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Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery after fighting back against alleged bullies. (CBS)

School Board President Wants Charges Against Transgender Teen Dropped

he president of the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s board said he was prosecutors to drop the criminal charge against a transgender teen, who said she was a victim of bullying, involved in a fight at Hercules High School.


A man carries salvaged copper wire. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Contra Costa DA Targets Metal Dealers In Copper Theft Crackdown

A new crackdown on copper thefts in the East Bay involves undercover work by investigators to catch scrap metal dealers who may have bought stolen goods.



90-Year-Old Bay Area Superior Court Judge Steps Down For Good

One of California’s longest-serving judges stepped down for good Friday in Martinez.



Bay Point Sex Offender Ordered Back To Mental Hospital Indefinitely

A judge has ordered convicted sex offender Cary Verse back to a mental hospital in Coalinga for an indefinite period of time on Friday.