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    By Alaa Elassar | CNN Every day for nearly a week, Manette Sharick and her 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, drew “Black Lives Matter” in chalk across the sidewalk outside their home in Concord. But every time they wrote the message, they woke up the next morning to find that the word Black, and only that word,...
    CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- For three days, Concord resident Manette Sharick says she was trying to figure out who had been erasing the word "Black" from her Black Lives Matter chalk sign."Writing with chalk on a sidewalk is causing no harm or damage to the community. If you disagree that's fine but don't damage what...
    MARTINEZ — The Contra Costa District Attorney’s office has filed a murder charge against a Pleasant Hill man who was arrested earlier this week in connection with a fatal shooting. Harminder Singh Aujla, 40, was charged Thursday with murdering 39-year-old Michael Olsen. The charge carries an enhancement alleging use of a firearm. Olsen was shot...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — By a one-vote margin, the Pittsburg Planning Commission on Tuesday night approved a 1,500-home project proposed for the hills in the southern portion of the city. The project’s fate now moves into the hands of the City Council. “This is a real big deal,” planning commissioner Christophe Moreno said during the...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Concord city officials are considering cutting down trees near the Merrimack River to reveal and remove homeless encampments. The idea was discussed Monday during Concord’s Public Safety Board meeting, the Concord Monitor reported. City councilor Fred Keach suggested removing all trees behind the Capitol Plaza shopping center on Storrs Street, similar...
    CONCORD (CBS SF) — Concord voters will be presented in November with a ballot measure on whether to approve extending and increasing a sales tax city leaders expect will raise about $27 million a year for myriad municipal needs. At about 1 a.m. Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to support the measure, now known simply...
    CONCORD (CBS SF) — A vegetation fire is burning near state Highway 4 in Concord on Tuesday afternoon and has prompted the closure of highway lanes, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The fire was reported at 2:38 p.m. along Highway 4 just west of Willow Pass Road and had burned about...
    CONCORD (CBS SF) — A man was fatally shot at a Concord business park Monday afternoon and a suspect has been arrested, police said. The victim was identified by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office as 39-year-old Michael Olsen. Olsen, a Concord resident, was found after officers responded around 12:40 p.m. to a report of...
    CONCORD — JCPenney at Concord’s Sunvalley Shopping Center has escaped previous plans for a shutdown and the department store will remain open amid the economic woes unleashed by the coronavirus, the retailer said Friday. The decision by JCPenney to keep its department store open in Concord serves as a welcome contrast to the forbidding landscape...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Crews are battling a fast-moving grass fire being driven by strong winds in East Contra Costa County.In a tweet sent out by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, the fire has burned at least 40 acres and is 0% contained.Evacuations are underway on Holland Tract Road which is...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Crews are battling a fast-moving grass fire being driven by strong winds in East Contra Costa County.In a tweet sent out by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, the fire is being dubbed the Holland Tract fire and has already burned at least 20 acres near Knightsen. Update:...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Concord woman has died in a car crash off I-93 in the city, New Hampshire State Police said. Police received a call at 5:26 a.m. Sunday about debris in the roadway. When troopers arrived they found a car off the road, about 30 feet down an embankment and resting against...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It would cost at least $1.4 million to preserve a 132-year-old red-brick coal gasholder building in New Hampshire believed to be the last of its type in the country, according to an engineering analysis. The round building with a cupola atop its conical roof was built in Concord in 1888 when...
    CONCORD (CBS) — Forty body cameras have been ordered for police officers in Concord, the department announced Friday. The town believes they are the seventh in Massachusetts to have officers wear cameras. “The addition of body-worn and cruiser cameras adds a major layer of transparency and openness for the Concord Police Department,” Town Manager Crane...
    Amid calls around the country to reimagine public safety and after some cities have taken steps to divert funding from police departments to other services, Concord officials began a public conversation — one of several, the mayor says — to discuss the role of law enforcement. And as Concord residents before and during the virtual...
    CONCORD (CBS SF) – The final land use plan for public access improvements and open space preservation at a planned new 2,540-acre regional park on former Concord Naval Weapon Station land on Concord’s northeast edge has been finalized, the East Bay Regional Park District said. The final land use plan for what is, at least...
