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West Oakland: Suspect shoots at auto repossession agent as car is towed off

contracostatimes.com — By Natalie Neysa Alund Bay Area News Group Posted: 07/25/2014 10:01:07 AM PDT Updated: 07/25/2014 10:01:07 AM PDT OAKLAND -- Police were searching for a gunman who opened fire on an auto repossession agent on Friday morning who was towing a car away in West Oakland.

Leland Yee charged with racketeering in federal probe

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/25/2014 01:08:29 PM PDT Updated: 07/25/2014 01:08:29 PM PDT A federal grand jury has added a racketeering charge to the gun-trafficking, corruption and other felony counts already made against state Sen. Leland Yee.

BUSD more proactive in training employees about mandated reporting

contracostatimes.com — By Paula KingContra Costa Times Posted: 07/25/2014 10:40:52 AM PDT Updated: 07/25/2014 10:42:13 AM PDT BRENTWOOD -- After facing major public scrutiny for its mandated reporting practices in the past, Brentwood Union School District officials now say that its employee training is much more proactive these days.
Jul 25, 2014

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Oakland: Man killed by electric shock at abandoned building is identified

contracostatimes.com — By Natalie Neysa Alund Bay Area News Group Posted: 07/25/2014 10:27:59 AM PDT Updated: 07/25/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT OAKLAND -- A 40-year-old man killed by an electric shock this week while apparently stripping copper wire from an abandoned West Oakland warehouse has been identified as Aaron Madacsi, according to the Alameda County Coroner's Office.
Jul 25, 2014

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Engineers say tests show most Bay Bridge rods are safe

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/25/2014 07:21:26 AM PDT Updated: 07/25/2014 07:21:27 AM PDT OAKLAND - Metropolitan Transportation Commission Chairman Steve Heminger said today that test results showing that most steel rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge are safe are "very good news."

Heald, other Corinthian-owned colleges continue to recruit students as company closes

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/24/2014 09:42:07 PM PDT Updated: 07/24/2014 09:51:43 PM PDT You'd never know by their ads or websites that the career-college company Corinthian Colleges is collapsing. "How could your life change? You'll never know unless you call Everest now," ends one TV spot for Corinthian-owned Everest College that aired as recently as Tuesday during the Jerry Springer show.
Jul 25, 2014

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Former SF State professor charged with taking illicit photos of students

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/24/2014 06:24:49 PM PDT Updated: 07/24/2014 06:24:49 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A former associate professor at San Francisco State University's College of Business was arrested late Wednesday night and charged with taking photos of students from San Francisco universities, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and college officials.
Jul 25, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Livermore soccer coach accused of committing lewd act with child

contracostatimes.com — By Kristin J. Bender Contra Costa Times Posted: 07/24/2014 05:58:36 PM PDT Updated: 07/24/2014 06:06:40 PM PDT LIVERMORE -- A Livermore man has been charged with molesting a child while he worked at a summer soccer camp, police said.

Child porn website history found on Joseph Martin's computer, defense says accidental

contracostatimes.com — By Matthias Gafni Contra Costa Times Posted: 07/24/2014 05:15:16 PM PDT Updated: 07/24/2014 05:15:17 PM PDT MARTINEZ -- A forensic computer analysis found child porn website history and suspicious searches on two desktop computers belonging to former Woodside Elementary School teacher Joseph Martin, a police electronic data expert testified Thursday in week four of the instructor's molestation trial.
Jul 25, 2014

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Jul 25, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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