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Brentwood is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 23,302.

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Oakland boy works to raise awareness about childhood cancer

An eight-year-old boy from Oakland who has survived a fierce battle with Hodgkin lymphoma will spend September raising public awareness about the struggle young patients face as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Eight-year-old Oakland resident Harlem Clemons has spent the past three years of his young life battling Hodgkin lymphoma since being diagnosed with the disease at age five. Harlem is one of five 2014 ambassadors for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to fund the most promising childhood cancer research.

While Harlem’s parents always knew he was tough, even they were shocked by his unflagging strength and determination during multiple rounds of chemotherapy. The doctors warned them that he would lose hair, weight and energy as side effects from the medication he was taking, but throughout those six months, Harlem remained strong.

Today, Harlem is about to enter third grade at a bilingual school where the majority of his lessons are in French, and he is a powerhouse on both the track and soccer field.

As an ambassador for St. Baldrick's Foundation, Harlem is an active part of the organization's mission to fight childhood cancer. He and his fellow ambassadors represent the more than 175,000 kids worldwide diagnosed with cancer each year.

All five ambassadors come from different backgrounds, ages, disease types and treatment statuses, representing a diversity that serves to remind the public that childhood cancers don't discriminate.

During September, Harlem and his family will attend St. Baldrick's signature head-shaving, talking with media, volunteers, shavees, donors, researchers and the media about the importance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, their first-hand experience fighting the disease and how Harlem’s fight has inspired others to support pediatric cancer research.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:57:46 -0700

Dump truck driver uninjured in Lafayette rollover crash that caused fire

The driver of a dump truck walked away unscathed after the truck overturned and caught fire on a Lafayette hillside Tuesday morning, according to a fire spokesman.

The truck rolled down a hillside off of Camellia Lane around 11 a.m., according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Inspector Steve Aubert.

The driver was able to exit the truck before it caught fire and no injuries were reported, Aubert said.

Firefighters put out the blaze before it could spread to any surrounding vegetation.

Lafayette police said Camellia Lane will be blocked for several hours today while crews remove the truck and related debris.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:29:27 -0700

Search continues for man missing after swim at Drakes Estero

Authorities resumed the search Tuesday morning for a swimmer who disappeared while crossing the mouth of Drakes Estero in the Point Reyes National Seashore on Monday afternoon.

Three individuals successfully crossed the Drakes Estero while the tide was out around 2 p.m. Monday, Point Reyes National Seashore spokesman John Dell'Osso said.

The missing man, who is in his early 20s, was lost while swimming against the tide on the return trip. The group was part of a family outing, Dell'Osso said.

Crews from the National Park Service, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, the Marin County Fire Department, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District and the U.S. Coast Guard suspended their search for the swimmer after sunset Monday.

Two dive teams using jet skis resumed the search Tuesday morning and the Coast Guard will search by air when the fog lifts, Dell'Osso said.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:06:21 -0700

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