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  1. Letter: Measure X best among Martineza s few optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | Pacifica Tribune

    Martinez citizens acknowledge police need a competitive salary, the water system needs upgrades, parks require maintenance. But they prefer a specific tax rather than a general tax.


  2. Trial begins for Walnut Creek man accused of ramming Concord police carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    Opening arguments began Friday in the trial of a Walnut Creek man accused of ramming three Concord police patrol cars while trying to escape officers. Joseph Cormier, 64, has been charged with four counts of assault upon a police officer or firefighter for his alleged actions March 2. According to authorities, Cormier used a van to ram into three Concord patrol cars while trying to drive away from a traffic stop.


  3. Contra Costa judge halts $42 million Caltrans contract over lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 9 | Inside Bay Area

    A Contra Costa County judge temporarily suspended a $42 million environmental testing contract that had been awarded by Caltrans, so that a lawsuit against the transportation department can proceed. The lawsuit, filed in September by Alta Vista Solutions of Richmond, alleges that the California Department of Transportation broke its own rules when it passed up Alta Vista for the contract, awarding it instead to an international company, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions.


  4. Construction began on a new 11-mile express lane expected to be completed by 2021.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | San Jose Mercury News

    Traffic flows along Southbound Interstate 680 in this view from Treat Boulevard in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Transportation officials held an event to commemorate the start of construction on an 11-mile express lane along the interstate from Martinez to Walnut Creek.


  5. John Muir Land Trust asks Animal Life readers for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | San Jose Mercury News

    Almond Ranch makes critical connections for both the Bay Area Ridge Trail and the Carquinez Strait Scenic Loop Trail. John Muir Land Trust must raise $4 million by December 2019.


  6. A deputy spotted them as their getaway vehicle headed north on Buskirk Avenue on Pleasant Hill.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    Three people were arrested on suspicion of robbery Tuesday after a heist at a bank in Alamo Plaza, a Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. Jesus Aguilar, 31, of Walnut Creek; Ryan Pritchett, 26, of Martinez; and Susan Martin, 40, of Auburn, all were arrested after deputies armed with license-plate information from a witness pulled them over near a Pleasant Hill freeway onramp shortly after the 4:08 p.m. dispatch call, spokesman Jimmy Lee said.


  7. Fugitive millionaire murder defendant arrested after failing to show up for verdictRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    A wheelchair-bound murder defendant who briefly became a fugitive after failing to show up in court Tuesday for the jury's verdict was arrested later that night at his Granite Bay home, according to police. Sherill Smothers, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair because of a car crash in the early 1990s, was booked into the county jail at 9:44 p.m., according to Contra Costa County sheriff's records.


  8. East Bay murder defendant, out on bail, disappears hours before verdict is readRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Pacifica Tribune

    A murder defendant who was out on bail is presumed to be a fugitive from justice after he failed to show up in court the day the verdict came in. Sherill Lynn Smothers , 56, of Granite Bay, was due in court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear the verdict in his murder case.


  9. A deputy found Dunn unresponsive during a cell check Saturday, authorities said.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    An inmate found dead in a cell at the county jail on Saturday afternoon has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office. Authorities said they believe 61-year-old Dwight Dunn died of a health-related issue, though his exact cause of death is pending.


  10. A deputy found the inmate unresponsive while doing a bed check around 2:50 p.m., the agency said.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | Pacifica Tribune

    A 61-year-old man in custody as an inmate at the county jail in Martinez was found dead during a bed check on Saturday, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said. A deputy found the man around 2:50 p.m. while doing a cell check at the Martinez Detention Facility and noticed he was unresponsive, according to a statement from Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Lee.


  11. Two more links in San Francisco Bay Trail open up in west Contra CostaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    Visitors walk across a new pedestrian bridge at East Bay Regional Park DistrictA a a s Pinole Shores park on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Pinole, Calif.


  12. Free pet adoptions at Contra Costa County animal shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Contra Costa Animal Services shelter has a variety of dogs and cats, just waiting for you to take them home. To help open up space in its crowded animal shelter, Contra Costa Animal Services will be offering free adoptions of all available animals through Friday, Sept.


  13. Ex-public defender clerk charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    Former inmate now clerk William Edwards, of Richmond, talks with a client in the Clean Slate program from his desk at the Contra Costa County Public Defender's office in Martinez, Calif., on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. After serving 13+ years for manslaughter, finishing high school and earning a paralegal certificate, Edwards found his way into public defenders office through the help of proposition 57 and now assist other former inmates transition back into society.


  14. Contra Costa bus driver sues after being fired for reporting rider's racist abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    A former bus driver has filed a discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court claiming the County Connection transit system fired him after a rider shouted racist epithets and threatened to kill him, according to court documents. On Tuesday, Keith Polee of Pittsburg sued the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority alleging it did not investigate an incident involving a racist passenger who threatened to kill him and instead faulted his conduct during that incident in its termination letter.


  15. Rolling Loud Bay Area festival: Herea s what you need to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    MAY 24: Music artist Travis Scott poses prior to Game Five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center on May 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. HOUSTON, TX - MAY 24: Houston Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta and Music artist Travis Scott speak as part of a tribute to honor the victims of the May 18th shooting that left ten dead and 13 injured at Santa Fe High School prior to Game Five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center on May 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas.


  16. a You disgust mea : Victima s family faces killer before he gets life without paroleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    This photo of Deanna Lynn Butterfield, 20, and her daughter, Melissa Silva, 3, was taken in 1986, about a year before Butterfield was slain. Deanna Butterfield was found dead in Tilden Park on Dec. 5, 1987.


  17. Scott Dyleski received a chance for freedom under a new state law.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    Scott Dyleski looks upset as he looks over at his attorney Ellen Leonida before his sentencing by judge Barbara Zuniga who gave Dyleski life in prison without the possiblity of parole on Tuesday afternoon Sept 26, 2006 for the killing of Pamela Vitale last Oct. 15, 2006 in her home. Scott Dyleski looks through a protective glass barrier in Judge David Flinn's courtroom in Martinez.


  18. Deputy recounts brief pursuit, stolen car crash that killed two kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    Law enforcement personnel continue their investigation into a traffic incident on Somerville Road near Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Several people, including a baby were injured in the crash. 1 comment

  19. Suspect in custody after reportedly threatening student with razor in MartinezRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    An adult male was taken into police custody Friday afternoon after he was reported to confront a juvenile student while holding a razor, according to the Martinez Police Department. Just before 2 p.m., the adult suspect, now identified as Gilbert Rodriguez, 40, of Martinez, left the Vicente Martinez High School area after a verbal exchange with the student, who was not injured.


  20. 7 fantastic SF Bay Area things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    The Crucible is hosting a Fire & Water homage timed to the start of this year's Burning Man. The arts collective is known for its flashy special events, such as last year's Hot Couture event with artists Chris Neimer, left, and founder Michael Sturtz.


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