer coaches and players will be receiving special training from global coaching team of London's Tottenham Hotspur, one of 20 clubs in England's Premier Soccer League.

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  17. Albany council names Maass as mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Peter Maass was elected mayor in a Jan. 5 vote by the City Council. Maass will serve a one-year term.

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  18. Berkeley briefs: Pair sentenced in 2013 killing; program will look at ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    "What is Missing? An Evening of Beauty and Delusion" is the topic of a panel featuring Heyday Books Publisher Malcolm Margolin, National Wildlife Federation's Bett Pratt-Bergstrom, and Sea Forager's Kirk Lombard at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way. The panel will "muse about long-term environmental change in the Bay Area, from the loss of giant mammals to how attitudes are shifting and wildlife adapting today."

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  19. Berkeley, A Look Back: Recapping a pivotal decade in the city's historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    This column has now moved into a new "75 years ago" decade, the 1940s. I thought I would start off this New Year with a look back at some changes in Berkeley during the 1930s.

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  20. West County What's Happening: ACC Mavericks Competitive tryoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    ACC Mavericks Competitive -- Holding tryouts for U10-U14 boys and girls teams. Jan. 20-Feb. 7 at Gilman Turf Fields and Kennedy High in Richmond.

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