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Brentwood Residents Catch Juveniles on Video Vandalizing Homes, Claim Harassment

A Brentwood resident claims he is being harassed by juveniles who on 4-occassions this month has been vandalized. He and others have the incidents...

Brentwood Police to Conduct End of Summer DUI Crackdown

The Brentwood Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California stepping up DUI Enforcement at the end of the traditional summer season,...

Attorney General Announces Action Against Proposed Asset Sale That Could Raise Gas Prices

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced action against a proposed asset sale that could lead to higher gas prices for consumers in Northern California....

CCCOE Employee Honored at County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting

MARTINEZ, Calif., – At the July 18 Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) employee, Derrick Kirk,...

US Bank in Antioch Robbed Wednesday Afternoon

On Wednesday, the US Bank inside Raley's in the 3600 block of Lone Tree Way in Antioch was robbed by a male with a...

Pittsburg Police Identify Homicide Suspect, Seek Public’s Help in Whereabouts

The Pittsburg Police Department have identified Larry Daryl Neal Jr., a 19 year old Antioch resident, as the shooter in a homicide that occurred...

New2You Label Xchange Offers Back to School Giveaway

The owners of New2You Label Exchange in Brentwood are sponsoring 20-local students this year for a back to school shopping spree. Via a social media...

Harris, Paul Introduce Bill to Encourage States to Reform or Replace Bail System

Read a joint op-ed from Senators Harris and Paul HERE   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced...

July 2-8: Oakley Police Calls

The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department between July 2-8 according to information provided by Oakley Police. The City...

California Legislative Delta Caucus Hosts First Meeting, United Against Delta Tunnels

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) on Tuesday co-chaired the first meeting of the California Legislative Delta Caucus. The bipartisan Caucus was formed...

Water District to Repair Leaking Pipe, Traffic Delays Expect on Marsh Creek Road

Contra Costa Water District’s contractor will begin making necessary repairs to fix a leaking water pipe near Marsh Creek Road as soon as Monday,...

Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control: How to Protect Yourself This Summer

Mosquitoes and heat go together like ice cream and cones, but not in a good way. Most mosquitoes, including the kind that can transmit West Nile...

Richmond: 6 Gang Members Arrested, 2nd Suspect Named in Allie Sweitzer Murder

Richmond police detectives, in collaboration with the Contra Costa County FBI Safe Streets Task Force investigated and arrested 6 gang members for numerous violent...

Update: Pittsburg Police Say 43-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed Outside of Baskin-Robbins

At around 3:00 pm, Pittsburg Police responded to Century Plaza for a report of a shooting that left at least one man transported to...

Updated: Antioch Police Investigating Jewelry Store Robbery

Just before 11:30 am Wednesday, a jewelry store inside the Somersville Towne Center Mall was robbed. Initial reports indicate suspects entered Ron Jewelers with a...

Antioch Arson Investigation Underway After 5-Fires Set Within 30-Minutes

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and Antioch Police are currently investigating a series of suspicious fires Tuesday night. In total, 5-vegetation fires were...

Keller Canyon Grants Return $1.3 Million to Community

PITTSBURG – Youth activities, health improvement, safety strategies and beautification efforts in Bay Point, Pittsburg and Antioch benefited from the Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation...

Fit4Mom Brentwood Provides Fitness While Bringing Moms Together

Last week, we provided an opportunity to have our readers suggest a local business that they believed we should interview -- in the end,...

Contra Costa Public Works Announces Temporary Road Closure of Canal Road

Contra Costa County Public Works Department will close Canal Road/Alves Lane at the Contra Costa Canal bridge approximately 0.5 miles west of Bailey Road...

First Transit Accepting Applications to Drive Tri Delta Transit Buses Free Paid Training

ANTIOCH, CA –  To address anticipated ridership increases, First Transit is accepting applications to join the next training class and become a Tri Delta...

Marsh Creek Road Construction Extended to July 27

Contra Costa County Public Works Department is currently performing work on Marsh Creek Road from Deer Valley Road to Gill Drive. The work will be...

Rep. McNerney Unveils New Comprehensive Water Legislation

(Washington, DC) – As the debate continues over how best to address California’s water needs, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced new comprehensive legislation...

East County Little League Softball 11-12 Girls Head to Western Region Championships

Over the weekend, East County Little League Softball 11-12 girls won a spot in the Western Region Championship in Southern California putting them one...

Solano Sheriff: Minor Traffic Violation Leads to Major Methamphetamine Bust

On Sunday, July 16th, Deputy Danny Schilling made a routine traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Benicia Road and Glen Cove...

Richmond Police Announce Arrest in Homicide of Discovery Bay Woman

The Richmond Police Department announced Monday the arrest of a 15-year-old juvenile male from El Cerrito for the alleged murder of Allie Sweitzer, 20...

