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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

Mud Cracks

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

Raul Ochoa (Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office)

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

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

Mosquito Fogging Planned In Antioch After West Nile Virus Discovery

Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District crews will spray an area of Antioch tonight after discovering a group of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus there, district officials said.

08/15/2012

Officers at the scene of a shooting in Brentwood. (CBS)

Burglary Suspect Shot By Off-Duty Cop In Brentwood

Alleged robbers apparently picked the wrong house to target Tuesday in Brentwood. It turned out the homeowner is a police officer, who shot and wounded a suspect.

11/08/2011

Fire truck at Station 84. (Contra Costa County Fire Protection District)

Alamo Homeowner Leads Fight Against New Fire Station

Fire stations are welcomed in most communities because they represent protection and safety. In the Contra Costa County town of Alamo, at least one resident is trying to prevent a new station from being built.

11/02/2011

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Food Stamp Applications Soar In Contra Costa County

Food stamp applications have skyrocketed in Contra Costa and county officials report an increasing number of those dependent on the stamps are children.

11/01/2011

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Fires Torch Homes, Grassland In Eastern Contra Costa County

Firefighters in Contra Costa County fought several small grass fires and a house fire overnight, a fire dispatcher said.

07/05/2011

Worker drinks a bottle of water while working outdoors

Contra Costa Co. Employers Reminded Of Hot Weather Regulations

The Bay Area’s mini heat wave this week is serving as a good reminder for companies that use outdoor workers that state regulations require more than just passing out bottled water.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/04/2011

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