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  1. DA: No charges against Richmond cop who brought marijuana homeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    A veteran Richmond police officer will not face criminal charges following an investigation into marijuana found in his home, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Officer Joe Avila, 43, still faces disciplinary measures from the Richmond Police Department after police with a search warrant found marijuana at his Oakley home in September.

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  2. Pleasant Hill: Proposed permits could allow police chief to close...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    A proposed police permit for massage parlors would give the police chief broad power to close businesses where employees allegedly have engaged in prostitution. Since October 2013, Pleasant Hill police have conducted 41 undercover investigations at 16 massage establishments and arrested nine people on suspicion of prostitution, according to the City Attorney Janet Coleson.

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  3. Concord: Driver suffers major injuries in crash on Highway 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    A woman suffered major injuries after crashing her car on Highway 4 on Thursday evening, the California Highway Patrol said.

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  4. Mercury News editorial: Sexual abuse reporting law for schools improvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Campbell Reporter

    State law has for some time required school personnel to notify police or child protective services immediately when they know or even suspect a student has been abused, but until now it merely suggested school districts train their workers about the mandate. Consequently, as this newspaper has documented over the past three years, school employees -- from janitors and teachers to principals and district superintendents -- were, or claimed to be, uninformed about the law, sometimes with tragic consequences.

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  5. Joan Buchanan to face Susan Bonilla in state Senate raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Campbell Reporter

    Former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan was set to announce her candidacy Thursday morning for the soon-to-be-vacant 7th State Senate District seat, ensuring another Democrat-on-Democrat Bay Area battle royale. But Buchanan, 50, of Alamo, is vowing to run a positive campaign unlike the brutally negative, independent spending-laden battle that was waged this year to succeed her in the Assembly as she was being termed out.

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  6. Concord: Center to help domestic violence victims opening in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Central County Family Justice Center, which will help victims report domestic violence, is scheduled to open next month in Salvio Pacheco Square. The City Council on Tuesday allocated $35,000 to fund the first six months of operations at the center and approved a three-year lease for 8,000 square feet of office space at 2151 Salvio St., across from Todos Santos Plaza.

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  7. Concord: Batalllion Chief's home burns againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    A Cal Fire battalion chief lost his home in a one-alarm fire early Wednesday morning, just hours after another fire had gutted one of the home's bedrooms. The one-story home in the 2100 blocks of Fredricks Street, across from John Muir Medical Center near downtown, began burning just before 3 a.m. and appears to have been caused by smoldering material similar to recyclable paper that was inside the walls near the attic, Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said.

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  8. Piedmont/Montclair What's Happening: Team East Oakland Youth Camp registrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Fremont Bulletin

    Team East Oakland Youth Camp -- Registration open for youth baseball skills camp, for boys and girls ages 7-14. Dec. 28 at Bishop O'Dowd High School with ages 7-9 from 9-11:30 a.m., 10-12 from 11:30-2 p.m. and 13-14 from 2-4:30 p.m. $60.

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  9. After years of decline, Concord Pavilion roars backRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    A year ago, city leaders left management of the tarnished Concord Pavilion in the hands of Live Nation with the caveat -- enshrined in a rigorous new contract -- that the promoter restore the venue's luster. Chastened, Live Nation responded with a robust season that doubled the number of shows from the previous year, drew more than 160,000 fans and delivered a diverse lineup spanning adult contemporary, R&B, country and alternative rock.

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  10. NCS football: Clayton Valley wins Division II championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | The Campbell Reporter

    This time, Clayton Valley Charter High's football had no trouble finishing off a game after building a big lead against its rival. The Eagles used a fast start Friday to beat Concord 33-6 and claim their second North Coast Section Division II title in three years at Diablo Valley College.

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  11. NCS football preview: Clayton Valley Charter-ConcordRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | The Campbell Reporter

    No. 2 Concord vs. No. 1 Clayton Valley Charter at Diablo Valley College, 7 p.m. -- Two of the most explosive offenses in recent East Bay history will meet with a section title and, likely, a Northern California regional game berth at stake.

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  12. The Time is Ripe by Debra Morris: Holiday gifts at farmers marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | San Jose Mercury News

    The hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us. Decorating, baking, shopping and wrapping seem to make us all crazy.

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  13. NCS playoffs: Clayton Valley Charter 55 , Casa Grande 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | The Campbell Reporter

    Clayton Valley Charter 55, Casa Grande 3: The top-seeded Eagles racked up 533 yards rushing and held fifth-seeded Casa Grande to 107 yards of total offense as they rolled into the NCS Division II championship, next Friday against Concord at Diablo Valley College. The Trojans had Clayton Valley's devastating running attack in check early.

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  14. Edward Stegge: Beloved dancer retired, but not goneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | The Campbell Reporter

    When Edward Stegge was 2 years old, he pointed up from his seat in the audience at a man dancing in San Francisco Ballet's "Nutcracker" and told his mother, "I want to be him." Now, at age 45, having danced with Walnut Creek-based Diablo Ballet from 2002 until his "final" performance on Nov. 15, the Concord native is retiring.

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  15. CIF cross country state meet preview: Granada's McCandless, Campolindo girls among local contendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | The Campbell Reporter

    Outlook: Ventura and Jurupa Hills-Fontana are the team favorites. Los Gatos' Chris Foster and Jurupa Hills' Michael Teran, the Central Coast Section and the Southern Section champions, are favorites for the individual title.

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  16. High school football: Defensive-minded Pittsburg faces steep challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    Pittsburg High's defense has allowed just 8.6 points per game against a schedule of mostly top-tier opponents. The Pirates have 32 take-aways and have sacked opposing quarterbacks 46 times.

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  17. San Francisco window washer fights for life after 11-story fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Sunnyvale Sun

    A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is "fighting for his life" and opens his eyes when relatives speak to him, his family said Tuesday. "We are amazed that he fell from such a high distance and still survived.

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  18. Concord men arrested in Walnut Creek burglaries, drug and weapons crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | San Jose Mercury News

    Two Concord men were arrested in Walnut Creek early Tuesday morning after allegedly burglarizing multiple cars in a residential neighborhood. Police said officers were called to Masters Court around 1:40 a.m. after a citizen reported two people looking into cars in the area.

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  19. Second Joseph Martin molestation trial beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | San Jose Mercury News

    Acknowledging that the accusations of fondling boys' chests under their shirts is on the "low end of victimization," prosecutor Derek Butts opened the second trial of former Concord teacher Joseph Martin on Monday by portraying him as a terrific instructor who crossed the line between affection and molestation. The case hinges on what defense attorney Patrick Clancy calls "shirt diving," allegations that Martin, 46, of Martinez, placed his hand down or up the shirts of nine boys and fondled their nipple area at various times between 2007 and 2013.

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  20. Bay Area nurses, hospitals clash over Ebola trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | San Jose Mercury News

    Natalie Carranza, left, an institutional services worker at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, gets a mist sprayed into her protective mask by Howard Maddox, right, a cardiopulmonary assistant director, to see if it fits correctly during Ebola training at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez on Oct. 24, 2014. When the Ebola virus hit home in the United States in September, Sandra Ward, an emergency room nurse at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, was eager to get the latest training to protect herself.

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