• Pool Safety Day in Pleasant Hill - 07/16/2014 05:23 PM PDT
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    Middle and high school students can vote in mock election

    Although teens under age 18 can't legally vote in the November election, they can still weigh in on issues and candidates this fall through a statewide 2014 MyVote California Student mock election sponsored by the Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction. Schools are invited to register in the next three months and report their final schoolwide vote tallies to the Secretary of State's office after the Oct. 28 mock election. 
    City Council approves an emergency 45-day moratorium on permits, construction and licensing for any new bingo operations, agreeing with staff that more time is needed to study potential safety issues  
     
    The district on Thursday refinanced at a lower interest rate $77.5 million of general obligation bonds to pay off original bonds approved by voters in 2002 and 2005. By refinancing bonds previously sold at higher interest rates, the West Contra Costa school district expects to save tax payers $10.3 million over the 20-year life of the bonds.  
     
    The Fair Political Practices Commission has been investigating an alleged campaign finance faux pas made by Richmond City Councilman Corky Boozé for more than a year, the commission's spokesman revealed this week.  
     
    Before imposing the sentence in a courtroom pulsing with emotion, the 27-year-old victim's father said, "Since that day, my daughter won't hug me."  
     
    The district says every employee has received online and in-person training since the 2012 settlement of a case in which a teacher abused a special education student.  
     
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    Beverly Lane, a 20-year director of the East Bay Regional Park District, has helped blaze new trails as one of Danville's founding council members and a three-time mayor in its earliest days as an incorporated town.  
     
    Delays in preparing the site could mean increased overtime costs to finish work by Aug. 12.  
     
    The district plans to hire an energy engineering firm to help identify conservation projects and develop an overall plan for Prop. 39 funding.  
     
    Martin's defense attorney argued that websites such as Milkboys.com and Gayboystube.com could have reached Martin's computer through pop-ups and redirect websites that could send users to unintended pages.  
     
    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. 
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    'Sharknado 2': Will 'The Second One' have the same bite?

    The promotional hubub preceding the sequel, to air July 30, stands in stark contrast to the distinct lack of hype that accompanied the original. By director Anthony C. Ferrante hopes for another social media tidal wave.