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  1. Martinez approves drought planRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    Residents that use 200 or more gallons of water a day can expect to pay 50 cents per unit more for it within the next month or two. The Martinez Drought Plan is a response to Gov. Jerry Brown's mandated 25 percent reduction in the use of potable urban water.

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  2. Martinez: Activists protesting oil trains detainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Inside Bay Area

    Activists protesting against crude oil transporting trains were arrested Monday morning while attempting to hang a banner in front of the Benicia-Martinez railroad bridge. The 60-foot banner read, "Stop Oil Trains Now: Are you in the Blast-Zone.org ," according to a news release from Communities for a Better Environment and ForestEthics.

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  3. Martinez: John Muir grave site access plan closerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Inside Bay Area

    The public may be able to visit John Muir's final resting place at the 1.27-acre Strenzel-Muir family grave site before the end of the year. The U.S. National Park Service has for several years been exploring ways to allow public access to the grave site, located about a mile south of the John Muir National Historic Site.

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  4. Bay Point Islam community plans new mosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Inside Bay Area

    Approval of a 5,900-square-foot mosque in the Shore Acres neighborhood is expected this coming week by Contra Costa County's zoning administrator. The structure would serve as a gathering hall for the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam Bay Point community, which since 1988 has used as its main worship center a much smaller building on the same 2.8-acre parcel at Pacifica Avenue and Wharf Drive.

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  5. An explosion of Fourth of July fun: Central Contra Costa cities to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Inside Bay Area

    Celebrate Concord: This one starts early, with an 8 a.m. 5K/Kids run starting at Todos Santos Plaza. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Mt.

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  6. Foster a Dream's work to change realities with 'Get Set Camp'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Inside Bay Area

    Launching themselves as young adults in the world, foster youth age 16 to 21 need more than safe shelter, food and nurturing -- they need hope beyond high school. The annual Foster a Dream "Get Set Camp" builds a two-week pathway that connects big dreams to rock-solid realities.

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  7. Barnidge: Gabbard's greatest accomplishment at Shell refinery -- building relationship with communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Inside Bay Area

    When Paul Gabbard steps down this week as general manager of the Martinez Shell refinery, he'll walk out the door with nearly 35 years of memories. He's hopped around the continent, working in five refineries and the corporate headquarters -- in operations, technology, maintenance and production -- but his legacy is the relationship he helped build with the Martinez community.

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  8. Victoria Alvarado upholds legacy of strong Latinas through photographsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Having a strong legacy to uphold, Victoria Alvarado knew her fate was sealed growing up in San Francisco, where she inherited her social consciousness from her parents who were involved in the labor movement. Taking a lead from her father, who served in the Revolutionary Army of Poncho Villa during the Mexican Revolution and then fled to San Francisco after his father was killed in the revolution, Alvarado marched the streets of Oaxaca in the late 1960s to protest lack of support for indigenous people.

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  9. Martinez: Local group enlists La Russa's help, seeks $250K grant to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Hall of Fame Manager Tony LaRussa is looking to rectify that, advising a new board of directors for the Joe DiMaggio Hometown Hero Project, which aims to make DiMaggio's links to his hometown more public. Project members hope to fund five initiatives -- a DiMaggio landmark sculpture/artwork, possibly in the Waterfront Park area to identify the town and ball fields; a safe exhibit space for the restored boat "Joltin' Joe;" museum space for DiMaggio memorabilia and artifacts at the old train station at Ferry Street; a website with information including oral histories and a walking tour ; and a mural.

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  10. Flying to where they'll be loved: Dogs unwanted in Contra Costa finding new homes in OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Many members of a beyond capacity crowd of canines whose time was running out have been getting a new lease on life -- and a chance for a new place to call home. On June 5, Bernie, Camellia, Goldilocks, Joey, Maggie and Skippy boarded a four-seater, 280-horsepower, single-engine Mooney Ovation at Hayward Executive Airport, and at a maximum speed of 205 miles per hour, at a top cruising altitude of 12,000 feet, were bound for Gold Beach, Ore, population just over 2,200.

