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Contra Costa County

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3 Arrested After High-Speed Chase Through East Bay Counties

Three suspects in a stolen car were taken into custody early Tuesday morning following a high-speed chase from Contra Costa County to Alameda County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

11/26/2013

Flames seen billowing from a stack during a prior incident at the Tesoro Refinery. (CBS)

Power Outage Causes Flaring At Tesoro Refinery; Black Smoke Reported

A power outage caused flaring early Friday afternoon at the Tesoro Refinery in Contra Costa County. No shelter in place was ordered, but there are concerns over the black, smoke emissions for those with respiratory problems.

11/15/2013

CoCo County Creates Multi-Service Centers For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Contra Costa County are finding assistance to be more accessible and it’s only going to get better with new multi-service centers

11/04/2013

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2 Contra Costa County Residents Infected With West Nile Virus

Two Contra Costa County residents recently tested positive for the West Nile Virus. They are the fourth and fifth human cases of the virus confirmed in the county this year.

10/19/2013

A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dozens Report Strong Gas-Like Smell In Richmond Area

Fire crews responded Tuesday to an influx of calls about a strong gas odor throughout west Richmond this afternoon, fire officials said.

10/08/2013

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Union Representing Some County Employees in Contra Costa Threatens Strike

Health care costs are at the heart of a labor dispute in Contra Costa County that’s been brewing for more than a year and appears poised to bubble over sooner rather than later.

10/08/2013

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AC Transit Workers Vote To Reject Contract Agreement

Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, which represents about 1,800 bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, clerical and other workers, had recommended that employees approve the tentative agreement, which was reached last Wednesday.

10/02/2013

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California Truancy Rates At Crisis Level; Bay Area Hit Hard

More elementary school kids in Contra Costa and Alameda counties miss school than students in almost any other county in California according to a new report which says state truancy is at crisis levels.

10/01/2013

A child was killed outside a school in Eastern Contra Costa County. (CBS SF)

Child Struck, Killed Outside Middle School In Byron

A child was fatally struck in front of a middle school in unincorporated Byron in eastern Contra Costa County Monday morning, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.

09/23/2013

A Chevron sign at a Bay Area gas station. (CBS)

Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Tax Settlement With Chevron

Contra Costa County supervisors unanimously approved an agreement with Chevron Tuesday that will put an end to property tax lawsuits against the county and should save the county millions of dollars and boost strained relations between the county and the oil giant.

09/17/2013

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