Contra Costa Times editorial: False claims of kidnapping hurt people in need
At this point, it is difficult to know just exactly what was at the root of Monday's apparently bogus "kidnapping" of Denise Huskins from her Vallejo home.
The training officer's death in a burst of gunfire Tuesday night was completely senseless and leaves loved ones as well as the community today shocked and grieving.
While this shocks us, none of it comes as even a mild surprise to veterans or their families, especially ones who have tried to navigate the byzantine bureaucracy that is the VA.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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Guest commentary: Keeping an open mind on the issues is a critical step
Some of the most powerful influences in the political process are that of minorities, which can have major impact on the outcomes of elections on local, state and federal levels.
Timm Herdt: Conserve water in California, but don't panic yet
Californians are starting to freak out about the drought. That was evident last week when Gov. Jerry Brown held a news conference to announce a relatively modest drought-relief effort that consists principally of appropriating money from last fall's statewide water bond a few months earlier than it
Can Jeb Bush keep the White House in the family?
In this video from Bloomberg News, a political analyst thinks Bush has the potential to do well in a presidential campaign, but he's definitely not an overwhelming candidate for 2016.
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Review: 'Bloodborne' is brutal and exhilarating
'Bloodborne,' the latest in the 'Souls' series by From Software, continues the trend of challenging combat and forging camaraderie among players.
Zayn Malik quits One Direction; band to continue with four
Fame apparently became too much for Zayn Malik, who announced he is leaving the band after five years.