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    West Contra Costa school district whistle-blower speaks out

    Dennis Clay, a project analyst for the West Contra Costa school district, said he first alerted his supervisors about errors in financial reporting related to the $1.6 billion bond program in 2011. After he provided detailed documents to the bond program's auditor that he believes were not well-investigated, he decided to go public with allegations of mismanagement and suspicions of possible corruption. 
    Jury finds Antioch resident Clarence Cater, 18, and Ohmad Burks of Pittsburg guilty in the gang-related shooting death of Dayvon George, an 18-year-old Brentwood man, three years ago in Buchanan Park.  
     
    A sheriff's office boat sank Wednesday in the bay near Bay Point, leaving deputies on board no choice but to swim to shore, authorities said Thursday.  
     
    Businesses take part in program to show foster youths snapshots of the working world  
     
    "Walnut Creek Energy Champion" rebate program has rebates of up to $2,500 to help commercial property and business owners become more energy efficient.  
     
    The 35-mile trip from Embarcadero to Warm Springs will be $6.35 in December, versus the current $5.95 Embarcadero to Fremont fare.  
     
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    A fundraising website dedicated to help a Brentwood family that lost six dogs and their home to a one-alarm fire on Wednesday morning has raised more than $2,000 in the day since it was created.  
     
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    A judge quickly denied a temporary restraining order request Thursday morning by Segue Construction that had demanded the Alameda County District Attorney's Office allow the company to observe any testing or inspection of the dry-rotted balconies involved in a fatal collapse last month.  
     
    Dan Honda
    City notes progress in snuffing out apartment smoking, but stopping downtown violators more difficult  
     
    Oakland Strokes won men's 8+ gold at U.S. Rowing youth nationals  
     
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    Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

    Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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    Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

    Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.