Deadline to Apply for Contra Costa District Attorney is Friday, August 15 Forum Set

Friday, July 21, 2017, is the deadline to submit an application for the vacant position of District Attorney for Contra Costa County. The June 14...

Congressman DeSaulnier Announces Legislation to Squash Wasteful Spending at DoD

Washington, D.C. – In response to last week’s House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which broke longstanding budget caps on defense...

Sen. Glazer’s Statement on Climate Change Package

Sacramento, CA – Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, voted for the Legislative package on climate change. Here is his statement: “This legislative package fulfills California's requirement...

Assemblymember Grayson Issues Statement on Extension of California’s Cap and Trade Program

(SACRAMENTO) – On Monday, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement regarding the passage of AB 398: “I am pleased to support AB...

Reps DeSaulnier and Lee Continue Effort to Exonerate Port Chicago 50

Washington, D.C. – Today, on the 73rd anniversary of the Port Chicago tragedy, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced a House...

Potentially Harmful Blue-Green Algae Blooms Detected in Discovery Bay

Contra Costa health officials and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board advise people and pets in the Discovery Bay community to avoid...

Walnut Creek Police Investigating Home Invasion Robbery

On Monday July 17 at 8:50 AM, two males brandishing handguns, entered a home on the 2800 block of Oak Grove Road in Walnut...

Antioch: Car Fire Ignites 30-Acre Vegetation Fire Along Highway 4

At 6:01 pm Sunday, firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire on eastbound State Route 4 at the CA-160 Connector. Upon arrival, firefighters...

Contra Costa County to Begin Repairs to Morgan Territory Road at Slide Area

Work begins Monday, July 17, to repair the section of Morgan Territory Road located approximately 1 mile south of Marsh Creek Road in the...

Amber Alert Issued in Monterey County For 1-Year-Old

An Amber Alert was issued Monday morning by the California Highway Patrol on behalf of the Soldad Police Department for 1-year-old Emiliano Salinas. Via the...

Brentwood: Firefighters Limit Vegetation Fire Threatening Homes to 5-Acres

On Sunday at approximately 7:40 pm, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the area...

Garner, Sorensen Score Thrilling Victories At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA -- Mark Garner won the 20 lap All Star Series B Modified Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  It was Garner's...

Editorial: An Open Letter to the Keyboard Commandos

To those on social media who believe they can say anything they want and believe there are no consequences to opinions expressed, I urge...

Updated: Wrong-Way Driver in Stolen Vehicle Shuts Down Highway 4 After Head-on-Crash

At 8:07 pm Saturday, a head-on vehicle crash injured 10-people with two patients being airlifted by medical helicopter to local hospitals. The crash, which occurred...

Byron: Motorcyclist Transported by Medical Helicopter After Being Struck by Vehicle

On Saturday at 11:57 am, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a motorcycle crash at State Route 4 and...

Bay Point: Firefighters Battling 3-Alarm Fire After 2-Homes Catch Fire

At 10:40 pm Saturday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 25 North Street at...

Pleasant Hill: 4 Injured After Vehicle Crash Shuts Down 6-Lanes of I-680

At 8:30 pm Saturday, Contra Costa County firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle crash in the southbound direction of I-680 in Pleasant...

Updated: Brentwood Police Nab Suspected DUI Driver After Pursuit, Officer Injured

The Brentwood Police Department arrested a man who led officers on a vehicle pursuit before crashing and being taken into custody. The crash occurred at...

July 15-16: East County Events

Here is a look at some of the events occurring this weekend in East Contra Costa County: Saturday, July 15 8:00 am: Brentwood Farmers Market The 2017...

Chief Helmick: ECCFPD Improving Transparency, Education and Outreach Communications

Brentwood - For those who I have not yet had the opportunity to meet or hold a discussion with, my name is Brian Helmick...

July 15-21: Delta Fishing Report

Upcoming on the Delta Here We Go Delta Anglers! Dan’s Delta Outdoors next Team event will be Saturday July 15th at Big Break Marina Registration...

July 15: Antioch to Participate in Tackling the Taboo II

In observance of Black Mental Health Awareness Month, we are continuing our series of symposiums, "Tackling the Taboo.” In this series, we touch on...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Sunday in Contra Costa

On Friday, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that is in effect from 8:00 am Saturday through 9:00 pm Sunday. The alert is...

County Health Services Urges Discovery Bay Residents to Be Cautious for Blue-Green Algae

Contra Costa Health Services received several calls in June from Discovery Bay residents concerned about blue-green algae in the water near their homes and...

Concord: 60-Year-Old Man Wanted for Child Molestation is Captured

CONCORD, CA – On July 11, 2017, Concord Police Officers responded to a 911 call from a grandmother who reported her elementary school aged...