Pleasant Hill, Martinez usher in holidays
Oooh ...Lea Brown, 3, top, delights in the view of a 25-foot decorated tree at the sixth annual Light up the Night holiday celebration in Pleasant Hill while her friend Shayna Falkowski, 3, reaches out to touch an ornament.
The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:THURSDAY, NOV. 28 FRAUD -- At 8:53 a.m., a caller on Escobar Street reported that funds were fraudulently withdrawn from a checking and savings account.
When California voters passed the Compassionate Use Act (Proposition 215) in 1996, Martinez voters overwhelmingly agreed with more than 70 percent approval.
Good Neighbors by Faith Barnidge: Foster A Dream wonderland, SHELTER, Inc. Santa, DAR wreaths for veterans, Martinez Women's Club layettes, donation for Loaves & Fishes
"If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality." -- Norman CousinsI lost a friend today. Not just a friend, but a very special friend.
Current retirees from Contra Costa, Alameda, Merced and Marin counties unlikely to see declines in their public employee pension benefits as a result of judge's ruling in legal challenge of new anti-spiking pension law.
Pleasant Hill/Martinez Around the Horn: Alhambra High boys soccer team finishes runner-up in the Bronze Division at the Winter Soccer Classic
Bulldogs second in soccer event The Alhambra High boys soccer team reached the Bronze Division championship game of the Winter Soccer Classic, but fell to Albany in a penalty kick tiebreaker.
This country just became the first to legalize pot
In a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence, Uruguay has become the first country to legalize marijuana. Full Story
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Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' predictably magical
Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks shine in a film that depicts how Walt Disney struggled to convince persnickety 'Mary Poppins' author P.L. Travers to sell him the film rights to her beloved story.
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Demi Lovato says she couldn't go 30 minutes without cocaine
Former Disney actress and current 'X Factor’ judge says she hit rock bottom at age 19.