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  1. Arrest Made in Series of Vehicle Fires in East BayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Investigations are underway into the latest two car fires in Contra Costa County. Two blazes broke out overnight -- one in Walnut Creek and the other in Lafayette.

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  2. 2 More Suspicious Car Fires Reported in Contra Costa CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Contra Costa County residents are on alert Thursday after two more car fires - just the latest in a string of suspicious and "likely related" blazes - broke out a few minutes apart in Brentwood. Cheryl Hurd reports.

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  3. East Bay Residents Residents Nervous After Latest Car FiresRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Contra Costa County residents are on alert Thursday after two more car fires - just the latest in a string of suspicious blazes - broke out a few minutes apart in Brentwood. The first fire was reported at 3:28 a.m. on the 1100 block of Hollowbrook Court.

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  4. Series of East Bay Car Fires Worry InvestigatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Firefighters are investigating a pair of car fires that broke out in the East Bay, just minutes away from each other. Both blazes, one in Walnut Creek and the other in Lafayette, were reported between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. Wednesday, officials said.

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  5. Suspect in 19-Hour Standoff Charged With Wife's MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    A man who allegedly killed his wife Thursday in Walnut Creek and held police at bay in Martinez until Friday afternoon was charged with murder Tuesday, prosecutors said. Gregory Prokopowicz, 38, allegedly killed 47-year-old Roselyn Policarpio at around 1:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of First Avenue, according to police.

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  6. DNA Test Requires Users to Give Up Rights.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    NBC Bay Area Responds to a Pleasant Hill woman who was told to pay off a loan that was not hers. She turned to Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura for help.

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  7. Walnut Creek Homicide Suspect in Police Standoff in MartinezRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Officers who have been searching for a suspect who allegedly fatally shot a woman in Walnut CreeK were involved in an hours-long standoff with the suspect in Martinez late Thursday. Jean Elle reports.

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  8. Police Arrest Two on Suspicion of Stabbing Danville TeenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    A teenager from Antioch and 22-year-old man from Brentwood have been arrested in connection with a stabbing a Danville teen late Wednesday night. Police responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon around 11:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Mikado Place.

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  9. Sheriff Seeks More Possible Child Molestation VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    The Contra Costa County sheriff's office is seeking possible additional victims in a child molestation case involving a 26-year-old man. Alleged acts of molestation against a minor victim in North Richmond were brought to the attention of the sheriff's office late last year, according to authorities.

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  10. Sen. Nancy Skinner Weighs in on Richmond Jail ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    State Sen. Nancy Skinner wrote a letter to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Friday urging members to reverse their support for the controversial Richmond jail expansion. The Board of Supervisors approved Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston's proposal asking the state for the funds in February , with Supervisor John Gioia lending the lone "no" vote.

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  11. Volunteers Scour Benicia, Martinez for Missing SJSU StudentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    About 30 volunteers on Friday searched for a San Jose State University student who was last seen near the Benicia-Martinez Bridge a day prior. Kevin Redrico, 23, left his Vallejo home around 9 p.m. Wednesday without telling anyone, according to his brother.

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  12. Lawmakers Poised to Expand Historic John Muir SiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Thanks to a congressional bill introduced last week, the sprawling John Muir Historic Site in Martinez could be growing by 44 acres. Currently, the national park encompasses 330 acres, including the Muir house, where the famed conservationist lived with his family until his death in 1914.

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  13. Teen on Felony Probation Found with Pistol, Drugs, CashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    An 18-year-old man already on felony probation for burglary is behind bars after police in Martinez spotted the teenager carrying drugs and a gun, according to police. The teenager, identified as Lenny Dombach, was in possession of "several dozen" Xanax pills and other medication not prescribed in his name when Martinez police officers pulled him over Saturday morning along the 3500 block of Pacheco Boulevard, according to police.

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  14. Cow on Freeway Causes Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Martinez: CHPRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    A cow walking in the roadway caused a multiple-vehicle collision Monday night on Highway 4, near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol. Eight to 10 cars were involved in the crash after trying to avoid a cow walking in the fast lane, the CHP said.

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  15. Martinez Considers 'Safe Haven' ResolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Longtime Martinez residents turned out to a City Council meeting last Wednesday to discuss the possible implementation of sanctuary policies. . Following growing concern about the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration, the Martinez City Council on Wednesday took steps to approve a resolution expressing support for the city's immigrant community.

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  16. Immigration Advocates to Meet With Contra Costa SheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Immigration advocates denounce Sheriff Dave Livingston for collaborating with ICE and attempting to expand the West County Detention Facility Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston will be meeting with immigration advocates on Thursday to discuss mounting fears about the county's collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its perceived adherence to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda. Members of the Racial Justice Coalition, including immigration attorneys, SEIU members and two DREAMers, are slated to attend the meeting.

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  17. Jail Expansion Plan Is a 'Slap in The Face' For RichmondRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Richmond's fight to prevent a $95 million jail expansion at the West County Detention Facility continued on Tuesday, with the City Council authorizing an opposition letter to be sent to the state board that has the power to approve funding for the project. Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay will now draft the letter and send it to the California Board of State and Community Corrections, which must grant $70 million in order for the expansion to move forward.

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  18. Protesters Denounce East Bay Sheriff's Meeting with SessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Protesters gathered in Martinez on Wednesday to protest the meeting between Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. About 50 people protested in Martinez on Wednesday over the Contra Costa County sheriff's decision to meet with newly confirmed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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  19. Tensions Flare Over Proposed $95 Million Jail ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-1 to move forward with a proposal to expand the West County Detention Facility, a project that would see hundreds of inmates at the Martinez jail shuffled to new units in Richmond. The plan proposes adding close to 120,000 square feet to the Richmond jail, including space for 400 bed units and mental health and re-entry centers in 2021.

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  20. Richmond Rent Control Law Goes to CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | NBC Bay Area

    Supporters of Richmond's rent control law gather outside the Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez for the first day of court. A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge heard opening arguments Wednesday in a suit seeking to abolish Richmond's rent control law, which went into effect in December after more than 60 percent of voters gave it their approval.

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