OPINION: A Matter Of Trust - And Common Sense

Humans expect so much, from other humans.In a week of hard knocks and jolting tragedy we are left to ponder the localized implications of a sexting scandal allegedly perpetrated by a California highway patrolman. That it follows days after a brother officer was arrested in Vacaville for possessing child pornography has been doubly hard to process.

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LAFAYETTE: Cell Phone Gunman Nabbed In Pittsburg

A cell phone robbery in Lafayette is resolved by police Wednesday.A 19-year-old Pittsburg man is in custody today after surveillance cameras and witness testimony fingered him as the suspect in a startlingly direct, broad daylight robbery of a man attempting to finalize a Craigslist deal for an iPhone Plus.

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COUNTY: What Happens After Your Credit History Is Stolen

.NEWS24-680 has been writing about the pervasive and seemingly unstoppable crime of identity theft for some time. But now, a Walnut Creek man shows us what happens after your credit card records are stolen, and how hard it is to get it back.

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WALNUT CREEK: New All-Inclusive Play Area For Local Kids

.A trio of civic groups got together to bring a colorful new play area capable of welcoming kids with special needs and are making it available for a firsthand, real-world kid workout this weekend.

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MORAGA: Granny Scam Works Again - $1,750 Worth

.A Moraga resident appears to have become the latest victim of an insidious phone scam targeting the elderly, police say. In the latest instance, $1,750 was wired to a waiting con man - or woman.

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LAFAYETTE: Local Woman Killed In Bizarre Fort Bragg Crash

A Lafayette woman dies in a bizarre crash in Fort Bragg.A Lafayette woman was killed and her 7-month-old nephew injured Friday after a man staying in the room next to hers at a Fort Bragg motel apparently got in his truck and drove it into into their room.

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News 24-680 Calendar

OCT
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10.25.2014 - 10.26.2014DANVILLE: Fall Craft Festival

OCT
28

10.28.2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmLAFAYETTE: City Council Meeting

OCT
30

10.30.2014ORINDA: Lunch With The Mayor

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ORINDA: Pre-Halloween Skulking And Housebreaking On The Log

Orinda Police Log.There were some pre-Halloween Trick or Treaters out in Orinda last week, apparently, and some of them may even have been wearing masks as some homeowners came up missing a few things. The men and women of the Orinda police department were kept busy, suffice to say.

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ARTS: Death Letter Blues For A Moody Sunday In The Numbers

News24/680 Request LineWe needed something, an Old School Blues Classic with a contemporary edge and, as we have so often in the past when these moods hit, we fell back on the music of The White Stripes to lift our spirits and get us back in church.

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DANVILLE: Car Thefts, Burglary Mars The Police Blotter

Danville Police Log.There was some creeping and skulking going on in Danville this past week, apparently, and not by pre-Halloween goblins and ghouls - unless they are the type to steal cars and other things.

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"Crow Smarts" Field Notes from New Caledonia

Science, News24-680, Tesla Fong, Pamela S Turner, New Caledonian crows using tools to feed. Discovery is the very essence of science, so it makes total sense that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and adventure go hand-in-hand.

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