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Concord is a city located in Contra Costa County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 121,780.

Until 1998 the city was the eastern terminus of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuter train system. Concord has been primarily a bedroom community over... (More Info and Source) Concord Real Estate

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San Jose police called to Ray McDonald's home in May

There is new information in the allegations against 49er Ray McDonald.

According to a San Jose police report, police were called to his home in May after a dispute apparently between him and his fiancée.

The police report states an engaged couple were in an argument when a female subject became upset and grabbed a gun registered to the male and held it at her side. When the male informed the female he was going to call 911, she put the gun away and left without incident, according to the report. The female did not point the gun at the male.

This comes after the investigation into McDonald's Aug. 31 arrest by police in San Jose on suspicion of domestic violence, with his pregnant fiancée.

McDonald, 29, was arrested without incident after San Jose police responded to reports of violence at about 2:45 a.m. in the 2500 block of Bentley Ridge Drive where McDonald lives, police said.

Officers booked McDonald, a defensive end for the 49ers, into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of domestic violence after seeing that his fiancée had visible injuries. 

He posted bail and was released from jail later that morning.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:28:57 -0700

2 Investigates: Fraction of local domestic violence cases investigated lead to charges

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Bay Area law enforcement agencies investigated thousands of cases of suspected domestic violence in 2013, but in some places, KTVU found only about a third of those investigations led to criminal charges.

Domestic violence survivors, advocates and prosecutors say the reason so many cases never make it to a courtroom is complex.

"I have wanted to protect him even though he was hurting me," said a local domestic violence survivor who does not want to be identified.

Unlike the recent string of NFL players facing accusations of abuse, this woman's case received no national attention and her alleged abuser is not a celebrity, but her story is just as troubling.

"He would punch my stomach when I was a high-risk pregnancy with twins," said the woman.  "He would wake me in the middle of the night with a gun to my head... or to my daughters head. She was only nine months old."

2 Investigates found she's among thousands of battered women in the Bay Area whose abusers were not immediately held accountable.

In Contra Costa County, police brought nearly 2500 misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases to the District Attorney's Office for review.  166 of those cases led to felony charges and another 315 were filed as misdemeanors.  Several of the other cases were returned for further investigation.

In San Francisco, the DA's office reviewed about 1600 cases and filed charges in more than 500 of them -- a rate of about 33 percent.

San Mateo County prosecutors also reviewed about 1600 cases and prosecuted 859.  More than 600 of them led to convictions.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:28:33 -0700

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be critical to having options later in life.

Facebook says it is donating 50 laptops and creating a class to teach mobile-application development at Sequoia High, a short drive from Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters.

Zuckerberg's appearance is part of Facebook's campaign to encourage more young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Silicon Valley companies have recently come under criticism for workforces that are mostly young, male, white and Asian.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:59:31 -0700

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