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East County Events: August 22 and Beyond (0)

August 22, 2014 • Events

The calendar for the fall is starting to fill up; however, there are plenty of events this weekend to enjoy beginning with the Brentwood Starry Nights which wraps up its season tonight where the Mayor and Council will partake in the ice bucket challenge. On Saturday, we highly encourage you to attend the 2014 East… Read More ›

Antioch »

Antioch: Used Car Dealer and Wife Face 80 Charges in Odometer Rollbacks (0)

CA Car Sales

In what is being called the state’s biggest car dealership odometer tampering case in history, more than 80 charges were filed in Contra Costa Superior Court Wednesday. On June 11, investigators from the California Department of Motor Vehicles visited Jorge’s California Car Sales in Antioch where they uncovered multiple vehicles which had false odometer readings…. Read More ›

Brentwood »

Brentwood: Three Arrested on Multiple Charges After Traffic Stop (1)


At 8:07 am Wednesday morning, a Brentwood Police Department officer made a traffic stop on a green Ford Ranger on Central Blvd near 2nd Street in Brentwood.  As a result of this stop and subsequent investigation, there were three arrests made.  The following individuals were arrested on the following charges: Kora Freeman-Bollenbach, 22 years old… Read More ›

Oakley »

August 12-17: Oakley Police Calls (0)

Oakley Police Badge

The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department between August 12-17 according to information provided by Oakley Police Department. Battery 8/15 – 5000 Block Amaryllis Dr. 8/17 – 10 Block Sandhill Crane Ct. Battery – Domestic 8/14 – 2100 Block Megan Dr. Burglary 8/15 – 1400 Block Port Ct. Burglary… Read More ›

Discovery Bay »

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

Discovery Bay Mosquito

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 Thursday night to control adult mosquitoes. The area to be treated is both east and south of Discovery Bay and is bordered on the east… Read More ›

Pittsburg »

Coast Guard Rescues Three Aboard Overdue Jet Ski Near Pittsburg (0)

Coast Guard

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard received a report of an overdue jet ski with three persons onboard in the vicinity of Pittsburg, Calif., Saturday night. One of the passenger’s mother contacted the Coast Guard reporting that her son and two friends got underway to watch the sunset Saturday and had been missing for approximately… Read More ›

East County »

Byron: Fire Destroys Boat, Heavy Damage to Building (0)


At 4:45 am Thursday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a boat fire inside of a building located ¼ mile South of Vasco on Walnut Blvd in Byron. Upon arrival, crews located a boat fire inside of a metal structure where the fire extended into cabinets and the office space inside the… Read More ›

Contra Costa County »

CALPERS: Borenstein Column Misleads Readers (5)


The following is a response by CALPERS regarding a recent column by Contra Costa Times Columnist Dan Borenstein. According to CALPERS, despite what Borenstein claims, the anti-spiking provisions of the new pension reform laws are not being changed and will remain completely intact. CALPERS: Borenstein Column Misleads Readers August 15, 2014 For those readers of… Read More ›

Events »

East County Events: August 22 and Beyond (0)

Brentwood safety

The calendar for the fall is starting to fill up; however, there are plenty of events this weekend to enjoy beginning with the Brentwood Starry Nights which wraps up its season tonight where the Mayor and Council will partake in the ice bucket challenge. On Saturday, we highly encourage you to attend the 2014 East… 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 (0)

2014 Golf Tournament Flier2 copy

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 »

$7.5 Billion Water Bond Headed to Voters With Delta Protections in Place (1)

Sacramento Wall That Heals 59

With the passage of the two Water Bond bills by the State Legislator Wednesday night, voters will now have the opportunity to decide if they want to help meet the States water needs with a $7.5 billion package that replaces an existing $11.14 billion water bond. Assembly Bill 1471 was passed with a vote of… 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: Woman Accused of Leaving Children in Vehicle as she Gambled (0)

Phaley Nget

On Sunday, July 20, 2014 at approximately 6:09 p.m., the Livermore Police Department received a call that two small children were left unattended in a locked vehicle in the 900block of North Canyons Parkway. When Officers arrived on scene they discovered 2 children, ages 2 and 3, had been left unattended and were still strapped… Read More ›

California »

Boating Education Legislation Headed to Governor’s Desk (0)

Mark DeSaulnier

A measure to require boaters to pass a boating education examination and obtain a vessel operator card in order to operate a motorized boat in California is on its way to Governor Brown’s desk.  Senate Bill 941, joint authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), passed off of the Senate Floor… 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 ›