Contra Costa County

(Richmond Police)

Richmond Driver Veers Off Road, Lands Onto Church Playground Slide

A woman drove her car onto the slide of a playground in Richmond on Saturday, police said.

04/20/2015

(CBS SF)

Urgent Care Center Opening Before Doctors Medical Center Closes Tuesday

A new urgent care center will open today in San Pablo that aims to meet some of the needs of patients who would have gone to Doctors Medical Center, according to the nonprofit opening the center.

04/20/2015

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

Tortured Puppy

Burned Chihuahua Puppy In Antioch Recovering After Losing Ears; $1,000 Reward Offered To Find Attacker

A chihuahua puppy that was found to have been tortured with major burns is recovering after having its ears amputated. Police are offering a reward to find its attacker.

04/10/2015

Antioch School Board candidate Jeff Belle (CBS)

Troubled East Bay School Board Member Being Evicted For 3rd Time Since 2009

Trouble seems be following Contra Costa County School Board Trustee Jeff Belle, who is being evicted on top of having police called on him over the weekend after an alleged domestic violence incident.

04/08/2015

(Credit: Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital)

Endangered Golden Eagle Rescued In San Ramon Recovers After Ingesting Poisoned Rodent

An injured golden eagle is recovering at an East Bay wildlife rehabilitation hospital after being rescued by San Ramon firefighters.

04/01/2015

A Mega Millions ticket.  (CBS)

Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Oakley Worth $672,000

A lucky customer at an Arco station in Oakley picked 5 winning numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing and won $672,000. No one hit the jackpot.

04/01/2015

Downtown Hayward. (CBS)

No Joke: April 1st Brings Double Digit Sales Tax To Several East Bay Towns

Buy something in Hayward and you’re going to get whacked with a 10% sales tax. Take a few steps outside the city limits and the tax is a half cent cheaper.

03/31/2015

Library-A-Go-Go machines restored at BART stations, shopping center on March 25th, 2015

‘Robotic’ Libraries Return To BART Stations, Shopping Center

Apparently replacing a librarian with an Italian robotic vending machine is a lot harder than it sounds, and it sounds hard enough, but today, the three Library-A-Go-Go machines are back up and running at El Cerrito Del Norte BART, the Discovery Bay Sandy Cove Shopping Center, and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.

03/27/2015

(CBS SF)

Crews Clean Up Chemical Plume Release At Dow Pittsburg Plant

More than 20 workers worked to clean up an unintended chemical release at Dow Chemical’s waterfront processing facility in Pittsburg Friday afternoon.

03/27/2015

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