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  1. The worst Catholic Church sex abuse cases in Bay Area historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Inside Bay Area

    Former Priest Stephen Kiesle, of Pinole Calif. stands outside Dept 22 after his hearing Thursday afternoon June 26, 2003 in Martinez Calif.

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  2. Opinion: What we can do before the gun fires againRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Inside Bay Area

    State shouldn't wait to require that casings and weapons be quickly tested to see if they match other violent crimes Jennifer Mertz, criminalist with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, shows how a semiautomatic handgun is fired into a gun tank and the bullet and casings are recovered and analyzed at the Contra Costa County crime lab in Martinez, Calif., on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. They would then be compared with bullets and casings of weapons found at a crime scene and others already logged into a data base.

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  3. Late-blooming blues sensation Marina Crouse sets 2 SF Bay Area showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Inside Bay Area

    Growing up in the early 1970s on a diverse diet of soul, big band swing, mariachi and rock 'n' roll oldies, she loved to sing and spent several years studying classical voice. But by her early 20s, she'd filed her love of music away to focus on supporting herself, eventually earning a Ph.D. in Spanish from UC Berkeley.

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  4. Teenagers killed in Walnut Creek crash identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Inside Bay Area

    Authorities investigate a crash in Walnut Creek, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 that resulted in two deaths and three injuries.

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  5. I-80 reopens after Pinole injury shooting spurs CHP traffic alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | Inside Bay Area

    At 6:18 p.m., CHP officers received a report from Pinole police about an incident in westbound I-80 lanes near Cummings Skyway, CHP Officer Damian Johnston said. When officers arrived, they learned a solo adult male driver had been shot and suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

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  6. Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer embroiled in another sex harassment probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | Inside Bay Area

    Contra Costa County Assesor Gus Kramer mingles with U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho before an inauguration ceremony for incoming Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson Thursday Jan. 13, 2011 in Martinez, Calif. Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer likely sexually harassed two female employees in his department, according to an investigator hired by the county to look into the workers' complaints.

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  7. Martinez: Make-A-Wish grants 8-year-old's Disneyland dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | Inside Bay Area

    Sierra Griswold, 8, of Martinez, center, and her parents, Harlan Griswold, left, and her mother Stephanie Zuccaro, right, celebrate together during a celebration after Sierra and her family received a trip to Disneyland from the Make-a-Wish Foundation at the California Pizza Kitchen, July 30, 2018, in Walnut Creek. Sierra was promised a trip to Disneyland by Make-a Wish just before she went into potentially fatal brain surgery for a rare kids of epilepsy.

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  8. Deal paves way for new library, recreation fields and housing in Pleasant HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 28 | Inside Bay Area

    The city, county and city park district have all agreed on a proposal to develop a park, new library and some single family homes on Monticello Avenue. The memorandum of understanding between the three agencies involves two properties - the five-acre library site and a vacant 10-acre site east of the library that once housed the Oak Park Elementary School.

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  9. Contra Costa Teacher of the Year award down to four finalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | Contra Costa Times

    Four finalists for Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year gave speeches before a panel of judges this week, but only two will be chosen for the award in September. Since 1972, the California Teacher of the Year program recognizes educators who "symbolize the profession's contributions to quality education," according to the state's website.

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  10. Sheriff bans protests on Richmond jail groundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | Inside Bay Area

    The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office has banned protests outside the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, which recently has been the scene of several directed at ICE. According to sheriff's officials, the jail site will be fenced off and any future protests must take place on the nearby Giant Highway.

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  11. Arrest made in hit and run that killed cyclist, CHP saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | Inside Bay Area

    A 28-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter in connection with a hit and run in Crockett that killed a cyclist, police said. Kylie Derksen, of Martinez, was arrested on a $100,000 warrant, following a crash Tuesday evening on the 2000 block of San Pablo Avenue.

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  12. Martinez puts half-cent sales tax on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | Contra Costa Times

    Martinez voters will decide in November whether to pay a new half-cent sales tax that city leaders say will pay for recruiting and retaining police officers, supporting senior citizen services and preventing floods, among other expenses. The City Council voted 5-0 Monday to put a new sales tax measure on the Nov. 6 election ballot.

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  13. Public speaks out at forum over Contra Costa sheriff's connections with ICERead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Valeria Suarez with the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance joins other immigrants' rights advocates in a rally in advance of the first ever TRUTH Act forum outside the Board of Supervisors Chambers in Martinez, Calif. on Tuesday, July 23, 2018.

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  14. Martinez takes out line of credit to pay $4 million in overdue Social Security taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 | Inside Bay Area

    The City Council has taken out a five-year, $4 million line of credit to cover three years of back Social Security taxes and other expenses the city must pay, the result of almost 100 city workers having been employees of a 35-year-old agency one councilman called a "paper organization" and a "shell corporation." The council voted unanimously Wednesday to pursue the line of credit as the chief financial consequence of the 1983 formation of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency.

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  15. One-alarm fire damages storage yard in MartinezRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | Inside Bay Area

    A one-alarm fire burned up some vegetation and some boxes at a Martinez business early Wednesday and sent a glow that could be seen more than a mile away, a fire official said. Fire crews responded around 12:24 a.m. to the storage yard at 855 Howe Road and found three shipping boxes on fire, as well as some vegetation, Fire Prevention Capt.

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  16. Highway 4 widening moving ahead: RoadshowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | Inside Bay Area

    Afternoon commuters travel along Highway 4 at the Interstate 680 interchange in Martinez, Calif., on Thursday, April. 11, 2013.

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  17. Crews working to repair another water main break in MartinezRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | Inside Bay Area

    Public works crews worked to repair the latest in a string of water main breaks in the city after a pipe burst Tuesday afternoon, a city official said. The latest pipe break happened on Shell Avenue near Orange Street around 2:25 p.m., Public Works Superintendent Bob Cellini said.

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  18. Donald Trump Jr.'s alleged ex-lover appears to taunt him for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | Inside Bay Area

    OCTOBER 23: Singer Aubrey O'Day attends Life & Style Weekly's 10 Year Anniversary party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on October 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. One-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Aubrey O'Day wasn't the only person taking to social media Monday to express shock, outrage or horror at President Donald Trump's servile and widely condemned performance during a press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin Monday.

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  19. With Contra Costa ICE contract ending, activists push to release detaineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | Inside Bay Area

    Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston answers questions from the media after announcing the end of the sheriff's contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the sheriff's Gary C. Ford Field Operations Patrol and Investigation building in Martinez, Calif., on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Now that the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office has ended its jail contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, activists who pressured officials to end the partnership are calling on them to release the 169 detainees at the West County Detention Facility before they're transferred out of the region.

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  20. Martinez crews repair second water main break in five daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | Inside Bay Area

    The city's second large water main break in five days has been repaired, but crews are still on scene cleaning up, authorities said Sunday. There is a water main break at Talbart and Escobar.

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