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Contra Costa County

Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo

Contra Costa Supervisors Approve $6M Loan For Downsized Doctors Medical Center

A plan to keep Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo open in a drastically scaled-down form is moving forward with a $6 million loan from Contra Costa County.

06/17/2014

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Heat In Contra Costa Co. Leads To Downed Power Line, Grass Fires, Outage

High temperatures led to an equipment failure and downed power line that sparked two small grass fires and an outage affecting some 2,400 PG&E customers near the Walnut Creek-Lafayette border on Sunday night

06/09/2014

High Desert State Prison

Prisoner From Contra Costa County Suspected Of Stabbing Fellow Inmate In Susanville

A Contra Costa County man who is an inmate at High Desert State Prison in Susanville is being investigated for attempted homicide of another inmate on Thursday.

06/06/2014

Suspects (left to right) Derrick Harper, Roy Gordon Eric Beman were charged with with conspiracy to commit human trafficking, torture, mayhem and kidnapping for extortion in Contra Costa County. (City of Pittsburg)

Three Charged In Brutal Contra Costa County Sex Trafficking Ring

Three Northern California men are facing charges in what prosecutors say was a brutal sex trafficking ring in which women were raped and beaten and one was branded with a clothes iron.

06/06/2014

ambulance, ems, fire, emergency

Contra Costa Co. Voters OK San Pablo EMS Tax

San Pablo voters in Tuesday’s election have approved a measure to raise the city’s sales tax by a quarter of a cent to fund an emergency medical squad meant to pay for more emergency medical responders if the city’s only fire station closes.

06/04/2014

Pittsburg Marina

Five Rescued From Boats That Ran Aground Near Pittsburg Marina

Fire crews helped rescue five people from two separate boats that ran aground in shallow water near the Pittsburg Marina Memorial Day weekend.

05/26/2014

People waiting in line at Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez. (CBS)

Massive Backlog In California Courts Leading To Long Delays

Californians seeking a divorce or take care of other legal issues are unable to do so, because of a massive backlog.

05/21/2014

Humberto Salvador (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office)

Man Sentenced To 400 Years Prison For Orchestrating Gang Rape Of Lesbian In Richmond

A Northern California man who authorities say orchestrated a woman’s rape in part because she was a lesbian has been sentenced to more than 400 years to life in prison.

05/20/2014

Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo

Contra Costa County Voters Consider Parcel Tax To Keep Doctors Medical Center Open

West Contra Costa County voters are starting to mail in their ballots on Measure C, which would levy a 14-cent tax on each square foot of developed property in an effort to keep the financially embattled Doctors Medical Center afloat.

04/18/2014

A funnel cloud touched down and became a tornado near Roseville in Sacramento County on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Tornado Touches Down Near Sacramento, Funnel Cloud Reported In Contra Costa Co.

The National Weather Service reports that a funnel cloud was spotted in eastern Contra Costa County Wednesday afternoon during a thunderstorm that triggered tornado warnings for Sacramento and other central California counties.

03/26/2014

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