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A disgraced head of an elite Contra Costa County vice squad will be sentenced Monday for stealing stolen drug evidence, robbing prostitutes and make phony arrests...The Department of Justice program staffed by local officers was suspended
A federal judge on Friday threw out a civil lawsuit lodged by a Contra Costa deputy district attorney who claims he was maliciously prosecuted on rape charges. Martinez resident Michael Gressett, who is currently on paid leave, alleged in court
Dogged for two months by calls for her ouster since an independent investigation revealed she misused city resources, Human Resources Director Leslie Knight will resign effective July 1, City Manager Bill Lindsay announced Friday. "(Knight will
A request from Contra Costa County's fire chief to negotiate an agreement with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District to jointly build a new fire station in Lafayette has been rejected by county supervisors who praised the proposal but not its timing...
A Contra Costa County inquest jury opined Friday that an Oakland's man death at County Jail in Martinez was accidental, but the man's family thinks it was the result of excessive force and are planning to sue. Donald Ray McCullough, 58, was
Contra Costa County assessor Gus Kramer recalls performing this tedious task with good friend Bill Pollacek, and one occasion that spoke to the character of the retired county treasurer-tax collector who died in Napa on Friday at age 69. "We went to
One of the judges, Artisan Growers & Producer owner Ananda Neil agreed. "There was a lot more debate than I would have expected. Quite honestly, I was proud to see this process happen for an emerging region like Contra Costa County." Winners of the
A national real estate expert was charged with three felonies Tuesday for swindling a New York family out of more than a $1 million, Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson said. Ken Beasley, a 67-year-old New York resident, was charged by
It's a freeway interchange that makes motorists grit their teeth...The interchange at Interstate 680 and Highway 4 near Martinez and Concord is such a headache that Contra Costa voters in 1988 approved a half-cent sales tax to start planning its fix.
April 12 The state's annual release of graduation and dropout rates earlier this week showed that graduation rates improved in four Contra Costa County districts but dropped in five. On the other side of the spectrum, dropout rates improved in six