Richmond: Shooting leaves one dead, another injured

One man died and a homeowner hospitalized in Richmond early Friday, after each was shot when the owner opened fire to protect his property and business from a possible home invasion, police said.  
Pittsburg man who confessed to killing activist David Lewis dies from natural causes
The man who confessed to killing East Palo Alto activist David Lewis in 2010 died last week from natural causes, one day after his 27-year-old daughter was fatally shot in Sacramento. 

Zone 7 Water Agency approves 25 percent cut to Tri-Valley water providers
The wholesale water agency for Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and part of San Ramon faces shortages because it expects to get no water allocation from the State Water Project. 

BART train derails on way to train yard near North Concord station
No one was injured and no service was disrupted as a result of the derailment, according to BART police. 

Man shot, killed in downtown Concord is city's first homicide of the year
Concord police were on the scene late Thursday at Laguna and Adelaide streets investigating the city's first shooting death of the year. 

Residents express outcry over Chevron Richmond's modernization project
More than 60 people addressed the city's Planning Commission on Thursday, saying the environmental report describing Chevron Corp.'s proposed $1 billion modernization of its local refinery does too little to reduce pollutants and ensure safety. 

California's only river route floats Delta mail carrier's boat
A relic of U.S. Postal history, Rick Stelzriede delivers the goods to island residents rain or shine. 

Concord man charged with murder pleads to burglary
Teenager invoked Miranda rights, prosecutor said, and there was no physical evidence tying him to the brutal slaying of Benicia native Shelby Barnes 

Contra Costa Times editorial: Contra Costa Auditor-Controller Bob Campbell deserves another term
He has, by our observation and from accounts of those who depend on him for information, done an excellent job leading the office since he was elected in 2010. 

Contra Costa Times editorial: Karen Sakata obvious choice for Contra Costa schools superintendent
After 14 years as a school principal, Sakata has worked in the county Office of Education for the past six. She understands the complex policy issues facing a superintendent -- and the importance of keeping the job independent.  

This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be grandparents.