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  1. Jury: Discovery Bay man was sane when he killed boy, life sentence loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 21 | San Jose Mercury News

    On its second day of deliberation, a Contra Costa jury found a Discovery Bay man to have been legally sane when he murdered a 9-year-old boy nearly two years ago. William Shultz, 20, now faces a prison sentence of 25 years to life for murdering Jordon "Jordy" Almgren in April 2015.


  2. Lafayette: Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches opens TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Nopalito Chicken Torta is a seasonal offering for spring on Homegrown's menu. The Seattle-born, eco-friendly Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches will begin building sandwiches and tossing grain bowls and salads in Lafayette on Tuesday, April 11. It's the third Bay Area location for the chain launched in 2009.


  3. Discovery Bay: Guilty verdict in death of 9-year-old stabbed at sleepoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 30 | The Campbell Reporter

    Messages from family and friends decorate a framed photograph for 9-year old Jordon "Jordy" Almgren, of Discovery Bay, during a memorial service at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood, Calif., on Friday, May 8, 2015. Jordon "Jordy" Almgren played baseball for the Angels in this undated photograph.


  4. Anguish on the witness stand: Alleged killera s mom testifiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 28 | San Jose Mercury News

    A framed photograph with messages show support for 9-year-old Jordon "Jordy" Almgren of Discovery Bay during a memorial service at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood, Calif., on Friday, May 8, 2015. On March 23, Katherine Shultz bore the unbearable, watching a video in which her son William confessed to the stabbing death of a 9-year-old boy.


  5. Discovery Bay man accused of sexually assaulting teen girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    A 36-year-old Discovery Bay man was jailed this week on $14.2 million bail for alleged sex crimes against teenage girls. The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that Gary Burbank was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of rape, aggravated sexual assault and child molestation for crimes against three girls ages 14 to 16. Detectives with the sheriff's sexual assault unit began investigating Burbank after they were contacted by one of the victims, according to the sheriff's office.


  6. Discovery Bay: Defendant told officers killing boy a didna t seem wrongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    The man who confessed to killing a sleeping 9-year-old boy in April 2015 told police roughly 12 hours later that his actions "didn't seem wrong," and that he had expected to get away with the deed. On Thursday, jurors saw video of an interview between murder defendant William Shultz, 20, and two Contra Costa homicide investigators.


  7. East Bay woman describes heart-to-heart with defendant weeks before her son was killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    In early 2015, Discovery Bay resident Melissa Almgren saw her eldest son's best friend wandering along the road, barefoot, looking worn, dirty, and confused. She was taken aback, but after dropping her kids off at school she circled back around and picked up then-18-year-old William Shultz.


  8. DA: 9-year-old East Bay boy fought back, a identified his killeraRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    It was an emotional morning in court Monday, as a prosecutor described the last few hours of a Discovery Bay boy's life - and portrayed his admitted killer as a methodical murderer - while the boy's family sat a few feet away. William Shultz, 20, sat stoically, occasionally bowing his head or glancing away from crime scene photos, as prosecutor Simon O'Connell explained to jurors why he will ask them to convict Shultz of murder at the trial's end.


  9. The trial is set to begin for William Shultz, 20, charged in the death of 9-year-old Jordon Almgren.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Over the next few weeks, jurors will decide the fate of a man who two years ago confessed to stabbing his friend's 9-year-old brother to death during a sleepover. Attorneys are expected to make opening statements Monday morning in the murder trial of William Shultz, 20, charged in the April 2015 stabbing death of 9-year-old Jordon Almgren.


  10. Separated by time and space, long-lost sisters find each other 60 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Sisters Evamaria Kinner, 61, left, of Decaturville, Tennessee, and Linda Burns, 66, of Discovery Bay, agree they both have a love of being on the water that they think they got from their father Bronis Yakovanis as they stand on Burns dock in Discovery Bay, Calif., on Sunday, March 6, 2017. The two women met for the first time last week and did not know each other even existed until a year ago.


  11. The making of a pink pussyhat-wearing activistRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Hannah McBride, of Discovery Bay, wears her pink hand knitted pussy hat as she attends the Women's March Contra Costa County/Walnut Creek at Civic Park in Walnut Creek, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.


  12. Explosion of Delta weeds brings out spraying crews earlier than expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Water hyacinth carpets the Discovery Bay Marina in Discovery Bay in this shot taken Jan. 13, 2015. The weeds are less abundant this year as the state begins its annual spraying program.


  13. Delta Tunnels opponents to hold forum in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A group opposing plans to divert massive quantities of Delta water to other parts of the state will hold a town hall meeting on the proposal next month. Hosted by Save the California Delta Alliance, the forum will be at 6:30 p.m. March 13 in the Discovery Bay Elementary School gymnasium, 1700 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay.


  14. PG&E says it violated drug, alcohol testing rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    PG&E has violated government rules for alcohol and drug tests of about 950 call center workers, the utility confirmed Thursday, a disclosure that prompted a demand for mandatory reports by big utilities of all potential safety violations in the wake of the fatal San Bruno explosion. The embattled utility - which is a convicted felon for crimes it committed before and after the San Bruno blast - said the call center workers who haven't been tested, as required, for drug and alcohol use, handle an array of calls.


  15. With hopes of improving the accountability of candidates who lie and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    With hopes of improving the accountability of candidates who lie about their backgrounds, Assemblymember Jim Frazier announced he is introducing legislation that would increase the penalties for candidates found to have wilfully misrepresented themselves on their election ballot statements. If passed, Assembly Bill 894 would strengthen penalties for candidates who misrepresent facts on their candidate statements, said Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, said Thursday.


  16. Danville's new Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches set to openRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    The new Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches shop opening in Danville will offer farm-to-sandwich sandwiches, such as this chicken-pesto. Danville's lunch crowd will have a new sandwich spot next week, when Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches opens its second Bay Area location with farm-to-sandwich fare, plus seasonal soups, bowls and salads.


  17. East Bay Regional Parks takes applications for board vacancyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | Pacifica Tribune

    The 36-acre Hanson Hills property near Antioch was bought earlier this year as an addition to Deer Valley Regional Park. Antioch is within park district Ward 7, where a new park board member will be appointed to replace Diane Burgis, who was elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.


  18. Details emerge about death of college district trustee John T. NejedlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    A woman's bra, a cell phone, and a clear plastic bag containing a "white powdered substance" are among evidence collected by New Orleans police in a hotel room where a Contra Costa Community College District trustee died earlier this month, according to a police report. The Oct. 9 death of John T. Nejedly, 52, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel remained "unclassified" as of last week, according to police.


  19. Death of longtime college board trustee John T. Nejedly, son of late state senator, still a mystery.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    Questions persist about the death Sunday of Contra Costa Community College District trustee John T. Nejedly in New Orleans, including how he died and how long it will take until a cause is determined. Nejedly, 52, was staying at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel, having attended the annual convention of the Association of Community College Trustees along with two other district officials who traveled separately from Nejedly to the Crescent City.


  20. Discovery Bay: Man who fled Sheriffa s Office deputy crashes, two injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | The Campbell Reporter

    A Brentwood man who tried to outrace a Contra Costa Sheriff's Office deputy crashed into two other cars Saturday, sending two people to the hospital, a Sheriff's Office spokesman said Monday. Estrus Smith, 23, collided with a sedan and a truck after taking off southbound on Discovery Bay Boulevard shortly after the deputy tried to pull him over around 1:22 p.m. for spinning doughnuts in the middle of that road, spokesman Jimmy Lee said in a statement.


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