Rodeo: Cause of refinery fire under investigation

A 72-hour incident report on the Sunday afternoon fire at the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo, which sparked a response by Contra Costa County hazardous materials, is due Wednesday; there were no reports of injuries 
Dead whale washes up on Pacifica shore
A dead whale was discovered washed up in the surf on a Pacifica beach early Sunday morning, according to police.  

Marin's WildCare releases young badger after recovery from near-death experience
The story seemed destined to end in tragedy: A bleeding baby badger found huddled near her dead mother on the side of the road June 6. But after nearly two months at San Rafael's WildCare, the newly healthy badger has been released into the wilderness, hale and hearty. 

Poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought
When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.  

Golden eagle rescued by San Ramon Valley firefighters dies after being released into wild
A young female golden eagle rescued by San Ramon Valley firefighters in March and rehabilitated by Lindsay Wildlife Hospital died last Saturday after being struck by a wind turbine. 

East Bay: Rodeo's Phillips 66 refinery fire extinguished
Multiple reports of an incident at the refinery spurred the Contra Costa County health department to issue a public health advisory for the towns of Rodeo and Crockett. 

Country club golf course plans sewer plant as newer fix for grass water woes
Diablo Country Club tees up plans pioneering recycling project to secure its water future  

Crystal Springs bald eagles raise two more chicks
A nesting pair of bald eagles at Crystal Springs Reservoir has made history yet again by raising two chicks that are now learning to fly above the vast Peninsula Watershed, symbolizing the once-endangered predator's resurgence in the Bay Area and beyond.  

Antioch to hold neighborhood cleanup Saturday
Residents are encouraged to participate in Antioch Police Department's monthly litter-busting event. 

West Nile virus: Infected mosquitoes test positive for the illness in Fremont
Two mosquito groups collected July 22 in north Fremont were infected with West Nile virus, making them Alameda County's first mosquitoes to test positive for the illness this year. 

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Dr. Dre releasing first album in nearly 16 years

'Detox' is off but 'Compton: A Soundtrack,' inspired by the upcoming N.W.A. biopic 'Straight Outta Compton,' will be released on iTunes and Apple Music on Friday.