Contra Costa County Newswire (Page 7)

Contra Costa County Newswire (Page 7)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Contra Costa County, CA. (Page 7)

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  1. HAZMAT Crews Find No Leaks in Derailed Train Cars Carrying Sulfuric AcidRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | ClayCord.com

    Three train cars that derailed under Interstate Highway 680 in Martinez this morning contained sulfuric acid but did not leak their contents, county hazardous materials officials said. Matt Kaufmann, assistant director of the Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials department, said three tanker cars on the train derailed under Highway 680 near Marina Vista Avenue at about 8 a.m. The hazmat team remained at the scene late this morning and is working with Union Pacific, the company that owns the railway.

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  2. Hoverboard Likely to Blame for Fire, Dogs' DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | NBC Bay Area

    ... federal agency now investigating 39 hoverboard fires in 19 states including one just before Christmas in Contra Costa County. Commission spokeswoman Patty Davis said of those, seven of the fires were reported in California. When the Santa Rosa fire ...

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  3. East Bay boys basketball rankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Inside Bay Area

    East Bay rankings are compiled by the Bay Area News Group, selected from high schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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  4. George Carroll, first black Richmond mayor and Contra Costa County judge, dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Inside Bay Area

    ... City Council, the first African-American mayor of Richmond and the first African-American judge in Contra Costa County. (Dean Coppola/Staff) ( Dean Coppola ) RICHMOND -- George Carroll, who became Richmond's first black mayor in 1964 and Contra ...

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  5. Lateefah Simon seeks inspiration in promises madeRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2016 | SFGate

    Since The Chronicle last visited Lateefah Simon, a 2015 Visionary of the Year nominee, she has been working on making good on her promises. This June, seeking inspiration, Simon stumbled upon a goal she set a year earlier in the "goal book" she shared with her late husband, Kevin.

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  6. Derailed Train Cars Carrying Sulfuric Acid Placed Back on Tracks Without LeakingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | CBS Local

    MARTINEZ -Three train cars carrying sulfuric acid have been placed back on the tracks under Interstate Highway 680 in Martinez and moved away from the area where they derailed Wednesday morning, according to firefighters. Contra Costa County firefighters announced via Twitter that all the cars had been put back on the tracks and the scene had been turned back over to the railroad company at 7:48 p.m. The tanker cars, which did not leak their contents, initially derailed under the highway near Marina Vista Avenue at about 7:30 a.m., Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Francisco Castillo Jr. said.

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  7. West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent RetiringRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Patch.com

    ... for renewing a parcel tax on the November ballot. The district includes more than 50 schools in western Contra Costa County. Harter is completing his 10th year there, making him the longest serving superintendent in the county, according to district ...

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  8. Train derailment rekindles safety fears along East Bay's refinery beltRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Milpitas Post

    ... headed to Eco Services in Martinez, said Matt Kaufmann, assistant director of hazardous materials for Contra Costa County. Union Pacific Railroad also took air samples and found no vapors were released from the trains, according to Francisco ...

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  9. California home sales surge in December, capping strong yearRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    California home sales surged in December, capping a year of steady sales growth and modest price gains, a research firm said Wednesday. The median price of new and existing single-family homes and condominiums reached $415,000, up 0.6 percent from $412,500 in November and up 7.8 percent from $385,000 in December 2014, CoreLogic Inc. said.

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  10. Zumwalt new Bay Point Municipal Advisory Council chairwomanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Contra Costa Times

    ... been postponed until the February meeting. The Bay Point MAC, along with similar MACs in unincorporated Contra Costa County communities including Pacheco, Alamo, Rodeo, Kensington, North Richmond, Discovery Bay and El Sobrante, serves as an advisory ...

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  11. Pinole Community Players to celebrate 30 years with production of 'Godspell'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Contra Costa Times

    ... -- Nancy and Gary Gill and David and Patti Clark, "who had become acquainted doing theater in the West Contra Costa County area and who dreamed of creating a community theater organization in their own town." David Clark directed the production of ...

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  12. Santa Clara County to poll voters on raising sales tax to help homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Milpitas Post

    Santa Clara County has hired a firm to poll voters next month and gauge public appetite for upping the sales tax rate to help the county's vulnerable homeless population. The board of supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved about $50,000 to conduct the survey on whether voters might support such a measure on the June ballot.

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  13. Attorneys, law students sought for East Bay high school Mock Trial competitionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Contra Costa Times

    The Mock Trial competitions in Contra Costa and Alameda County high schools are looking for legal professionals -- soon-to-be, practicing and retired attorneys and judges -- to help with the hands-on academic competition centering on knowledge of the judicial system. The 35th annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program involves a murder trial -- "People v.

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  14. Bay Area rapper Paris maintains firebrand approach to hip-hopRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... associated with San Francisco, he's called Danville home for years. He describes life in that upscale Contra Costa County suburb as "uneventful." "That's all I ask for," says the rapper, who also worked as a stockbroker. "I just want some peace to ...

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  15. Jurors hear tape of mom telling son not to reveal alleged sexRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    ... in Vacaville and continued when they moved in 2014 to a home on Raven Drive. The boy now lives in Contra Costa County with his father, who discovered text messages between the 12-year-old and Souza's boyfriend referring to the sex, according to ...

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  16. Mock Trials Program Looking For Legal HelpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Patch.com

    Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 35th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program , held in the early evenings throughout the month of February, at the Martinez Court Rooms. Coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education , Mock Trial is an academic event provided for high school students.

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  17. UPDATE w/PHOTOS - Woman Allegedly Vandalized Vehicles in Jail Parking Lot After ReleaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | ClayCord.com

    A woman who claimed she wanted to go to jail before an arrest allegedly vandalized vehicles outside the Martinez Detention Facility upon her release early this morning, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's officials said Chelsy Ginochio, 35, was arrested again after she vandalized vehicles following her release from county jail at 1000 Ward St. in Martinez at about 5:30 a.m. today.

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  18. Charges filed against school teacher's aides in connection with abuse of studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | KRON 4

    Charges have been filed against two teacher's aides at Tobinworld school in connection with a scuffle last week caught on camera at the Antioch school for students with special needs, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office. Kamaljot Kaur, 26, was arrested on Wednesday after a video posted online a day earlier showed her allegedly striking a 9-year-old student at Tobinworld II at 2330 Country Hills Drive, Antioch police said.

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  19. San Ramon: More property and hotel taxes help offset drop in sales tax revenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    ... the long-term financial picture appears bright. "San Ramon has the highest total assessed valuation in Contra Costa County, and (an increase) is a good trend line," said Clarkson. "Take into account the new downtown/City Center project, and that's a ...

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  20. Charges Filed Against 2 Antioch Teacher's Aides After Video SurfacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Patch.com

    Two teacher's aides are facing charges in connection with a scuffle last week at an Antioch school for students with special needs, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office. Kamaljot Kaur, 26, was arrested on Wednesday after a video posted online a day earlier showed her allegedly striking a 9-year-old student at Tobinworld II at 2330 Country Hills Drive, Antioch police said.

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