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From the Publisher: Status Update on our Website

Today, on Thanksgiving, I am happy to announce that EastCountyToday.net (ECT) is back online after being down for the past 36-hrs and ending hopefully...

Service Pros Plumbers Offer Tips to Prevent Thanksgiving Day Plumbing Issues

The days following Thanksgiving are the busiest days for any plumbing company regardless of location—in fact, the day after Thanksgiving is typically their busiest...

Sheriff Detectives Seize 600 Marijuana Plants in Discovery Bay

On Wednesday morning Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Special Investigation Unit served a search warrant at a home on the 2000...

Regional Parks FREE During Park District’s Annual Green Friday

Residents encouraged to get into nature day after Thanksgiving The East Bay Regional Park District has made the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 24) its annual...

Tipsy Tow Returns for Thanksgiving Day

Walnut Creek -- AAA wants Californians to start the holidays safely. The safety advocate is urging motorists to plan for a safe ride home before...

Contra Costa Elections: Earlier Starting Date for Candidates to Gather Signatures

New state law has moved up the date to start petition in lieu of filing fees to December 14th Attention to those Contra Costa residents...

Concord Police Update: Six Charged in Shootings, Murder

The Concord Police Department announced via social media on Monday that on the night after the homicide of Lawrence Janson, Concord PD made several...

Delta Caucus to Hold Public Hearing on WaterFix proposal in Walnut Grove

State Auditor to present findings of cost over-runs, mismanagement of project Department of Water Resources to also make presentation  SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery...

Nov. 23: Lone Tree Golf Course to Host Thanksgiving Buffet

Join the Lone Tree Golf Course for Thanksgiving Dinner with a variety of food choices. Reservations and Pre-payment required. To reserve your spot, contact...

Brentwood: Man Injured After Vehicle Crashes Down Embankment on Marsh Creek Road

At 4:49 pm Monday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle crash in the 18000 block of...

Antioch Releases Annual Measure C Report

Antioch residents were recently mailed a 1-page update providing the 2016-17 annual status report for Measure C funding which voters approved in November 2013. The...

Nov. 6-12: Antioch Police Calls

The Antioch Police Department reported that between November  where they had a total of 1,512 calls for service.   Arson 11/10 – A St & Highway...

Awards Banquet Honors Antioch Speedway Champions

Antioch, CA -- John & Donna Soares wrapped up their 20th season of promoting at Antioch Speedway with the awards banquet.  Eight champions and...

Letter: Board President Says Many Positive Things Happening in Antioch Schools

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Antioch Unified School District Board President Walter Ruehlig If Antioch had a dime for every time...

Ironhouse Sanitary District Hosts Cooking Grease and CFL Bulb Recycling Day

Delicious meals bring families and friends together during the holidays but don’t let a clogged drain spoil your plans this holiday season. Cooking Fats, Oils...

The Holiday Spirit of Giving Showcased at the Marsh Creek Detention Facility

County’s collaborative program celebrates its 26th year of bringing joy to local at-risk children CLAYTON, Calif – For the 26th straight year, a number of representatives...

November 18-19: East Contra Costa County Events

Here is a look at events going on this weekend in East Contra Costa County. 8:00 am: Brentwood Farmers Market The 2017 season will run every...

Updated: Contra Costa CASE Team Arrests Nine Suspects After Investigation

After a months-long investigation into a gang in East Contra Costa County that was allegedly transferring firearms illegally, law enforcement officers on Wednesday executed...

Nov. 5-11: Pittsburg Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Pittsburg Police Incident Summary report between November 5-11 which focuses on the higher priority call responses.   Adult –...

Contra Costa County Probation Department to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders

Contra Costa County’s Probation Department will get a boost in its efforts to ensure that high-risk, felony and repeat DUI offenders are complying with...

Morgan Territory Road Scheduled to Reopen on November 18

Morgan Territory Road is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m. The road was closed in February due to a large...

Reward Increased in Blackhawk Hit and Run Vehicle Crash

The reward being offered in the August 18, 2017 vehicle collision into an office building in Blackhawk has doubled to $5,000. The reward, being...

Three Men Rob AT&T Store at Gunpoint Thursday Afternoon

The Pittsburg Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at an AT&T store Thursday where suspects fled with nearly $30,000 in cash and cell...

Oakley City Council Agrees to Move Forward With Eminent Domain Action for Main Street...

On Tuesday night, the Oakley City Council agreed to acquire a piece of property along Main Street through eminent domain while simultaneously directing staff...

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on House Passage of the GOP Tax Scam

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after Republicans voted to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1)...

