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Nurses Say DMC Has Begun Diverting Ambulances, Capping Admissions

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is criticizing Contra Costa County for its lackluster response to keeping Doctors Medical Center (DMC) open as a full-service hospital following an announcement that the hospital will no longer [...]
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Thurmond Outraises Echols in Race for Assembly District 15

District 15 Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond raised 30 percent more in campaign contributions during the last reporting period than his opponent, Elizabeth Echols, according to reports published by the Secretary of State.District 15 covers parts [...]
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Chevron and Oakland A’s Host Baseball Clinic for Children

Chevron and the Oakland A’s teamed up to host a youth baseball clinic with local children at Richmond’s Martin Luther King Park. The event was designed to generate excitement for education – especially science, technology, [...]
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Nurses, City Council Call on County to Take Over DMC

Several hundred nurses and patients, including many in wheelchairs, as well as religious and community leaders and elected officials marched Wednesday from Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo to West Contra Costa Health Clinic, where [...]
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City Council Considers $1 Billion Chevron Refinery Modernization Project

As Richmond’s City Council considered whether or not to approve the Chevron Refinery Modernization Project, a group of community residents and Chevron workers expressed their support of the $1 billion project at a public hearing [...]
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Bikes, Boats and Coffee Keep East Bay Kids on Right Path

By Brian Rinker Rosevelt Jones never imagined he’d ever have a job. He thought himself destined for a hard life on the streets of Oakland and in and out of jail. That changed when Jones [...]
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Girls Inc. Offers Summer Fun for Girls Ages 5 to 14

Girls Inc. of West Contra Cost County is offering Summer Fun Experience for girls ages 5 to 14, which has six weeks left. The program’s themes including friendship, health, fitness, independence and careers, exploring, crazy [...]