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Contra Costa Times editorial: Public must seize opportunity to weigh in on Concord Naval Weapons Station plan

That process, however, has reached a critical juncture. The U.S. Navy has issued its long-awaited draft assessment of a plan advanced by the city of Concord that was developed following an extensive public process. It has even offered an alternative plan as well.  
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board

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Be informed before votingI seem to read letter after letter from people who complain about all the big money being poured into political campaigns and how that money influences the vote. 
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Consider these two current national trends: the exploding cost of going to college and the widening American wealth and income gap. Now consider the potential for the community college, higher education's homely step-sister, to nudge these trends in a happier direction. 
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Set sail for historic Richmond shipyards

Set your heading (or GPS) for the Victory Ships of Richmond, where docents are rebuilding the Red Oak, Rosie the Riveter beckons history buffs and there's enough nautical lore to satisfy any World War II buff. 
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s has some plastic surgery.