Byron: Five hurt in multi-car crash on Vasco Road

A three-vehicle crash, which occurred around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday on Vasco Road about a mile south of Camino Diablo, injured five people and apparently was caused when one vehicle attempted a U-turn and was hit by another vehicle. 
In early December, the Oakley City Council will vote on a new measure that would restrict the size and location of outdoor marijuana cultivation.  
Richard Perry
With holiday shoppers about to hit the malls and Black Friday looming, Brentwood police are warning consumers about a scam involving fake gold bars.  
Thousands attend Brentwood lighted parade  
For many years, the Feed the Need Christmas Party reached out to Antioch's homeless during the holiday season. But the event was suspended in 2010 due to the organizer's poor health. Now, Bob Andrade and his wife, Charla, are working to get the party rolling again.  
Mimi Kessler
Trees available for purchase or to donate to needy families.  
Merged First Congregational and Community Presbyterian churches serve hot meals on Saturdays in Pittsburg.  
Trine Gallegos
High school junior Savannah Vanderzwan wants to make all students feel accepted.  
Nhat V. Meyer
Mark Acasio, of Brentwood, also known as "Gorilla Rilla," shows his "Pray for Paris" sign during the Oakland Raiders game against the Minnesota Vikings at O. Nhat V. Meyer/Staff  
Knightsen fire station was named after Pastor, who once served as fire chief there.  
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Animal shelter volunteers are a reason to put more giving into Thanksgiving

Volunteers throughout the Bay Area work tirelessly all year to save animals and give them homes. As you enjoy your Thanksgiving this year, take a few minutes to remember those people and the animals. 
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Rosie O'Donnell: Donald Trump's presidential bid a 'nightmare'

With a long history of animosity, will Rosie O'Donnell calling Donald Trump's presidential bid a nightmare set off another round of insults?