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Options for Doctors Medical Center become clearer

Legal opinion suggests that struggling West Contra Costa hospital could be converted into a satellite emergency department under the county's jurisdiction. 
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Sacramento: Debate over plastic bag ban takes a weird but familiar turn

What began several months ago as a relatively principled debate about the environment versus jobs has devolved into hot buttons and flash points that have little to do with the substance of the bag ban.
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Biz Break: Apple resumes record-breaking ride amid wave of iRumors

Today: Apple reaches more record stock highs as rumors continue to flow ahead of expected debut event. Also: IPO market appears ready for resurgence as Lending Club files, Alibaba updates. 
Contra Costa Homicides
Aug. 25: Deon Anderson, 30, Antioch

Antioch police are investigating the death of a 30-year-old San Francisco resident who died after an early Sunday morning shooting at a home in the 200 block of Lawton Street. 
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Review: 'Madden NFL 15' puts storied franchise back in win column

Game maker EA Tiburon has eliminated some of the unnecessary complexities and other bugs in its latest version of the football game named for Oakland Raiders coaching legend John Madden.