• July 8: Patrick McHenry, 36, Richmond - 07/09/2014 04:58 PM PDT
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    Couple's West Coast crime spree detailed in testimony about Hercules slaying

    Husband and wife charged with jail break, carjackings and murder of retired Hercules teacher before their arrest near Seattle.

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    The Contra Costa Community College District board decided not to approve a $22,500-per-month contract for retired Contra Costa College president McKinley Williams to serve as interim chancellor in the fall, while Chancellor Helen Benjamin goes on two months of paid sabbatical.  
     
    Friday, July 11 WARRANT -- A 52-year-old Richmond man was arrested for an outstanding warrant during a 9:40 a.m. pedestrian stop at Lexington and Gladys avenues.  
     
    SUNDAY, JULY 20 THEFT AT POOL -- At 3 p.m. a shoulder bag containing a wallet, keys, checkbook, cell phone, credit cards, cash and other items was stolen from the Albany Aquatic Center.  
     
    Arson suspect arrested in El CerritoA 36-year-old suspected arsonist has been arrested for a string of recent fires in the El Cerrito hills, authorities said.  
     
    BUSINESS
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    Apple faces class-action lawsuit over work breaks

    A San Diego judge’s ruling raises the stakes in a lawsuit against Apple that accuses the tech giant of failing to provide its hourly workers with timely meal and rest breaks without compensating them with an extra hour’s pay.
     
    Opinion
    Contra Costa Times editorial: Gov. Jerry Brown's court nominee is an excellent choice

    Gov. Jerry Brown has always sought to be a transformational leader. In his first stint as governor, three of his appointees to the California Supreme Court were indeed transformational, but perhaps not in the way Brown had hoped. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
    Alameda: Man damages patrol car following arrest, police say

    07/23/2014 06:14 PM PDT
    The man faces charges of vandalism and resisting police following his arrest, occurred about 4:30 p.m. July 16 in the 1200 block of Park Street in Alameda. 
    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. 
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    Review: Lexington House serves memorable dishes, cocktails

    Bartenders Stephen Shelton and Jimmy Marino have teamed with Chef Philippe Breneman to offer well-polished fine dining at yet another excellent Los Gatos restaurant.