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Bethel Island

Roosters duel during a cockfighting match. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Bethel Island Cockfighting Bust Ends In Animal Cruelty Arrests

One man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and two others were arrested for being spectators at a cockfight in Bethel Island last weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.

07/17/2014

A man rides on a jet ski at St Kilda Beach on January 12, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne recorded its equal hottest night ever last night with temperatures hovering above 34 degrees celsius for most of the night, equalling the previous hottest night in February 1902. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Man Killed In Jet Ski Crash Near Bethel Island

A man riding a Jet Ski was killed in a collision on the water near Bethel Island on Sunday afternoon, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said.

08/12/2013

A fire burns homes on Bethel Island in Contra Costa County.  (CBS)

2-Alarm Fire Burns Homes On Bethel Island

Two houses were destroyed and a third home damaged by a stubborn early morning fire in Bethel Island Wednesday that took about six hours to extinguish, a fire official said.

03/20/2013

An outboard motor (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Stolen Bethel Island Boats Targeted For Expensive Outboard Motors

A string of boat thefts near Bethel Island over the past month has prompted the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office to increase patrols in the area.

11/02/2012

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Missing Jet Skier Found Unharmed On Bethel Island

A Los Gatos man who went missing while jet skiing near Bethel Island on Sunday has been found unharmed, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said Monday morning.

08/20/2012

An East Contra Costa County Fire District station (CBS)

East CoCo County Approves 3 Fire Station Closures, Layoffs

The East Contra Costa Fire District will close half of its stations and lose 15 of its firefighters next month on the heels of last week’s failed ballot Measure S, the district’s fire chief said Wednesday.

06/13/2012

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Man Who Shot At Officers Found Dead On Bethel Island

Sheriff’s deputies located a man suspected of fleeing from a traffic stop in Oakley and then firing at officers on Bethel Island Wednesday morning dead after he apparently shot himself, a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s spokesman said.

05/02/2012

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South Bay Woman’s Quest Saves Historic Chinese Junk From Destruction

A South Bay woman’s long quest to save an historic Chinese fishing vessel threatened for destruction has resulted in a plan to save the boat, believed to be the oldest of its kind still in existence.

04/19/2012

2 Hospitalized After Bethel Island Mobile Home Fire

Two people were airlifted to a hospital after their motor home caught fire on Bethel Island this morning, the East Contra Costa Fire District’s chief said.

10/31/2011

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Two Rescued After Boats Catch Fire Near Bethel Island

Five boats were damaged by an early morning fire that reportedly spread from a single boat moored outside of Oakley near Bethel Island, East Contra Costa Fire Chief Hugh Henderson said.

CBS San Francisco–12/03/2010

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