Rodeo refinery's propane and butane recovery project to be subject of much-delayed hearing in Martinez

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors in Martinez will hear two appeals of a Planning Commission-approved land use permit for the Phillips 66 propane and butane recovery project and consider a recirculated Environmental Impact Report 
Run by teens, The Wolverines' Den translates marketing theory into hands-on experience.  
 
The fire of unknown cause, on a 25- to 30-acre island off the end of Jacksnipe Road in an unincorporated area of Solano County south of Suisun City, had all but burned itself out as of Saturday evening.  
 
Before starting as superintendent, Janice Adams was principal for seven years at Semple Elementary in Benicia, vice principal in Fairfield for two years and a teacher at since-closed Mills Elementary in Benicia for eight years.  
 
Black History Month offers opportunity for Caucasians to reflect, Webb, who is white, explains.  
 
Although the West Contra Costa school district's $1.6 billion bond construction program is the third largest in the state, behind the Los Angeles and San Diego districts, it does not adhere to many practices commonly used by others to minimize costs and ensure effective oversight. For example, both the Los Angeles and San Diego districts employ their own in-house construction and program management teams, whereas West Contra Costa pays millions of dollars a year to the SGI Construction management company -- with a 10 percent markup on everything from employee wages to tea bags -- to manage its program and construction projects.  
 
Expanded Brentwood area bridge will add bicycle lane, improve safety but 100-year-old eucalyptus trees will be cut down in process.  
 
Teens at several East Bay schools that offer hands-on, career-themed education programs said they like their caring teachers, the small communities of students who share classes, and the real-world experience they are getting, which make what they're learning more relevant to them.  
 
Also, Discovery Bay captain to tie the knot; a new definition of video game violence in Brentwood; Comcast customers fall off the grid; and guitarist to sing the gentrification blues at crab feed  
 
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Run by teens, The Wolverines' Den translates marketing theory into hands-on experience.  
 
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10 best new Bay Area restaurants

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.