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Contra Costa Times editorial: Gov. Brown showed courage signing vaccination bill

When personal beliefs clash with science, lawmakers need to protect the greater good. The Legislature and governor acted honorably and responsibly by eliminating the personal belief exemption as a reason not to vaccinate children.  
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board

Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot. 
July 7 letters to the editor

Equality of marriage is not calamitousWell, marriage equality is now the law of the land. And after several days, the sky did not open and swallow us up, nor did the Earth. 
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George Skelton: Aid-in-dyng bill will be revived in California

An emotionally charged aid-in-dying bill is seriously ailing in the California Legislature. It soon could go into a deep coma. The measure, which would allow terminally ill people to end their lives with a doctor's help, passed the Senate last month on essentially a party-line vote, 23-15 -- 
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Creedence Clearwater Revisited brings CCR classics to town

Read our interview with Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford, who leads his current band into the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.