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  1. State Parks releases long-awaited plan to more than double Carnegie off-highway areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Contra Costa Times

    In what is certain to re-ignite a fierce debate between environmental groups and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, California State Parks on Thursday released a long-awaited plan to more than double the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area between Livermore and Tracy. After years of analysis, contentious public meetings, and months-long delay, the Preliminary General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 3,400-acre expansion is available for a 45-day public review and comment.

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  2. Livermore's Compost Giveaway coming soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Contra Costa Times

    Residents will receive a recycling reward this month as loads of their lawn clippings, spoiled produce and dirty paper plates are returned to them as clean, productive compost. The third Community Compost Giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 25 in the parking lot of Livermore's Maintenance Service Center, 3500 Robertson Park Road.

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  3. Review: Graceful revival of 'Talley's Folly' at Aurora TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Contra Costa Times

    Lanford Wilson's gentle romantic comedy gets a graceful revival at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company. Tenderly directed by Joy Carlin, this two-character valentine launches the company's Talley Trilogy, which continues with "The Fifth of July" in a main-stage production and staged readings of "Talley and Son."

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  4. Santa Clara: Gunman robs minimart near site of March officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Contra Costa Times

    The nature of the robbery and its location evoked an incident last month that ended with officers shooting and killing a suspect at a minimart down the street. Santa Clara police were called about 7:25 a.m. Wednesday to the Petro Fuel gas station at 2211 Monroe St. for reports of a gunshot victim.

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  5. Santa Clara: Gunman robs minimart near site of March officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Contra Costa Times

    The nature of the robbery and its location evoked an incident last month that ended with officers shooting and killing a suspect at a minimart down the street. Santa Clara police were called about 7:25 a.m. Wednesday to the Petro Fuel gas station at 2211 Monroe St. for reports of a gunshot victim.

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  6. Despite bird deaths, electric Altamont Pass wind farm wins extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    An electric wind turbine company at the Altamont Pass can continue running 828 older generation windmills until 2018 despite estimates they will kill an estimated 1,600 birds during that time, following a 3-2 vote by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The board overrode a vote of the East County Board of Zoning Adjustments to deny Altamont Winds, Inc., the right to run the older windmills.

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  7. Despite bird deaths, electric wind farm wins extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    An electric wind turbine company at the Altamont Pass can continue running 828 older generation windmills until 2018 despite estimates they will kill an estimated 1,600 birds during that time, following a 3-2 vote by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The board overrode a vote of the East County Board of Zoning Adjustments to deny Altamont Winds, Inc., the right to run the older windmills.

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  8. Bear sightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Then about 1:56 a.m. Tuesday, another resident reported seeing the bear near Grantline and Corral Hollow roads and photographed the animal. Police were searching near schools, including Merrill F. West High School, Monte Vista Middle School, McKinley Elementary School and the Art Freiler School.

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  9. Alameda County supervisors to hear appeal on controversial Altamont wind turbinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A controversial extension of wind turbine permits on the Altamont Pass, which opponents claim could kill hundreds of birds of prey over the next three years, will be before the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Supervisors will hear an appeal by Altamont Winds, Inc. , the area's second-largest wind turbine operator, to extend permits on its 828 older-generation windmills until 2018.

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  10. Alameda County supervisors to hear appeal on controversial Altamont wind turbinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A controversial extension of wind turbine permits on the Altamont Pass, which opponents claim could kill hundreds of birds of prey over the next three years, is scheduled to head to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Supervisors will hear an appeal by Altamont Winds, Inc. , the area's second largest wind turbine operator, to extend permits on its 828 older-generation windmills until 2018.

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  11. Partial road closure for Highway 4 plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Highway 4 will be closed overnight Sunday through Wednesday from Byron Road to Tracy Boulevard in Tracy, Caltrans announced Friday. The full highway closure for bridge repairs will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. over the four-day period, the agency said in a news release.

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  12. Former Hayward "Big Spin" winner sentenced for child molestationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    A 52-year-old Tracy man was sentenced Monday to 43 years to life in prison for sexually molesting three girls between 1993 and 2007 when he lived in San Lorenzo and Hayward. An Alameda County jury in October found Reggie Brown, a journeyman painter, guilty of nine counts of child molestation for the abuse that occurred when the victims were between the ages of 5 and 13. Brown's attorney argued Brown was falsely accused.

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  13. Delta water tunnel plan undergoes design changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The massive water-diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another major design change aimed at appeasing local residents: The three intakes planned on the Sacramento River will no longer require pumps. The project, known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, has been in the works for eight years and is estimated to cost $25 billion.

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  14. Delta water tunnel plan undergoes design changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The massive water-diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another major design change aimed at appeasing local residents: The three intakes planned on the Sacramento River will no longer require pumps. The project, known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, has been in the works for eight years and is estimated to cost $25 billion.

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  15. Good Stuff: Take the kids to Danville Livery meet The Jolly OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Santa's Arrival -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21. Santa and friends will make their way from the North Pole to the Danville Livery on weekends until Christmas! Bring your camera and capture your visit with Santa! The festivities will also include face painting, balloon artistry and carriage rides. Danville Livery, 440 Sycamore Valley Road.

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  16. Thousands of robots help Amazon pack your purchases in TracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    A Kiva robot drive unit is seen, foreground, before it moves under a stack of merchandise pods, seen on a tour of one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014.

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  17. Thousands of robots help Amazon pack your purchases in TracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Inside Bay Area

    One of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., is seen during a tour Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014.

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  18. Alameda briefs: AUSD's exit exam pass rate exceeds county, stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The percentage of 10th graders who passed the high school exit exam in the Alameda Unified School District has remained fairly steady and continues to be higher than the passing rate of Alameda County and the state, according to the district. The California High School Exit Exam consists of two tests: one in English language arts and one in math.

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  19. Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty: Local performers honored at this year's Theatre Bay Area AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Local performers, designers and directors dressed to impress at the inaugural Theatre Bay Area Awards Celebration held at ACT's Geary Theatre in San Francisco Nov. 10. Produced by Robert Sokol, the three-hour ceremony presented awards in 68 categories. He was introduced by Broadway diva Betty Buckley and hosted by actors/comedians Will Durst and Marga Gomez.

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  20. Livermore: Deputies arrest felon wanted in armed robberies around regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    A felon wanted on suspicion of carjacking and a slew of armed robberies at businesses from the Central Valley to San Jose was arrested Wednesday evening following a foot chase near a handful of Livermore wineries. Joshua Gilbert, 25, of Tracy was chased down by an Alameda County Sheriff's Office police dog in the 6800 block of East Avenue about 5 p.m. and arrested after deputies received a tip on his whereabouts, Sgt.

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