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Antioch's Gary Agopian remembered as man of faith and service

More than 500 people, including droves of political leaders from the region, family, friends from church and community members turned out to Golden Hills Community Church to pay their respects to former Antioch City Councilman Gary Agopian on Saturday afternoon. 
Antioch man had been principal, teacher at several Contra Costa schools  
Animals available for adoption from Antioch Animal Services  
ANTIOCHNonprofit, college team up for job workshopsJob seekers needing more education to get their foot in the door are invited to several presentations this month explaining how they can do it.  
Burglaries, assaults and more noted in Antioch area  
Bay Area-based Against Leo plays Saturday at Waldie Plaza  
Martinez's Troy Foulger gets win, upsetting Chico's Richard Papenhausen, Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas and Jeff Decker of Morgan Hill, in late model stock car division at Antioch Speedway  
Oddly Unique, an antique store, is latest addition to downtown lineup.  
The fundraiser will feature an array of games, food, prizes, inflatable stations, a photo booth, face painting and other family-oriented activities  
A cosmetology school teen realizes her dream of owning the business where she learned the ropes.  
(Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone

Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.