Community column: West County events mark end of Vietnam War 40 years ago
The events are part of The Big Read, a program being hosted by Contra Costa County Library and Contra Costa College and funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
Lopez-Villegas, a 50-year-old Hercules resident, was ordered to surrender July 20 to begin his sentence. He was also ordered to forfeit a dozen handguns and rifles seized from his home during the investigation.
The hospital doesn't have an expenditure problem, it has a revenue problem. Hospitals like Doctors that serve primarily Medi-Cal and Medicare patients don't receive full reimbursement for the cost of care.
West Contra Costa will have 10 charter schools at the start of the 2015-16 school year, which will be more than all the other districts in Contra Costa County combined.
Comedian and television personality Ronnie Schell returns to his hometown next month for two shows of standup comedy to benefit the Richmond Museum of History.
San Pablo: Doctors Medical Center board to decide whether to close or hang on a few more weeks for a possible rescue
Finances remain strained, says Hercules City Manager David Biggs, but economic development opportunities lie ahead, and the city seeks input from residents how to assure a financially sustainable future.
Superintendent Bruce Harter and board member Todd Groves will each give updates on the district and the issues it faces, then will answer questions from the audience.
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Review: Fremont's Smoking Pig BBQ needs more time in the smoker
San Jose's popular Smoking Pig BBQ has opened a Fremont outpost, with live blues music and burnt ends to tempt the palate.
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Tom Hanks' son threatens Howard Stern
Feud between rapper Chet Haze and radio host goes back four years, to when Stern questioned rapper’s credentials as the son of a Hollywood legend.