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Walnut Creek School Notes: Northgate aquatics complex under construction

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT There is no turning back now, because construction is underway and moving fast on the long-awaited Northgate High School Aquatics Complex and Sports Medicine Center. On the drawing board since 1974, there was a groundbreaking ceremony for the $8.1 million complex last year.
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Paul McCartney to play farewell to Candlestick concert in August

contracostatimes.com — By Mark Gomez mgomez@mercurynews.com Posted: 04/24/2014 07:58:46 AM PDT Updated: 04/24/2014 08:02:26 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Paul McCartney announced today on his website that he will be performing at Candlestick Park in August, the final concert at the former home of the Giants and 49ers. McCartney will be performing Aug.

Alameda: Juvenile caught with BB gun near school

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 04/24/2014 01:02:04 PM PDT ALAMEDA -- A juvenile who was reported possibly armed with a handgun at Island High School on Thursday morning was actually carrying a BB gun, police said. The report prompted police to place the campus at 1900 Third St.

Police: Woman was filming suspects before she was fatally shot in East Oakland

contracostatimes.com — By David DeBolt ddebolt@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 04/24/2014 10:02:38 AM PDT Updated: 04/24/2014 10:03:32 AM PDT OAKLAND -- Police this afternoon will announce the arrest of two suspects in connection with the shooting death of a 66-year-old woman in East Oakland last year. A press conference is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
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West Contra Costa school district honors teachers of the year

contracostatimes.com — By Rick RadinFor the Contra Costa Times Posted: 04/24/2014 12:37:10 PM PDT The West Contra Costa school district has chosen four Teachers of the Year for 2014, two of whom will be entered in the competition for Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year.

Richmond: Unwanted prescription collection event set for Saturday

contracostatimes.com — The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration are participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with a collection event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to Saturday at the Office of the Sheriff Bay Station at the West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Highway.

Big property owners pony up money to fight parcel tax for San Pablo hospital

contracostatimes.com — By Robert Rogers Contra Costa Times Posted: 04/24/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT Updated: 04/24/2014 11:08:44 AM PDT SAN PABLO -- While politicians, labor leaders and large institutions have poured money into the mail-in ballot campaign to pass a parcel tax for Doctors Medical Center, two deep-pocketed local property owners have spent $27,500 in campaign mailers to try to defeat the tax.

UC Berkeley law school acting dean going to Columbia University

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 05:04:13 PM PDT BERKELEY -- UC Berkeley acting law school Dean Gillian Lester has taken the top post at Columbia University's law school, Columbia President Lee Bollinger announced Wednesday. Lester will take over as dean of Columbia's law school on Jan. 1, Bollinger said.
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East County Boys & Girls Club shuts down

contracostatimes.com — By Eve MitchellContra Costa Times Posted: 04/24/2014 10:15:17 AM PDT PITTSBURG -- The bike rack is empty at the East County Boys & Girls Club, a sure sign the club that has served youths for almost seven decades has ceased operations because of financial hits that include the loss of a six-figure school district contract and declining community support.

Danville car enthusiast leads vintage car drivers worldwide on a journey of 1,000 miles

contracostatimes.com — For 18 years, Danville car enthusiast Dan Radowicz has been organizing the California Mille, an annual salute to Italy's most famous race, the Mille Miglia, a thousand-mile race that ran from 1927 to 1957.

San Ramon sued for creating new property tax district

contracostatimes.com — The Pacific Legal Foundation and Building Industry Association of Bay Area have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Ramon, alleging that it is violating the law by creating a new property tax district that doesn't provide any new services and forcing new residents to pay more than their neighbors for basic city services.

Chris Treadway: 'Anon(ymous)' look at immigrant's life in El Cerrito High production

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 04:54:03 PM PDT A modern Odyssey comes to the stage this week at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Center, 540 Ashbury Ave., where the school's Theater and Dance Conservatory will present "Anon(ymous)" by Naomi Iizuka.
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San Pablo: Respiratory Rally to offer tips for living with lung disease

contracostatimes.com — The May 2 rally, sponsored by the Contra Costa Health Services Department and the American Lung Association of California, will feature medical experts and motivational presenters to help attendees manage lung disease and improve their quality of life; topics will include a patient panel on pulmonary rehabilitation, demonstrations of respiratory devices, oxygen therapy and discussion of local resources for people with lung disease such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis

El Cerrito Journal community briefs: Free workshop on cutting water use; Albany celebrates green living; bicycle festival at Harding School; Kensington preschool festival - ContraCostaTimes.com

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 04:54:59 PM PDT El Cerrito welcomes helpers on Earth Day El Cerrito's annual Earth Day celebration will have work parties doing cleanup and removing invasive plants in parks and other public areas around the city from 9 a.m. to noon April 26, followed by a volunteer appreciation lunch from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
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Amador Valley High softball beats Granada 3-1 in EBAL showdown

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 07:44:34 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 07:44:34 PM PDT LIVERMORE -- On a busier day than normal on the infield, Amador Valley High shortstop Ashley Lotoszynski made all the clutch plays. Then she delivered at the plate. The UC Davis-bound senior drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth inning as the Dons, ranked No.