( Courtesy Melissa Thorndike )
Antioch woman dreams of 'stable' relationship

Melissa Thorndike of Antioch is raising funds to build Enchanted Stables, a program to help developmentally disabled and at-risk youth. The program will offer students the chance to learn about horses, how to handle them and to how to ride them. 
Residents are encouraged to participate in Antioch Police Department's monthly litter-busting event.  
 
Antioch Police Department
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's office has filed charges against two men and a woman for their roles in a June homicide, police said.  
 
Jon Kawamoto
"Our audiences have told us they'd enjoy seeing some shows that are more adult-oriented, and 'The Producers' certainly fits that bill," said managing director Harriet Schlader. "It's also full of show business in-jokes, silly caricatures and general ridiculousness. People who like to laugh are going to love this show."  
 
Antioch Police Department
Three people have been charged in connection with a Cavallo Road shootout between a group of robbers and their intended victims that left two people -- one robber and one victim -- shot to death, and a 44-year-old woman injured, police said.  
 
Antioch last month received a surprise $793,767 reimbursement from Sacramento for costs that it incurred over a decade ago in complying with mandates that the state imposed but didn't provide the money to carry out -- and now the City Council must decide what to do with the windfall.  
 
After an Antioch man was shot on July 16, hours after another shooting in the area, police searched a nearby residence and found several stolen firearms.  
 
MONIKA HELGEMO
Storm is a young white and gray bull terrier mix. The adult female dog's adoption number is A114983. Salty is a 4-month-old spayed, medium hair, domestic tortoise shell.  
 
DAN ROSENSTRAUCH
City retrofits water structure with recirculating system  
 
JIM STEVENS
Sprouts has signed a lease, will begin construction in Brentwood in September.  
 
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.