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    Pinole police arrest 2 teens who allegedly broke into home, prowled through backyards

    Two teens who allegedly broke into a home after prowling through backyards in Pinole on Thursday afternoon were arrested on suspicion of burglary. 
    A DNA sample led police to arrest a San Ramon man at a Hayward court Wednesday in connection with a 2014 gang rape at UC Santa Barbara.  
     
    A house cleaner for a 92-year-old Belvedere man was arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $40,000 from him, police said.  
     
    Mary Shelton has been with district since 2012, will step down in June and move to Texas to be near family  
     
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    The felony conviction for San Ramon attorney Spencer Freeman Smith, who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2012 was reinstated from a lower misdemeanor charge by an Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday, and the attorney was ordered to serve one year in county jail.  
     
    The Concord City Council voted unanimously Thursday to release a report on an investigation of improper lobbying linked to the selection of a developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station. The full report will be available online Friday morning.  
     
    At least two East Bay Regional Parks employees are safe after they had locked themselves in an office because they heard a man yelling that somebody was trying to kill him Thursday afternoon, officials said.  
     
    Youngsters ages 5 to 10 are invited to sign up for a creative play session with off-duty police  
     
    Officials greenlight survey on voter willingness to fund major projects  
     
    A six-week SAT preparation workshop for college-bound teenagers is being offered by Richmond Public Library Teen Services to students in West Contra Costa. Participation in the 19th annual workshop can also be used to fulfill the college readiness requirement for the Richmond Promise Scholarship.  
     
    ( T. Charles Erickson )
    Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

    The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7