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Ayanna Bastain, 32, the suspect arrested by Walnut Creek police for an ATM crime called "shoulder surfing". (photo credit: Walnut Creek P.D.)

‘Shoulder Surfing’ Suspect Arrested On Theft, Elder Abuse Charges In Contra Costa County ATM Scam

An ATM scam in Walnut Creek has police warning people to be aware of their surroundings especially when they’re withdrawing cash. A suspect has since been arrested for something police call, “shoulder surfing”.

01/27/2015

Contra Costa County seal

Contra Costa Supervisors Vote Down Their Own Proposal To Give Themselves A Raise

Contra Costa supervisors swallowed a bitter pill Tuesday in Martinez as they voted to rescind a salary increase that they had approved for themselves in late fall.

01/13/2015

(credit: Don Gilson)

Emergency Crews Responding To Collisions, Stalls On Golden Gate Bridge Make Changes After New Barrier Installed

After the new movable median barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge is installed this weekend, U-turns will no longer be possible so serious accidents will have to be handled differently than before.

01/06/2015

Bay Bridge Crash

Caltrans Investigates Safety Measures After ‘Unexpected’ Wrong-Way Driver Wreck On Bay Bridge

Caltrans officials are looking at ways to possibly enhance safety measures on the Bay Bridge after a wrong-way driver struck several cars last Saturday night.

11/11/2014

(Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Berkeley’s Measure D Passes Making It First City in U.S. To Tax Soda; San Francisco’s Similar Proposition E Failed

Soda drinkers in Berkeley will soon have to pay an extra cent per ounce to consume their sugary drinks as a majority of voters supported Measure D. It will become the nation’s first tax on soda. Meanwhile, a similar soda-tax measure, Proposition E in San Francisco, failed to pass.

11/05/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Makes Campaign Stop In Pleasanton; Promotes Props 1 & 2

Governor Jerry Brown rode through Pleasanton on Monday to encourage members of the Democratic Party in preparation for next week’s election and to promote California’s Propositions 1 and 2.

10/27/2014

The entrance to Vallejo High School (CBS)

Troubled Vallejo High School Under Close Watch By Accreditation Commission

ullying, student safety, and poor academic achievement are issues confronting Vallejo High School as a regional accrediting association said it’s keeping close watch after issuing a negative report about the school.

10/15/2014

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Martinez Animal Shelter Recognized For Disaster Relief Program That Meets Federal Guidelines

An animal shelter program in Contra Costa County is getting recognition from supervisors in Martinez for their preparedness in the event of a disaster.

10/07/2014

Vallejo Fire truck

Vallejo Fire Crews Encounter A Booby-Trapped Marijuana Grow While Fighting Fire

Firefighters attempting to extinguish a fire inside a burning building in Vallejo Thursday night soon discovered the structure, used as medical marijuana grow was booby-trapped, authorities said.

10/03/2014

A mound of toppled wine barrels sit in a storage room at Kieu Hoang Winery on August 25, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa Valley Vintners Put Competition Aside To Help In Recovery Efforts Following Earthquake

This is harvest season in the wine country and vintners are trying to help other winemakers, whose facilities might have been damaged by the August 24 earthquake.

09/03/2014

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