Contra Costa County Fair offers paradise of fun

From hands-on sealife encounters to heavy metal bands, Antioch fair offers something for everyone. 
Many farmers say warm weather conditions are to blame for smaller crops, but that 2015 was better than previous years have been.  
Grocery Outlet folks believe the salt -- that was mistaken for glass -- got into the meat after it was purchased.  
Three Antioch men were arrested after burglarizing an AT&T store and running from police Thursday afternoon, officials said.  
COURTESY CHURCH of the Latter da
Local Helping Hands volunteers help prepare grounds for Contra Costa Fair, add landsaping to parks and more.  
Expanded services means nonprofit can serve the greater needs it is seeing these days in East Contra Costa  
Those who have worked with him say Allan Cantando has the respect of not only his officers but the community at large for the way he oversees the policing of a city that's grown by 72 percent over the past 25 years.  
Antioch Animal Shelter
Julia is a spayed, brown terrier mix. The 1-year-old spayed dog's adoption number is A115823.Sly is a 3-year-old brown and orange spotted Bengal cat. The cat's adoption number is A115767.  
Giant Powder Works was incorporated in San Francisco in August of 1867, later moved to the East Bay and operated for a century.  
Michele Eaken
Multicultural exhibit set to open Saturday ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch will present a multicultural exhibit opening Saturday at the Lynn House Gallery, 809 W.  
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Friday's TV picks: Grateful Dead fans, get a load of this

'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir' chronicles Weir's journey from his youth in Palo Alto to global fame in documentary on Netflix. Plus, Thomas Middleditch of 'Silicon Valley' drums up laughs on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' 
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.