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  1. Day trippingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Contra Costa Times

    When you hear the words "national park," most people's thoughts naturally leap to the great heights of Yosemite or the grand depths of the Grand Canyon -- or cartoon bears toting pic-a-nic baskets. So you might not think of the National Park Service in terms of, say, the Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier, a former munitions port in Concord or a Nobel-winning playwright's home in Danville.

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  2. Curtain Calls: 'Esperanza' getting a few needed tweaksRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    Often when a new work makes its first trip from page to stage, some things work well and others need some tweaking. Such is the case with the delightful new Gretchen Givens and Linda Gregg musical "Esperanza! ... a Pirate Romance."

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  3. Major sewer project in Pleasant Hill, Martinez to start May 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Inside Bay Area

    A yearlong $10.4 million project to install larger sewer pipe mains along the Martinez-Pleasant Hill border and eastward into the Gregory Gardens neighborhood will result in some construction-related street and lane closures, but should result in greater sewer capacity and fewer backup issues, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District officials say.

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  4. Martinez: Long-distance collaborators create OnStage Theatre's 'Esperanza'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Gretchen Givens and Linda Gregg have been close creative collaborators and friends for about 40 years, close to the point of finishing each other's sentences. The collaboration withstood the test of time and distance -- long phone conversations, emails and an eight-hour time difference, taking 11 years to write and compose their musical, "Esperanza."

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  5. What's Happening: Drop in Pickleball in Walnut CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Inside Bay Area

    Walnut Creek Recreation -- Drop-in play for adults +18 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-noon at Tice Valley Gym, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $4. 925-256-3572 City of Oakley -- Registration now open for adult season running July 6-Aug. 10 on Wednesday mornings from 9-10:00 a.m. To register or for more info contact 925-625-7041, [email protected] NorCal Courts Pickleball -- Open gym for adults 16 and up at NorCal Courts from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Fridays.

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  6. Review: ThaiTree brings artistry to Martinez neighborhood restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Inside Bay Area

    Eight months after opening, Martinez's ThaiTree Restaurant is already in full bloom. Owned and run by brothers You and Poom Lapmahanon, the small neighborhood restaurant offers an expansive menu of curries, noodle and rice dishes and distinctive entrees that will satisfy the curious palate or sate the desire for fire and spice.

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  7. Alhambra makes NCS boys volleyball historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Inside Bay Area

    With one middle blocker limited and the other injured, the Alhambra High boys volleyball team relied on Jerald Jianoran to capture the program's first North Coast Section Division 2 championship in Friday's four-game finals win over Las Lomas. Jianoran had 21 kills and 30 digs to help the host Bulldogs overcome a ferocious fourth-game surge by the Knights and prevail 19-25, 25-16, 25-21, 26-24.

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  8. Peterson: Contra Costa Animal Services head saving lives one happy tail at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Inside Bay Area

    Not long after she began work as director of Contra Costa County's Animal Services department, Beth Ward met a man who showed up at the Martinez shelter prepared to give up his dog. The chocolate lab mix, he explained, had growled at his wife.

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  9. Drought water rates end at Contra Costa Water DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Inside Bay Area

    CONCORD "' Water rates for some 200,000 Central Contra Costa residents will drop in early June after the Contra Costa Water District board agreed Wednesday to end a temporary drought surcharge. With plenty of water this year, the water board decided there is no need to continue collecting the higher drought rate that was passed last summer to encourage saving.

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  10. Martinez to mark 40th anniversary of school bus crash that killed 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | Inside Bay Area

    A remembrance ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the bus crash at the Interstate 680-Marina Vista offramp that killed 28 Yuba City High School students and an adult chaperon takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Martinez Marina. The May 21, 1976 bus crash remains the worst school bus accident in U.S. history, and second worst bus crash of any kind; a 1963 bus-train collision near Chualar, south of Salinas, killed 32 migrant farm workers.

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  11. Train hits person on tracks between Richmond and MartinezRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | Inside Bay Area

    A person was struck by a train today between Richmond and Martinez in Contra Costa County, according to Capitol Corridor officials. Capitol Corridor officials announced via Twitter about 5:40 p.m. that a train had struck an individual on the track.

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  12. Martinez to mark 40th anniversary of horrific school bus crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Inside Bay Area

    A remembrance ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the bus crash at the Interstate 680-Marina Vista offramp that killed 28 Yuba City High School students and an adult chaperon takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Martinez Marina. The May 21, 1976 bus crash remains the worst school bus accident in U.S. history, and second worst bus crash of any kind; a 1963 bus-train collision near Chualar, south of Salinas, killed 32 migrant farm workers.

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  13. Martinez: Ecopoetry festival at John Muir site to inspire, continue environmental movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Inside Bay Area

    The Father of the National Park Service may be smiling at the thought of published and fledgling poets gathering in his Martinez home on Saturday. Their creative work, spoken aloud at the Muir Poetry Project's third annual Ecopoetry Festival, is to inspire, and with raw emotion, continue the environmental movement.

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  14. County firefighters respond to two-alarm Martinez house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Contra Costa Times

    Firefighters are on the scene at a two-alarm fire that started at a house at 213 Midway Drive, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District reported. The fire began shortly before 8 p.m., and according to fire marshall Robert Marshall, likely started as a kitchen fire as a result of cooking.

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  15. Pittsburg man charged with assaulting police officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Inside Bay Area

    Around 11:48 p.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near the Office Depot on Lone Tree Way. They found the driver, Alfredo Ardanas, 44, of Pittsburg, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

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  16. Curtain Calls: Peter Pan's 'Wish' benefit's cast of hundredsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Inside Bay Area

    The delightful Peter Pan Foundation celebrates the 10th anniversary of its signature musical "Wish Upon a Star" over the Memorial Day weekend at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road in Pleasant Hill. The brainchild of founder Leslie Noel, "Wish Upon a Star" benefits UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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  17. Concord: Pickleball gets 14 dedicated courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Inside Bay Area

    Responding to the growing popularity of pickleball, the city plans to convert four tennis courts at Willow Pass Park into 14 courts dedicated to the sport. "We're going to be paving the way for larger tournaments in our region because this will be one of the largest pickleball complexes that we're aware of in Northern California," said Steve Voorhies, director of parks and recreation.

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  18. Tri-Valley briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Inside Bay Area

    Voters who receive ballots well ahead of Election Day so they can vote by mail now have it even easier -- and cheaper. Before the June 7 presidential primary election, voters can drop off ballots in CoCo Vote-N-Go" boxes at Town Hall, no postage required.

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  19. Tri-Valley A&E: Danville duo reunites, set to release first recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Inside Bay Area

    Rehearsals for the Danville-based band Lindy's Kitchen used to mean homemade spaghetti, brownies and fear, according to guitarist/songwriter Chris Carter. "Mike and I met when we were students at Saint Mary's College in 1993," says Carter.

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  20. Three Martinez schools get 'Gold Ribbon' honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Inside Bay Area

    The California Department of Education awarded 2016 Gold Ribbon Awards to John Swett, John Muir and Las Juntas Elementary schools for their successful teaching methods that mirror revised state board standards -- methods that can be replicated in other schools. Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of schools, said the Gold Ribbon Award was created to temporarily replace the California Distinguished Schools Program, which relied on traditional test results.

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