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Antioch Police Officer Struck While Taking Subject into Custody (3)

September 21, 2014 • Antioch, Antioch Police Department

At roughly 11:55 am Saturday, Antioch Police on routine patrol in the Sycamore area observed suspicious activity and proceeded to break up a small crowd. As officers were on scene, a female obstructed police and while being in the process of being detained, she struck the officer in the upper torso and was immediately arrested… Read More ›

Antioch »

Antioch Police Officer Struck While Taking Subject into Custody (3)

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At roughly 11:55 am Saturday, Antioch Police on routine patrol in the Sycamore area observed suspicious activity and proceeded to break up a small crowd. As officers were on scene, a female obstructed police and while being in the process of being detained, she struck the officer in the upper torso and was immediately arrested… Read More ›

Brentwood »

Brentwood POA: Do Not Be Nice To Beggars (2)

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The Brentwood Police Officers Association put out the following information today about folks begging for money in Brentwood stating that if you continue to give money, they will continue to come to the city. PLEASE DON’T ENCOURAGE CRIMINALS TO COME TO BRENTWOOD We recently responded to a call concerning a man begging for money outside… Read More ›

Oakley »

Freedom High Students May Have Been Exposed to Whooping Cough (0)

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Freedom High School Principal Erik Faulkner sent out the following letter to parents last night informing them that students may have been exposed to Whooping Cough.  He is encouraging students to stay home if they have symptoms or until they have completed 5 days of medicine. You will also need to notify your school. Here… Read More ›

Discovery Bay »

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

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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: Pedestrian Killed After Walking and Dancing Around on Highway 4 (21)

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PITTSBURG – Last night, September 18, 2014 at around 11:51 pm, CHP Golden Gate Gate Communications Center received numerous 911 calls regarding a male pedestrian walking and dancing around in the eastbound traffic lanes of Highway 4, east of Loveridge Road. Several more 911 callers reported seeing the pedestrian run from the right shoulder to… Read More ›

East County »

Bay Point Man Arrested in Child Molestation Case (1)

Ronald DeGuzman

Detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division are continuing to investigate a child molestation case. Alleged acts of molestation were brought to the attention of the Office of the Sheriff in August. Detectives immediately launched an investigation and confirmed them. During the investigation two additional… Read More ›

Contra Costa County »

Different Types of Mosquitoes Targeted in East Contra Costa County (0)

Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is targeting two types of mosquitoes in the eastern part of Contra Costa County. The first, a Culex mosquito, thrives in permanent or residential water sources and can transmit West Nile virus. The second, an Aedes mosquito, commonly known as a pasture mosquito, thrives in… Read More ›

Events »

East County Events: September 20 and Beyond (0)

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Lots of events in East Contra Costa County this weekend with the main attractions being the Coast Cleanup event hosted by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch  and the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed holding cleanups in Brentwood, Discovery Bay and Oakley. On Sunday, the day kicks off with the Delta Harvest Run in… Read More ›

Happy News »

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

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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 »

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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: Council Candidates Answer Questions About Oakley’s Future (4)

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With five candidates running for two seats, EastCountyToday provided an opportunity for the candidates to answer some questions to allow voters the chance to learn more about each candidate and why they were running. The following is a Q&A where three of the five candidates participated. Thurston Brice – did not respond Michael Dupray Sue… Read More ›

Opinion »

Opinion: Open Letter Sent to Antioch Mayor and City Council (75)

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Your Honorable Mayor and City Council members: I write to you to implore you to take immediate action regarding the violence in the City of Antioch. No doubt you are aware of the problems being dealt with by the Antioch Police Department on a daily basis. I also realize that they have enlisted the assistance… Read More ›

Beyond East County »

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

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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 »

California Confirms First Cases of Enterovirus (0)

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has confirmed 4 enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases in patients in San Diego (3) and Ventura (1) counties it was announced today by Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer.  These are the first confirmed cases in California in 2014 due to EV-D68. There are other specimens… Read More ›

Obituaries »

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

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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 ›