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  • Deutschland in Brentwood - 10/09/2014 04:14 PM PDT
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    Pittsburg approves funds for two boat ramps

    The Pittsburg City Council voted unanimously to allocate $60,000 for the construction of two launch ramps for non-motorized boats near the breakwater at Riverview Park, adding to the $117,000 it set aside in August and a $150,000 loan from the Pittsburg Power Company to the city's waterfront budget. 
    Transient charged in killing says he tried to take a phone call during a fight over meth and money, then noticed the victim was unresponsive.  
     
    Kristopher Skinner
    Drug agents seized nearly 500 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested 22 people in the largest bust of its kind in Contra Costa County history, authorities said.  
     
    Two years after Richmond's effort to tax sugary drinks went down to resounding defeat, Berkeley and San Francisco look to make history on Nov. 4  
     
    The victim told police that about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, a man attacked her in the parking lot of 313 Camelback Road in Pleasant Hill.  
     
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    City Councilman and Chevron supporter Nat Bates has taken more trips at greater taxpayer expense, and missed far more City Council meetings, than Mayor Gayle McLaughlin since 2010, according to city records  
     
    A 23-year-old Antioch man with an extensive criminal history and outstanding warrants out for him remained in critical condition Monday morning, a day after officers found him shot inside a car, police said.  
     
    At least one vehicle overturned, and several others were involved in a chain-reaction crash that shut down four lanes on southbound Interstate 680 early Monday, and a motorcycle was involved in a crash that shut down two lanes on Interstate 80 near Pinole, according to the California Highway Patrol.  
     
    The commute on one of the main roads connecting east and central Contra Costa County was expected to be even slower than usual Monday morning, after a one-car crash overnight knocked out the traffic lights at an intersection, police said.  
     
    National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, 94, has raised awareness of organized labor's discriminatory past.