Richmond: Group of doctors, nurses, advocates vow to keep fighting to keep Doctors Medical Center open

A group of doctors, nurses and community activists say they will continue fighting to keep the financially troubled Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo open.  
A subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission to the West Contra Costa school district obtained by this newspaper through a Public Records Act request shows that the federal agency is focusing on bond sales, fund transfers between bond accounts and non-construction related use of bond funds.  
 
Who is Mike Jones? Not Rickey Pickens, according to police. Jones, a Houston-area rapper, likes to use the catchphrase "Who? Mike Jones?" in his music and at concerts, but now police believe his name is being used for another reason -- a scam at Richmond banks.  
 
The largely forgotten history of Chinese shrimp fishing camps that once dotted and flourished on the Bay shoreline will be the focus of a daylong program from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.  
 
Ron Guinto originally charged with 27 counts related to molestation of middle school students when arrested in March  
 
The Music on the Main downtown concert series continues from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with always popular Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, as the featured performer in the lot at Marina Way and Macdonald Avenue. Opening the show will be the Richmond Jazz Collective.  
 
Efforts by city officials in Richmond and San Pablo, as well as the healthcare district that manages Doctors Medical Center, appear to be coalescing around Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner's proposed bill aimed at saving the beleaguered Doctors Medical Center by increasing federal reimbursement rates.  
 
Incumbents Madeleine Kronenberg and Elaine Merriweather are facing seven challengers for three seats. School board President Charles Ramsey is not defending his seat.  
 
A burglary suspect in Richmond was locked up twice early this morning when a homeowner allegedly saw him breaking into a tool shed and trapped him inside until police arrived to arrest him.  
 
Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner on Friday announced an emergency bill that could increasing funding for Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo by making it a county hospital and increasing federal reimbursement rates  
 
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How Edan Lepucki's 'California' makes us appreciate our present state

Yet another depiction of dystopia, and reminiscent of Jean Hegland's 'Into the Forest,' the novel 'California' focuses on a young couple surviving off the land who are hungry, unwashed, fearful, bored, and dream of creature comforts they vaguely remember from a much earlier life, be it a bar of Dove soap or a book.