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Antioch council OK's election on card room ordinance

02/10/2016 02:24 PM PST
Antioch council members on Tuesday reluctantly agreed to place a proposed ordinance governing card rooms on the June ballot, saying that the out-of-town casino bankrolling the campaign is forcing their hand. 
02/10/2016 01:59 PM PST - A town-hall meeting is scheduled Thursday to discuss the long-planned project that will link Interstate 880 and Mission Boulevard.  
02/10/2016 01:58 PM PST - Contrary to a scene in 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' the Kardashian siblings didn't cheer while watching their father on TV, reading O.J. Simpson's suicide note.  
02/10/2016 01:57 PM PST - An 80-year-old woman who slammed her white Mercedes Benz SUV into a health club, killing a Livermore Lab executive and injuring six others, won't face criminal charges.  
02/10/2016 01:41 PM PST - Michigan coach plans to visit Florida for spring break, with his football team.  
02/10/2016 01:22 PM PST - Pleasanton Unified School District board votes 4-0 to begin and end classes a week earlier with new school year calendar.  
02/10/2016 01:57 PM PST - Some developmentally disabled adults in Alameda County stranded on buses, picked up hours late after a new company took over a month earlier than expected.  
02/10/2016 01:44 PM PST - The FBI confirmed it is investigating claims of a wine pyramid scheme at the Berkeley fine wine purveyor. Meanwhile, owner John Fox has filed for personal bankruptcy.  
02/10/2016 12:47 PM PST - Michael Cavallari, brother of Kristin Cavallari and brother-in-law of Jay Cutler, died of hypothermia before his body was found Dec. 10.  
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02/10/2016 02:07 PM PST - "Zoolander No. 2," which sees Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprising their roles as famous models, feels like a not-funny rehash of the original.  
02/10/2016 01:39 PM PST - In 'Where to Invade Next,' Michael Moore cherrypicks from countries around the world for a better way of doing things.  
02/10/2016 12:20 PM PST - The Planning Commission denies a proposal to build 115 residential units, a four-story hotel and a large amount of retail space in Dublin.  
02/10/2016 01:18 PM PST - Carlos Santana called out the NFL for not including classic, Bay Area groups in Super Bowl 50's halftime show.  
02/10/2016 12:10 PM PST - Here are a few suggestions for millennials and others trying to find a starter home in Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. We spoke to Wendy Kandasamy, a Pacific Union agent in Palo Alto, where a single family home with three bedrooms, two baths and a modest yard can easily cost $2 million.  
02/10/2016 12:12 PM PST - An off-duty officer who witnessed two shoplifters steal 60 bottles of liquor was able to help police nab the suspects.  
02/10/2016 12:12 PM PST - Plan for 23,500-square-foot house by Discovery Builders would require too much grading of prominent ridge top, according to the lead Contra Costa County staff planner analyzing the proposal in Alamo  
02/10/2016 02:19 PM PST - The California Coastal Commission has begun a meeting before a packed crowd on the Central Coast on the fate of Executive Director Charles Lester, who could lose his job before the day is out.  
02/10/2016 12:51 PM PST - New group living accommodation rules are intended to limit noise, trash, late-night partying, drunkenness and other unruly behavior.  
02/10/2016 11:10 AM PST - Members of West Pittsburg for Progress now affiliated with larger Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment advocacy group, vow to appear at Thursday night's Ambrose district board meeting  
02/10/2016 11:10 AM PST - Homicides, robberies and rapes were up in Concord last year, but overall crime fell by nearly 10 percent driven by a sharp drop in residential burglaries, according to crime statistics.  
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