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Editorial: School bonds aren’t free money (East Bay Times)

Even for wealthy Piedmont, Measure H1 is off the charts. Liberty Measure U and Oakley Measure W deserve voter support

Antioch mall’s general manager says owner is committed to making site safe

Somersville Towne Center general manager voices desire for a police substation

Pittsburg: Firefighters control blaze threatening two homes

Firefighters controlled a two-alarm fire that threatened two residences Tuesday night in Pittsburg.

Martinez: Woman who escaped police custody duped cops with fake name, police say

San Pablo police released more information about a woman who escaped custody outside of the Martinez jail Friday evening.

Richmond: Reports of shooting near Kennedy High probed

Police have no suspect information or description and did not find anyone struck but did find casings discharged from a gun near the school’s athletic field on Berk Avenue, Richmond police Sgt. Felix Tan said.

Walnut Creek: Man fatally shot outside downtown sports bar

Courtney Brown, 38, was a patron at Crogan’s Sports Bar & Grill before he was fatally shot early Saturday, said Walnut Creek police Lt. Tom Cashion.

Friday Night Plight: Fewer playing high school football as concussion cases spike

State data compiled by the Bay Area News Group show a 7 percent drop in high school football participation since 2006 as concussion diagnoses grow along with concerns about head injuries . Is the sport’s popularity waning?

Bay Area summer: No hot August nights

As summer reaches its home stretch, temperatures in the Bay Area are expected to remain slightly cooler than normal with no real scorchers expected through the end of the month.

California test scores: Amid gains, proficiency lags and ethnic gap widens

California students’ scores on English and math rose from last year to this spring, newly released results show, with gains spanning gender, race, language and socioeconomic differences. But in the annual English and math state test scores for public-school students, only 49 percent in English and 37 percent in math scored proficient.

Lafayette police searching for bank robbery suspect

Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a U.S. Bank Tuesday afternoon.