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Hidden in plain sight: The face of the Tri-Valley's working poor
Nowhere is the dark side of a booming, tech-based economy more apparent than in the bedroom communities of the Bay Area, such as Alameda County's Tri-Valley, where the middle class once thrived but now struggles to make ends meet in the face of rising housing costs.
San Pablo's latest offer, accepted by the board of the West Contra Costa Healthcare District, which owns the hospital, is for $7.5 million cash to buy some off-campus properties as well as a 2.5-acre chunk of the campus now used for parking by the Lytton Rancheria casino and encumbered by a 20-year easement.
A contagious measles patient took a BART train from Millbrae to San Francisco on Friday, San Mateo County health officials announced.
The first Hercules homicide since 2012 has created an uneasy feeling in a quiet neighborhood, and police have not yet released the name of the victim or a woman found critically injured at the home on Buttercup Court.
Contra Costa Times editorial: Dysfunctional Kensington governing board continues trying to chill dissent
Even after prostitute steals Kensington police sergeant's gun, badge, handcuffs and two clips of ammunition, and after dismissing police chief, directors arrogantly try to squelch those who raised questions.
News Briefs -- Walnut Creek history tours return; Lafayette Police Officer of the Year named; hillside study session in Moraga
LAFAYETTEPolice Officer of the Year, volunteers recognizedA number of police officers and volunteers were honored by the city Feb. 23. Lafayette police officer Mike Marshall was named the city's officer of the year.
Bay Area Sports Tudor -- Registration open for afternoon classes for boys and girls, ages 5-16, in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill. After school sports day care options also available.
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Visiting with grandparents on-screen
Grandparents are increasingly forging relationships with their far-flung grandchildren via Skype or FaceTime.
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Lupita Nyong'o's expensive Oscar dress stolen
“12 Years a Slave” actress loses now-famous Academy Awards dress that’s made out of 6,000 pearls.