• Mini Motorland - 04/23/2014 11:24 AM PDT
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  • Losing themselves in color - 04/24/2014 11:22 AM PDT
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    Contra Costa County: Sheriff will accept unwanted and expired meds in Lafayette, Martinez, Oakley and Richmond on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. Its goal is to prevent pill abuse and theft as well as discourage people from disposing of the meds in unhealthy and environmentally unsound ways such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash. The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring drop-offs in Lafayette, Martinez, Oakley and Richmond 
    A Contra Costa jury Thursday ruled the shooting death of a Vallejo man by multiple Antioch police officers last summer was a suicide despite little evidence indicating Korey Germaine wished to take his own life.  
     
    CONCORD -- Weeks after the City Council called for polishing the city's tarnished image, a new branding campaign from local hotels downplays "Concord" in favor of promoting the nondescript "Diablo Valley" as a great place to hear live music, take a hike and sample microbrews.  
     
    Supporters of California's charter school movement say the decision about the future of Dozier-Libbey Medical High School could have long-term ramifications.  
     
    Contra Costa County's projected $1.35 billion general fund budget for fiscal year 2014-15 represents about half the total $2.69 billion in county expenditures.  
     
    Two of the honorees chosen to represent district in 2014 county Teacher of the Year competition  
     
    Miramonte defeats Acalanes Miramonte High's baseball team won its third straight Diablo Foothill Athletic League game, topping Acalanes 4-2 on the road on April 17.  
     
    Bill Schneider/Varsitypix.com fileDons exhibit staying powerSam deRoque, pictured left during last season's North Coast Section championships, and the Acalanes High boys lacrosse team is in the middle of another strong season.  
     
    Orinda Adult Basketball League -- For men and women ages 18 and up, every Monday and Thursday night at Wagner Ranch Elementary. Summer league runs from June 9-Aug.  
     
    While politicians, labor leaders and large institutions have poured money into the mail-in ballot campaign to pass a parcel tax for Doctors Medical Center, two deep-pocketed local property owners have spent $27,500 in campaign mailers to help defeat the tax.