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Donation Bin Mess

Antioch to Begin Working on Removing “Illegal” Donation Boxes (7)

September 1, 2014 • Antioch

During the August 26 Antioch City Council meeting, the city council made it clear they want a solution towards the messes being created by donation boxes around the city. In response,  city staff say they do have an ordinance behind them to allow them to go after the company placing the bins around the city… Read More ›

Antioch »

Antioch to Begin Working on Removing “Illegal” Donation Boxes (7)

Donation Bin Mess

During the August 26 Antioch City Council meeting, the city council made it clear they want a solution towards the messes being created by donation boxes around the city. In response,  city staff say they do have an ordinance behind them to allow them to go after the company placing the bins around the city… Read More ›

Brentwood »

ECCFPD: Alcohol Deemed Probable Cause of Thursday Night Vehicle Crash on Balfour (4)

ECCFPD Firefighters

At 7:09 pm Thursday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a vehicle accident on Balfour and East Country Club Drive in Brentwood which required a medical helicopter. Firefighters from Station 52 arrived on scene where they found a solo vehicle accident with a single adult male patient. The patient was extricated and… Read More ›

Oakley »

Oakley Police Investigate Sunday Morning Shooting that Injures Three (18)

Oakley Police Badge

At 1:00 am Sunday morning, Oakley Police responded to a reported shooting on Ridge Crest Court in Oakley that where three people were injured. According to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, two people (ages 22 and 27) were the victim of gunshot wounds to the chest and a third patient was injured in… Read More ›

Discovery Bay »

Adult Mosquito Fogging Set for Wednesday Night in Discovery Bay (0)

DB fogging

Due to the high numbers of mosquitoes and the detection of West Nile virus in the area, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District will be fogging by truck Wednesday, August 27  to control adult mosquitoes. The area to be treated is the agricultural area east and south of Discovery bay. The area to… Read More ›

Pittsburg »

Pittsburg Police Looking for Driver in Deadly Hit and Run (0)

pittsburg police

Just before 7pm Sunday, Pittsburg Police officers responded to a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Willow Pass Road near Mountain View Avenue. As officers arrived they located a non responsive female adult victim. The suspect and vehicle had fled the scene and are still being sought. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene. According… Read More ›

East County »

Westbound Highway 4 Shut Down Saturday Morning After Cement Truck Overturns (2)

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At roughly 7:20 am Saturday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was on scene of a six-vehicle accident on westbound Highway 4 at L Street as they were responding to another accident. According to radio traffic, the cement truck nearly hit the fire engine and then flipped on its side and was blocking all lanes. … Read More ›

Contra Costa County »

Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus This Labor Day Weekend (0)

Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District urges residents of California to take precautions from mosquito bites while enjoying outdoor celebrations this Labor Day weekend. According to the California West Nile Virus website, at this same time last year there were only 86 human cases compared to 129 this year,… Read More ›

Events »

East County Labor Day Weekend Events and Beyond (0)

Streets of Brentwood Art Wine Jazz

There is lots to do this weekend in East Contra Costa County beginning with the Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival at the Streets of Brentwood while folks can also go out and support new businesses in Antioch during the Chamber of Commerce Walk About Rivertown Ribbon Cutting. Here is a rundown of what is… Read More ›

Happy News »

Happy News: Antioch PAL Baseball Photos From July 19 (2)


Antioch’s Police Activities League Baseball League is in full swing as the league has continued to focus on having fun and ensuring sportsmanship during its season. Saturday July 19 was no different as coaches helped young players bat, kids got to run the bases, and self-confidence was built up in the name of “having fun”…. Read More ›

Animal Stories »

Furry Friends Food Relief Program Works to Help Feed Local Pets (1)

Furry Friends Food Relief Program 1

The Furry Friends Food Relief Program is dedicated to helping East Contra Costa County pets stay with their families when financial times hit hard and pet food costs become a burden. Sometimes, the financial hardship of purchasing pet food becomes the sole reason a family pet ends up in a shelter. The Furry Friends Food… Read More ›

Local Business »

Aug. 17: Delta Tactical Training Group to Host “Basic Handgun Course” (2)

Delta Tactical

Delta Tactical Training Group still has a few open spots for this Sundays “Civilian Basic Handgun Course” on August 17. The courses are meant to promote both responsible gun ownership and improve safety around firearms—ultimately, participants will take their first steps towards becoming familiar with handguns. Among other valuable information, you will learn: Basic handgun… Read More ›

Real Estate »

Signature Partners Realty Offers Rents vs. Buy Scenarios, Weekend Open Houses (4)

Monica Malcuit

With home prices continuing to increase and the rental market hitting record highs, Monica Malcuit of Signature Partners Realty has provided East County with rent vs. buy scenarios for three of the major East Contra Costa County cities. In East County as a whole the rental market has jumped up nearly 8% across the board… Read More ›

Non-Profit »

Antioch PAL Charity Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 12 (1)

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The Antioch Police Activities League announced that it’s 7th Annual Antioch Police Activities League Charity Golf Tournament is open for player and sponsorship registration.  Don’t miss your chance to be part of this year’s fun and excitement!  The tournament will be taking place on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Lone Tree Golf Course and… Read More ›

Delta »

EPA Provides Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (1)


It appears that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has a long list of items that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)  must address which it shared in a 43-page letter. In summary, the letter highlights that the BDCP should consider a variety of approaches with the plan such as water conservation, levee maintenance… Read More ›

Election 2014 »

East County: City Council Races Finalized For November Election (3)

Contra Costa Elections

With all deadlines to file paperwork to run for local public office now expired in this Novembers General Election, the candidates list are now official. Here is a quick recap of what transpired: Antioch: had 16 candidates pulled papers, however, 10 filed paperwork to run and just 8 qualified. Brentwood: With two vacancies and just… Read More ›

Opinion »

Opinion: TV Media Does Antioch Police a Disservice by Going for Ratings Versus Truths (47)

APD Arco

The Antioch Police Department is stuck defending its actions from an incident Tuesday at the Arco Gas Station after onlookers videotaped Antioch Police take a mentally ill homeless man into custody. The incident occurred at the Arco Station on Buchanan and Contra Loma where officers were trying to take an uncooperative subject with reported mental… Read More ›

Beyond East County »

Livermore Police Make Arrest in Shooting That Injures 5 People at a House Party (0)

Livermore Police

The Livermore Police Department is actively investigating the shooting that occurred in the 200 block of S. Q Street, injuring 5 people. Since the initial call, LPD Officers and Detectives have been following up on leads and processing the crime scene. About 9:30 am, LPD Detectives learned the shooter in this case was possibly Anthony… Read More ›

California »

DeSaulnier CEO Compensation Bill Fails To Pass State Senate For Second Time (0)

Mark DeSaulnier

After some last minute amendments were announced to a bill that would address the disparity between CEO and worker pay, Senator Mark DeSaulnier was unable to pass his bill through the state senate. The bill failed in a 18-17 vote. Here is the statement by Senator DeSaulnier: Senator DeSaulnier Statement on CEO Compensation Bill Earlier… Read More ›

Obituaries »

Nobuko “Nobu” Matsuyama Waren: June 8, 1933 – May 13, 2014 (5)

Nobuko Waren

Nobuko “Nobu” Matsuyama Waren June 8, 1933 – May 13, 2014 Resident of Antioch Nobu passed peacefully at her home after a short, yet courageous battle with cancer on the evening of May 13, 2014. She was born on June 8, 1933 in Amami Oshima, Japan, to parents Arishige and Haru Matsuyama. She was one… Read More ›