Rick Hurd, San Jose Mercury News

Rick Hurd

San Jose Mercury News

Pittsburg, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • The Daily Democrat
  • ChicoER
  • Boston Herald
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Pioneer Press
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Rick:

Contra Costa prosecutors: Our hands were tied in case of fatal Antioch gas station robbery

Established California state law tied the hands of Contra Costa County prosecutors and forced them to decline a murder charge against a 19-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a gas station store clerk in Antioch last month, prosecutors said Friday. → Read More

Man falls onto BART tracks in medical emergency, but disaster avoided

The man fell onto the tracks about 9:15 a.m., according to BARt. → Read More

East Bay woman accused of firing gun into air after offering 5-year-old marijuana

A 41-year-old Bay Point woman is suspected of approaching a 5-year-old boy, then pointing a gun at his mother's head and firing it into the air after the mom confronted her, police said. → Read More

Most of the Bay Area could see up to ¾ inch of rain Thursday

The start of December could be a wet one, as the Bay Area was expected to see its first major rainstorm in three weeks Thursday, according to National Weather Service forecasts Thursday morning. → Read More

Health officials: East Bay oil refinery did not notify them of Thanksgiving night hazardous materials leak

Health officials in Contra Costa County are seeking an explanation as to why they weren't notified after a hazardous substance leaked into the air from a refinery for at least eight hours starting Thanksgiving night. → Read More

Murder charges filed in one of two Bay Point fatal shootings over Thanksgiving weekend

The Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office has investigated three homicides in Bay Point this year. → Read More

Police arrest driver suspected of hitting pedestrian in downtown Oakley

The injured woman was released from a hospital after treatment for head, arm injuries, police said. → Read More

Police arrest driver suspected of hitting pedestrian in downtown Oakley

The injured woman was released from a hospital after treatment for head, arm injuries, police said. → Read More

Concord nursing facility to pay $2.3 million to settle allegations of “grossly substandard” care

A Concord-based corporation that oversaw a 190-bed nursing home in that city agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle federal allegations of "grossly substandard" care, authorities said Tuesday. → Read More

Concord nursing facility to pay $2.3 million to settle allegations of “grossly substandard” care

A Concord-based corporation that oversaw a 190-bed nursing home in that city agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle federal allegations of "grossly substandard" care, authorities said Tuesday. → Read More

Nursing assistant at elderly care home accused of swiping money, identity from two patients

A 44-year-old Oakland woman is suspected of stealing the identities and money of two nursing home residents while working as a nursing assistant there, police said. → Read More

Store clerk shot to death during robbery in Antioch identified

A store clerk fatally shot during a robbery last weekend was identified by authorities Tuesday. → Read More

Person killed after SUV goes off I-580 embankment in Livermore

The crash happened just west of the brake check area at the N. Flynn Road exit, according to the CHP. → Read More

In Richmond, a 3-month break from killings has observers quietly on edge

As Thanksgiving beckons, the Richmond Police Department has gone three months without opening a new homicide investigation, a lull that's not frequent but not entirely unusual, either. → Read More

Alameda County Sheriff opens internal investigation after freeway crash involving deputy

An Alameda County Sheriff's deputy — who was driving a county-owned vewhicle at the time — is suspected in a DUI-related crash earlier this month in Livermore, officials confirmed. → Read More

Fatal crash on Highway 4 is third one in less than a week

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the third fatal collision on Highway 4 in less than a week, after a person died Monday in a crash involving a semi truck, the agency said. → Read More

Jury at coroner’s inquest rules woman who fled Moraga police and fatally crashed died by accident

A woman who tried to drive away from Moraga police officers only to crash fatally into a guard rail minutes after a pursuit was called off died by accident, authorities said. → Read More

Three children among five killed in early morning Highway 4 crash in Pittsburg

Five people, including three children, were killed early Thursday morning when a wrong-way driver collided with another vehicle on state Highway 4 in Pittsburg, the California Highway Patrol said. → Read More

Roche and Syrop headed for election to Hayward City Council

The election is expected to be certified Dec. 8, according to officials. → Read More

All three children in fatal head-on crash on Highway 4 in Pittsburg were under 10 years old

All three children who were among five who died in a two-car head-on crash on Highway 4 early Thursday were under 10 years old, authorities said Friday. → Read More