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Pops in the Plaza
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
California Symphony performs in Todos Santos Plaza on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy family friendly music from movies, Broadway tunes, swing and jazz. Now in its 15th year, this free ...

PHMS Family Night Out at Off the Grid
On Wednesday, August 27 , from 5-9pm on Trelany Road behind City Hall  (across from PH Park), come out for a night of fun! There will be a variety of food trucks arranged through OFF THE GRID, alon...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Jangle at Sunset by the Lake
The Big Jangle is the next Sunset by the Lake concert in the series. Head to Pleasant Hill City Hall Lawn on August 31 . Concert is from 6:00 - 8:00pm. This is a family friendly and popular concert...
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Plaza Concert August 21
Head to Downtown Pleasant Hill this Thursday for the third plaza concert in the series. Come enjoy Dave Martin's House Party Band from 6:30-8:30pm. This FREE outdoor concert is located next to Jack...
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Firefighters brought a two-alarm fire at a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Pittsburg under control Saturday morning, a Contra Costa County fire marshal said.

Fire officials received a call at 8:33 a.m. from an employee at the Carl's Jr. restaurant, located at 4595 Century Blvd. near Auto Center Road, reporting a grease fire in a deep fryer, Contra Costa County Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said.

The fire was brought under control around 9:35 a.m. and no injuries were reported, Marshall said.

The fast food restaurant was open for business when the fryer caught fire and all employees and customers were able to safely exit the building, according to Marshall.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and initially attempted to control the blaze using fire extinguishers, but the fire spread through the ducts above the fryer to the structure, Marshall said.

The cause of the grease fire remains under investigation, according to the fire marshal.

2014-08-23 09:40:59 -0700

While foxes are typically considered to be cunning and wily, friendly would not be a term often associated with the woodland creatures.

But one fox in England is proving that foxes can be sweet instead of sly.

According to the Daily Mail, Pudding the fox was abandoned at birth by her mother. The National Fox Welfare Society took charge of the abandoned animal, with hopes of integrating the orphan with a litter of fox cubs so she could eventually be released in the wild.

But it turns out Pudding prefers human companionship over her own kind.

Because Pudding is too tame now to survive in the wild, she will continue residing at the rescue facility, where she has become a star attraction. Pudding is gaining fans throughout the world via the rescue center’s Facebook page and global news reports.

The public should view Pudding as a rare exception. The National Fox Welfare Society wants everyone to understand that foxes are wild creatures and should remain in their natural habitat whenever possible.

2014-08-23 09:37:52 -0700

A Sacramento man said pine needles helped save his life when he recently found himself lost in the Sierra for 5 days.

Mike Vilhauer said he just wanted to catch some fish when headed out to the mountains in Alpine County a week ago.

He said when nothing was biting in the lake, he set off in search of crickets in hopes they would be more tempting bait.

And that was when he got lost.

"Every time I would walk up one ridge and I would think 'There is the lake.' But there would be nothing," said Vilhauer.

Stranded in the wilderness, he made a shelter out of branches and pine needles.

Vilhauer said when he saw helicopters pass overhead he decided to write out the word "HELP" in 8-foot letters using pine needles.

On Sunday, rescuers spotted him and brought him to safety.

They also told him there were no fish in the lake where he'd gone fishing.

2014-08-23 09:13:19 -0700

All lanes have reopened after a fatal traffic accident closed lanes early Saturday morning on the southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident was initially reported at 3:18 a.m. near the Hegenberger Road off ramp, the CHP said.

The driver of the wrecked vehicle was found not breathing at 3:20 a.m., according to the CHP.

The closure was reduced to three lanes at 3:38 a.m. when a sig-alert was issued, according to the CHP.

The sig-alert was cancelled and all lanes were reopened at 5:09 a.m., the CHP said.

2014-08-23 08:17:54 -0700

The victim shot during a confrontation backstage after a Wiz Khalifa concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View Friday night has died, according to authorities.

Mountain View police as well as other outside agencies also responded around 11:05 p.m. to Shoreline Amphitheatre at 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, said police spokesperson Shino Tanaka.

Officers have confirmed that there is one known victim who suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Tanaka said.

On Saturday morning, police confirmed that the man had died from his injuries at the hospital. His identity still has not been released.

Police are looking for any witnesses who may have information leading to the arrest of any suspects involved in the shooting, Tanaka said.

Tanaka said police were trying to determine how the individual was able to bring the weapon into the concert venue.

A capacity crowd of over 22,000 fans had gathered for the concert. Police remained on the scene Saturday morning investigating the incident.

There was no description of the suspect in the shooting available. The shooter is currently at large.

Anyone with any video, photos, or similar evidence of the shooting, or of the backstage area leading up to the shooting, contact (650) 903-6395.

2014-08-23 07:39:33 -0700
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