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  • Contra costa Times editorial: - 04/24/2015 05:54 PM PDT
    Pierce-Arrow was always a symbol of wealth and status

    George Teebay drove a 1925 Pierce-Arrow sedan to the Cars & Coffee event at the Blackhawk Museum. I was impressed and asked if I could do a story about his car. 
    Rick Hurd
    A 9-year-old boy dies after being stabbed, and authorities report they arrested an 18-year-old suspect Sunday afternoon.  
    Final production is Sunday at California Theatre in Pittsburg  
    An 18-year-old man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound suffered in a drive-by shooting in Antioch on Saturday, police said.  
    Race to succeed Rep. Mark DeSaulnier in the state Senate pits two moderate Democrats -- Steve Glazer and Susan Bonilla -- who have drifted in different directions and now champion causes that might surprise their earliest supporters  
    Dependence on beloved volunteers can also create problems in predictably filling route assignments  
    Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group
    In another potential hit to the highly successful Ugly Eagles football team, the North Coast Section is investigating a suspicious Clayton Valley Charter High School class geared toward football players that it believes might violate academic rules and could lead to postseason bans for one or more teams, or worse, this newspaper has learned.  
    Asleep at the wheel? No problem if you're driving in Walnut Creek; Ghosts of Doctors Medical Center stir one last time; and flag thief apprehended in Brentwood  
    Measure J, a $47-a-year parcel tax passed by voters in 2011, stipulated that it would sunset if the hospital closes, but Measure D, a $52-a-year tax passed in 2004, does not  
    DeSaulnier to meet with constituents at city hall  
    Was the rescued hummer saying thanks?

    After the kindness of humans helped a hummingbird safely recover from a close encounter with a glass door, it appeared to say thanks. Did it, or do we just like to imagine it did?