Contra Costa Homicides
July 8: Kenneth Wayne Cooper Jr., 23, Antioch

07/10/2014
A man who died this week in Antioch's fifth homicide of the year was identified Thursday as 23-year-old Kenneth Wayne Cooper Jr., of Pittsburg 
 
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Antioch Councilman Gary Agopian dies after long cancer battle

Services are being planned for Aug. 9 in Brentwood. 
ANTIOCH -- A police officer shot and wounded a man in Antioch Monday morning, authorities said. Officers were sent to the 4100 block of Folsom Drive at 8:34 a.  
 
San Bruno on Monday demanded the ouster of the president of the state Public Utilities Commission and sought sanctions against PG&E for what the city claims is illegal and improper contacts between the utility and the agency that oversees it.  
 
A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he "saved Gotham" as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.  
 
We're hunting for the government agency or large company wasting water as California's worst drought in decades worsens.  
 
SPORTS
(Bay Area News Group)
John Madden gushes over job 49ers' Jim Harbaugh has done

Harbaugh is the first coach in NFL history to reach the conference-championship game in each of his first three seasons. 
BUSINESS
(LM Otero)
Virgin America files for $115 million IPO

Virgin America filed for an initial public offering on Monday, setting up a Wall Street debut for the only Bay Area-based airline carrier and adding yet another big-dollar deal to an already record-breaking year of IPOs. 
Opinion
Contra Costa Times editorial: Congress must move on bill to reform the VA

Members of Congress have been working overtime -- once again -- to prove that, in their world, even no-brainer, badly needed legislation desired by both sides of the political aisle must have drama. 
BAY AREA NEWS
Settlement reached to prevent sewage spills, overflows into San Francisco Bay

07/28/2014 03:16 PM PDT
The $1.5 billion effort will take place over the next 21 years and will include the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont, as well as the Stege Sanitary District, which serves Kensington, El Cerrito and parts of Richmond. 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
(Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)
Batkid documentary in the works

A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.