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Contra Costa County (California)

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  • Shell Oil paying millions for tank violations

    Shell Oil Co. will pay $19.5 million in civil penalties and fees to settle a state complaint involving hundreds of environmental violations at its California gas stations. A state investigation found problems with leak detection and monitoring of underground s
  • Man charged in slayings of four women in Northern California; victims share alliteration of names

    Did their names play a part in their deaths at the hands of a serial killer? A Nevada man was charged Wednesday in Marin County with the slayings of four women from 1977 to 1994 in Northern California. The victims:...

    Early-bird voters sometimes get burned

    Virginia and Libero Daniel made up their minds more than two weeks ago on whom they'd be supporting in California's presidential primary. So they marked their absentee ballots and mailed them in early. Both voted for Republican Rudolph W. Giuliani. And...

    Jerome Waldie, dies at 84; former state and federal lawmaker

    Jerome Waldie, the former Northern California assemblyman and congressman who became an early advocate of impeaching President Nixon during the Watergate scandal, died Friday at his home in Placerville. He was 84. Waldie had been in poor health the...

    Army Pvt. Benjamin B. Tollefson, 22, Concord, Calif.; killed in mortar attack in Iraq

    It had become, like many of their activities, tradition. So, every year, at the end of January, Ben Tollefson and Cory Renfrow spent a day hiking up Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County. They would take their time walking past the pine trees and poison oak,...