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  1. ADA serial plaintiff probed by IRS, federal prosecutors in criminal probeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    Peter Carter, 77, of Lafayette, is photographed in front of his building at 421 North Buchanan Circle in Pacheco, Calif., on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Carter and his tenant Source Tube & Hose, Inc. owner Joseph Stevens are being sued by ADA plaintiff Scott Johnson.

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  2. NFL Draft: Jared Goff goes No. 1 to Los Angeles RamsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    As if the expectations weren't high enough for Jared Goff, who went No. 1 overall in the draft Thursday night, ESPN passed the final minutes leading up his selection by airing clips of a certain Hall of Famer.

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  3. Central San unveils the Mario Menesini Environmental LaboratoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | Inside Bay Area

    To Rick Menesini, there isn't a better way to honor his father than to name an environmental science lab for him. "He loved being in a lab," Rick Menesini said last week of his father Mario, a 20-year Central Contra Costa Sanitary District board member and longtime science educator, environmental crusader and friend of the creeks -- Alhambra Creek running through his hometown of Martinez, in particular.

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  4. Snapp Shots: Austin's tale shows why ICRA deserves supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Inside Bay Area

    On Jan. 16, Gail Churchill, a volunteer with Island Cat Resources and Adoption in Alameda was feeding a small group of feral cats in Oakland when she noticed that a new one -- a black and brown tabby -- had joined the group. What caught her eye was that he had a notched ear, meaning he had already been neutered.

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  5. Jared Goff: Son of a major leaguer was more a natural at footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Contra Costa Times

    The son of a major leaguer grew up as a promising shortstop and at least one skill translated to the gridiron. "One of the things we really worked on here was getting the ball out fast," said Mazi Moayed, the football coach at Marin Catholic High.

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  6. Favorite East Bay restaurants: closed by not forgottenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | Inside Bay Area

    And the latest eatery to close its doors is hitting some especially hard. Saturday is the final business day in the 90-year run of North Oakland's Genova Delicatessen.

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  7. Berkeley's EnChroma bringing color to the colorblindRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | Contra Costa Times

    Dublin fifth-grader Vineeth Prabhuvenkatesh has always had trouble differentiating colors. He is among the 8 percent of males who have some sort of color vision deficiency, which is most often marked by an inability to differentiate particular colors, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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  8. Large power outage in Berkeley, Richmond, El Cerrito areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | Inside Bay Area

    A power outage has knocked out power to a large swath of Berkeley, Richmond and El Cerrito, according to PG&E. The utility is reporting an outage to more than 22,000 customers in those cities, while BART has issued an alert that trains are not stopping at its downtown Berkeley station because of to the outage.

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  9. East Bay's Park It: This May Day, craft, hike and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 24 | Inside Bay Area

    May Day celebrations are an ancient tradition, and the East Bay Regional Park District will carry it forward on May 1 with several special events. The most elaborate is a May Day open house from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 at the Environmental Education Center in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley.

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  10. Contra Costa: Eckstrom new executive director for Shelter Inc.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 22 | Inside Bay Area

    John Eckstrom, a former chief executive officer of Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc. based in San Francisco, was named Friday as the new executive director of Shelter Inc., which helps the poor in Contra Costa County find homes, rental assistance, job training and other services. Eckstrom, a Lafayette resident, also has worked in the private high-tech sector, taught at UC Berkeley and raised venture capital funds, according to a news release from Shelter Inc. Eckstrom, a Lafayette resident, succeeds Tim O'Keefe, who resigned in October to become the CEO of the Golden Rain Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support services for the retirement community of Rossmoor.

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  11. By Tom Lochner, [email protected]Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 21 | Contra Costa Times

    Hosted by the Heart 2 Heart Program, the event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the entrance to the Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St. There will be screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and hepatitis C, as well as information on resources and services from the city, Lifelong Medical Care, and about 20 local health and social service agencies. People will also get assistance with applications for Covered California, the state health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, according to a news release from the city.

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  12. Treadway: Cal Day, and record store and bookstore days coming upRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 13 | Inside Bay Area

    UC Berkeley throws open its doors to the community for the annual Cal Day from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 16. Admission is free to the popular event featuring more than 300 lectures, demonstrations, tours, displays and performances at locations around every part of the campus, so wear some comfortable walking shoes and take advantage of the shuttles running to different sites. Whether you are interested in enrolling, are looking for entertainment or enlightenment, or just want to see what goes on behind the scenes at the vaunted public university, this is the day to see all that UC Berkeley has to offer.

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  13. Martinez makeup artist Walter Welsh makes his mark on Syfy's 'Face Off'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Inside Bay Area

    Walter Welsh's life goal is to someday scare the heck out of you -- in a good way, of course. The Martinez resident ,who recently was a finalist on "Face Off," the Syfy reality TV competition for aspiring special-effects makeup artists, hopes to leave his frightful mark on screens everywhere.

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  14. Environmental group sues Berkeley, alleging polluted stormwater dischargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Contra Costa Times

    An environmental organization has filed suit against the city in federal court, alleging discharge of polluted stormwater from the transfer station on lower Gilman Street into San Francisco Bay, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. The suit, filed by San Francisco Baykeeper on Wednesday in United States District Court in Oakland, names Community Conservation Centers Inc. as co-defendant.

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  15. Cal's Jaylen Brown to announce plans, likely to turn proRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Contra Costa Times

    Cal's small forward Jaylen Brown will make an announcement Thursday morning about whether he intends to enter the NBA draft, and all signs point to the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year turning pro. Brown, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound native of suburban Atlanta, is universally projected as a lottery pick, likely a top-10 selection.

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  16. Berkeley: Suit to evict disabled senior droppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Contra Costa Times

    A months-long effort to evict a quadriplegic senior from his South Berkeley apartment is over, after the management company apparently gave up. "Your eviction lawsuit is finally over," attorney Meghan Gordon of the East Bay Community Law Center told tenant Michael Pachovas in a letter this month.

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  17. Landmark Claremont Hotel could get new neighbor: condosRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 19 | Contra Costa Times

    The Claremont Club & Spa, a visible, cherished icon set against the Oakland-Berkeley hills, could get a new neighbor: 45 condos built on the hotel's parking lot. Developer Michael Ghielmetti of Signature Properties is proposing the project there against the same long odds and arguments that have killed similar developments over the years.

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  18. UC Berkeley panel to discuss Guantanamo's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 18 | Inside Bay Area

    "Should and Will Guantanamo Close?" is the theme of a panel discussion from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 29 at UC Berkeley's North Gate Hall, Room 105. The event is free and open to the public.

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  19. UC Berkeley student says Southwest Airlines removed him for speaking ArabicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 18 | Inside Bay Area

    A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic. Southwest Airlines said in a statement Sunday that the passenger, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was taken off the April 9 flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, for questioning and the plane took off while that was happening.

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  20. Martinez makeup artist Walter Welsh makes his mark on Syfy's 'Face Off'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Inside Bay Area

    Walter Welsh's life goal is to someday scare the heck out of you -- in a good way, of course. The Martinez resident who recently was a finalist on "Face Off," the Syfy reality TV competition for aspiring special-effects makeup artists, hopes to leave his frightful mark on screens everywhere.

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