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An artificial lawn installed by First Impressions of San Ramon. (CBS)

Drought Boosts Business For Bay Area Artificial Lawn Installers, Water Companies Resist

Bay Area companies that install artificial grass are seeing an uptick in business during California’s record drought. But certain water companies are discouraging their customers from installing turf.

07/18/2014

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Walnut Creek Man Faces Prison After Rare Economic Espionage Conviction For Selling Tech Secrets To China

A jury convicted Walter Liew, 56, of selling DuPont Co.’s secret recipe for making cars, paper and a long list of everyday items whiter to the Chinese government for $28 million. Prosecutors are demanding a prison sentence of up to 22 years.

07/10/2014

Just The Facts: A Brief History Of The Concord Region

From the town of Todos Santos to the vibrant Bay Area city center it is today, Concord, California savors its colorful past.

07/07/2014

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All I-680 Lanes Reopen After Big-Rig Crash Spills Gas In Walnut Creek

All lanes of Interstate Highway 680 have reopened after a crash involving an overturned big-rig blocked lanes on both sides of the highway and snarled traffic for several hours Thursday morning.

06/26/2014

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Walnut Creek Resident Subdues Man In Alleged Home Burglary

A neighbor was able to subdue a man suspected of burglarizing a home in Walnut Creek on Monday evening.

06/24/2014

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Heat In Contra Costa Co. Leads To Downed Power Line, Grass Fires, Outage

High temperatures led to an equipment failure and downed power line that sparked two small grass fires and an outage affecting some 2,400 PG&E customers near the Walnut Creek-Lafayette border on Sunday night

06/09/2014

A man armed with a hatchet robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store in Walnut Creek late Sunday night

Man Robs Walnut Creek 7-Eleven With Hatchet

A man armed wearing a white T-shirt or towel over his head and armed with a hatchet robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store in Walnut Creek late Sunday night.

06/09/2014

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Masked Gunman Flees Scene After Shooting Two In Walnut Creek

Police are looking for the gunman who shot two people in a car after a concert at the Concord Pavilion.

05/26/2014

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Series Of Fires Near Walnut Creek Park Prompts Arson Investigation

Police and fire investigators are attempting to locate a suspect who started a series of fires near Arbolado Park in Walnut Creek after a fourth arson fire was set there Thursday night.

05/16/2014

CHP officer rescues chihuahua from center divider on I-680 in Walnut Creek.

CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Chihuahua From Center Divide On I-680 Walnut Creek

A CHP officer spotted the small dog on the highway’s concrete center divider around 6 p.m. while driving south on Highway 680 near the North Main Street overpass.

05/10/2014

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