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CRIME & COURTS
Tri-Valley police logs: Auto burglary, grand theft reported
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:DANVILLESaturday, Nov. 21 AUTO BURGLARY -- 10:01 p.m. Theft from a vehicle, 3100 block of Stone Valley Road.
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Herhold: Judge John Ball: A prankster and a serious judge
The 82-year-old judge died on Nov. 10 in Reno.
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BAY AREA NEWS
City of Antioch prepares for heavy rain ... just in case
12/01/2015 02:04 PM PST
Antioch's public works department started battening down the hatches earlier this year in anticipation of what might be a very wet winter.
California water saving rate dips slightly in October
12/01/2015 12:29 PM PST - State still on pace to meet governor's goal of using 25 percent less water than in 2013
Tom Meyer cartoons for November
12/01/2015 10:59 AM PST - Our monthly tradition continues as we unveil the works of California cartoonist Tom Meyer from November 2015, and to be sure, Gov. Jerry Brown is among the highlights.
Brentwood's good summer water conservation came at a price
12/01/2015 10:54 AM PST - There are few cities that have responded to the drought in more effective ways than Brentwood, but the city's water conservation wasn't cheap.
Missing Hollywood producer Eric Kohler, an Oakley native, subject of police search
12/01/2015 01:34 PM PST - Hollywood producer and an Oakley native Eric Kohler remained the object of a search by the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday, a week after he went missing.
Antioch: 7-Eleven robbed, clerk shot but expected to recover
12/01/2015 10:26 AM PST - A 7-Eleven employee in Antioch suffered a gunshot wound during a robbery Monday night but was expected to recover, police said.
Oakland: Man shot after asking for money will recover
12/01/2015 08:31 AM PST - A man was shot in the arm in West Oakland by a man whom he'd asked for money.
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