• Antioch: Mello-Roos nears finish line - 08/22/2014 08:08 PM PDT
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    Antioch's Grace Church has first block party Saturday

    ANTIOCH -- Antioch's Grace Church sponsors its debut block party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The festival includes music, food, teaching demos, interactive booths, street theater, art exhibits, carnival games, karaoke, vintage cars, health care screenings and more. 
    Courtesy of WRT Planning and Design
    Proposed monument marker designs are getting reviews from the public; next workshop scheduled for Oct. 7  
     
    PITTSBURG -- Some of the Bay Area's poetic cream of the crop will be performing early next month.The groups Sistahs With Ink and Brothas With Ink will be presenting the event 1 to 3 p.  
     
    Jerry Sezar will put on his annual car fest in September  
     
    The state assemblyman's meet-and-greet is a chance for constituents to voice their thoughts about what's happening in Sacramento  
     
    County public works crews will be maintaining roads around the island, prompting waits in traffic of up to 15 minutes  
     
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    Property tax, though not always popular, has helped build southeast Antioch; last piece of expenses could go toward "all-abilities" splash park.  
     
    A handful of residents so far have filed formal opposition to bond issuance, saying district lied in 2008 in saying tax increases wouldn't come  
     
    A new law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown gives restaurant owners more latitude in allowing dogs on a leash or in a pet carrier on outdoor dining areas. The law is welcome news to the owners of the Lazy Dog, who earlier this summer ran afoul of the state's "no dogs allowed" policy.  
     
    The 16th annual Kops for Kids Golf Classic, which will be held Sept. 15 at the Oakhurst Country Club in Clayton, raises funds for Contra Costa Kops for Kids a program in which active and retired police personnel work with young people considered at risk.  
     
    Review: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is quite good till its final chapter

    Three out of the four stories set the perfct mood and tone, with Eva Green standing out. But the story with Jessica Alba just doesn't go off with a kiss kiss bang bang as it should.
     
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    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”