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Ace Hardware invites community to grand opening festivities

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The new Ace Hardware of Pinole, which opened Aug. 8 at 1440 Fitzgerald Drive, is set to hold grand opening festivities from Sept. 13-15, during which time there will be special sales and all...
Community advocates fundraising to send 15 Pullman Point kids to Oakland A's game

Kids free at Oakland A’s games in September

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The Oakland A's are letting fans ages 12 and younger attend home games for free in September. As stated on the A's website: "For each regularly priced individual game ticket purchased, adults can add up to...

Memorial to dedicated volunteer approved for historic San Pablo site

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A lasting memory to a beloved and dedicated volunteer with the San Pablo Historical Museum Society (SPHS) will soon be added to an historic city site. Last week, San Pablo City Council unanimously approved a...
Pinole Library to open 11 additional hours per week

Pinole Library to open 11 additional hours per week

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Beginning July 2, the Pinole Library will open an additional 11 hours a week, according to Contra Costa County Library. "The new schedule will include five days of consecutive library service and open hours on...
County Library’s annual giveaway includes thousands of books

County Library’s annual giveaway includes thousands of books

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The Contra Costa County Library is hosting its annual book giveaway from July 16 – 20. The book giveaway is located in the shipping and receiving area behind the Pleasant Hill Library and runs from...
San Pablo police praised for using technology that reduces risks from pursuits

San Pablo police to fine vehicles parked in yards

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San Pablo police are asking that all vehicles parked on lawns and yards of homes in the city, including boats and motor homes, be removed or face $100 fines. Effective July 1, the police department...

3 charged with robbing San Pablo casino winners

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Three Vallejo residents pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that they followed a husband and wife from the Lytton Casino in San Pablo to South San Francisco and robbed them at gunpoint, San...
West County residents invited to town hall on I-80 traffic challenges

West County residents invited to town hall on I-80 gridlock

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Ready to discuss the traffic challenges on Interstate Highway 80 in West Contra Costa County -- and better yet, ways to mitigate the gridlock? The West County community is invited to a town hall featuring...
Contra Costa County supervisor has successful heart valve surgery

Contra Costa County supervisor has successful heart valve surgery

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Supervisor Diane Burgis' surgery to replace her aortic valve was a success, according to a statement issued Tuesday by her office. The District 3 supervisor is set to remain in the hospital for one...
Contra Costa County supervisor to undergo surgery to repair heart valve

Contra Costa County supervisor to undergo surgery to repair heart valve

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Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis, who represents District 3,  issued a statement today regarding her health: "When I count the things I am grateful for, representing you is right up there with my family,...

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Casablanca cruises into the Red Oak Victory’s theatre Thursday

Casablanca cruises into the Red Oak Victory’s theatre Thursday

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By Kathy Chouteau While most classic movie buffs will have seen the film “Casablanca,” the Red Oak Victory ship in Richmond is ready to “play...
Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

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A 53-year-old former accountant charged with embezzling over $900,000 from her employer, a Richmond paver company, had her 10-year prison term suspended for three...
Bubble Sam poised to pop into Pinole Library

Bubble Sam poised to pop into Pinole Library

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By Kathy Chouteau The famed Bubble Sam—also known as the Bubble Lady from Berkeley—is popping into the Pinole Library Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m....