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Concord Elementary School Teacher With 2 Young Kids Likely Facing Life In Prison For Touching Male Students

A Concord elementary school teacher was convicted of 19 counts of child molestation today for touching his male students’ bare chests in his classes and other inappropriate touching.

01/27/2015

Ayanna Bastain, 32, the suspect arrested by Walnut Creek police for an ATM crime called "shoulder surfing". (photo credit: Walnut Creek P.D.)

‘Shoulder Surfing’ Suspect Arrested On Theft, Elder Abuse Charges In Contra Costa County ATM Scam

An ATM scam in Walnut Creek has police warning people to be aware of their surroundings especially when they’re withdrawing cash. A suspect has since been arrested for something police call, “shoulder surfing”.

01/27/2015

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Sheriff’s Association Alleges Retaliation Threats Against Contra Costa Co. Supervisors In Federal Lawsuit

The Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff’s Association is filing a federal lawsuit against county supervisors for alleged threats of retaliation they made in relation to a controversial pay raise the supervisors have since rescinded for themselves.

01/20/2015

Contra Costa Co. Fire Dept. battles 3-alarm blaze at three different homes, suspected to be the work of a single arsonist. (photo credit: Jeffrey Schaub)

Suspect In Custody For Arson That Burned 4 Townhomes In Martinez

Contra Costa County Fire crews have a fire that grew to three-alarms at multiple homes in Martinez under control and one person is in custody for what officials say looks to be the work of a single arsonist.

01/14/2015

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Contra Costa Supervisors Vote Down Their Own Proposal To Give Themselves A Raise

Contra Costa supervisors swallowed a bitter pill Tuesday in Martinez as they voted to rescind a salary increase that they had approved for themselves in late fall.

01/13/2015

New AC Transit Bus

Shots Fired Into AC Transit Bus In Richmond

No one was injured this evening after multiple shots were fired into an AC Transit bus, a Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputy said.

01/11/2015

Hazmat crews on the scene after a Pittsburg neighborhood was evacuated on January 7, 2015. (CBS)

Evacuation Order In Pittsburg Neighborhood Lifted, Railcar Not Leaking Propane

An evacuation order in Pittsburg has been lifted Wednesday evening after a leak on a railcar at a Union Pacific Railroad yard that was initially thought to be flammable propane turned out to be lubricating oil, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District official.

01/07/2015

(Automated external defibrillators) on display at the 7th Annual American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet press conference. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Teen Basketball Player Saved On The Court After Collapsing During Game In Walnut Creek

A 14-year-old basketball player’s life was saved over the weekend by an Automated external defibrillator (AED) after an apparent heart attack during halftime at a game. The medical device has become standard in all Walnut Creek facilities.

01/05/2015

(CBS SF)

Coalition Collects 39,000 Signatures To Block 33% Pay Raise For Contra Costa County Supervisors

Petitions with thousands of signatures aimed at blocking a huge raise for Contra Costa County Supervisors have been delivered.

01/02/2015

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Laws In 2015 Could Fix Issues Facing Covered California

From too few doctors, to state regulators who weren’t enforcing the law, the set backs and successes of the state’s health care exchange have been the topic of many ConsumerWatch reports this year. Now, the new laws in the New Year could fix some of the most significant issues facing Covered California. Julie Watts reports.

12/30/2014

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