• Man shot and wounded in East Oakland - 03/31/2015 03:07 PM PDT
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    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.  
     
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    The West Contra Costa Healthcare District board voted Thursday to close Doctors Medical Center in less than four weeks, after years of financial losses and unsuccessful attempts to find a sustainable way to keep it open.  
     
    Alameda City Hall
    Liz Warmerdam has been assistant city manager in Alameda for the past two years, helping manage budgets and overseeing parks and libraries, as well as the city's finance and human resources departments.  
     
    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.  
     
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    The West Contra Costa Healthcare District, which owns the financially struggling hospital, could use the proceeds of a sale of off-campus real estate to San Pablo to continue to operate for a matter of weeks or begin an orderly shutdown, which could take six months and cost $4 million to $6 million.  
     
    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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    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.