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.
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.
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.
John Oliver launches another fake news show on HBO
Around the Remote: 'The Following' wraps up another bloody season
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Beyonce tops Time magazine's list of influential people
Miley Cyrus, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, and Kerry Washington also make list.