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Water features reopen at Blue Goose Park

City retrofits water structure with recirculating system 
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Tony Phillips, 56, who helped the A's win a World Series in 1989, will play for the independent Pittsburg Diamonds for the rest of August.  
 
John Force, the most successful drag racer of all time, named Liberty High grad Jon Schaffer as his crew chief in January  
 
One of Contra Costa County's fasting-growing communities has one of its smallest libraries  
 
Motorcyclist hit a car as it made a U-turn; name has not been released yet.  
 
Rejecting recommendation of independent committee, board votes to continue double-dipping on car expenses, collecting auto allowance and mileage reimbursement.  
 
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On the floor of Oracle Arena Thursday morning stood 1,500 uniformed officers standing at attention, their eyes fixed ahead to an arrangement of funeral flower wreaths, and the framed uniform of Sgt. Scott Lunger.  
 
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Sprouts has signed a lease, will begin construction in Brentwood in September.  
 
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'Chasing the Yankee Dream' paints portrait of life in the early 1960s.  
 
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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.  
 
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How will Jon Stewart say goodbye?

Plus, 'Bachelor in Paradise' gets the party started in Mexico and 'Top Model,' 'Project Runway' kick off new seasons 
Dr. Dre releasing first album in nearly 16 years

'Detox' is off but 'Compton: A Soundtrack,' inspired by the upcoming N.W.A. biopic 'Straight Outta Compton,' will be released on iTunes and Apple Music on Friday.