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Clayton hosts its first ever gay pride parade

CLAYTON, CA (June 24, 2022) —Clayton held its first Gay Pride parade on Saturday. Organized by Clayton Pride, a group ...
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Kirker Pass Road closed due to fire; 50% contained

Kirker Pass Road closed due to fire; 50% contained

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 24, 2022) — A grass fire broke out near Kirker Pass Road and Black Diamond ...
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Greenbelts, swim team add to Dana Hills’ charm

CLAYTON, CA (June 24, 2022) — The Dana Hills neighborhood is a distinctive part of Clayton. Built in the 1970s ...
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Will Claney, Tech Talk

Upgrading to ­Windows 11 may be complicated

(June 24, 2022) — New computers bundled with Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11, are now working great. However, there ...
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Groveside Bistro in Clayton has some special events planned for June and July

CLAYTON, CA (June 23, 2022) —Groveside Bistro has some special events coming up this summer. First up, on Saturday, June ...
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COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for Kids Under Age 5 in Contra Costa

COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for Kids Under Age 5 in Contra Costa

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 22, 2022) — Great news for parents worried about their young children’s health during the ...
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California Needs A Fresh Start for its Water Future, Not the Delta Tunnel

California Needs A Fresh Start for its Water Future, Not the Delta Tunnel

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 22, 2022) — Please join the (DCC) (elected officials from Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, ...
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Birds and Bees, plus All Abilities Day are activity highlights at East Bay Parks this week

Birds and Bees, plus All Abilities Day are activity highlights at East Bay Parks this week

SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY AREA, CA (June 23, 2022) — Nature exploration for all ages and levels of ability is ...
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Clayton’s inaugural Pride Parade brings home memories of souls lost to AIDS

CLAYTON, CA (June 23, 2022) — Preparing to participate in the Gay Pride Parade on June 25 in Clayton has ...
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Concord Police arrest report for the week of June 15-21, 2022

Concord Police arrest report for the week of June 15-21, 2022

CONCORD, CA (June 23, 2022) — On June 10, an alert member of the community recognized a vehicle involved in ...
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Calling All Restaurants and Caterers – White Pony Express needs your help

Calling All Restaurants and Caterers – White Pony Express needs your help

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 23, 2022) — White Pony Express needs help from local restaurants and catering companies. WPE ...
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Revised ‘Invisible Man’ strikes a haunting note

Revised ‘Invisible Man’ strikes a haunting note

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 22, 2022) — Imagine sitting with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he was creating “Phantom of ...
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Officials Urge Caution for Extreme Fire Danger from Fireworks

Officials Urge Caution for Extreme Fire Danger from Fireworks

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 22, 2022) — Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire), East Contra Costa Fire ...
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Major Pittsburg grass fire caused by fireworks

Major Pittsburg grass fire caused by fireworks

CONCORD, CALIF., June 22, 2022 – Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) today announced that fireworks were the ...
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Banish your lawn and create a new, water-wise landscape

Banish your lawn and create a new, water-wise landscape

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 22, 2022) — There has been another explosion of interest at the nursery from folks ...
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Concord Seeks Applicants for Planning Commission 

Concord, Calif. (June 21, 2022) – At its June 28 meeting, the Concord City Council will announce the recruitment to ...
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All the Colors Kelly Ferguson

East Bay student calls for more support for LGBTQI+ community

CONCORD, CA (June 22, 2022) — “I would like to see the district do more to protect the safety of ...
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CAL FIRE Hits Peak Staffing for Wildfire this Summer

CAL FIRE Hits Peak Staffing for Wildfire this Summer

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 21, 2022) —  CAL FIRE's intense preparation for the upcoming wildfire season has reached a ...
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Summer starts in Concord with a scorcher

Summer starts in Concord with a scorcher

CONCORD, CA (June 21, 2022) — Summer officially begins today with temperatures expected to reach 106 degrees in Concord. Please ...
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Obituary: Carolyn F. Gregg, May 16, 2022

Obituary: Carolyn F. Gregg, May 16, 2022

CONCORD, CA (June 21, 2022) — Carolyn F. Gregg departed this plane of existence with the setting sun on May ...
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Opening of Clayton's new Sip 'n Sweet, ice cream shop delayed

Opening of Clayton’s new Sip ‘n Sweet, ice cream shop delayed

CLAYTON, CA (June 21, 2022) — Ice cream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. …and yogurt and coffee ...
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Concord Chamber strives to help businesses – and community – thrive

Concord Chamber strives to help businesses – and community – thrive

CONCORD, CA (June 21, 2022) — The Concord Chamber of Commerce is here to support our businesses and economic vitality, ...
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Savor the sweet flavors of summer with fresh berries at Concord Farmers Market

Savor the sweet flavors of summer with fresh berries at Concord Farmers Market

CONCORD, CA (June 21, 2022) — Sweet strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and red and golden raspberries are abundant during the summer ...
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So This Happened...June 13 through June 19, 2022

So This Happened…June 13 through June 19, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 19, 2022) — The sights, sounds – and smells – of summer are everywhere, from ...
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The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, June 19 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, June 19 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (June 19, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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Hope Hospice offering free Family Caregiver classes

Hope Hospice offering free Family Caregiver classes

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 19, 2022) — If you’re caring for an elderly family member, Hope Hospice is here ...
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Warriors 2022 victory parade rider guide: Take BART to the parade

Warriors 2022 victory parade rider guide: Take BART to the parade

SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY AREA, CA (June 19, 2022) — BART is ready to help the Bay Area celebrate the ...
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Soap artisans Deena and Donna enjoy the sweet smell of success

Soap artisans Deena and Donna enjoy the sweet smell of success

SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY AREA, CA (June 19, 2022) — Those who frequent local art and craft events or popup ...
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In Memoriam — Sandra “Sandi” Jean Watson Robinson, July 3, 1936– July 19, 2021

In Memoriam — Sandra “Sandi” Jean Watson Robinson, July 3, 1936– July 19, 2021

CLAYTON, CA (June 18, 2022) — Sandi Watson Robinson died peacefully in her sleep on July 19, 2021. Her loving ...
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Assemblymember Tim Grayson

Assembly bill would help regulate cryptocurrency

(June 18, 2022) — In the Assembly, I have the pleasure of serving as chair of the Committee on Banking ...
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