Today's Contra Costa County Headlines...
A pair of home-invasion robbers tricked a married couple in their 90s into letting them into their home twice in two days, severely beating the husband and wife during their second crime, police said.
The University of California announced Monday plans to create a $250 million independent venture fund to pursue investments in enterprises funded by UC research, subject to approval by its Board of Regents.
Facebook officials have agreed to meet with local drag queens at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website's policy of people using their legal names on their accounts.
PG&E and the state Public Utilities Commission, engulfed in controversy over inappropriate email exchanges and how they are handling the aftermath of the fatal explosion in San Bruno, announced the ouster of several officials amid accusations the two organizations have a cozy relationship.
A Southwest Airlines flight landed safely in Oakland after the pilot diverted shortly after takeoff from San Jose because of mechanical issues with the wing flaps.
About half the fans who drove to Sunday's regular season home opener against the Chicago Bears were trapped in their lots for up to an hour or two as a constant stream of pedestrians and trains blocked their paths out.