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  1. 70 hot dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, downing a stomach-churning 70 hot dogs and buns to top his San Jose hometown rival Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest. Chestnut, 32, easily secured victory by polishing off 17 more hot dogs than Stonie, also of San Jose, who last year ended Chestnut's streak of eight straight wins in a major upset to take the championship title at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island.

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  2. San Jose's Joey Chestnut downs 70 hot dogs to take back titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    San Jose's Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has upset Matt Stonie to regain the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. Chestnut's 70 dogs were the most ever eaten at a competition.

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  3. Reyes cheered in 1st minor league game since rejoining MetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    The longtime Mets star received a warm welcome from the crowd and played errorless defense at a new position Sunday in his first minor league game since rejoining the organization. Reyes, a popular shortstop with the Mets from 2003-11, was hitless in three at-bats for the Class A Brooklyn Cyclones against Hudson Valley.

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  4. Alameda: After more than 60 years, barber making final cutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Dick Kellogg probably has as many stories about the legendary East Bay athletes who have visited his barber shop over the more than six decades he's been cutting hair as he's had customers. There was that time when NFL bad boy John Matuszak wanted his head shaved as smooth as the helmet he wore as a defensive end with the Oakland Raiders.

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  5. Philadelphia becomes first major U.S. city with soda taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. Only Berkeley had a similar law.

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  6. Yanks' Teixeira doesn't mind being accused of actingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    In this Oct. 14, 2015, photo provided by Showtime, New York Yankees baseball player Mark Teixeira, left, and actor Damian Lewis pose on the set of "Billions" in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Teixeira doesn't mind if someone accuses him of acting.

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  7. Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45 in OakleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A well-known hip hop figure with ties to the Bay Area has died, according to the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office. Malik Taylor, known by his stage name Phife Dawg, died in Oakley on Tuesday of what appear to be natural causes, and his death will not bring an investigation, the Coroner's Office said Wednesday.

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  8. Yanks' Teixeira doesn't mind being accused of actingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    In this Oct. 14, 2015, photo provided by Showtime, New York Yankees baseball player Mark Teixeira, left, and actor Damian Lewis pose on the set of "Billions" in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Teixeira doesn't mind if someone accuses him of acting.

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  9. College basketball: Texas A&M stuns Northern Iowa with comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    That was before Texas A&M put together one of the most remarkable and memorable last-minute comebacks in NCAA tournament history. Led by Alex Caruso's 25 points and 22 more from Danuel House in the second half and overtimes, the third-seeded Aggies rallied from 12 points down with 44 seconds remaining in regulation -- 10 down with less than 30 seconds -- to defeat the Panthers 92-88 in double overtime on Sunday night.

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  10. Michael R. Bloomberg: The risk I will not takeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks with diplomats at U.N. headquarters. By wide margins, Americans of all ideologies say they have no interest in voting Bloomberg into the White House, suggesting that the billionaire media mogul would have significant headwinds should he mount a third-party bid for president.

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  11. Magid: Encryption benefits all of us, is security issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    I was at the RSA Conference on Tuesday where both U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and NSA Director Michael Rogers reached out to cybersecurity experts to say "we should talk." The conference was attended by more then 30,000 cybersecurity professionals from around the world.

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  12. Michael Bloomberg presidential bid may be doomed by March deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's blowout defeat in New Hampshire combined with Donald Trump's ascension in the tumultuous Republican race. Bloomberg -- widely considered a fiscal conservative but social liberal -- has taken the first steps to mount an independent campaign.

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  13. Facebook, Instagram get stricter on gun salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network. The new policy applies also to Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram.

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  14. Facebook gets stricter on gun salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network. Licensed gun retailers can still advertise their businesses on Facebook, but they aren't allowed to accept orders or transact sales on the site.

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  15. Michael Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. The billionaire media executive, who served three terms as mayor, is said to be concerned by Trump's lasting hold on the Republican field and is worried about the impact of Sanders' campaign on Hillary Clinton's bid for the party's nomination.

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  16. Davey D and Kevin Powell, together in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Kevin Powell isn't coming to Oakland to unload, complain or criticize. He's coming to talk about solutions and how a person, city, community -- or maybe even a book -- can be the harbinger of change.

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  17. George Carroll dies; was first black Richmond mayor and Contra Costa County judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Judge George D. Carroll, right, is congratulated by his former clerk Nanci Chew Carlson, while his wife Janie Mabry looks on during a ceremony renaming the Richmond courthouse the Judge George D. Carroll Courthouse in Richmond, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

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  18. George Carroll dies; was first black Richmond mayor and Contra Costa County judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    George Carroll, who became Richmond's first black mayor in 1964 and Contra Costa County's first black judge the following year, died in his sleep Thursday. He was 94. Carroll was a leader who had a "distinguishing career by any means," said Richmond Mayor Tom Butt.

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  19. San Jose, other cities chosen for $42M Bloomberg better-data initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Thirteen cities from Anchorage, Alaska, to Waco, Texas, are getting a hand from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make better use of data. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Thursday its latest round of "What Works Cities" selections.

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  20. Priced out of Portlandia: Cool creatives can't afford housing, flee to San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Portland has been a magnet for young, creative adults for over a decade, beckoning droves with its quirkiness, liberal appeal and quality of life. But the city's popularity has had another effect: Those who helped make it cool can't afford to live here anymore.

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