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Nearly two dozen people face charges related to a widespread financial aid scam in which they received money to attend Contra Costa College but never went to class, a prosecutor said Thursday. About 20 of those phony students -- some charged in the
Back when he was an Army medic, Richard Scott faced plenty of challenges, including tours of duty in Bosnia and Iraq. But when Scott and his fiancee, Chanelle Roberts, lost their construction jobs last November, they found themselves faced with the
Hundreds of students at an Antioch high school were set to be tested for tuberculosis Thursday after a student there was diagnosed with the illness. A student at Deer Valley High School was confirmed to have active tuberculosis on March 25th but is
Font Resize Vallejo Times-Herald A high-speed chase that began in Contra Costa County early Wednesday ended with the driver of a Jaguar registered in Fairfield dumping it in Vallejo and fleeing on foot, California Highway Patrol spokesmen said. "
Two men were charged this week in connection with the December murder of a San Pablo couple, police and Contra Costa County Superior Court officials said. Pedro Garcia, 18, of Oakland was charged Tuesday with the Dec. Edgar Carpano and Blanca
Arrayed against average buyers are fiercely competitive investors and others paying cash on the barrelhead, a scarcity of homes for sale, bidding wars that have run up prices and even problematic appraisals. "The banks -- they want all cash and they
Contra Costa Fire District Chief Daryl Louder is calling it quits after two and half years in the Golden State. The former Fairfax County, Va., fire chief told county supervisors in an email Monday that family obligations are pulling him back home. "
The Pittsburg City Council is taking the first step toward developing a "social host" ordinance to curb underage drinking in hopes of reducing vehicle accidents, fighting and other unfortunate events that can be fueled by alcohol. Such ordinances,
The city agreed Tuesday to sponsor a conference in June hosted by a nationally-renowned homeless job training organization. Saffron Strand, a Richmond-based membership organization for homeless men and women in Contra Costa County, is set to host a
Excuse me, sir, but you need to turn that cigarette off. Contra Costans could hear that phrase under an ordinance introduced Tuesday banning the use of battery operated e-cigarettes everywhere traditional tobacco smoking is already prohibited.