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A judge has dismissed the criminal case against Michael Gressett, a Contra Costa County prosecutor who was indicted on charges that he raped a junior colleague in 2008, according to the state Attorney General's office. Gressett's attorneys Michael
There were no warning signs before a Contra Costa County Jail inmate fatally attacked a veteran nurse who was giving him medical aid in the jail last October, witnesses said Tuesday. "It seemed like a routine medical screening going on," U.S.
Two elementary teachers and one middle school educator are vying to be named Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year at a Thursday awards dinner. The finalists are: Deborah Bordeau, who teaches third grade at Laurel Elementary in the Oakley school
The county won $5.1 million in savings from 2.75 percent wage cuts, higher worker pension contributions, a cap on health insurance and a new, less generous retirement tier. For the 700 members of the Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21, the
Five grass fires burning Thursday were contained by the end of the afternoon, but not before burning many acres near Oakley and Knightsen, East Contra Costa County Fire Chief Hugh Henderson said...The fires were along railroad tracks near Knightsen
For the fourth time, a Contra Costa County grand jury has called for the elimination of the Mt. Diablo Health Care District after concluding it has outlived its purpose. In a report delivered this week, the grand jury noted that from 2000 to 2009,
The offices open at 8 a.m. and have closed at 2 p.m. since April 2010 because of state budget cuts. The court is spending an undisclosed amount of one-time reserves to hire clerks for a one-year limited term. The change in hours allows five more
Whooping cough, a disease for which Americans have had a vaccine available since the 1920s, is on pace to infect a record number of Contra Costa County residents in 2011. Last year was bad enough, with a record 205 cases reported but this year is
A one-alarm house fire in San Pablo that was sparked by an unattended candle on Saturday night killed two dogs, displaced two residents and caused about $100,000 in damage, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said. Contra Costa and
Walnut Creek leaders want the city represented by one county supervisor, and any of the three whose districts cross city limits would be fine. Supervisors Karen Mitchoff, Mary Nejedly Piepho and Gayle Uilkema each represent a portion of Walnut Creek.