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Newsom prevails in California's recall election

The attempt to throw Gov. Gavin Newsom out of office failed by a wide margin, according to vote counts released Tuesday night...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, 9 hours ago | 3 comments | 828 Views

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Polling error: How one survey changed the Newsom recall campaign

The early August survey suggested Gov. Gavin Newsom would get ousted -- and scared Democrats and progressives into ramping...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by Paul Clark, on Sep 14, 2021 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 767 Views

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Contra Costa DA Becton launches re-election bid

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has announced that she is seeking re-election to a second full term as...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2021
Last comment by Justice for Family, on Sep 13, 2021 at 6:07 pm | 7 comments | 6496 Views

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Feds to mandate large businesses to require vaccination or frequent tests

President Joe Biden has directed federal labor officials to draft a mandate that businesses with 100 or more employees must...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2021
Last comment by MO, on Sep 13, 2021 at 8:45 am | 1 comment | 1032 Views

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Contra Costa health officials say COVID-19 deaths are up, pandemic could linger for years

COVID-19-related death rates in Contra Costa County are now higher than any time since March, and nearly all of the new county...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 10, 2021 at 6:54 pm | 5 comments | 3773 Views

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Aid for Afghanistan: How to help and where to donate … in the Bay & beyond

Amid the recent turmoil and rapidly deteriorating situation that has developed in the wake of the official U.S. withdrawal...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 819 Views

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If Newsom is recalled, how would a Republican governor get anything done?

Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic Legislature. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Sep 4, 2021 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 2302 Views

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With recall looming, Newsom gets some help from friends in Legislature

Democratic leaders in the Legislature shield Gov. Gavin Newsom from having to decide some controversial bills during the...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on Aug 31, 2021 at 7:00 am | 1 comment | 1704 Views

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Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on Aug 27, 2021 at 6:57 am | 1 comment | 1002 Views

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Study links smoke from 2020 wildfires to rise in COVID cases, deaths

A new study that links wildfire smoke with rising COVID-19 infections and deaths did not surprise local experts, who said...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on Aug 26, 2021 at 7:04 am | 1 comment | 3640 Views

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Gavin Newsom report card: What he has done, and what he hasn't

Since taking office in 2019, California's governor has made progress on education and other key issues, but left much to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 25, 2021 at 9:46 am | 2 comments | 3066 Views

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Dublin school board member files claim against district over then-trustee wife's death at volunteer event on campus

DUSD Trustee William Kuo has filed a negligence claim against the district citing a lack of 'basic safety protocols' at the...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Nebuchadnezzar, on Aug 23, 2021 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 4985 Views

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Pleasanton Preps: Remembering my dad, Harry Miller

As I write this, I am still stuck looking for words to describe my feelings. The obvious words like saddened, devastated,...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by cathy247, on Aug 18, 2021 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 1531 Views

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San Ramon Valley firefighter serves the public locally and internationally

Firefighters often join the profession because of a drive to serve others, a drive that rarely lies dormant once the shift...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Anne Cavazos, on Aug 18, 2021 at 7:04 am | 1 comment | 3852 Views

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Crews gain control of brush fire near Finley Road in Tassajara Valley

Firefighters were continuing work to knock down a vegetation fire that sparked Saturday evening after flames spread from...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2021
Last comment by Matty, on Aug 16, 2021 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 5936 Views

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Newsom makes California first state to require teacher vaccines or COVID tests

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday mandated that all California school employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested weekly....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 13, 2021 at 12:08 am | 4 comments | 878 Views

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CCHS offering $100 payments for people, organizations who refer others to get vaccinated

Contra Costa Health Services launched a COVID-19 vaccination incentive program Wednesday in which residents and organizations...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by CJ Andreasen, on Aug 12, 2021 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 1374 Views

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Campaign aims to eliminate racism's effect on health of Black moms, babies

Five Bay Area counties have launched a campaign to raise awareness around how racism is affecting, even killing, Black moms...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by Kjgamble, on Aug 11, 2021 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 1857 Views

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Walnut Creek council approves police at Nordstrom after spate of 'grab and run' thefts

The Walnut Creek City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement between its Police Department and Nordstrom, allowing...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jim Werle, on Aug 10, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 1903 Views

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Free school meals for all here to stay in California

With 1 in every 6 children facing hunger in the U.S., California is the first state to promise every public school student...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by IM2Curious, on Aug 9, 2021 at 7:36 am | 2 comments | 1962 Views
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