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  11. Martinez: Crews respond to vegetation fire near Old Orchard RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Inside Bay Area

    Contra Costa County firefighters use a chain saw and mop up following a five acre vegetation fire along Howe and Old Orchard Roads in Martinez, Calif., on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The fire is believed to have been started at the corner of those OLd Orchard and Howe Roads according to CCC fire inspector Steve Aubert.

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  12. North Richmond: Felon arrested after police pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Inside Bay Area

    A man was arrested after leading sheriff's deputies on a pursuit Wednesday night, a Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman said. A deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle at 8:51 p.m. at Chesley Avenue and Rumrill Boulevard near North Richmond when the driver did not stop and led officers on a pursuit, spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

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  13. Antioch: Children fall ill at water park, but cause remains a mysteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Inside Bay Area

    About 40 youngsters at an Antioch water park became ill Thursday afternoon, and county officials are trying to find out why. Fire crews and 13 ambulances responded to a call that came in at 2:29 p.m. reporting that children at Prewett Family Park were feeling sick, said Contra Costa County Fire District spokeswoman Lisa Martinez.

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  14. Antioch: About 40 children sick after possible chlorine exposure at water parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Inside Bay Area

    About 40 children have fallen ill after possible excessive chlorine exposure Thursday afternoon at Prewett Water Park, a Contra Costa County Fire official said. Fire crews and 13 ambulances responded to reports of children feeling sick and vomiting at 2:29 p.m. Thursday at the water park at 4701 Lone Tree Way, said Fire Inspector Lisa Martinez.

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  15. Board: Supervisors deserve raisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Inside Bay Area

    An independent committee on Thursday finalized a recommendation that calls for Contra Costa supervisors to receive a 12 percent raise over the next three years. "With the 7 percent they voted themselves , that's almost 20 percent," said retired county clerk-recorder Steve Weir, the facilitator for the six-member panel.

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  16. Home prices soar to records in Santa Clara County and Alameda CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Inside Bay Area

    In this May 6, 2015 photo, realtor Stephan Marshall, right, walks with potential buyer Sasha Martinez at a home for sale on Perez Drive in Pacifica, Calif. The housing market in the Bay Area remained strong in May, with record prices posted in Santa Clara and Alameda counties, but the rise in home prices and sales has begun to level off, according to a report released Thursday.

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  17. Martinez: Houses saved after two-alarm fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Inside Bay Area

    Danny Wiseman surveyed his neighbor's charred fence, destroyed amid the debris of a two-alarm fire, and marveled that the house still was standing. All houses were standing, and the turkey vulture that may have caused the blaze may still have been flying after the 1-acre vegetation fire came dangerously close to houses in a neighborhood overlooking the Martinez Reservoir, Contra Costa Fire Protection District spokesman Inspector Steve Aubert said.

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  18. Martinez: Woman hit by suspected DUI driver survives being thrown more than 20 yardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Inside Bay Area

    A woman struck by a car Sunday afternoon survived despite being thrown about 20 yards from the force of the collision, police said. The 48-year-old Martinez resident remained in stable condition in the intensive-care unit at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek on Monday as police pursued felony DUI and hit-and-run charges against the driver that hit her, Martinez police Corp. Mike Estanol said.

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  19. Doctors Medical Center ex-CEO loses battle to cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Inside Bay Area

    Dawn Gideon, the former interim CEO of Doctors Medical Center who tried but ultimately could not prevent the San Pablo hospital from closing earlier this year, has died. She was 56. "She was a terrific woman, and it was a passion for her to be able to provide service for people," Altomari said.

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  20. Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after reportedly hitting vehicles, pedestrian in MartinezRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 14 | Inside Bay Area

    A driver of vehicle that reportedly struck and injured a pedestrian getting into another vehicle on Sunday afternoon in Martinez has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said. Contra Costa County fire and police department crews responded at 2:21 p.m. to 2135 Alhambra Ave. for a report of a traffic collision, authorities said.

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