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Barnidge: Understaffed East Contra Costa Fire District can no longer be ignored
The East Contra Costa Fire District, hobbled by inadequate funding, has only three engine companies -- nine firefighters -- on call to answer the needs of 110,000 residents spread across 249 square miles.
Los Medanos College to present 'Ruined'PITTSBURG -- Los Medanos College students present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Ruined" Dec. 2-5 at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave.
A three-vehicle crash, which occurred around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday on Vasco Road about a mile south of Camino Diablo, injured five people and apparently was caused when one vehicle attempted a U-turn and was hit by another vehicle.
The City Council this week decided how it wants to spend just over $442,000, most of which will go toward developing a plan helping developers meet their obligations to preserve open space
In early December, the Oakley City Council will vote on a new measure that would restrict the size and location of outdoor marijuana cultivation.
( Bruce Manuel )
2015 holiday TV guide: When and where your favorites air
TV unleashes a blizzard of holiday-themed specials, movies and animated treats.
Gwyneth Paltrow sings on new Coldplay record
Coldplay singer Chris Martin suggested ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow sing some lyrics she wrote for their new single “Everglow.”