Magnitude 3.3 Quake Reported Near San Pablo

By Robert Salonga, The Oakland Tribune San Pablo, Contra Costa-- A magnitude 3.3 earthquake shook residents in West Contra Costa County this morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The temblor was centered one mile northwest of San Pablo, along the Hayward Fault, according to the USGS. … [Read more]

Alameda Leaders Back Veterans Clinic, Columbarium at Alameda Point

Critics worry about endangered bird colony at site By Peter Hegarty, The Oakland Tribune City leaders are backing the construction of a health clinic and columbarium for veterans at Alameda Point, despite critics saying the project may be located too close to a colony of endangered California Least Terns. The outpatient clinic would offer health care to approximately 7,000 local veterans, while the columbarium would provide space for the remains of 310,000 Bay Area veterans. The U.S. Navy … [Read more]

Napa County Fair: Annual Event Sparks July 4th Fun

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By John Lindblom St. Helena Star Thursday, July 08, 2010 At 92 years of age, former Calistoga policeman Bill McCall is believed to have patrolled or otherwise attended 61 annual editions of the Napa County Fairs. “I never arrested anybody at the Fairgrounds because I pulled the graveyard shift,” he said. His daughter, Lynette Fife, however, recalled one of the most untoward incidents in all those years. “In the middle of the night when the Fairgrounds was empty some carnies … [Read more]