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    Richmond approves massive Chevron refinery project with $90 million in community benefits

    The Richmond City Council approved the $1 billion modernization at the Chevron refinery after the company agreed to cap emissions and give $90 million over the next decade in community investments.  
    The Contra Costa Fire Department responded to a fire on Alturas Avenue in Pittsburg, although the damage was not immediately known.  
    The Monument Crisis Center is collecting school supplies and backpacks through Aug. 7 for 1,000 low-income children in Contra Costa County. Donations of items such as notebooks, pencils, glue sticks and erasers are encouraged, along with backpacks.  
    The 2nd Annual Little League Intermediate World Series -- an international championship for youth aged 11 to 13 -- kicked off Tuesday at Livermore's Max Baer Park.  
    The following excerpts are from the Pittsburg police logs July 22-24.TUESDAY, JULY 22 BURGLARY -- At 6:10 a.m. an unspecified burglary was reported in the 1100 block of Stoneman Avenue.  
    The following excerpts are from the Brentwood police logs July 9-20.Wednesday, July 9 THEFT -- Police received a report at 4:14 p.m. of a theft on Broderick Drive, where someone smashed a car window and stole $1,400 in cash.  
    Carol Olson's senior column takes a look back at the way things used to be  
    Miss Jane share her musical talents for children at Antioch bookstore once a month.  
    The two health care companies said they would remain independent but would equally own and operate the new organization with the goal of providing "better health care, at lower costs."  
    To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.