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    Do the wild fluctuations of the stock market make you concerned about the economy?
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    East Bay man on probation for trying to kill his wife legally changes name

    On Halloween night 2004, after failing to find a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Virginia prosecutors said Kurt William Kroboth wore a vampire mask, severed phone and electric wires, sneaked into the sleeping woman's house with a bottle of chloroform and attempted to knock her out to stage a bathtub suicide, prosecutors said. Kroboth now lives in Hercules and in May changed his name in Contra Costa Superior Court. 
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    Critics threaten to sue over juvenile shackling

    Some Contra Costa juvenile defendants are shackled and forced to walk across a public street in downtown Martinez, up courthouse steps and down a hallway, eliminating the confidentiality afforded most youths in the criminal justice system. Youth Law Center and the county's probation department plan to meet to discuss what can be done. 
    (Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office)
    Tri-Valley sex trafficker had sordid past

    DANVILLE: The indictment charges James Joseph Jr., the alleged ringleader, with crimes ranging from kidnapping to rape that go back to 2001 and occurred in three counties in Northern California. 
    (Concord Police Department)
    Residents angry over proposed placement of rapist in Concord

    City and Contra Costa County leaders are encouraging residents to join them in opposing a state plan to place convicted rapist Fraisure Smith in a Concord residence when he is released from custody later this year. Smith is the second sexually violent predator to be placed in Contra Costa County this year after other counties rejected them. 
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    Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

    Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints. 
    SPORTS
    For Cal quarterback Jared Goff, only one record matters

    Cal Golden Bears' junior Jared Goff already has the numbers to rate as one of the best Pac-12 quarterbacks of all-time, but the win-loss record is the only one that counts in his mind. 
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    'I am a Feminist': New generation steps up to claim the 'F-word'

    Feminism is enjoying a pop culture resurgence as A-list celebrities, social media activists and college students proudly identify with and celebrate push for equality. 
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    Pentagon investment hopes to spur tech innovation in Silicon Valley

    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces new tech institute with the potential to make San Jose the hub for the development and manufacturing of new electronic devices. It also has the potential to create scores of new manufacturing jobs for Silicon Valley workers, officials said.
     
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    'I am a Feminist': New generation steps up to claim the 'F-word'

    Feminism is enjoying a pop culture resurgence as A-list celebrities, social media activists and college students proudly identify with and celebrate push for equality. 
    (Photo by Colin E. Braley/Invision/AP)
    Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

    Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.