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Police investigate homicide near San Pablo and Potrero avenues

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El Cerrito police are investigating a homicide on San Pablo Avenue near Potrero Avenue after finding a man lying on the sidewalk Saturday night. At 11:18 p.m., police and fire officials responded to a report...

36-year-old man fatally shot in Richmond Thursday

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Richmond police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Thursday evening near 2nd Street and Chanslor Avenue. About 6:13 p.m., police responded to that intersection following a 911 call and Shotspotter gunshot detection activation,...

Woman shot, injured in domestic violence dispute in San Pablo

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A 29-year-old woman was in critical condition after a domestic violence-related shooting in San Pablo Wednesday night, police said. At 10:18 p.m., officers were called to a home on South Victoria Court on a report...
Richmond burglary attempts end in arrest of serial robbery suspects

Richmond burglary attempts end in arrest of serial robbery suspects

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Two apparent burglary attempts in Richmond on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of three suspects believed to have been involved in a series of robberies near the Richmond BART Station over a month ago,...
CHP investigating 3 East Bay freeway shootings since Saturday

CHP investigating 3 East Bay freeway shootings since Saturday

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The California Highway Patrol is investigating three freeway shootings since Saturday -- the latest occurring Monday morning near Macdonald Avenue in Richmond. On Saturday, 25-year-old Destinee Shaharisha-Janae Hillery of Antioch was found fatally shot while...

El Cerrito High English teacher arrested on child porn charges

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An English teacher at El Cerrito High was arrested this week on child pornography charges. Christopher Silva, 41, of Richmond, was arrested on suspicion of soliciting and being in possession of child pornography, El Cerrito...
Joint police operation seizes meth, cocaine, grenade launcher in Richmond

Guns, grenade launcher and drugs seized in joint police operation

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Two guns, a grenade launcher and a lot of drugs were seized during a joint operation involving Richmond and San Pablo police Wednesday that included a search warrant executed at a home in the...
Contra Costa County DA announces end to untested rape kit backlog

Contra Costa County DA announces end to untested rape kit backlog

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The backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Contra Costa County has ended, District Attorney Diana Becton announced Monday. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office managed to clear its backlog by participating in the...
Contra Costa Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

Man charged with murder, carjacking in El Sobrante homicide

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A 38-year-old man is facing murder and carjacking charges in connection with a shooting in El Sobrante last month that killed 52-year-old Michael Bagwell of Richmond, according to the Contra Costa County Office of...
New light fixtures at Wendell Park aim to deter prostitution

New light fixtures at Wendell Park aim to deter prostitution

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Wendell Park is about to receive improved lighting at night after the city installed two new fixtures at its western entrance on Tuesday, a police captain says. The North & East Neighborhood Council called for...

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Richmond to plant 500 pollution-shielding trees along parkway

Richmond to plant 500 pollution-shielding trees along parkway

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By Kathy Chouteau Richmond is about to get a lot greener thanks to $1 million in funding from the California Natural Resources Agency supporting the...
San Pablo appoints Capt. Brian Bubar as next police chief

San Pablo appoints city’s first Asian-American police chief

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Capt. Brian Bubar, a 21-year veteran of the San Pablo Police Deparment, will become the city's first Asian-American police chief since the city's incorporation...
Sailing Goat to celebrate one year at Point San Pablo Harbor

Sailing Goat to celebrate one year at Point San Pablo Harbor

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By Kathy Chouteau Sailing Goat, an outdoor eatery featuring wood fired pizzas and coastal cuisine at Point San Pablo Harbor, is celebrating its “One Year...