( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
Beating the heat!

Beating the heat!Brian Sterley, of Concord, above, flies through the air on his stand-up personal watercraft in the waters off the Antioch Marina in Antioch on June 25, while at right, Jeff and Pat Sapp, of Antioch, enjoy a kayak ride in the waters near the marina that same day. 
SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD
A car crash sparked a 15-acre fire Wednesday night off Deer Valley Road, said a Cal Fire official.  
 
Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group
Several officers who were on the force when 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier was murdered are pushing for a cold-case unit dedicated to finding her killer.  
 
JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO
Culinary demos, entertainment, parade part of the fun  
 
DAN ROSENSTRAUCH
Cityhood event will feature fireworks, families activities, food and gift vendors  
 
Diane Gibson-Gray
Antioch summer concert series kicks offANTIOCH -- Residents here can chill under the evening sky while listening to music that's all over the map this summer.  
 
The Elworthy property, 232 acres of grassy hillsides, oak woodlands and gorgeous views of Mount Diablo and the San Ramon Valley, will officially open July 15. The property provides a key link between Las Trampas and Danville, allowing hikers a new way to reach one of the East Bay Regional Park District's largest and most rugged parks. The property also provides important habitat for native species, including golden eagles.  
 
MONIKA HELGEMO
Little Man is a neutered male, Belgian Malinois/German shepherd mix. The 4-month-old male dog's adoption number is A116700.Cloud is a 3-month-old black smoke tabby.  
 
Mike Adaskaveg
With NASCAR's Kenny Wallace in field, Troy Foulger of Martinez wins at Antioch Speedway Summer Nationals  
 
Screenshot via Oakley Police Department
When wanted photos were posted online of Tyler Belleci, 22, the young man got on Facebook and practically dared the public to catch him.  
 
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast.