• Fairfield man arrested in Vacaville - 12/18/2014 09:16 PM PST
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  • Dec. 14: Anthony Valdez, 19, Pittsburg - 12/16/2014 04:45 PM PST
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    (Contra Costa College Advocate)
    Richmond: Large flare at Chevron refinery; company says no emergency

    12/18/2014 09:40 PM PST
    Chevron officials said that a flare that could be seen for miles Thursday night was not a cause for alarm, but a county supervisor called it "not a normal flaring event." 
    Nate Gartrell/Staff
    12/18/2014 11:36 PM PST - Neighbors and city staff made multiple attempts to rescue the cat, to no avail. Volunteers successfully pulled out the animal Thursday night.  
     
    12/18/2014 05:19 PM PST - Antioch City Council members this week pared the number of proposed final additions to Prewett Community Park to five.  
     
    Kristopher Skinner
    12/18/2014 04:24 PM PST - Councilman Jael Myrick joined city officials and nonprofit program workers Thursday to announce that the city will be one of 135 nationwide to participate in President Barack Obama's initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.  
     
    12/18/2014 01:06 PM PST - A TV blackout was avoided for all eight Raiders home games  
     
    SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD
    12/18/2014 05:22 PM PST - Bay Area public defenders rallied at county courthouses on Thursday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and a nationwide call for accountability in cases of police brutality.  
     
    12/17/2014 09:27 PM PST - A San Francisco man was found guilty Wednesday of a brazen day time robbery of a downtown Vacaville jewelry store in 2012.  
     
    12/17/2014 09:28 PM PST - City and county officials from Napa welcomed news that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Bonnie will attend a public meeting in Napa County to discuss  
     
    12/17/2014 10:33 PM PST - Two Fairfield men face the prospect of spending the rest of their lives behind bars after a jury found them guilty Wednesday of an April shoot out in Fairfield that killed one man and injured another.  
     
    12/18/2014 04:21 PM PST - Plus, go vegan for Veganuary; and give nice, not naughty.