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Richmond leaders delay minimum wage hike, seek further study

A divided Richmond City Council on Tuesday pulled back on what seemed like an imminent move to raise the local minimum wage, as several council members splintered from Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's push to move forward with the local wage hike without a staff study into possible impacts.  
Early Antioch homebuilder Ralph Garrow Sr. dies at 96
Developer built about 5,000 homes, many for first-time buyers, as city grew after World War II  

Bay Area home prices jump year over year
The company said prices paid for all types of homes in the Bay Area zoomed to a median of $579,000, the highest it's been since December 2007.  

West County What's Happening: Oakland Velocity Travel Ball tryouts
Oakland Velocity Travel Ball -- Tryouts for 13U-14U spring teams. For a tryout appointment contact coach Cedric Gilmore 510-584-7239, coachgilmore@yahoo. 

Clayton fire Station 11 to reopen, possibly by late summer
Federal funds enable full engine crew, possibly by late summer 

Northgate High's Spencer Johnson has strong outing despite loss
JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO/StaffBroncos' Johnson suffers tough lossNorthgate High's Spencer Johnson, pictured, pitched well against College Park on April 10, but the Broncos' baseball team fell 2-1. 

Walnut Creek What's Happening: Bronco Baseball Academy
Bronco Baseball Academy -- Registration open for youth summer camps running through the end of July. For boys and girls ages 5-12. For info on times and sessions vist www. 

Walnut Creek Around The Horn: Northgate High's boys volleyball team picks up a pair of three-game victories
Broncos volleyball cruises Northgate High's boys volleyball team picked up a pair of three-game wins to stay perfect in Diablo Valley Athletic League play. 

Concord/Clayton What's Happening: Payless Batting Cages Spring Camp
Payless Batting Cages Spring Camp -- Registration open for five-day baseball camp. For boys, ages 6-14, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 21-24. 2700 E. Olivera St. 

This church floor was transformed into a huge psychadelic light show

This rather ordinary church in Casablanca, Morocco was transformed into an explosion of color and pattern during the "Magic Carpet" show by French artist Claude Mossessian. Full Story