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Antioch council pledges $15,000 for July 4 celebrations

After canceling the event several years ago in the midst of the recession, the City Council this week renewed its support in a unanimous vote. 
A California Highway Patrol pursuit from the Byron Highway to the outskirts of Brentwood on Sunday morning ended with a man behind bars on suspicion of evasion, police said.  
Authorities on Monday identified a man who died in a weekend motorcycle crash as Gene Mollique, 22, of Pittsburg.  
Altercation began when people in a car confronted pedestrians; girl treated for nonlife threatening injuries  
Police say speed may have been a factor in crash at Contra Loma Boulevard and St. Francis Drive that claimed life of 22-year-old man  
The body of an Antioch man has been found, six days after he died after being propelled over a bridge in a motorcycle crash, a family member said.  
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Pittsburg man invents electronic scratcher pen picked up by Concord's Axis Group, a consumer product developer.  
Antioch Council of Teens will give middle- and high-schoolers another way to have the ear of city officials as they meet to discuss ideas for additional recreational activities.  
A deadly combination of anti-anxiety and antidepressant drugs, painkillers and alcohol were responsible for the death of a teen living in an Antioch foster home late last year, a county coroner has found, intensifying questions about why no one took Steven Unangst to the doctor when he showed clear signs of being dangerously sedated.  
Mei Li, who was sentenced in 2011 to 25 years to life in the killing of 91-year-old Dublin resident Selma Hill, will now return to Alameda County for a new trial, according to her attorney Robert Beles.  
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Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue

Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery.