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August 9, 2012 | 2:45 pm

Did the Chevron Fire Affect Your Health? Contra Costa County Answers Questions

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Did the fire at Chevron’s Richmond oil refinery affect your health? The Health Services department of Contra Costa County has posted answers to frequently asked questions on the topic. It has also posted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District report on toxins found in the air. Also Chevron has opened a help center for […]

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Study: Nearly 4 Million Californians Cannot Afford Enough Food

July 12, 2012 | 10:47 am

Study: Nearly 4 Million Californians Cannot Afford Enough Food

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by Joanna Lin, California Watch For Larry Sly, executive director of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, the good news is that the number of people the food bank serves has leveled off over the past couple of years. The bad news: The food bank still feeds 132,000 people every month. The food […]

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Comments on the Proposed Sufi Sanctuary in Contra Costa County

February 28, 2012 | 5:39 pm

Comments on the Proposed Sufi Sanctuary in Contra Costa County

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Tomorrow at a special meeting of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, this agenda item: HEARING to consider appeals filed by Sufism Reoriented, Saranap Homeowners Organization, Sherilyn Fry, Marvin and Carol Rasmussen, Mark Redmond, Patricia Perry, Steven Siegal, Terrence Barnum, Sally Wood and I. Harold Houseley, Curtis and Deborah Trenor, and Robert Nuzum et. al. […]

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February 17, 2012 | 10:14 am

Under Realignment, Far More Inmates Transferred to Contra Costa County Than Expected

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(Bay City News) More than four months after California transferred responsibility for low-level offenders to counties, law enforcement officials in Contra Costa County are seeing far more inmates than projected. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bills 109 and 117, which shifted the responsibility for monitoring, tracking and imprisoning low-level offenders previously bound for […]

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3.6 East Bay Quake Felt Throughout Region

May 21, 2011 | 7:11 pm

3.6 East Bay Quake Felt Throughout Region

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If you think you felt an earthquake at 7:05 p.m. in the Bay Area, you did. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that it was magnitude 3.6 tremor with an epicenter just outside the northwest Contra Costa County town of Hercules. Note: The 3.6 shake was 65 minutes past the time, and much less Rapture-causing, than […]

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