Contra Costa Times editorial: Microbead ban needs Jerry Brown's signature
The colorful, tiny pieces of plastic that make cosmetics more pleasing to the eye look just like fish eggs to aquatic organisms and threaten the San Francisco Bay ecosystem
Daniel Borenstein: Too much blood of bicyclists has been spilled on Mount Diablo
If California parks officials don't move quickly, there will be more. From 2010-14, there were at least 20 collisions in which cars on the wrong side of the road hit cyclists. Two badly injured riders in similar recent accidents describe what happened.
LETTERS FROM OUR READERS
Oct. 5 letters to the editor
Protect the rights of Hacienda residentsThis is about your Sept. 27 article "Richmond: Slow going in plan to relocate residents."It's appalling that Hacienda complex residents continue to wait for the opportunity to move out of public housing deemed uninhabitable over a year ago.
Guest commentary: It's time for county to invest in safe patient care
Are you proud to call yourself a Contra Costa County resident? Because we are. We are registered nurses who live and work right here in the county, for Contra Costa Health Services.
Robin Abcarian: Is Junipero Serra's sainthood a mixed blessing for Carmel-by-the-Sea?
CARMEL -- The first act of vandalism occurred at the north end of town, on the day Pope Francis canonized Father Junipero Serra. The weekly Carmel Pine Cone reported that someone had poured black paint on a statue of Serra, and that a neighbor had cleaned it up within hours.
Watch: House Speaker John Boehner vs. 'The Freedom Caucus'
What are the dynamics of the Republican Party in Congress following House Speaker John Boehner's resignation? Bloomberg's Phil Mattingly examines the Republican "Freedom Caucus" and the search for a new speaker of the house.
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TV Tonight: Ladies night -- 'Homeland,' 'Good Wife' and 'Madam Secretary' return
Plus, 'The Leftovers' changes settings but drama still follows.
(Alan Silfen/Sony via AP)
Will Smith making music again
'Suicide Squad’ actor raps on Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta” remix.