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  1. Pittsburg: Empty house heavily damaged in blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    The residential fire was reported around 10:43 p.m. in the 200 block of DiMaggio Avenue, said a dispatcher for Contra Costa County Fire. No injuries have been reported.

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  2. Pittsburg native releases sixth bookRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | San Jose Mercury News

    During the day, Kathrine LaFleur has her hands full as an elementary schoolteacher. But that hasn't stopped her from writing children's books when she leaves the classroom.

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  3. Pittsburg: The blues are back -- along with funk and jazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | San Jose Mercury News

    The blues are coming back. Not only that, but they are bringing along some jazz and funk for good measure.

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  4. Off the Grid food trucks coming to PittsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | San Jose Mercury News

    Area foodies are gearing up for a unique food truck dining experience that is coming to downtown Pittsburg later this month. Off the Grid operates more than 50 weekly public markets throughout the Bay Area and Sacramento and now it is coming to East Contra Costa on a regular basis starting Aug. 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. At least eight food trucks and a beer and wine garden will serve attendees that night and weekly after that on Friday nights.

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  5. Not just for top athletes: the signing bonus lures in-demand teachers to Bay Area school districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | Inside Bay Area

    Often associated with the most sought-after athletes or top tech talent, the signing bonus is now becoming a mainstay of the Bay Area teacher-recruitment field. Amid a statewide teacher shortage and the region's affordable housing woes, more school districts are offering bonuses that can range from $1,000 to $10,000 for hard-to-fill positions in special education, math, science, dual immersion language, and for speech pathologists and school psychologists.

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  6. Pittsburg: Whistleblower cops claim department falsified reports, failed to document use of forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    Two former Pittsburg police officers claim in new lawsuits that they were instructed to falsify crime reports and refrain from documenting use of force -- all to provide a rosier picture of the city's public safety. In his suit against the Pittsburg Police Department, Officer Michael Sibbitt alleged his supervisors refused to arrest a gang member wanted for questioning in a Pinole shooting and the assault of an Antioch police officer because the crimes happened outside Pittsburg.

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  7. Pittsburg homicide victim's family sues SeenosRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    A recently filed lawsuit blames a development company owned by the Seeno family for the homicide of a massage parlor employee. The suit was filed by the family of Huajin Li, 29, an employee at Pittsburg's Super Massage who was shot and killed by a robber in April.

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  8. Roadshow: I-80 rebuild begins, and it's a biggieRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | The Sunnyvale Sun

    Q On Interstate 80 west, between El Portal Drive and the San Pablo Dam Road exit, there is a big construction project going on and a part of the sound wall has been pulled down. Is Caltrans installing an extra lane, in a prelude to the reconstruction of I-80 and the San Pablo interchange? A This is the first phase of the I-80/San Pablo Dam Road interchange reconstruction and includes moving the El Portal Drive onramp to westbound I-80 to the north and extending the exit-only lane along west I-80 between San Pablo and El Portal.

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  9. 2 men suspected of trying to swipe Jose Canseco's bats arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    Police arrested two men who they say tried to steal bats from the car of former Oakland Athletics star Jose Canseco on Wednesday morning. Canseco, currently playing the rest of the season for the independent league Pittsburg Diamonds, was at the Hampton Inn at 1201 California Ave. when police were called there by the hotel manager around 3:30 a.m. They notified Canseco, who identified his property.

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  10. Guest Commentary: Federal Glover: Keller Canyon dump fund gives back to local communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | The Campbell Reporter

    It is not uncommon for agencies or community-based organizations to come to me to seek funding or suggestions where they could find sources of income to supplement their program. We have a joke in our office that these monetary requests are mistaking my position as a county supervisor with someone who has access to the U.S. treasury because they want "federal" funds.

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  11. Pittsburg: USS-POSCO supporters testify at federal hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | The Campbell Reporter

    Representatives of both the City of Pittburg and a corporate affiliate of USS-POSCO testified Thursday at a U.S. International Trade Commission hearing in Washington, D.C. about whether steel imports cause "injury" to domestic producers. Thursday's hearing was part of an ongoing ITC investigation as to whether imported steel is unfairly undercutting American producers, and whether increased tariffs on imported steel are warranted.

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  12. 'Bash Brother' Canseco joins Pittsburg Diamonds for seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | San Jose Mercury News

    Jose Canseco has been to the baseball mountaintop as a World Series champion, was shamed as an early admitted user of steroids and was a whistle-blower for widespread drug use in baseball. He also has dabbled in a wide range of post-baseball pursuits, ranging from reality television to martial arts to boxing a onetime member of the Partridge Family.

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  13. 'Bash Brother' Canseco joins Pittsburg Diamonds for seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | The Campbell Reporter

    Jose Canseco has been to the baseball mountaintop as a World Series champion, was shamed as an early admitted user of steroids and was a whistle-blower for widespread drug use in baseball. He also has dabbled in a wide range of post-baseball pursuits, ranging from reality television to martial arts to boxing a onetime member of the Partridge Family.

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  14. Pittsburg: Firefighters battle house firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | San Jose Mercury News

    Crews were on scene of a residential structure fire with an extension to a second structure just after 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of Cardiff Drive. A second alarm was called around 4:10 p.m. for two attic fires.

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  15. Charges filed in Pittsburg roommate slaying, victim ID'dRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | The Campbell Reporter

    Ryon Evan Wittlin, 47, remained in custody at the County Jail in Martinez in lieu of $1 million dollars, two days after authorities say he gunned downj 23-year-old Nicholas Ryan Shaeffer.

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  16. Police reveal why no one was charged in crash that killed East Bay womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | The Campbell Reporter

    The driver of a reckless vehicle that crashed in Pittsburg last year, killing a 25-year-old passenger, will likely never face the music. On Thursday a jury reviewed the case of Rodeo resident Leona Rachael Moreno, who died after being thrown from a vehicle speeding down the Pittsburg/Antioch Highway on Oct. 22, 2015.

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  17. Pittsburg: Man tells police he shot his roommate to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 2 | San Jose Mercury News

    A man turned himself in to police after he fatally shot his roommate after an argument Tuesday morning, police said. A 47-year-old man called dispatch to say he shot and killed his roommate after an argument in their residence around 5:30 a.m. in the 100 block of East Trident Drive, said Pittsburg police Capt.

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  18. Are teacher evaluations in California shortchanging kids?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 31 | The Campbell Reporter

    Is it fair to use students' standardized test scores to measure teacher effectiveness in the classroom? A lawsuit filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court by Students Matter, the same education policy nonprofit that challenged the state's teacher tenure system, says yes. And it believes districts that don't use standardized tests to evaluate teachers' effectiveness are violating the law.

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  19. Michael ParrosRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | San Jose Mercury News

    File photo: De La Salle receiver Michael Parros runs for a touchdown during a scrimmage against Pittsburg at Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

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  20. De La Salle's Ladouceur mourns former player who died in Army Ranger trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | San Jose Mercury News

    File photo: De La Salle receiver Michael Parros runs for a touchdown during a scrimmage against Pittsburg at Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

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