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Antioch: USAgain Supports Local Efforts to Maintain Collection Bins (1)

September 30, 2014 • Antioch

Hayward, California-based USAgain (pronounced use-again), a textile recycling company, is calling on northern California collection bin operators to abide by a code of conduct following recent news coverage of an overflowing bins in Antioch. The bins, unaffiliated with USAgain, were ostensibly placed to serve as a receptacle for used items including clothing. Unfortunately, the bins… Read More ›

Antioch »

Antioch: USAgain Supports Local Efforts to Maintain Collection Bins (1)

Donation Bin Mess

Hayward, California-based USAgain (pronounced use-again), a textile recycling company, is calling on northern California collection bin operators to abide by a code of conduct following recent news coverage of an overflowing bins in Antioch. The bins, unaffiliated with USAgain, were ostensibly placed to serve as a receptacle for used items including clothing. Unfortunately, the bins… Read More ›

Brentwood »

Brentwood Announces Commission/Committee Vacancies (0)

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BRENTWOOD, CA – The City of Brentwood is accepting applications from interested citizens for the following Commissions and Boards. Applicants must reside within the city limits. Planning Commission: Applicants for this Commission must reside within the incorporated city limits. This five-member commission meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The Commission recommends… Read More ›

Oakley »

Sept. 23-28: Oakley Police Call Log (0)


The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department between September 23-28  according to information provided by Oakley Police. The suicide was Oakley’s 8th of the year. We encourage folks to use the Contra Costa County Crisis Center which works to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and… Read More ›

Discovery Bay »

Baseball Player from Discovery Bay, Pittsburg, Selected for USA Baseball 11U Team (0)

USA Baseball

East Contra Costa County will be well represented after USA Baseball selected Blake Burke, Discovery Bay, and Davis Diaz, Pittsburg, for their U11 2014 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series. The two were chosen on the 2014 11U NTIS/2015 12U National Team after spending trying out at the USA Baseball National Training Complex and adjoining… Read More ›

Pittsburg »

Pittsburg PD: Shelter in Place Ordered Due to Explosive Device (0)

pittsburg police

There is a Shelter in Place emergency in Central Ave and MacArthur Ave area of Pittsburg due to controlled detonation of an explosive device. People in the Central Ave and MacArthur Ave in Pittsburg are advised to take shelter in the nearest place of safety due to a controlled detonation of an explosive device. Go… Read More ›

East County »

Week of Sept 28: Highway 4 Construction Schedule (0)


Here is a look of the construction schedule for Highway 4 during the week of Sept. 28. There will be highway lane closures on SR4 in the eastbound direction from the SR160 connector ramp to Laurel Road on Sunday and Monday evening from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES: EASTBOUND: There are no… Read More ›

Contra Costa County »

Sept. 29-Oct. 12: Road Closure Scheduled For Deer Valley Road (0)

Contra Costa County public Works

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will fully close Deer Valley Road between Balfour Road and Marsh Creek for a period of two weeks beginning on Monday, Sept. 29 through October 12 for the purpose of safety improvements. The improvements include shoulder widening, straightening curves, and improving visibility at two locations south of Briones… Read More ›

Events »

East County Events: September 27 and Beyond (0)

VFW Brentwood Pancake

This weekend in East Contra Costa County is not as busy as its been in the past, but there are several solid events to attend starting with the Brentwood VFW Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser or for those looking for a morning workout to join the Brownstone Gardens Fit Club. A little later in the day, Congressman… Read More ›

Happy News »

Photo Contest: Best Beer Photo Winners Announced (0)

Gary Sowles

With over 125 photos submitted Saturday, EastCountyToday has named co-winners in our photo contest for the “Best Beer Photo” where the winners will receive 2 tickets each to this weekends Downtown Brentwood Craft Beer Festival. The co-winners were Gary Sowles (left) and Erik Taylor (right). (Please email us so we can get you tickets.  For… Read More ›

Animal Stories »

Photos: Memoirs of a Dog Showcases Available Dogs for Adoption (1)

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The following photographs are available dogs for adoption in local shelters located in Antioch and Martinez. Also included is “Ted”, the Pet of the Week. Ted is a 1-year-old neutered male. Ted is full of spunk! His ideal day would be rolling in the grass with a friend and burying bones in the back yard…. Read More ›

Local Business »

Concord Disposal Service Partners with Concord PD to Donate 200 Blankets to the Monument Crisis Center (0)

Concord Disposal

CONCORD, California – Concord Disposal Service, Concord’s garbage and recycling collection company, is partnering with the Concord Police Department to donate 200 blankets for the winter to the Monument Crisis Center. The blankets will be donated to seniors participating in the Senior Moments Program, a dynamic wellness program sponsored by the Monument Crisis Center, specially… Read More ›

Real Estate »

Real Estate: East Contra Costa County Continues to See Home Values Increase (1)

Monica Malcuit

Real estate continues to provide value in East Contra Costa County as prices trend upward. The current market currently has 630 single-family detached homes available—a 25% increase since April. According to Monica Malcuit, Signature Partners Realty, when looking at the figures, the market is seeing a slow but steady rise in values. With more homes… Read More ›

Non-Profit »

Photos: Charity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Antioch PAL (0)


The Friday Sept. 12, the Antioch Police Activities League held their 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds for the organization.  The event was held at the Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center in Antioch. All proceeds raised from the event are going towards helping youths in the community to stay active and… Read More ›

Delta »

Congressman McNerney Introduces Bill to Prohibit Federal Funds for BDCP (0)


Washington, D.C. –  Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit  FY 2015 federal funds from being allocated to California’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). California has asked the federal government to contribute nearly $4 billion to help it implement the BDCP. Rep. McNerney previously introduced… Read More ›

Election 2014 »

Q&A: Burgis, Foley Answer Questions About East Bay Regional Park District (1)


Last week, Diane Burgis (Oakley) and Mark Foley (Antioch), both candidates running for East Bay Regional Park District, Ward 7,  were sent out questions about the the park district and why they were running for office. We sent 7 questions on Tuesday September 23 to both Burgis and Foley, unfortunately, Mr. Foley failed to answer… Read More ›

Opinion »

Letter: “Measure O” Just Who Are the Opponents? (8)


Antioch Resident Larry L. Harrison has submitted the following Letter to the Editor urging Antioch residents to support Measure O this November to help bring much needed City revenues to Antioch. “Measure O” Just Who Are the Opponents? Antioch “Measure O” on the November ballot is forecast to increase much needed City revenues by $2.4… Read More ›

Beyond East County »

Fairfield: 11 Year Old Child Found at Public Library with a Handgun (3)

Fairfield Police Dept.

On September 15, 2014 at approximately 4:54 PM Fairfield Police received a call from a concerned parent. The parent reported that their child had been shown a handgun while at the public library located in the Cordelia area just moments earlier. The children involved were reported to be just 11 years of age. Police Officers… Read More ›

California »

Bonilla’s Bill to Expand Electronic Monitoring for Non-Violent Offenders Signed by Governor (1)

Susan Bonilla

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla’s public safety legislation, AB 2499, was signed into law late Friday by Governor Brown.  Assembly Bill 2499 provides county sheriffs additional tools to manage our criminal justice system by updating requirements for the electronic monitoring of non-violent and non-serious offenders. “As we have witnessed over the years, the state… 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 ›