Hercules: Suspected jail escapee, murderer had tried to escape from Contra Costa jail too
The preliminary hearing for Darnell and Tania Washington began Monday, and a prosecutor revealed additional jail escape attempts by the husband. The couple are charged in the stabbing death of retired Hercules teacher Susie Ko in 2012.
Contra Costa County, cities show mixed reaction to Civil Grand Jury recommendation to post certain public records online
Several cities move to implement the grand jury s recommendation to post Statements of Economic Interests, employment contracts, annual audits, and travel and entertainment reimbursements on their websites.
The almost $1 million project will include restoration of a section of San Pablo Creek, interpretive displays, an open public plaza for group gatherings, an enhanced demonstration garden, a children's sensory garden, expansion and resurfacing of the library parking lot, and replacement of the padding under the play structure, in a partnership between the San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education and Restoration Society (SPAWNERS), the county Public Works Department, the county Library and the office of Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia.
If you were at the Off the Grid food truck event in El Cerrito on July 9 you might have caught a talented and spirited group of young people supplementing the usual live entertainment by performing numbers from the classic stage musical "South Pacific.
West County Senior Activities: Movie screening in Albany; program on memory in El Cerrito; pancake breakfast in Pinole
Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. Mercy Brown Bag July 18. At 1:30 p.m. July 22, the movie will be "Lone Survivor"; $1.
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives
Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.
( Photo by Lewis MacDonald )
Art + Soul Oakland, Redwood City PAL Blues festival should delight music fans
Like blues and barbecue? Then check out these two upcoming festivals.
(Photo by Robin HarperParkwood Entertainment/AP Images)
See Photo: Beyonce denies divorce rumors via Instagram
Singers posts photo of her and Jay Z with their daughter, trying to end speculation that her marriage will end after summer tour.