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Antioch's Frank Giovanni hits self-imposed bread baking record on Christmas Eve

Renaissance Man and blues festival organizer bakes 50 different breads in the past few months in his wood-fire brick oven in honor of his upcoming landmark birthday. 
A police helicopter video shot on the day an Antioch barber was shot to death by police officers in 2012 challenges claims by the Antioch Police Department that they fired at the victim only after he fired at them, an attorney for the dead man's widow said Tuesday.  
 
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Through a crowdfunding website, the Zumwalt family of Antioch hopes to raise $15,000 to pay for the cost of a service dog that will enable their 8-year-old son to better monitor his Type 1 diabetes.  
 
City to participate in a lending option that allows property owners an alternative way to finance energy-savings projects  
 
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Brentwood gallery helped build guild membership, but sales were slow  
 
Prompted in part by a request from one of its labor unions, the Antioch City Council agreed to include three code enforcement positions on its payroll instead of paying a private third-party firm to provide the services.  
 
An attorney for the widow of an Antioch barber killed by police in 2012 said Tuesday that a newly released video shows the man did not fire at officers before they shot him, as officials from the Antioch Police Department content.  
 
Water skiers will brave brisk temperatures by hitting the Delta's wake at 8 a.m. on News Year's Day for the 35th annual Frozen Bun Run at the Rusty Porthole.  
 
While we are seemingly inundated with negative news, there are kindness movements all around the country, and even a World Kindness Day. Many clubs and schools in East Contra Costa County are implementing "kind campaigns."  
 
Christmas Seal sale below what is needed in county: Less than 60 percent of the funds needed to carry out the 1955 program of the Contra Costa Tuberculosis and Health Associations has been received as of this week in a 1954 countywide Christmas Seal sale, Mrs.  
 
Thursday's TV picks: 'Call the Midwife,' 'Dr. Who' deliver holiday specials

Older Jenny reflects on Nonnatus after she left on 'Call the Midwife Holiday Special.' Plus, Dr. Who teams up with Santa for a dangerous sleigh ride through space and time.