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Concord Family Carnival fun and a fundraiser for school, community programs

JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO/Staff photosThe yo-yo ride, above, attracted a crowd at the 39th annual Concord Family Carnival held over the weekend at Concord High School, though Victoria Collins, 5, of Concord, left, preferred the slower pace of the carousel. 
CONCORD -- For the second time in the last two months, a BART train derailed along central Contra Costa County tracks, this time after a train operator attempted to maneuver the train from a side track onto a mainline track without approval, the BART board president said Friday.  
 
Utility now claims tree roots pose main risk to pipeline. Cities prepare lawsuits to stop the chopping.  
 
Contra Costa prosecutors announced former Woodside Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sachs will not be charged with failing to report child abuse for her handling of teacher Joseph Martin from 2004 to 2006.  
 
An Antioch man became the first homicide victim in Concord in more than a year when he was fatally shot near the downtown area Thursday night, authorities said.  
 
No one was injured and no service was disrupted as a result of the derailment, according to BART police.  
 
Concord police were on the scene late Thursday at Laguna and Adelaide streets investigating the city's first shooting death of the year.  
 
Ethan Utler's two-run shot, Austin Cannedy's pitching help the Eagles improve to 17-0 on the season  
 
Teenager invoked Miranda rights, prosecutor said, and there was no physical evidence tying him to the brutal slaying of Benicia native Shelby Barnes  
 
He has, by our observation and from accounts of those who depend on him for information, done an excellent job leading the office since he was elected in 2010.  
 
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