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Martinez: Bench once in railroad depot in early 1900s, trucked back home

Bench once housed in railroad depot trucked back to Martinez 
Pleasant Hill, Fremont and Martinez were once at the forefront of tobacco control efforts among East Bay cities. But in the past few years, other cities -- including Walnut Creek and Richmond -- have passed tougher laws, raising the bar for all others.  
 
The FBI, state Attorney General Kamala Harris and the county grand jury should investigate. County voters deserve to know what happened and whether Supervisors Karen Mitchoff of Concord and Mary Piepho of Discovery Bay are fit to continue holding office  
 
The survey, being held next Wednesday to Friday, is a requirement for requesting state and federal homeless services funding and results of the count are used to guide area government, service providers and advocates in addressing the needs of the population.  
 
The district has about 370 seasonal full-time and part-time paid jobs available, ideal for students. Positions include lifeguards, recreation leaders, park workers and interpretive student aides.  
 
Lawsuit asserts that two supervisors threatened contract talks with deputies could be soured after pay-raise referendum petition  
 
Questions raised over spring break, winter holiday adjustments  
 
Contra Costa Regional Medical Ce
Walk the red carpet and feel like a celebrity at a special benefit showing of the Academy Awards on the big screen to raise funds for STAND! For Families Free of Violence.  
 
"We want a Park, not 99 houses!!!!!!!!!!!" is what we heard loud and clear as we walked several blocks all around the neighborhood of the Pine Meadow Golf Course.  
 
Contra Costa Animal Services
MAINE COON ADOPTIONSHarold is a 1-year-old short-haired "tuxedo" kitty who is very friendly and outgoing. Harold loves attention, will be the first one to greet you at the door and is just a great companion cat.  
 
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Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.