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  1. George Skelton: Why do California farmers get a free pass from Gov. Brown?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Contra Costa Times

    Gov. Jerry Brown targets the 20 percent of developed water that flows to urban use; ag takes up the other 80 percent. Gov. Jerry Brown is talking tough about cutting back water use, but he's making one thing clear: He is not going to tell farmers what they can or cannot grow.

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  2. Guest commentary: Gov. Brown's drought plan is simply wrong-headedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    In the past week Gov. Jerry Brown seemingly tak hasen decisive steps to cope with California's prolonged dry spell. He joined the "grass is gauche" crowd, urging homeowners to pull out their lawns.

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  3. Community Briefs: Oakley gets grant to study transportationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The city has been awarded a $100,000 grant to study its downtown public transportation options, according to a city news release. City officials say the money will be used to study the feasibility of installing bus or train stations downtown.

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  4. Speed Freak KillersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A state senator, detectives and parents of missing children -- including the mother of missing Hayward 9-year-old Michaela Garecht -- lambasted the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office on Monday amid allegations that the Central Valley department destroyed missing persons records and stonewalled other police agencies during its investigation of the infamous "Speed Freak Killers" case. It's the latest and most shocking criticism of the Sheriff's Office in the case of Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, dubbed the "Speed Freak Killers" for their methamphetamine-fueled killing spree that began in the 1980s and ended with the friends' 1999 arrests.

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  5. Michaela Garecht disappearance: Speed Freak Killers information...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    A state senator, detectives and parents of missing children -- including the mother of missing Hayward 9-year-old Michaela Garecht -- lambasted the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office on Monday amid allegations that the Central Valley department destroyed missing persons records and stonewalled other police agencies during its investigation of the infamous "Speed Freak Killers" case. It's the latest and most shocking criticism of the Sheriff's Office in the case of Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, dubbed the "Speed Freak Killers" for their methamphetamine-fueled killing spree that began in the 1980s and ended with the friends' 1999 arrests.

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  6. California's bullet train contractor destroys possible kit fox denRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    The farmers and fiscal conservatives who oppose California's bullet train now have a new, unlikely ally -- the San Joaquin kit fox, a federally protected species. Workers building the rail line's first 29-mile stretch of track inexplicably collapsed and bulldozed over a likely kit fox den discovered last summer near an equipment yard in Fresno without consulting Fish and Wildlife officials, state rail officials confirmed Tuesday.

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  7. High-speed rail construction destroys den of protected kit foxRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The farmers and fiscal conservatives who oppose California's bullet train now have a new, unlikely ally -- the San Joaquin kit fox, a federally protected species. Workers building the rail line's first 29-mile stretch of track inexplicably collapsed and bulldozed over a likely kit fox den discovered last summer near an equipment yard in Fresno without consulting Fish and Wildlife officials, state rail officials confirmed Tuesday.

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  8. Study: Half of California's new wells involve frackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Twenty percent of California's oil production now comes through hydraulic fracturing, according to a study commissioned by the state and released Wednesday. For the past decade, roughly half of the average of 300 wells installed in California each month were fracking wells, the California Council on Science and Technology said in the report, the first in a series of fracking reviews as the state sets up its first comprehensive regulatory framework for the extraction process.

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  9. California debuts nation's strictest rules on pesticideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce. The restrictions announced Wednesday target chloropicrin, a pesticide injected into the ground before planting crops such as strawberries, tomatoes and almond orchards.

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  10. Former BART director sees Oakland BART/Amtrak transfer opportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A former BART director sees a tantalizing opportunity to speed up some commutes between San Francisco and communities along Amtrak's Capitol Corridor. Bob Allen, the transit system's District 5 representative from 1974 to 1988, proposes a transfer station at Seventh Street in Oakland where BART's transbay line crosses over the Union Pacific tracks that carry Amtrak trains.

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