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Martinez police: Gunman gets into car, robs driver, passenger
The driver of a car and his passenger escaped without serious injury Wednesday night after a person with a gun tried to rob them and then fired shots, police said. 

 
Contra Costa tax collectors order $10K seizure -- from the wrong man
Jim Service, 68, of San Francisco, has never lived in Contra Costa County and was surprised to get an April letter announcing seizure of his income tax refund. He soon realized it was mistaken identity, but it only got trickier after that. 

 
Contra Costa tax collectors order $10K seizure -- from the wrong man
Jim Service, 68, of San Francisco, has never lived in Contra Costa County and was surprised to get an April letter announcing seizure of his income tax refund. He soon realized it was mistaken identity, but it only got trickier after that. 

 
Contra Costa tax collectors order $10K seizure -- from the wrong man
Jim Service, 68, of San Francisco, has never lived in Contra Costa County and was surprised to get an April letter announcing seizure of his income tax refund. He soon realized it was mistaken identity, but it only got trickier after that. 

 
Livermore: Man grabs, assaults teen walking alone at night
A teenage girl was grabbed and sexually battered by a man Sunday night in Livermore, police said, but she managed to escape the man's grasp and call authorities. 

 

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Walnut Creek: 'Ancient ways,' not-so-ancient humans -- Ancient Ways Festival 2014
'Ancient ways,' but not-so-ancient humansJames Davis, 8, of Walnut Creek, above, gives it his best using the "atlatl," a centuries-old tool used to help aid in throwing darts and other projectiles, as part of last Saturday's Ancient Ways Festival 2014 at the Sugarloaf Open Space. It was one of a series of activities, games and competitions involving various forms of "primitive technology." Below, Chloe Walsh, 11, of Walnut Creek, rubs a stick hard with her hands to try and start a fire during the Fire by Friction demonstration DAN ROSENSTRAUCH/Staff