Concord pulled recommendation for weapons station developer

Concord staffers recommended that the City Council choose Catellus Development Corp. to develop the first phase of the Concord Naval Weapons Station project. That recommendation was removed from the staff report at the last minute, prompting Catellus to call for an investigation of improper lobbying by its competitor Lennar Urban.  
The attorney for a trustee handling the bankruptcy of fine wine purveyor Premier Cru confirmed Friday that the FBI has launched an investigation into claims of a wine pyramid scheme at the Berkeley business and that the trustee is cooperating.  
 
The president will remain in the San Jose area Thursday for fundraising events held by the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.  
 
An item in a commercial real estate newsletter this week stated that Safeway has "reportedly abandoned" plans to build a store in Hercules, but a Safeway spokesperson says the company's plans have not changed.  
 
A 19-year-old Pleasanton man was arrested Thursday night after planting what appeared to be a pipe bomb in a person's vehicle in Discovery Bay, police said.  
 
The school, which opened in 2012, never enrolled enough students to generate enough money to sustain itself. The state Department of Education board revoked the school's operating charter in January.  
 
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A 37-year-old man died during a fight with Antioch officers, according to a police news release.  
 
Next to New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the deadliest of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol, there is a 77 percent increased risk of alcohol-related fatal and injury crashes throughout the state on Super Bowl Sunday.  
 
Jamontee Jones was convicted of first degree murder Friday in a Martinez courtroom for shooting to death Amber Abangan, an innocent bystander who was walking to the Antioch roller skating rink with her nieces. Jones had earlier been in a fist fight with another man because the pair were from rival areas of Oakland.  
 
With Superbowl 50 coming this weekend, the FBI and local law enforcement officials are gearing up against human trafficking. Past Superbowls have generated a rise in labor and sex trafficking and the huge sporting event in the Bay Area will be no exception.  
 
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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 
Super Bowl 50: Alyssa Milano, Conan O'Brien top the list at Bleacher Report party

Actress Alyssa Milano and late-night host Conan O'Brien were among the eclectic list of athletes and media sensations at the Bleacher Ball in San Francisco on Friday night.