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  1. Football rankings: Bay Area Preps Top 20Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    De La Salle's Kairee Robinson runs with the ball while being tackled by Amador Valley's Mathew Rumsey in the first quarter of their game at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.

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  2. Unproven benefits of compost teaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    Compost tea, which has long be touted as a garden miracle worker, has yet to prove its worth to scientists. Rob Chase, a Nevada County Master Gardener, says there is plenty of anecdotal evidence of the benefits of compost tea, but as yet no research has proved those claims.

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  3. Peek inside Round 1 at East Bay mall, as popular Japanese entertainment center finally opensRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 29 | San Jose Mercury News

    People at Concord' Sunvalley Shopping Center on Friday had a much different experience than most afternoons spent at the mall, thanks to its newest addition. Arcade games, bowling, billiards, karaoke and darts are among the activities offered at the long-awaited Round 1, part of a chain of Japanese entertainment centers, that opened its first East Bay location at the mall this week.

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  4. Peterson: How Santa Cruz hiker's life was saved by training, quick thinking, luck.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    It was crazy hot, especially for May. But the hiking meet-up group had planned an outing along the Lafayette Rim Trail. It's always a good day for a long walk, right? The approximately two dozen hikers started down the narrow path as scheduled.

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  5. Dead birds a warning mosquitoes with West Nile virus are busy in late summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    The recent discovery of five dead birds and two chicken flocks latent with the West Nile virus prompted vector control officials to warn residents that late summer is a particularly hungry time for mosquitoes. Two birds carrying the virus were found dead in Concord, and three others were found in Danville, Oakley and Pleasant Hill earlier this month, according to a statement from spokeswoman Deborah Bass of the Contra Costa Vector Control District.

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  6. Pickling and preserving summer's bountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 24 | San Jose Mercury News

    Preserving your produce through pickling and canning is not only fun and economical, it has health benefits, too. Pickling your garden produce not only extends the life of your garden, it's fairly easy to do and rewards you with increased health benefits.

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  7. Bay Point man pleads guilty to selling meth to undercover cop in mall parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | The Campbell Reporter

    A Bay Point man pleaded guilty Monday to selling more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover officer in a mall parking lot, federal officials said Tuesday. Joseph Conner, 47, pleaded guilty in a federal court to possessing methamphetamine and intending to distribute the drug.

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  8. Concord police arrest woman suspected of stabbing man at Ellis Lake ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | The Campbell Reporter

    Police arrested a 27-year-old Concord woman on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after she fled the stabbing scene. They did not identify her immediately, citing their investigation.

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  9. Who's watching? Privacy groups warn changes to driverless vehicle...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | The Campbell Reporter

    The nonprofit Consumer Watchdog agency is questioning the removal of key privacy protections in a bill that would allow testing of a driverless shuttle in Contra Costa County. Consumer Watchdog advocate John Simpson said the agency is most concerned that the lack of stringent privacy protections would set a bad precedent as more driverless vehicles hit the streets.

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  10. On demand senior home care via smart phoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | San Jose Mercury News

    Honor care pro Jeanette Curiel chats with her client Olga Mos, 93, of Concord, as she finishes her breakfast while at her home in Concord, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Honor is a home health care service that allows clients to use an app to hire a care worker when needed.

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  11. Borenstein: Is BART tax only down payment?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | San Jose Mercury News

    BART riders make their way to the train platform at the North Concord station in Concord, Calif., on Monday, March 21, 2016. BART promises that if East Bay and San Francisco voters pass a $3.5 billion bond and property tax increase on the November ballot, trains will run more frequently and reliably.

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  12. Fixing vegetable garden failuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | San Jose Mercury News

    Tomatoes with rotten ends, squash that never produced, plant leaves covered with white powder -- even the most accomplished gardener might face these troubles each year. Contra Costa Master Gardener Terry Lippert says there are lessons to be learned from these problems.

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  13. Bay Area 'Obamacare' call center to close at end of yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | San Jose Mercury News

    Contra Costa County's call center to help people enroll for Affordable Care Act "Obamacare" health care coverage will close at the end of November -- six months sooner than anticipated -- because of a 70 percent cut in state funding. On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County supervisors unanimously approved speeding up a shutdown plan originally designed to wind down to a June 30, 2017 closure of the Concord call center, as called for earlier by the by the California Health Benefit Exchange, known as Covered California.

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  14. Will Obama exonerate the Port Chicago 50?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | The Campbell Reporter

    As President Barack Obama's time in office draws to a close, it remains unclear if he will heed calls to exonerate the African-American sailors convicted of mutiny during World War II following the deadly explosion at the Port Chicago naval munitions base. Last year, Reps.

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  15. New restaurants follow an increase in Concord jobs, residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | San Jose Mercury News

    Several restaurants are slated to open downtown, filling up the site known as Salvio Pacheco Square that borders Todos Santos Plaza. First up on Salvio Street will be Lima, an upscale Peruvian spot scheduled to open next month, followed by three other eateries this fall within the square, including modern Asian-fusion restaurant Fusion Bistro, poke bowl shop Poke Salad, and T4 boba tea shop.

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  16. Joseph Martin molestation case: MDUSD reaches tentative settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | San Jose Mercury News

    In one of the final developments in a rollercoaster child abuse case that has roiled Concord the last three years, the Mt. Diablo school district has tentatively agreed to pay $1.2 million to the 11 boys who accused former teacher Woodside Elementary teacher Joseph Martin of molesting them.

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  17. Concord: Stabbing leaves one injured, search for suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | The Campbell Reporter

    Police did not release immediately the gender of the victim, who they said was stabbed twice in the torso area. The injuries were not life-threatening, the Concord Police Department reported in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

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  18. Concord: Rape convict gets 38 to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    A convicted rapist's decision to claim during trial that his victim had actually invited him into her home and "danced seductively" came back to haunt him Friday. Jose Velasquez, 32, was sentenced to 38 years to life in prison, after being linked through DNA evidence to the 2000 home invasion, rape, and robbery of a Concord woman.

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  19. Berkeley's Premier Cru wine schemer pleads guilty to wire fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | The Campbell Reporter

    The man behind a "Ponzi wine scheme" that bilked customers of a high-end Berkeley wine store out of at least $45 million pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to one count of wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office is recommending that Concord resident John Fox, 66, be sentenced to more than six years in prison and pay restitution to cheated customers who paid in advance for unfulfilled wine orders from the now-shuttered Premier Cru wine company.

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  20. Contra Costa DA: Gang warfare led to massive Norteno bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | The Campbell Reporter

    Law enforcement officials from across Contra Costa announced Wednesday they had arrested and charged 22 suspected Nortenos in one of the biggest anti-gang busts in the county's history. Authorities linked suspected Norteno gang members to crimes in Antioch, Bay Point and Concord.

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