    CONCORD (CBS) – An iconic mom and pop toy store is set to close after nearly 80 years in business. The Toy Shop has been a fixture in Concord since 1942. After owning the shop since 1988, Dan Hesel has decided to retire to spend more time with family. The shop bills itself as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Inland temperatures in the Bay Area are expected to spike this weekend, peaking on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. KPIX 5 Weather Center: Current Conditions, Maps, Forecasts For Your Area While onshore winds will keep the coast cool, temperatures inland will rise into the 90s over the weekend....
    CONCORD (CBS SF) — A Concord police officer arrested a driver who was on probation Wednesday morning after finding a loaded firearm in the vehicle, according to authorities. While Concord police did not offer any details on the subject who was arrested, the department posted about the incident on Twitter. The motorcycle officer pulled the...
    Editor's note: In order to allow our staff to enjoy the 4th of July holiday with their families, TheBlaze will be running a series of articles today commemorating the Revolutionary War, which won America her freedom. God bless America, and all of you. BOSTON (APRIL 20, 1775) — American militiamen, after...
    Firefighters were able to contain a blaze at a three-story townhouse building still under construction in Concord in the early hours of Friday morning, according to fire officials. A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crew was dispatched to the construction site on Willow Pass Road and Esperanza Drive — close to the Concord City...
    CONCORD (CBS SF) — A late night two-alarm fire raced through a townhouse construction project early Friday, heavily damaging several units before crews were able to bring it under control. Fire officials said they received calls reporting the blaze at the massive construction project located at Willow Pass Rd. near Esperanza St. at around 11:47...
    CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- A two-alarm fire that gutted a three-story townhouse under construction in Concord overnight in being called "suspicious" by firefighters.The fire started overnight on Willow Pass Road near Esperanza Street. It spread to every part of the building by the time firefighters arrived. Fireworks has been an issue in the area and...
    CONCORD (CBS SF) — A wildfire erupted in the tender-dry hills near Highway 4 in Contra Costa County late Wednesday, growing to several acres and two alarms before firefighters were able to gain control. Authorities said the blaze broke out off Evora Rd. near Willow Pass and Hwy 4 in the foothills just east of...
    PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) — A series of fires along a popular walking and cycling trail in Contra Costa County have been determined to be intentionally set, according to fire officials. A spokesman with Contra Costa County Fire Protection District confirmed that arson was the cause of multiple fires along the Iron Horse Regional Trail...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill prohibiting sexual contact between New Hampshire teachers and students regardless of a student’s age is back on track after a rocky path toward passage. Lawmakers proposed multiple bills in response to the arrest last year of Concord High School teacher Primo “Howie” Leung, who has pleaded not guilty to...
    Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society has partnered with Amazon Studios to launch “A Night at the Drive-In,” a nationwide series of free screening “celebrating multi-cultural voices in cinema.” The series begins July 1 at multiple drive-ins, including two Northern California locations — Solano Drive-In in Concord and the Sacramento Drive-In. The series will feature double...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus...
    CONCORD — At least 15 people are dead after COVID-19 infected 75 people at an East Bay skilled nursing facility, according to data published by the state. The state Department of Public Health’s latest report shows that 14 patients and at least one health care worker at San Miguel Villa, a post-acute nursing facility in...
    OAKLAND — A Bay Point man who was arrested on suspicion of illegal gun possession after crashing into a Concord police car during a high speed chase was sentenced to two years in federal prison this week, court records show. Robert Coleman, 23, had a pistol loaded with seven rounds when police arrested him last...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a...
    CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- A two-alarm grass fire reported at about 5 p.m. Saturday near East Olivera and Willow Pass Roads near the former Concord Naval Weapons Station has been contained at about 136 acres, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.There were no reports of any injuries or damaged structures in the fire,...
    CONCORD (KGO) -- Crews are responding to a 2-alarm brush fire burning near East Olivera Road and Willow Pass Road in Concord. The fire was first reported just before 5 p.m.Officials say approximately 20 acres are burning and at least one structure has been damaged as of 5:40 p.m.Stay with ABC7 News for the latest...