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  1. Carjacking suspect arrested after two victimized outside Sunvalley Mall in Pleasant HillRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    A 22-year-old Concord man and an 18-year-old Martinez woman survived a scary encounter when they were carjacked outside the Sunvalley Mall early Wednesday. Pleasant Hill police officers and deputies from the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office arrested 24-year-old Rocky Wilson, of Antioch, after tracking him down in Bay Point, police said.

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

    Yesterday | San Jose Mercury News

    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. 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 plunge from freeway are identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | The Campbell Reporter

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

    Thursday Jul 26 | San Jose Mercury News

    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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  6. Public speaks out at forum over Contra Costa sheriffa s connections with ICERead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | Pacifica Tribune

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

    Wednesday Jul 18 | San Jose Mercury News

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

    Wednesday Jul 18 | San Jose Mercury News

    Highway 4 is scheduled to be widened through the Interstate 680 interchange. Above, commuters travel along Highway 4 at the interchange in Martinez.

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  9. Donald Trump Jr.a s alleged ex-lover appears to taunt him for him for fathera s Helsinki performanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | San Jose Mercury News

    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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  10. Officers responded to San Miguel Road, near Hanford Avenue, aroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | The Campbell Reporter

    Police did not immediately identify the two men, nor did they reveal the age of the juvenile. Officers contacted them when responding to San Miguel Road, near Hanford Avenue, around 11:55 p.m. after reports of gunshots.

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  11. With Contra Costa ICE contract ending, activists push to release detainees at West County jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    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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  12. Bel-Mateo moves one step closer to Babe Ruth World SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    For a second year in a row, this group of Babe Ruth 15U All-Stars qualified for the Pacific Southwest Regional to be held July 22-28. "Same exact boat," Bel-Mateo manager Collin Kandarian said.

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  13. Water main break leaves Martinez residents dryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    A water main break on on of the city's biggest lines interrupted service to dozens of city residents, police said. A public works crew acquired the needed parts to fix the repair Thursday morning, and police estimated that the affected residents will have their water back by 3 p.m. The break occurred on a line running underneath Alhambra Road at John Muir Road around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

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  14. Slow Hand BBQ taking over Martineza s Beaver Creek SmokehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    Slow Hand BBQ's Dan Frengs will soon be smoking in downtown Martinez as well as his original Pleasant Hill location. Their pitmaster friend Dan Frengs, of Slow Hand BBQ in Pleasant Hill, will get the keys to 601 Main St. and make this his second location.

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  15. East Bay sheriff ends ICE contract, citing budget, oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston announces the end of their 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. Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston announces the end of their 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.

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  16. After dog jumps into cruiser, Walnut Creek police hope for owner reunionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    A dog that managed to leap into a parked police cruiser this week will spend the next few days waiting for her owner to claim her, or for a new forever home. Around 5:45 p.m. Sunday, the dog jumped into a patrol car near Broadway and Newell Avenue, police said.

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  17. Plus, tragic story that shows our pets are not 100 percent safe from wildlife, even in our presence.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    If you see these - rindless lemons - hanging on your lemon tree, you can be certain you've got a pest problem. Something is consuming only the rinds throughout our little 6-foot tree until nothing but the pulp is left hanging.

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  18. Californiaa s gas tax repeal is now officially headed to a ballot near youRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    Katie Martinez of Oakland talks to this newspaper on Dec. 19, 2017 in Oakland about her views on the proposed initiative to repeal the state's recently enacted gas tax to fund road and highway repair. Setting the stage for a major statewide battle over how to pay for an estimated $67 billion backlog in highway, bridge and road repairs, a ballot measure to repeal California's recently enacted gas taxes and registration fees officially qualified Monday for the November ballot.

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  19. Nathan Turner will sign his new book, "I Love California," on June 21.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    Nathan Turner, pictured here at One Gun Ranch in Malibu, is the author of "I Love California: Live, Eat and Entertain the West Coast Way." Malibu-based designer and Martinez native Nathan Turner is known for his bright and breezy interiors that celebrate California chic.

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  20. Contra Costa DA election update: Bectona s lead growsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton looks on during a news conference announcing the arrest of eight suspected gang members at their office in Martinez, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. A joint operation between the Contra Costa County District Attorney, Pittsburg Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies to curb gang violence lead to the arrests.

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