Streets of Brentwood Set to Host Winter Blast

The holidays are going to be bigger and better this year at The Streets of Brentwood! While the traditional, popular events will remain available...

Downtown Brentwood Ice Rink Set to Open November 18

The City of Brentwood will begin to spread holiday cheer with its first ice rink set to open in the downtown area thanks to...

Oakley Solicits Help Selecting a Name for New Dog Park

The City of Oakley is now soliciting the community for help determining a name for the Oakley Dog Park. The first phase of the dog...

Board of Supervisors Extend Deadline For Two Appointments to East Contra Costa Fire Board

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking individuals to serve on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District’s (ECCFPD) Board of Directors. The...

Nov. 5-11: Oakley Police Calls

The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department over the past week between November 5-11. Auto Burglary 11/6 – 1700...

Brentwood Police Warn Residents of Two Mountain Lion Sightings

On November 12th at 1:47 p.m. and November 13th at 10:20 a.m., 2017, the Brentwood Police Department received two reports of a mountain lion...

Attorney General Announces Final Regulations to Implement Racial and Identity Profiling Act

Regulations prescribe process for collecting data pertaining to law enforcement stops SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that the regulations drafted by the California...

Antioch City Council Unanimously Approves Sale of Humphrey’s Building

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council unanimously approved the sale of the Humphrey’s building to Sean McCauley Investments, INC (SMI). The sale of the building,...

Antioch City Council Approves $14 Million Rocketship Charter School Building

On Tuesday Night, the Antioch City Council unanimously approved a project that would allow for a new elementary school to be built on Cavallo...

Guaranteed Carpool Parking Program Expands to Orinda and Rockridge

Beginning November 13th, BART will reserve parking spaces in the permit area at the Orinda and Rockridge BART stations for commuters using the carpool...

Highway 4 Lanes Blocked After Vehicle Crash Near Loveridge

At 8:06 am Tuesday, Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on westbound Highway 4 near Loveridge...

California League of Middle Schools Region 4 Honors Brentwood Teachers

The Brentwood Union School District announced that three teachers are being honored by the California League of Middle Schools Region 4 as Educators of...

Livermore Police Offer Tips to Reduce Package Theft

The Livermore Police Department issued a video on Facebook Monday in an effort to cut down on package theft.  The video may be viewed...

Byron: Head on Crash Shuts Down Vasco Road at Camino Diablo

At 4:05 am Tuesday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a head-on vehicle crash at Vasco Road...

Saint Mary’s College Student Present Across The Aisle Discussion On Need For Bipartisanship

Members of the Saint Mary’s College of California Young Democrats and College Republicans student clubs have joined together to present Across the Aisle, a...

Brentwood: Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Balfour Road

At 5:42 pm, East Contra Costa Fire was dispatched to a report of a vehicle crash in the 300 block of Balfour Road near...

Antioch Set to Approve Sale of Humphrey’s Building to Sean McCauley Investments

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council will discuss the potential sale of the Humphrey’s building where it could potentially become the third location of...

3rd Annual Wreaths Across America Set for Dec. 16, Purchase Wreaths by Nov. 27

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 the 3rd Annual Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Brentwood Cemetery, 11545 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, beginning...

Oakley City Manager Set to Receive 3% Pay Raise

At the upcoming Oakley City Council Meeting on November 14, the City Council will decide on whether or not to approve a raise for...

Congressional Democrats Endorse Alex Padilla for Re-election to Secretary of State

LOS ANGELES – Monday, November 13, 2017 – Today U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and the following members of the California Congressional delegation announced their...

Community College District Board Member Timothy J. Farley Wins National Government Relations Award

MARTINEZ, CA – Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) Governing Board member Timothy J. Farley has received the national 2017 Edwin Crawford Award for Innovation. ...

City of Martinez and Martinez Unified School District Urged to Move to District Elections

The way elections are conducted in the City of Martinez and the School District could soon be changing from at-large to district elections. Recently, both...

Brentwood Turkey Trot Set for 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day Fundraising Run

The 2017 Brentwood Turkey Trot is set for it’s 4th Annual Thanksgiving morning run to help raise funds for schools. This 5K/10K event benefits the...

Nov. 13-16: Road Work Set for Vasco Road

Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform roadwork on Vasco Road from the Alameda County line north to Camino Diablo Road November 13-16,...

Contra Costa Sheriffs Office Disputes Series of SF Chronicle Columns, Calls it One-Sided!

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff issued the following response to allegations made about the West County Detention Facility in the SF...