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El Cerrito shopping center relents on doughnut shop relocation

A popular doughnut shop at El Cerrito Plaza shopping center has apparently won its battle for survival after loyal customers and a City Council member rallied to its support.

Annual Coastal Cleanup Day needs volunteers

Helping hands are welcome at work parties being held around West Contra Costa, both along the shoreline and inland creeks that feed into the Bay.

Antioch will be singing the blues again on Sept. 17

Jarekus Singleton will headline annual downtown festival that alos includes international and local bands

Antioch Unified has ideas for ensuring it will have enough teachers

Teacher housing and high school classes on teaching are among the ideas that Antioch Unified officials are considering to attract and keep the educators it will need when declining enrollment turns around.

Antioch: New Kangazoom business geared for kids

Entertainment center offers miniature golf, batting cages, video games, obstacle jump course, party rooms and more.

Tri-Valley A&E: 17th O’Neill Festival offers substantial September lineup

The 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016 and the 17th annual Eugene O’Neill Festival in September are a happy collision that result in a series of events aimed at enlightenment on all fronts.

Oakley: Teenage bicyclist killed in traffic collision

Kaleb Vancil, 14, died after a vehicle struck him at Big Break Road and Vintage Parkway, officials said. The middle school student played water polo and helped his mother, who coaches Freedom High’s boys water polo teams.

Oakland: Interstate 880 lanes reopen after crash, shooting

The shooting reportedly happened after the crash, when an occupant of one car fired at another vehicle before fleeing the area in a different vehicle, Oakland police said Sunday evening.

Tri-Valley: Free recycled water remains popular draw

The Dublin San Ramon Services District and city of Livermore run recycled water fill stations for homeowners to pick up and haul home free water. Despite the easing of drought restrictions, many area residents still fill tanks with treated effluent.

‘Taco trucks on every corner’: Latino Bay Area Trump supporter’s warning goes viral

For several months, Marco Gutierrez of Discovery Bay has taken it upon himself to be one of Donald Trump’s most passionate Latino defenders, but the co-founder of Latinos for Trump became the butt of jokes across the Internet Friday after warning about ‘taco trucks on every corner’ in defending Trump.