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Star Quest's Annual Talent Show
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For twenty-one years, Star Quest of Pleasant Hill has been bringing amazing performances by our youth to the community, and its 22nd show at DVC Performing Arts Theatre on April 26 & 27  promises t...

Join the Alhambra High School Drama Club for Cabaret . Performances nightly from Wednesday ,  April 23 through Saturday, April 26 . Doors open at 6:30 and curtain at 7 o'clock.  You may purchase ti...
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Martinez Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
On Saturday, April 26, we will be honoring citizens from the community for their contributions to the betterment of Martinez. The event will take place at the Martinez Event Center, 524 Main Street...
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Downtown Martinez Spring Wine Stroll
Come and enjoy the Wine Stroll in Downtown Martinez on Saturday, May 3 from 2-5:30pm. Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling from business to business in downtown Martinez. Stop in participating stor...
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A man was in critical condition early Thursday after a shooting on a street in Oakland’s Golden Gate District, authorities said.

A spokesman at Highland Hospital said the victim was driven to the hospital and was in critical, but stable condition with a head wound.

Oakland police said their shot spotter technology alerted them to gunshots in the area near 62nd and San Pablo Ave, at 6:02 a.m.

Officers arrived and found evidence of a shooting but no victim. A quick call to Highland alerted officers to the victim being treated there.

The shooting took place near the Golden Gate Recreation Center and the Aspire Berkeley Maynard Academy. Fortunately, the academy had not started classes for the day at the time of the shooting.

No arrests had been made and no suspect information was immediately available in connection with the shooting, according to police.

2014-04-24 08:44:23 -0700

A Livermore police officer was being heralded as a hero after he kicked open the front door of burning home Tuesday night and pulled a woman to safety.

Authorities said officer Brian Sleeper was first to arrive at the fire on Grace Street Tuesday night.

"It was pretty chaotic," said the officer. "I saw flames coming over the back of the house."

A backyard shed was burning and so was the roof of a house.

Inside one of the bedrooms was an elderly woman unable to walk on her own.

"Several neighbors were pointing at the house yelling that there was a female trapped inside," Sleeper said.

He kicked in the front door and located the woman on the floor of the master bedroom.

He carried her out to the front lawn where she was treated by paramedics. Sleeper was also treated after he injured his right hand during the rescue.

He doesn't consider himself a hero, just an officer doing his job.

"I think it's something that anybody in my department would have done," he said. "I just happened to be in the right place at the right time."

Fire officials told KTVU that the flames were minutes, if not seconds, from reaching the bedroom where the woman was found.

They say it appears oily rags started the fire in the detached shed.

2014-04-24 08:31:51 -0700

An 84-year-old Daly City man surrendered to police Wednesday night in connection with a shooting that triggered an evacuation of a medical building earlier in the day, authorities said.

Daly City Police Sgt. Michael Bart said investigators were still trying to determine why Raymond Iwase fired a shot inside the medical building.

“When people think of 84-year-old people, they don’t think of them committing this kind of crime,” he told KTVU. “I think some people were shocked by the age of the suspect.”

Police had a description of the man and tracked him to his Plymouth Circle home at around 10 p.m. He surrendered without incident.

Investigators recovered a gun and ammunition during a search of the home. Iwase was booked at San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder.

A doctor, who was not identified, noticed the elderly man holding a handgun on the second floor of a medical building at 1500 Southgate at about 1:30 p.m.

He told police he heard a shot as he fled scene, triggering a large law enforcement response to the area. The building was evacuated and the facility was ringed by SWAT officers. 

A SWAT team search of the two floor building yielded no sign of any victims or the shooter.  Detectives located bullet fragments in a second floor hallway.

Police say the doctor did not recognize the man and the building did not have security camera.

2014-04-24 08:16:37 -0700

Former Beatle Paul McCartney announced Thursday he would play a farewell concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park – the site of the group’s final concert – in August before the wrecking ball brings down the famed stadium.

McCartney ended months of speculation with an announcement of the August 14th concert on his website.

Calling it “Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert,” McCartney will be returning to the site where on August 29, 1966 the Beatles played their final concert.

The stop will be part of the former Beatle’s 2014 U.S. 'Out There' tour.

Tickets for the newly announced dates will be on sale Monday, May 5 at 10am local time.

 American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, May 1 at 10am through Sunday, May 4 at 10pm.

Candlestick Park is scheduled for demolition in the Fall of 2014 after the San Francisco 49ers have moved to a new stadium in Santa Clara.

2014-04-24 07:53:47 -0700

They might have just been 'budding' entrepreneurs, but two fourth-graders in Colorado have been busted for selling marijuana.

​"The school says the students stole the marijuana from their grandparents. They say the school will be handling their punishment, not the police. One student did try an edible but did not get sick." (Via KWGN)

"The young man ate about half of it, so took a small bite."

And they might not be the best at business. It seems the young boy who sold the drugs to three other boys on the playground made just $11 from the sales.

ABC reports the four boys involved will be suspended. This was only a small quantity of pot. But the school's big message here is that adults should keep their marijuana away from kids.

Some parents at the school were understandably upset this could happen. 

Of course, buying and selling marijuana has been legal in Colorado since Jan. 1, but that doesn't mean it's legal for kids. (Via The Huffington Post)

Fox reports there is growing concern over edibles. Their effects don't show up as quickly, so it's easy to eat too much, and they might be easier for children to confuse because they look like normal food. (ViaFox News)

It's unclear exactly how long the students will be suspended.

2014-04-24 07:45:17 -0700
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