Contra Costa County Newswire (Page 8)

Contra Costa County Newswire (Page 8)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Contra Costa County, CA. (Page 8)

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  1. Richmond-San Rafael Bridge traffic volume hits five-year highRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Inside Bay Area

    ... analysis is required. In addition, new signs will have to go on the span and a retaining wall on the Contra Costa County side must be set back to create added space for cars heading off the span. Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, has introduced ...

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  2. Man killed in 3-car collision near Brentwood Friday identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | KRON 4

    A 63-year-old Discovery Bay resident was killed in a three-car collision Friday near Brentwood, according to the Contra Costa County coroner's office and the California Highway Patrol. The man, identified Monday by the coroner's office as Dereck Dragonetti, was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was pronounced dead.

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  3. Doc Accused of Dirt TreatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | NBC Miami

    A northern California man was arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine unlawfully after authorities say he treated a woman in late stage cancer with a "baggie of dirt." The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office arrested Vincent Gammill, 69, of El Cerrito, on July 9 at his office in Richmond on charges of practicing medicine without a license, dependent adult abuse and furnishing dangerous drugs without a license.

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  4. editorial: Possible punishment not enough for lying county schools trusteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Contra Costa Times

    It's sad to think that a trustee on the Contra Costa County Board of Education is a liar, but it's true. And it's frustrating to think that even though he now faces a criminal allegation for deceiving voters, he would be able to keep his post if convicted.

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  5. Paint Fumes Cause Reports of Dizziness at Swim MeetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 8 | NBC Bay Area

    ... triggered a so-called multi-casualty incident plan, comprising seven fire engines from Moraga-Orinda and Contra Costa County, five ambulances, two hazmat units, Moraga police officers and Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department deputies. The ...

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  6. Bay Area's First Express Lanes Break GroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 8 | Planetizen

    The new 23 miles of I-680 express lanes between San Ramon and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County will begin construction this month, the first of over 500 miles to be built and operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. "The MTC aims to convert existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes on I-680 between Alcosta Boulevard in San Ramon and Rudgear Road in southern Walnut Creek into express lanes that would charge tolls for access during peak commute times," writes Jeremy Walsh for the Pleasanton Weekly .

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  7. Moraga looks at legalizing backyard chickens, beesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Contra Costa Times

    ... operations, said Lynda Deschambault, a former Moraga mayor and executive director of the nonprofit Contra Costa County Climate Leaders. Planning Director Ellen Clark said the town has heard from residents who are keeping chickens under the radar and ...

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  8. Clayton Valley Charter High School investigation finds serious...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Inside Bay Area

    An investigation into numerous allegations of impropriety at Clayton Valley Charter High School found serious issues related to the school's fiscal management, governance, employment practices and students. But education law firm Dannis Woliver Kelley, which conducted the six-month investigation, does not recommend that the Contra Costa County Office of Education board revoke the school's charter.

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  9. Seniority by Eizo Kobayashi: Home tour broadens historical contextRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Inside Bay Area

    ... among the original settlers who played major roles in founding what is today the most populated city in Contra Costa County. I could continue on writing about our visit to the Galindo House, but I'm sure you will find it much more enjoyable if you ...

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  10. Rats running amok in Pleasant Hill?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Inside Bay Area

    ... Control District baits for rodents in sewers, trails, parks and creeks. Two rat species are found in Contra Costa County -- so-called roof rats, which nest in trees and places high off the ground, and Norway rats, which prefer the sewers and other ...

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  11. Danville: Hazmat crews respond to freon leak at CostcoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Contra Costa Times

    ... to a 8:50 a.m. call reporting a leak of freon, a moderately toxic gas used as a refrigerant. The Contra Costa County hazardous materials team and Danville police joined firefighters to contain the leak in the store at 3150 Fostoria Way, east of ...

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  12. Danville: Hazardous materials, fire crews respond to store gas leakRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... to a 8:50 a.m. call reporting a leak of freon, a moderately toxic gas used as a refrigerant. The Contra Costa County hazardous materials team and Danville police joined firefighters to contain the leak in the store at 3150 Fostoria Way, east of ...

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  13. More Contra Costa Co. Chickens Test Positive For West Nile VirusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Patch.com

    West Nile virus has been discovered in chickens in east Contra Costa County, according to the county Mosquito & Vector Control District. The district maintains five flocks of chickens throughout the county for early warnings of West Nile virus.

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  14. Moraga: Road closed after fallen power lines, brush fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Inside Bay Area

    A brush fire burned nearly an acre near Moraga and sent billows of smoke visible from Oakland on Friday morning, a Moraga-Orinda fire official said. About 25 firefighters responded to a 6:17 a.m. call reporting a vegetation fire near Pinehurst Road and the community of Canyon, an unincorporated Contra Costa County area, Healy said.

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  15. Kids And The Law: Contra Costa Public Law Library Has Info For ParentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Patch.com

    The Contra Costa County Public Law Library , with branches in Martinez, Richmond and Pittsburg, has two free brochures published by the California Bar Foundation to help youth and their parents with their questions about the law: " Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide For Parents "and " When you turn 18: A Survival Guide For Teenagers ." Each branch has computers available to find information about juvenile law in Contra Costa County and from the state .Library Director Please stop in, visit online , or call the Contra Costa County Law Library...Your Source For Legal Information .

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  16. Contra Costa County Receives $850K Grant to Combat FraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Patch.com

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office will have an additional $850,000 in funding to investigate and prosecute cases involving workers' compensation fraud, it was announced Wednesday. The grant was among 37 awarded by the California Department of Insurance in the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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  17. Column: "Smart Paws" on Claycord - Cats at Kittens Ready for Adoption at the ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | ClayCord.com

    This week I decided to ask some of my fellow shelter volunteers to write about our cats and kittens! Dogs, puppies, cats, kittens - so much love at the shelters we encourage you to come visit! As Smart Paws Pet Resources says, unconditional love is as close as your nearest shelter. It's true - and at Contra Costa County Animal Services, we have many cats and kittens for you to meet! As of 7/24/15, the shelter has 142 cats available for adoption .

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  18. Cal Fire battling rapidly growing blaze near LivermoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | KRON 4

    ... id. Officials with the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District said the fire was near the border with Contra Costa County and was not impacting traffic along the road.

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  19. Moraga: Crews fighting grass fire near Natalie DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Contra Costa Times

    ... night fire is believed to be accidental, possibly started by sparks from passing vehicles, said Contra Costa County Fire Marshal Robert Marshall. About two dozen firefighters from Contra Costa Consolidated Fire and the Moraga-Orinda department ...

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  20. Walnut Creek's Meals on Wheels taking a health tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Inside Bay Area

    ... live independently. Based in Walnut Creek, the agency serves more than 5,000 seniors annually throughout Contra Costa County. More information is at www.mowsos.org .

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