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    Photos: Free haircuts for East Bay kids getting ready for school at Urban Barber College

    Helping to defray back-to-school expenses for families, youngsters up to the age of 17 got free haircuts from barbers at the Urban Barber College in Concord. 
    Local area baseball players now in the minor leagues  
     
    Concord neighbors on the 1500 block of Amhurst Way and surrounding areas have started a petition to protest the placement of sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith into a rental home there.  
     
    A man who died in a motorcycle crash and another found dead at a regional park each were identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office on Monday.  
     
    Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group
    Some Contra Costa juvenile defendants are shackled and forced to walk across a public street in downtown Martinez, up courthouse steps and down a hallway, eliminating the confidentiality afforded most youths in the criminal justice system. Youth Law Center and the county's probation department plan to meet to discuss what can be done.  
     
    Bob Haynes
    26-21 loss to Trinity-Euless is De La Salle's first setback since 2013 state bowl game  
     
    A motorcyclist died, and a man and woman were seriously injured in two separate crashes in Contra Costa County early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.  
     
    CONCORD -- Robin Lane residents had to leave their homes for several hours Saturday while authorities cleaned up a potentially dangerous chemical brew, police said.  
     
    Concord Police Department
    City and Contra Costa County leaders are encouraging residents to join them in opposing a state plan to place convicted rapist Fraisure Smith in a Concord residence when he is released from custody later this year. Smith is the second sexually violent predator to be placed in Contra Costa County this year after other counties rejected them.  
     
    Concord police are asking for the public's help in identifying a shoplifting suspect who ran from an officer earlier this month, police said.  
     
    (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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