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Former Antioch cops spotlight 35-year-old cold case

07/01/2015 07:04 PM PDT
Several officers who were on the force when 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier was murdered are pushing for a cold-case unit dedicated to finding her killer. 
John Muir Health in Walnut Creek to pay $550,000 to settle Medicare dispute

John Muir Health agreed to pay the government $550,000 after a whistle-blower claimed the company submitted false claims for Medicare reimbursement, federal officials said. 
D-Day veteran, Los Gatos resident Ken Bull dies at age 90

Ken Bull, who fought and was wounded in Normandy during the famed D-Day invasion in World War II has passed away.  
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
East Bay veteran's next mission to aid homeless and 'at-risk' service members

Recognizing a serious need in eastern Contra Costa County for services for homeless veterans, disabled Army vet Gerald "J.R." Wilson started up the Delta Veterans Group in 2012 and is currently preparing for "Stand Down on the Delta," Contra Costa County's first multiday "one-stop shop" for homeless and at-risk veterans. 

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San Francisco: Woman shot and killed on Pier 14

07/01/2015 10:23 PM PDT
Police say they've detained a person of interest Wednesday evening in connection with a fatal shooting that took the life of a 31-year-old woman on Pier 14 in San Francisco's South Beach neighborhood.  
Drummond: Gay seniors aging back into closet
07/01/2015 07:23 PM PDT - Some gay seniors fear discrimination in long-term care facilities and disguise their sexual orientation.  

Piedmont, Montclair police logs: 21 auto burglaries reported in Oakland hills
07/01/2015 05:36 PM PDT - PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave. 

Alameda: Pedestrian decoy operation results in 168 citations
07/01/2015 05:30 PM PDT - Approximately 80 percent of the citations were for pedestrian violations, police said. Additional citations were issued for distracted driving and excessive speed.  

Alameda: Paru Street fire displaces two residents
07/01/2015 05:30 PM PDT - Firefighters at 1:56 p.m. June 27 went to a house in the 1600 block of Paru Street after hearing a report of smoke coming from its roof, Capt. James Colburn said. They found a fire in the attic of the one-story home and controlled it within 20 minutes, he said. Damage was limited to the attic and goods stored there, Colburn said. 

Former Antioch cops spotlight 35-year-old cold case
07/01/2015 07:04 PM PDT - Several officers who were on the force when 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier was murdered are pushing for a cold-case unit dedicated to finding her killer. 

Alameda: Council to consider final approval for Site A
07/01/2015 04:19 PM PDT - On Tuesday the council will consider final passage of the ordinance approving its development agreement with Alameda Point Partners, the team of developers behind the project that has been hailed as a milestone for the future of the former U.S. Navy base. 

(Adam Berry)
Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
(Chris Pizzello)
Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
(Chris Pizzello)
Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story