San Pablo: Respiratory Rally to offer tips for living with lung disease

The May 2 rally, sponsored by the Contra Costa Health Services Department and the American Lung Association of California, will feature medical experts and motivational presenters to help attendees manage lung disease and improve their quality of life; topics will include a patient panel on pulmonary rehabilitation, demonstrations of respiratory devices, oxygen therapy and discussion of local resources for people with lung disease such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis 
A modern Odyssey comes to the stage this week at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Center, 540 Ashbury Ave., where the school's Theater and Dance Conservatory will present "Anon(ymous)" by Naomi Iizuka.  
A 38-year-old man found dead near train tracks in Richmond on Monday possibly jumped or fell from a train he was hitching a ride on, a railway spokeswoman said.  
An El Sobrante man wanted by police in connection with the shooting death of a Pinole man last month turned himself in to the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, a spokesman said.  
A man was struck and killed Monday evening by an Amtrak train in Richmond, police said. The victim, identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as 38-year-old transient Chris Chisholm, was struck at about 7:30 p.  
A trio suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven in north Hayward and holding customers at gunpoint on Monday was nabbed by police following the heist, according to police.  
Marred for years by lengthy meetings and legislative hysterics, one of the Bay Area's most long-winded councils voted Tuesday to limit the amount of time that elected leaders can talk.  
Contra Costa prosecutors, using a rarely used penal code, have charged two suspected burglars with murdering their accomplice even though it was an elderly store owner who shot the man to death while defending his business.  
The Stationary Source Committee of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will discuss next month the permit status of five energy projects: crude oil shipment by rail to the Valero refinery in Benicia; a WesPac Energy crude oil terminal in Pittsburg; a propane and butane recovery project at the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo; a hydrogen and sulfur recovery project at the Chevron refinery in Richmond; and Kinder Morgan's ethanol and crude oil rail-to-truck transloading operation in Richmond  
Kristopher Skinner
Local and federal officials gathered along with more than 100 people Tuesday for a ceremony marking the restoration of 150 acres of wetlands at Breuner Marsh on Richmond shoreline.  
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Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?

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Teens: How to thrive despite ADHD

Many teenagers diagnosed with ADHD take medication yet still feel isolated and left to their own devices to figure out how to survive and thrive, particularly in high school, with its added academic and social rigors. We speak to teens, experts, and parents about the resources available, including a new book by a UCSF psychology professor and a free guide by an Alameda teenager with ADHD.