French-fry fire inside Richmond apartment injures two
A resident cooking french fries sparked a fire at a Richmond apartment complex that sent an 8-year-old boy to a hospital and displaced nine residents, a fire official said.
According to the annual Kids Count Data Book report released Tuesday, the teen birthrate for females ages 15 to 19 in the state has dropped 63 percent between 1990 and 2012. Experts attribute the drop to a variety of factors, including statewide policies and funding aimed at pregnancy prevention, as well as increased access to contraceptives and abortions.
Retired San Pablo Police Chief Walt Schuld resumed work last week as the city's interim assistant city manager and will make up to $93,677 for six months of work.
The city is starting the process for preparation of its general plan housing element for 2015-23 by holding an open house to get community input from 7 to 9 p.m. July 22 in the council chambers at City Hall, 1000 San Pablo Ave. Albany only completed its housing element for 2007-14 this year, adopting it in March, shortly before the start of the new cycle.
Susan Weinberg-Matteson, the new owner of the location at Fourth Street and Nevin Avenue, said La Perla will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will feature Mexican and Jamaican food.
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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.
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.
Roast bear? No? How about Gold Rush chili and drop biscuits?
Dried hardtack, anyone? We thought not. But the dubious cooking of the Gold Rush era has inspired the sourdough loaves and spicy chilis we enjoy today.
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'Glee' actress Naya Rivera secretly marries over weekend
The actress weds Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas just three months after her split from rapper Big Sean.