Martinez: Fire burns house, truck; claims family dog; residents displaced
Fire crews controlled a blaze Sunday morning that started after a car was on fire, according to a Cal Fire dispatcher.
A motorcyclist died, and a man and woman were seriously injured in two separate crashes in Contra Costa County early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.
CONCORD -- Robin Lane residents had to leave their homes for several hours Saturday while authorities cleaned up a potentially dangerous chemical brew, police said.
Police are investigating after a body was discovered Friday in Tilden Regional Park, according to the East Bay Regional Park District police.
The 4.5-acre new park, formerly a brownfield, will feature three synthetic turf youth playing fields with lighting, 62 parking spaces, a picnic area, tot lot and food vendor kiosks.
The number of homicides in Richmond has hit 12 this year, double what it was the same time in 2014. Police blame the increase on a gang dispute and other crimes on realignment, which transferred nonviolent offenders to local prisons.
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