• July 8: Patrick McHenry, 36, Richmond - 07/09/2014 04:58 PM PDT
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    Huge crowd turns out for Chevron Richmond project appeal

    Richmond's City Council on Tuesday heard Chevron's appeal of the city's Planning Commission's recommended amendments to a proposed $1 billion modernization project on its local refinery. 
    Police urging fans to take public transportation to soccer game at Memorial Stadium  
     
    Police detectives are investigating allegations that a maintenance manager for the city's Public Housing Authority steered $340,000 in work contracts to a company linked to her husband.  
     
    At end of a four-day preliminary hearing, a judge ordered Tania and Darnell Washington to stand trial in the slaying of Susie Ko, of Hercules.  
     
    The West Contra Costa school board also heard a report on enrollment projections and a proposal to rename Coronado Elementary in Richmond for labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta  
     
    BUSINESS
    (Mark Lennihan/AP photo)
    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: Tony La Russa's enshrinement in Hall of Fame is well-deserved

    If ever there was a poster child for those in this world who believe in the virtue of sweating the details, it's former A's Manager Tony La Russa. Ask anyone who ever played for him or worked with him on anything, the man leaves little to chance. 
    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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    Bay Area s snobbiest small cities? (Cast your vote)

    Palo Alto and Walnut Creek make the list compiled by real estate blog Movoto based on home prices, household income, cultural amenities, educational achievement and more. 
    (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
    Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

    The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.