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Foster a Dream's work to change realities with 'Get Set Camp'

Businesses take part in program to show foster youths snapshots of the working world 
A Concord family won't soon forget the day a centuries-old tree created a Fourth of July weekend boom when two branches from a "heritage" oak tree believed to be at least 250 years old fell outside the family's home  
 
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A Concord family won't soon forget the day a centuries-old tree created a Fourth of July weekend boom when two branches from a "heritage" oak tree believed to be at least 250 years old fell outside the family's home  
 
The organizers of Independence Day in Martinez in 1889 had managed a coup. For the first time in county history there would be a balloon-ascension on the Martinez side of the Oakland-Berkeley hills.  
 
A single-alarm fire damaged the roof of a home Thursday afternoon, according to a Contra Costa County Fire official.  
 
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Othalie Graham lends Ariadne her 'grand, Wagnerian voice'  
 
Businesses take part in program to show foster youths snapshots of the working world  
 
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Her mom's prediction comes true, and then some  
 
Over 1,100 Concord are asking the Mt. Diablo School District to approve a new public charter school join the Monument Corridor.  
 
Current and former Clayton Valley Charter High students charged with robbing a drug dealer in Concord accepted a plea deal on Wednesday that resulted in a three-year sentence for Drew Crabbe, who used a gun during the crime. The other three defendants were sent to juvenile court and their adult court robbery charges are expected to be dropped next week.  
 
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.