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  1. Concord parents petition for a new charter schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    More than 1,100 parents have signed a petition in an effort to bring a public charter school to their neighborhood. If the petition for a Rocketship Education public charter is approved by Mt.

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  2. An explosion of Fourth of July fun: Central Contra Costa cities to...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    Celebrate Concord: This one starts early, with an 8 a.m. 5K/Kids run starting at Todos Santos Plaza. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Mt.

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  3. Tracie Timmer: An artist's love fully grownRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    Ask Tracie Timmer about one of her favorite childhood memories and she'll tell you that it was the times when she was drawing. "When we went out to dinner, my parents brought a drawing pad so I could draw and not get antsy," said Timmer, born and raised in Concord.

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  4. Preparing for the coming bookstore droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Inside Bay Area

    A very generous friend gave me a Barnes & Noble gift card a couple months ago, for no other reason than she knows I have a serious book addiction, and she's a literacy enabler. Bookstores are drying up faster than seasonal ponds in the Central Valley.

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  5. Pittsburg veterans await much needed affordable housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Inside Bay Area

    A controversial proposed affordable housing project for veterans downtown is searching for more financial support before it can begin construction. The City Council recently gave Domus Development a $947,000 loan to pay development fees and some construction costs.

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  6. Clayton: Woman hospitalized after stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Inside Bay Area

    A 57-year-old woman was recovering Monday morning after a homeless woman allegedly stabbed her at her home, police said. Officers arrested 36-year-old Angel Mingus on suspicion of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed an acquaintance's mother around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at a house in the 900 block Arrowhead Terrace, Clayton Police Chief Chris Thorsen said.

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  7. Concord: Sheriff's office identifies Alamo man fatally shot at gun clubRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Inside Bay Area

    A 64-year-old man shot and killed outside a Concord gun club Wednesday was identified as Robert Pohl, of Alamo, authorities said Thursday. Pohl was shot in the chest about 4:40 p.m. outside the United Sportsmen Inc., a shooting club located at 4700 Evora Road in Concord.

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  8. Downed power line shuts down BART service between Lafayette and ConcordRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Inside Bay Area

    BART suspended service Thursday night between Lafayette and Concord after a tree toppled onto a power line, forcing officials to shut off power to trains during peak commute hours. Trains came to a halt shortly before 7 p.m. when a power line fell by the tracks near the Lafayette station, officials said.

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  9. Concord mayor: Crime requires new strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Inside Bay Area

    Alarmed by a spike in violent incidents and property crime over the past couple of years, Mayor Tim Grayson wants the police chief to develop a strategy to reverse the trend. Responding to a community news website's recent reports on crime statistics from 2011 to 2014, Grayson directed Police Chief Guy Swanger to develop a comprehensive, citywide strategic plan to reduce aggravated assaults, cut vehicle thefts and curtail gang violence.

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  10. Program for deaf schoolchildren in danger of closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Inside Bay Area

    A respected program for deaf schoolchildren that attracted students from school districts throughout East Contra Costa is in danger of closing, leaving parents wondering how they're going to fill the void. A group of parents and students recently pleaded with Oakley Union Elementary School District Board to do more to save the program, which is in danger of closing both its middle school and elementary school branches due to a staffing shortage.

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  11. Concord: With crime up, mayor calls for plan to address assaults, stolen cars, gangsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Inside Bay Area

    Alarmed by a spike in violent incidents and property crime over the past couple of years, Mayor Tim Grayson wants the police chief to develop a strategy to reverse the trend. Responding to a community news website's recent reports on crime statistics from 2011 to 2014, Grayson directed Police Chief Guy Swanger to develop a comprehensive, citywide strategic plan to reduce aggravated assaults, cut vehicle thefts and curtail gang violence.

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  12. Man fatally shot in chest at East Bay gun club in apparent accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Inside Bay Area

    Sheriff's officials are calling accidental an incident at a gun club Wednesday in which a 64-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest. The shooting was reported at 4:40 p.m. at United Sportsmen Inc., located at 4700 Evora Road, off Highway 4 between Bay Point and Concord.

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  13. Concord may restrict sale of 'alcopops'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Advocates working to reduce underage drinking say makers of alcopops, such as Four Loko, target youth with fruity flavors, advertising featuring popular musicians and packaging that resembles nonalcoholic energy drinks. During a recent meeting of the Policy Development and Internal Operations council committee, City Attorney Mark Coon explained that although only the state Legislature has the authority to ban sales of a specific alcoholic beverage, Concord could establish zones where only wine and beer would be allowed for sale.

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  14. Good Neighbors: Share-ing in the praise, recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Inside Bay Area

    SHARE volunteers collect and distribute food to our hungry neighbors from their Food Pantry in Concord. President George Conlow, Vice-President Ron Hannan, Board members Jan Harman and Russell Meier, and volunteer Don Ray recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award, a congratulatory letter from President Obama, and a Safeway gift card for achieving at least 4,000 cumulative volunteer hours in service to the community.

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  15. Concord: Two-year budget includes money for upgrades at Ellis Lake ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Inside Bay Area

    The City Council on Tuesday passed a two-year budget that includes $715,000 for restrooms, a new play structure, lighting and other amenities at Ellis Lake Park. Residents of the Monument Boulevard community had urged the council to fund improvements at Ellis Lake and Meadow Homes parks.

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  16. Concord: Mt. Diablo school district to explore reopening two schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Inside Bay Area

    Two schools closed in 2011 could reopen in the future to serve surrounding neighborhoods and students expected to live in new housing developments planned for the Concord Naval Weapons Station. The Mt.

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  17. Pittsburg: Fatal shooting closes Eastbound Highway 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | Inside Bay Area

    Police have closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 4 between Bailey Road and San Marco Boulevard to investigate a fatal shooting, authorities said. Few details are available, but the highway probably will be closed for some time, said California Highway Patrol Officer John Fransen.

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  18. First mosquitoes in the county test positive for West Nile virusRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | Inside Bay Area

    For the first time this year, mosquitoes in Contra Costa County have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District. The district collected the mosquitoes from traps in the Summer Lake area in Oakley, where it sprayed insecticide Thursday night to help control the adult mosquito population.

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  19. Performing arts charter supporters appeal denial by Contra Costa County ed boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Inside Bay Area

    Proponents of the Contra Costa School of Performing Arts charter school have filed a formal appeal of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District's earlier denial, asserting a revised petition addresses concerns expressed by both Mt.

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  20. Bay Point: Man arrested after police chase in stolen carRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Inside Bay Area

    A man was arrested after leading police on a chase Tuesday night, a Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman said. A deputy sheriff attempted to stop a vehicle about 7 p.m. at the intersection of Willow Pass Road and Kevin Drive for a traffic violation, sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

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