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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  
 
DAN ROSENSTRAUCH
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.  
 
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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.