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$65K grant aims to reduce dangerous driving in Hercules

El Sobrante: Body found decomposed; arrest made

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The discovery of a decomposed body of a 64-year-old man in an El Sobrante man has led to the arrest of a 48-year-old man who lived with him, according to the Contra Costa County...
FBI probes possible white van link in Santa Cruz, Oakland ambushes on officers

FBI probes possible van link in officer ambushes in Santa Cruz, Oakland

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The van driven by a suspect arrested in connection with an ambush attack on Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies in Ben Lomond on Saturday is being investigated as possibly linked to the shooting of...
San Pablo's first Latino mayor inspired by immigrant grandfather's work ethic

San Pablo’s first Latino mayor inspired by immigrant grandfather’s work ethic

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By Mike Kinney 1948 – the year the City of San Pablo was incorporated – is the same year Manuel Cruz arrived in the U.S. from Mexico as part of the Bracero program, which aimed...
El Cerrito restaurant owners make video plea after 90 percent drop in sales

El Cerrito restaurant owners make video plea amid COVID-19 lockdown

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The family that owns a Thai restaurant in El Cerrito recently made a heartbreaking plea on YouTube to the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the video, Ann and Paul Chan, who own Larb Thai...
Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Contra Costa County jail

Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Contra Costa County jail

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An inmate booked into custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19, the county announced today. The inmate, who is in stable condition, is in isolation and the county says...
$65K grant aims to reduce dangerous driving in Hercules

El Cerrito police investigate shooting on Ohlone Greenway

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El Cerrito police are investigating a shooting that injured a man on the Ohlone Greenway on Friday. Just after 3 p.m., police were called to a shooting on the pathway just north of Blake Street...
Pinole welcomes Que Onda Tacobar

Pinole welcomes Que Onda Tacobar

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By Kathy Chouteau “All you need is love and tacos.” That's the case made by owners of a new taco bar in Pinole. On Friday, Pinole Mayor Roy Swearingen and his wife, Rose, helped cut the...
Hercules named as candidate for Capitol Corridor station

Hercules named as candidate for Capitol Corridor station

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The first step to establish a long-planned new train station on the Hercules shoreline took place earlier this month. On Feb. 12, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) voted to grant the city "candidate...
San Pablo City Hall construction nears completion

San Pablo City Hall construction nears completion

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By Mike Kinney If the weather stays as nice as it has recently, the brand new San Pablo City Hall should open in April, said Charles Ching, the community and economic development director for the...
Mixed-use development approved for ex-San Pablo City Hall site

San Pablo bans smoking and vaping in most multi-unit housing

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San Pablo, the city that received an “F” for smoke-free outdoor air and for smoke-free housing from the 2018 State of Tobacco Control Report, hopes to improve its grade after its City Council on...

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Richmond police patrol activity report from April 1-7

Richmond police patrol activity report from April 1-7

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Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity shared in these segments...
‘San Pablo Shines’ community cleanup set for Saturday

‘San Pablo Shines’ community cleanup set for Saturday

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By Kathy Chouteau Neighborhood Champion Maria Alvarado will lead the community cleanup event, “San Pablo Shines,” Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in...
Richmond Memorial Auditorium to host Bay Area Derby games

Richmond Memorial Auditorium to host Bay Area Derby games

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The Bay Area Derby is kicking off its 20th Anniversary season at Richmond Memorial Auditorium. Games will be played June 1, Sept. 14 and Oct....