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Concord to release naval weapons station report Friday
The Concord City Council voted unanimously Thursday to release a report on an investigation of improper lobbying linked to the selection of a developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station. The full report will be available online Friday morning.  

Richmond: Natural gas leak capped, evacuation orders lifted
Houses on 25th Street between Macdonald and Bissell avenues in Richmond were evacuated Thursday evening after a gas leak. 

Oakley to put library parcel tax on ballot
If passed, it will become a tax costing $7.75 monthly per parcel and it will last for 30 years.  

Hayward: San Ramon attorney convicted of killing Chinese tourist gets jail time
The felony conviction for San Ramon attorney Spencer Freeman Smith, who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2012 was reinstated from a lower misdemeanor charge by an Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday, and the attorney was ordered to serve one year in county jail. 

Man beaten by sheriff's deputies won't face criminal charges
District Attorney won't charge Stanislav Petrov, who was arrested in November for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, felony evading police and felony hit-and-run and weapons charges after being beaten by Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies in a San Francisco alley.  




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