( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Teen Garden Corp gets hands dirty planting fruits and veggies

Bay Point summer program at Gateway High teaches kids about planting 
The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs.  
 
Motorcyclist hit a car as it made a U-turn; name has not been released yet.  
 
DAN ROSENSTRAUCH
City retrofits water structure with recirculating system  
 
Courtesy Melissa Thorndike
Melissa Thorndike of Antioch is raising funds to build Enchanted Stables, a program to help developmentally disabled and at-risk youth. The program will offer students the chance to learn about horses, how to handle them and to how to ride them.  
 
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'Chasing the Yankee Dream' paints portrait of life in the early 1960s.  
 
MONIKA HELGEMO
Storm is a young white and gray bull terrier mix. The adult female dog's adoption number is A114983. Salty is a 4-month-old spayed, medium hair, domestic tortoise shell.  
 
It was no wonder that the Republican publisher of the Contra Costa Gazette, G.E. Milnes, was beside himself with joy when he exposed a secret meeting of three members of the board of supervisors with several leaders of the Democratic Party in the winery of Supervisor Paul De Martini in Clayton.  
 
Between El Niño and the drought, the East Bay's natural landscape is filled with oddities these days. Giant purple sea slugs are turning up on the shoreline, birds are migrating months earlier than usual and mammals appear to be few and far between. No place is better to observe these natural shifts than Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley. The park offers an ideal vantage point to see how climate change, water policy and natural fluctuations in the weather and currents affect our region.  
 
Wesley Grayson, 34, was arrested Monday on suspicion of auto theft, possession of stolen property and hit-and-run after his routine test drive in Concord escalated into a car chase that ended with a crash in Antioch, police said.  
 
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.