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    Teen who stabbed boy charged with murder

    Contra Costa prosecutors charged Shultz, 18, of murder with a special circumstance of lying in wait, however will not pursue capital punishment, citing his age and lack of criminal history. 
    'Exhausted' owners to close Gun Works store

    Gun Works partners say a recent 10 percent rent increase, change in company structure and uncertainty about the implications of a city firearms ordinance influenced their decision to close the business they bought three years ago. 
    (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group Archives)
    Walnut Creek West plan taking shape

    Public hearing Tuesday will consider general concepts for the whole western area in a special joint meeting of the Design Review; Park, Recreation, & Open Space; and Arts commissions 
    ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
    3 great East Bay burger spots

    The East Bay abounds with great burger spots but this trio in Walnut Creek, Dublin and Oakland offer something particularly delicious. 
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    Facebook, Google and other tech firms aid in Nepal earthquake relief

    Silicon Valley tech firms, including Facebook and Google, are pitching in to aid rescue and relief efforts after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday killing thousands of people. 
    (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)
    'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas

    New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others.