Concord does about face on raising parking fines

Lower fine amounts, mayor says, isn't an indicator of a 'weak city' 
Former residents of the tiny town will get together to catch up and talk about old times  
 
Delta Informal Gardeners will host a guest speaker who will discuss birds.  
 
Police detectives are investigating allegations that a maintenance manager for the city's Public Housing Authority steered $340,000 in work contracts to a company linked to her husband.  
 
At end of four-day preliminary hearing, judge orders Tania and Darnell Washington to stand trial for the murder of Susie Ko of Hercules; judge challenges argument from attorney representing wife that she was a psychological hostage of her husband  
 
The West Contra Costa school board also heard a report on enrollment projections and a proposal to rename Coronado Elementary in Richmond for labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta  
 
To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
 
The Contra Costa Community College District board decided not to approve a $22,500-per-month contract for retired Contra Costa College President McKinley Williams to serve as interim chancellor in the fall when Chancellor Helen Benjamin wanted to go on two months of paid sabbatical.  
 
El Cerrito Relay for Life, Berkeley Kite Festival return this weekend  
 
An expert says Tania Washington, the co-defendant charged in the killing of Susie Ko, was abused, battered and a 'psychological hostage' to husband, Darnell Washington, a claim challenged by the prosecution.  
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.