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Contra Costa County

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Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water Wasters

State water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

07/15/2014

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Suspected Richmond Pimp Could Stand Trial For Kidnapping Charges

A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge will hear evidence Monday to decide whether a suspected pimp should stand trial on charges of kidnapping a human trafficking victim on her way to a police interview in El Cerrito.

07/14/2014

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Bay Area Family Satisfied With Covered California, Location May Play Role

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California. A Contra Costa County family describes their positive experience on the insurance exchange.

07/09/2014

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Fireworks Likely To Blame For Small Fire At Antioch Middle School

Fireworks appear to have sparked a small fire at an Antioch middle school on Wednesday night.

07/03/2014

BRENTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Technicians with the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District drive a truck through a neighborhood fogging with Pyrocide 7396 insecticide on August 23, 2012 in Brentwood, California. In the wake of the largest outbreak of the West Nile Virus in the U.S. history, the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control is fogging areas of the county that have seen a spike in numbers of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. More than 1,100 people in the Unites States have been infected with West Nile and 41 people have died. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mosquitos, Dead Birds Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Contra Costa County

A group of mosquitoes and several dead birds found throughout Contra Costa County have tested positive for the West Nile virus in recent weeks, Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials said Tuesday.

07/01/2014

Distracted driving caused a crash that has shut down part of Byron Highway in east Contra Costa County and spilled gallons of ice cream into a field off of the roadway

Distracted Driver Causes Big-Rig Crash Spilling Gallons Of Ice Cream On Byron Hwy

Distracted driving caused a crash that has shut down part of Byron Highway in east Contra Costa County and spilled gallons of ice cream into a field off of the roadway Thursday morning.

06/26/2014

Distracted driving caused a crash that has shut down part of Byron Highway in east Contra Costa County and spilled gallons of ice cream into a field off of the roadway

Overturned Big-Rig Blocking All Lanes of Byron Hwy in Contra Costa County

An overturned big-rig is blocking all lanes of Byron Highway in Contra Costa County this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

06/26/2014

A car travels along the express lane on northbound Interstate 680 in Fremont. (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)

New Lanes To Ease I-680 Traffic In Danville, San Ramon

Motorists on Interstate Highway 680 in Danville and San Ramon will soon have an easier, safer time merging onto the busy freeway.

06/25/2014

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2 People Infected With West Nile Virus In Northern California

California health officials have reported that two people have been infected with West Nile Virus in the state. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

06/21/2014

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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