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Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Trial Begins Against Concord Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Molesting 14 Students

Joseph Martin, 46, is on trial in Contra Costa County Superior Court for 150 counts of sexual abuse of former students at Woodside Elementary School.

06/23/2014

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Gun Owner ‘Stood His Ground,’ Jury Agrees: Shooting Teen Was Not A Crime

A jury has found an Antioch gun owner not guilty in a landmark “Stand Your Ground” case happening exactly eight months to the day after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida.

06/23/2014

Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza in Martinez, California. (CBS)

Four Women Sue Papa Murphy’s Restaurant In Martinez After Being Secretly Videotaped

The women claim they were secretly videotaped in the restaurant’s unisex restroom by their former boss, who hid a camera in a cardboard box.

06/18/2014

A traveler undergoes an enhanced pat down by a Transportation Security Administration agent at the Denver International Airport on November 22, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (John Moore/Getty Images)

TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Expands In The East Bay For Airline Passengers

An enrollment center for a program to expedite screenings by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now open in Oakland.

06/11/2014

SANTA BARBARA, CA - MAY 24: Flowers and a poem are placed at one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. A mentally disturbed 22-year-old man sprayed bullets from his car in the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing seven people. (Photo by Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

Father Of Student Killed In Isla Vista Killing Rampage Meets With Shooter’s Father

The father of a college student who was gunned down in the May 23 rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara has met privately with the father of his son’s killer.

06/01/2014

People waiting in line at Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez. (CBS)

Massive Backlog In California Courts Leading To Long Delays

Californians seeking a divorce or take care of other legal issues are unable to do so, because of a massive backlog.

05/21/2014

'Charm' the Chihuahua rescued from a freeway median in Contra Costa County is reunited with her family. (Source: Contra Costa County Animal Services)

Chihuahua Found On I-680 Median Reunited With Family In Martinez

A Chihuahua found wandering on the middle of a busy Bay Area freeway has been reunited with her family after being rescued by a CHP officer.

05/15/2014

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Coroner ID’s Victim In Early Morning Crash On I-780

A driver killed in a two-car crash on Interstate Highway 780 in Benicia early this morning has been identified as a 29-year-old Vallejo man.

04/26/2014

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10-Year-Old Martinez Pit Bull Victim Has Get-Well Items From Pro Wrestlers Stolen

A Martinez boy who was mauled by pitbull dogs last year has been victimized again after items donated to him from his favorite pro wrestlers were stolen – and then sold on Craigslist – according to a published report.

04/22/2014

Aaron Hern of Martinez (lower left) along with parents Alan and Katherine and sister Abigail. (Hern family photo)

Martinez Boy Wounded In Boston Marathon Bombings Returns To Site; Parents To Race Again

On this one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a Martinez family has returned to the spot that devastated their lives.

04/15/2014

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