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Tax talk: Legislative threats and optimism for taxpayers

Contra Costa County taxpayers are invited to hear David Wolfe, legislative director of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, speak next month in Pleasant Hill. His talk, "Threats and Optimism for Taxpayers from the California Legislature,"...
Attorney, author inspiring girls to be lawyers, critical thinkers

Attorney, author inspiring girls to be lawyers-in-training

Brittany Armstrong Whittington isn’t just the author of a book about a girl who wants to be a lawyer. She was that girl. And now the Deputy District Attorney hopes to inspire future generations of...

Lake Elementary hosts 3rd Annual African-American Read-In

Lake Elementary hosted its African-American Read-In on Tuesday, where community members went to the school in San Pablo to act as guest readers as part of a yearly Black History Month event, according to...
El Sobrante man, 75, killed in solo vehicle crash

El Sobrante man dies in solo-vehicle crash on I-80

A 59-year-old El Sobrante man died in a solo crash on westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Pinole early Wednesday. Dexter Francis was identified by the county coroner's office as the driver of a 2000 Audi...
Boat theft spike prompts Contra Costa Sheriff's advisory

Boat theft spike prompts Contra Costa Sheriff’s advisory

A spike in boat thefts in the Delta has prompted an advisory from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. In recent month, Contra Costa County has received more than a dozen stolen boat...

Arrests made in armed robbery of mom with her 5-year-old in San Pablo

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Wednesday in San Pablo that targeted a mother walking to her apartment with her 5-year-old daughter, police said. Damon Dixon, 23, of Hercules,...
Karen Pinkos

El Cerrito has new city manager

The City of El Cerrito has announced the promotion of Karen Pinkos to the role of City Manager. Pinkos has filled the role left behind by former City Manager Scott Hanin, who retired in December...

Grocery store and cafe opens at San Pablo Library

A new grocery store and coffee shop with outdoor seating opened at the San Pablo Library on Dec. 18. On Thursday, Jan. 17, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after vehicle collision in Hercules

A pedestrian was airlifted to a hospital following a collision with a vehicle in the area of San Pablo Avenue and Sycamore Avenue tonight, according to Hercules police. Officers were dispatched to the area at...
County warns residents about phone scam involving social security numbers

County warns about phone scam involving social security numbers

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is warning residents about fraudulent phone calls from scammers posing as officials with the Social Security Administration. "These scammers are claiming you need to pay a fee to...

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Woman shot, injured in domestic violence dispute in San Pablo

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