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  1. George Miller a workaholic retiree since leaving CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    George Miller's retirement sounds suspiciously like the job he left 19 months ago, minus the obstructionism, gridlock, blood-boiling enmity and free Washington Redskins tickets. Miller, the Democratic representative who represented the East Bay for 40 years, left Congress and the Great Partisan Pie Fight on Jan. 1, 2015.

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  2. East Bay police ID suspect who died in custody after struggle, Taser shotRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    A man who died in the custody of Pittsburg police on Tuesday had a violent, drug-troubled history and had struggled with officers for several minutes before he died, a spokesman for the department said Wednesday. Humberto Martinez, 32, of Bay Point was on probation with a no-bail felony arrest warrant.

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  3. Recycling centersRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Cupertino Courier

    Aluminum cans are compressed into bricks at Danny's Recycling in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, July 23, 2016. Recycling centers in the Bay Area are in trouble as scrap materials values plummet.

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  4. Bay Area recycling centers struggle to surviveRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    Aluminum cans are compressed into bricks at Danny's Recycling in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, July 23, 2016. Recycling centers in the Bay Area are in trouble as scrap materials values plummet.

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  5. Police reports from Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez and Clayton: From July 14-20Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    At 3:37 p.m., two Concord men, both 33, and a Concord female transient, 37, were arrested on suspicion of trespassing at Monument Boulevard and Mohr Lane. possession -- In the 4000 block of Forestview Avenue, a 30-year-old Concord woman was arrested at 11:44 p.m. on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

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  6. Peterson: Murder trial in death of retired kindergarten teacher to finally openRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | The Campbell Reporter

    Susie Ko was found dead in her Hercules, Calif., home on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Barely an hour after Susie Ko was murdered in her Hercules home of 32 years, Mayor Dan Romero arrived, ducked under the yellow "Police Line" tape and surveyed the scene.

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  7. Regional panel nixes further study of BART extension along I-80Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | San Jose Mercury News

    As it did three decades ago, transit infrastructure planning in West Contra Costa appears to be getting mired in local politics. The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee, at its June meeting, voted not to pursue further review of a possible BART extension from El Cerrito Del Norte north to Hercules, even though BART had recently allocated the $125,000 cost to study that alternative as a possible solution to congestion along the Interstate 80 corridor.

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  8. Martinez: Giant bronze statues stolen in unsolved burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | San Jose Mercury News

    Detectives are asking the public for help in solving a pair burglaries during which expensive and heavy bronze statutes were stolen from a home in unincorporated Martinez. The same residence in the 5000 block of Alhambra Valley Road was burglarized twice with 24 hours on July 15 and 16, Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

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  9. Oakley police seek information surrounding mysterious assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Campbell Reporter

    Police say they are investigating circumstances surrounding the assault of a man in his home in the 700 block of Solitude Drive in Oakley. The victim was expected to have surgery Thursday for the head injury he suffered in the attack with a blunt object.

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  10. New clues in unsolved Kensington homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Campbell Reporter

    Five years ago, Erik Elliott was found dead, apparently beaten to death, on a grassy hillside in this Contra Costa County hamlet. The culprit was never caught.

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  11. Benicia Peddlers' Fair tops August antiques showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | San Jose Mercury News

    If you have not been to the Benicia Peddlers' Fair, plan to go Aug. 13. This bash has attracted enthusiasts since 1963. Approximately 300 vendors congregate along First Street all the way down to the waterfront in this historic river city -- once our state capital.

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  12. Police reports from Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez and Clayton: From July 7-13Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | The Campbell Reporter

    In the 2400 block of Walters Way, a 42-year-old Concord male transient was arrested on suspicion of possessing burglary tools at 3:38 a.m. grand theft -- A 31-year-old Pittsburg man was arrested at 5 p.m. in the 1900 block of Diamond Boulevard on suspicion of grand theft of access cards. possession -- At 7:25 p.m., an Oakland man, 26, was arrested at Concord Boulevard and Grant Street on suspicion of possession of marijuana/hashish for sale.

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  13. Martinez: Tesoro refinery reached settlement over Clean Air Act violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | The Campbell Reporter

    The Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery will spend an estimated $24 million to install and operate pollution-control equipment at its complex north of Concord, as part of a wide-ranging settlement Monday of federal complaints over air pollution at six current or former Tesoro refineries. San Antonio, Texas-based Tesoro will pay $425 million to settle an air pollution complaint also involving Tesoro refineries in Alaska, North Dakota, Utah and Washington State, as well as a former Tesoro facility in Hawaii now operated by Par Refining Co., the federal Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

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  14. Martinez: Boy saved from drowningRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | San Jose Mercury News

    A boy was saved from drowning at a pool on Saturday afternoon, a spokesman for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

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  15. Suggestion to move John Muir's remains is dead on arrivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | San Jose Mercury News

    The headstones of John Muir and his wife Louie Strentzel Muir are photographed at a small cemetery in Martinez, Calif., on Friday, July 8, 2016. Muir passed away on Dec. 24, 1914 at the age of 76. The national park system is struggling to come up with a plan to allow visitors access to the grave site but also deal with concerns by neighbors who live near the property.

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  16. For real-life 'Ghostbusters,' no ghost traps or giant marshmallow menRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | San Jose Mercury News

    "I was on a case in Oakland where my colleague started telling the ghost these terrible old knock-knock jokes until it couldn't take it anymore," says Sheila Smith, a paranormal investigator based in Fairfax. "It took awhile, but the spirit left.

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  17. Police reports from Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez and Clayton: From June 30-July 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | The Campbell Reporter

    A 38-year-old Pittsburg man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance at 12:07 a.m. at Prospect Street and San Jose Avenue. Possession -- At 5:05 p.m., a 50-year-old Concord male transient was arrested at Balhan Drive and Clayton Road on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

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  18. Danville man indicted on child porn chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    A Contra Costa County grand jury has indicted a Danville man for distributing child pornography and conspiring to access protected computer systems, authorities announced Tuesday. Nickolas Robert Thurston, 27, emailed images of a 9-year-old girl engaging in sexual activity, according to the indictment, which was returned July 7 and announced by the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office.

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  19. Two arrested at Antioch home after guns, drugs seizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | The Campbell Reporter

    Two men were arrested this week after $30,000 in illegal drugs and seven weapons were seized at an Antioch home, a Contra Costa Sheriff's spokesman said. Michael Green, 40 and Joseph Lowery, 30, were taken into custody at 11 a.m. Thursday after a search warrant was served at their home on the 4500 block of Elkhorn Way.

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  20. Pleasant Hill: Forgotten phone gives away suspect in robbery, burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | San Jose Mercury News

    Police arrested a 23-year-old man suspected of robbery and burglary after he left his phone in a victim's home, authorities said Friday. The suspect reportedly broke into a victim's home through a window around 12:30 a.m. Thursday on Rockridge Drive while the residents were asleep, Pleasant Hill police said.

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