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Two cats up for adoption play at the Contra Costa Humane Society, (Mike Sugerman/CBS)

Contra Costa Humane Society Urges Adoptions As Dogs, Cats Face Euthanasia At Crowded Shelters

Animal shelters around the Bay Area are seeing an influx of dogs and cats to the point of overcrowding, and are urging people to consider adopting or fostering an animal.

07/28/2014

A Red & White Fleet ferry boat on San Francisco Bay. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Commuter Ferry Service On The Bay Likely To Expand For Trips From Richmond To San Francisco

Bay Area commuter ferry service will likely be expanding in the coming years with Richmond a likely candidate as the next place to offer service to San Francisco.

07/11/2014

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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

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Sig Alert: Collision Involving Motorcycle On WB Highway 4 In Co Co County

One lane of state Highway 4 east of the Bailey Road is blocked due to a collision in Contra Costa County Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

06/03/2014

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Brush Fire Contained After Burning 15-Acres Near Pittsburg

Firefighters have contained a 15-acre brush fire burning in unincorporated Contra Costa County just south of Pittsburg Tuesday evening, a fire dispatcher said.

05/13/2014

Search boats on San Pablo Bay following a private plane crash Sunday. (CBS)

NTSB Investigator: Planes Were Involved In Passing Maneuver During Collision Over SF Bay

An NTSB investigator says the two planes that collided over San Francisco Bay on Sunday, causing one of them to crash into the water, were involved in a passing maneuver.

04/28/2014

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Bay Area Temperatures Soaring to 80 Degrees By Monday, Just Days After Snow

After snow flurries on April Fool’s Day, the temperature will soar into the 80s within the week.

04/02/2014

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Contra Costa Asks 500,000 Water Users For Cuts Of 15 Percent

The Contra Costa Water District is asking its roughly half-million users to cut their water use by 15 percent in an effort to help weather the ongoing drought.

03/21/2014

Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation during a firefight in Pittsburg. (CBS)

Pot Grow Fires Too Dangerous For Contra Costa County Firefighters

Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.

02/20/2014

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Richmond Man Who Held Girl As Sex Slave For 15 Years Gets 22-Year Sentence

A Richmond man who held a relative as a sex slave for 15 years was sentenced to 22 years in state prison in Contra Costa Superior Court on Tuesday.

02/11/2014

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