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‘A day of gratitude’: Contra Costa honors its fallen firefighters at 9/11 ceremony

Rene Penaloza was always a fighter. As a firefighter for Contra Costa County, he battled blazes to keep residents safe, and when he contracted cancer from breathing toxic fumes at fires, he fought the disease to a standstill so he could be there for his daughter’s ninth birthday. On Saturday, the Contra Costa County Fire […]