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Week in Review: Fatal Wrong-Way; Molest Suspect's Local Ties; Cleaner Arrest; Pedestrian Deaths; Hern Update

Here are some of this week's headlines from Lamorinda.

Fatal Friday Morning Crash on 24 Caused by Wrong-Way Driver. A Brentwood woman driving the wrong way on westbound state Highway  24 in Lafayette early Friday morning collided head-on with another vehicle,  killing the other driver, according to the California Highway Patrol. Story is here.

Accused Child Molester Worked at Lafayette Church. A man charged with molesting multiple children was employed at  childcare centers and churches throughout Contra Costa County over the past  two years and as recently as last week. Read more here.

Lafayette Police Chief Warns Residents to Look for Missing Jewelry. The Lafayette police chief believes that a house cleaner arrested on suspicion of grand theft last week may have stolen items from many homes in the area from as far back as November 2012. Story is here.

Who's Hiring in Lamorinda: Mechanics Bank;  Whole Foods; OfficeTeam. Learn more here.

Lamorinda Pedestrian Deaths In Analysis of Driver Prosecutions: Details here.

Aaron Hern Is Back In Martinez. The Boston Marathon bomb victim celebrates his 12th birthday, as his family prepares to struggle back to normalcy.  Story is here.

Home At Last: Martinez Hears From the Hern Family.  Looking exhausted but strong, Alan and Katherine Hern stood before a line of television cameras and reporters at City Hall Plaza Friday morning and said their 12-year-old son Aaron is recovering nicely, but still has six or more weeks of recovery before he regains full mobility. Article here.

Hookah Pens, Vaporizers and Your Teens: Stay informed with this blog.

ConFire Tells Contra Costa Residents To Prepare For Fire Season -- Hot weather and high winds in Contra Costa County marked the start of May — and the official beginning of fire season. Read more here.

Parents, It's Time to Start Thinking About Summer Camp. See blog here.

Trenton Gregory May 05, 2013 at 08:18 PM
The line of thought behind getting people to compare a person involved in a violent act of sexual abuse and saying as that person was male....would you hire a male for child care was way out of line of good taste. Implications as to a male who cares for children as less caring or less professional would Make me ask ... Did you consider fathers and husbands? Your one step up from a gossip rag on this one, Trenton Gregory

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