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  1. Job gains banish fears of hiring slowdown in Bay Area and Santa Clara CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Contra Costa Times

    With a gain of nearly 11,000 jobs during June, the Bay Area employment market sent a strong signal that there is no hiring slowdown in the region, based on new labor figures released Friday. "The gains are broad-based across most industries," said Scott Anderson, chief economist with San Francisco-based Bank of the West.

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  2. No landslide detectors planned for ACE's Niles Canyon tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Contra Costa Times

    The Altamont Corridor Express rail line through Niles Canyon, where a San Jose-to-Stockton commuter train derailed into a rain-swollen Alameda Creek on March 7, will not get rockslide-detection equipment in the foreseeable future, a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman said. Justin Jacobs, a UP spokesman in Roseville, said Friday that UP and ACE, with help from an "outside geotechnical expert," determined "new rockslide detectors are not warranted at this time."

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  3. Livermore: Charter school firm under investigation by District AttorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Inside Bay Area

    The company that runs two Livermore public charter schools, already under fire for a slew of allegations including recruiting students from China and charging them thousands in tuition, is under investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney. The District Attorney's Office has launched a probe into the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation, which runs the Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory and the Livermore Valley Charter School as well as two schools in Stockton.

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  4. Stockton man pleads guilty in $1.6 million Kauai meth bustRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    A California man pleaded guilty Thursday in a federal case Kauai police say resulted in the largest amount of crystal meth seized during a single bust on the island. Steve Pete Orozco II pleaded guilty as charged in federal court in Honolulu to conspiracy, meth dealing and possessing a handgun and ammunition he wasn't allowed to have because of a 2013 felony drug conviction.

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  5. Bay Area posts strong job gains, led by Santa Clara CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The Bay Area experienced its strongest job growth in nine months, adding 15,000 new jobs in April, state labor officials reported Friday. "The Bay Area has gotten back its job creation mojo," said Scott Anderson, chief economist with San Francisco-based Bank of the West.

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  6. Bay Area posts strong job gains, led by Santa Clara CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    The Bay Area experienced its strongest job growth in nine months, adding 15,000 new jobs in April, state labor officials reported Friday. "The Bay Area has gotten back its job creation mojo," said Scott Anderson, chief economist with San Francisco-based Bank of the West.

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  7. Oakland's Matt Chapman looking like a prospect who could make an impact with the A'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Eleven years is a long time. It's an even longer time for a baseball team not to develop one of its own draft picks as a fixture position player.

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  8. Antioch: Arrests in string of armed robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Three people suspected of taking part in a string of four recent armed robberies in East Contra Costa County have been arrested, police said. Jonathan Sokoya, 23, and 21-year-old Nicholas McBride were arrested near Sokoya's residence in Stockton on March 24, three days after police arrested a 15-year-old male in Antioch, Antioch police acting-Lt.

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  9. Antioch: Three arrested, suspected recent robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Three people suspected in taking part in at least one of four recent robberies in East Contra Costa County have been arrested, police said. Police identified two of the suspects as 23-year-old Jonathan Sokoya, of Stockton and 21-year-old Nicholas McBride, of Antioch.

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  10. Disappearing SaberCatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The field is just 50 yards long. Correct? In arena football, the dimensions are half as big.

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  11. Miramonte's girls basketball run a memorable oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    The most successful high school season in Miramonte hoops history ended in a lot of grim faces and blank stares Saturday night. Despite his competitive nature, Matadors girls basketball coach Kelly Sopak wasn't among those looking despondent on the postgame dais.

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  12. Mark Purdy: The championship team that disappeared overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The field is just 50 yards long. Correct? In arena football, the dimensions are half as big.

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  13. Man recounts rescue of children in Sunday night crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    "But I heard it," Johnson said Tuesday. "We were about seven cars behind it, and we all stopped.

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  14. NorCal girls basketball: Pinewood coach Doc Scheppler 'floating' after epic upsetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Pinewood High School's Akayla Hackson tries to control the ball against Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory's Daija Mayfield and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory's Yaniah Fleming in the fourth quarter for the Central Coast Section Open Division girls basketball semifinals at Milpitas High School in Milpitas, Calif., on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Pinewood girls basketball coach Doc Scheppler was driving to school, sort of, when he got a call from this newspaper Wednesday morning.

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  15. $40,000 raised to help children, other driver still hospitalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    As donations grew for a Martinez family who lost two parents in a Sunday night crash on a rural highway, the California Highway Patrol continues to contemplate charges against the man in the other car. A Go Fund Me account to raise funds for the family of Roberto Bolanos, 48, and his wife, Marie Bolanos, 45, of Martinez, exceeded $40,000 on Wednesday, more than $10,000 over the requested amount.

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  16. NorCal girls basketball: Pinewood High stuns No. 1 St. Mary's of StocktonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The Pinewood High girls basketball team knocked off the Northern California power and the national No. 1 team in the country St. Mary's of Stockton 72-69 in the Open Division semifinals of the Northern California playoffs on Tuesday.

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  17. Martinez: School community comes together after parents' fatal accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Until this week, Crystal Castenada had never experienced the trauma suffered by her school community when two of her school's students lost both their parents in a traffic accident. "The community is coming to us, and there's been an outpouring of emails and calls about how people can help," said Castenada, principal of Las Juntas Elementary School outside Martinez, her voice breaking.

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  18. NorCal girls basketball: Pinewood advances in Open Division with winRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Host Pinewood took control with a 13-0 run in the late first and early second quarter and led the rest of the way in a 50-45 victory over Bishop O'Dowd on Friday in the CIF Northern California Open Division girls basketball first round. Pinewood advances to play at St. Mary's-Stockton, the MaxPreps.com top-ranked team in the nation, on Tuesday.

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  19. Officials say it's 'a miracle' no one was killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The morning after an Altamont Corridor Express train derailed, tumbling into a rain-swollen creek with more than 200 passengers aboard, authorities said a mudslide may have triggered the crash. The San Jose-to-Stockton line offered no service Tuesday morning, and crews were at the scene on Niles Canyon Road between Fremont and Pleasanton working to clear the tracks and move stranded railcars with heavy equipment, including cranes and flatbed trucks.

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  20. Sunol: ACE route could be down several days after derailmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    It could take several days for the Altamont Commuter Express to get rolling again as crews clean up the damage caused when ACE train No. 10 was derailed by a mudslide Monday night.

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