Oakley

April 30: Rockit Pole Fitness to Host Open House

On Saturday, Rockit Pole Fitness, a pole dance based workout studio within the City of Oakley, will be hosting an free Open House from...

Pittsburg

Pittsburg Police Identify Victim in Sunday Night Homicide

On Wednesday, the Pittsburg Police Department identified Li Huajin, 29 of Pittsburg as the employee who was killed in a Sunday night shooting. The shooting...

Contra Costa

Swim Season Opens April 30 in the East Bay Park Regional Park District

The rain’s gone, the mercury’s up – time to cool off in one of the East Bay Regional Park District’s 10 swim facilities.  Here’s...

Animal Welfare Advocate Passes Away

A dark cloud fell upon the rescue world on Wednesday April 27th 2016. We lost animal welfare advocate Cynthia Rasmussen. The cities of Oakley,...

Contra Costa Animal Services’ “May Day” Promotion Seeks to Alleviate Crowded Shelter

$5.00 adoption fee, free dog training classes for all dogs over 24lbs. adopted during the first week of May  Martinez, CA – Contra Costa...

May 2: Spare the Air Summer Season Begins, Drivers Asked to Change Habits

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is launching the 2016 Spare the Air season on May 2, which focuses on...

District Attorney Announces Charges for Wage Theft and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud

Martinez, CA -- Mark A. Peterson, District Attorney of Contra Costa County, announced that after an extensive investigation, 11 felony charges were filed against...

Park District Offers Affordable Outdoor Day Camps in East Bay

The East Bay Regional Park District offers fun and affordable outdoor day camps for kids and youth at a number of convenient locations. Park’N It...

Fentanyl-Laced Counterfeit Medicines Linked to Overdoses in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) urges county residents not to buy or use prescription drugs except from licensed pharmacies after receiving several reports of...

Local Business

April 30: Rockit Pole Fitness to Host Open House

On Saturday, Rockit Pole Fitness, a pole dance based workout studio within the City of Oakley, will be hosting an free Open House from...

First Generation Farmers Looks To Transform Farming Community in Contra Costa

The First Generation Farmers are on a mission to transform how Contra Costa County thinks about food and where it comes from.  In turn,...

First Generation Farmers Partner With Online Farm Stand

East Contra Costa County residents have a new way to embrace the local farming community by being able to place food orders online for...

Hook Line & Sinker: Five Spring Bass Fishing Tactics

With spring in full bloom, the bass are looking to move shallow and spawn. Pre-spawn fishing tends to leave many of us scratching our...

California

Senator Leyva: 2016 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Advances to Assembly

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, the California State Senate approved SB 1015 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would permanently preserve overtime protections...

Dodd’s Consumer Protection Bill Unanimously Passes the Assembly

SACRAMENTO – The Identity Theft Resolution Act, a bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) unanimously passed the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support. The...

Delta

April 29 – May 5: Delta Fishing Report

Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report provided by Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley. Delta Report: Black Bass and Striper...

April 22-28: Delta Fishing Report

Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report provided by Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley. Striper fishing goes off...

Election

Supervisor Candidate Steve Barr Addresses “Silly” Internet Rumblings

Brentwood City Councilman Steve Barr has been the apparent victim of a whisper campaign against him in his bid for the District 3 County...

Brentwood Police Officers’ Association Endorses Steve Barr for County Supervisor

On April 19, the Brentwood Police Officers’ Association (BPOA) announced their endorsement of Steve Barr for Contra Costa County Supervisor. “Steve Barr was the clear...

County Young Democrats Launch Major Millennial Voter Engagement Project

In a bid to buck the conventional wisdom that says millennials don’t vote, the Contra Costa County Young Democrats (CCYD) on Wednesday launched one of...

Anamarie Avila Farias, Candidate for Board of Supervisor, Says District 5 is Ready for...

Martinez Councilwoman AnaMarie Avila Farias is running against Supervisor Federal Glover in the Board of Supervisor District 5 race with the primary set for...

Kathryn Nance Talks Congressional Race, Says New Leadership is Needed

Kathryn Nance, a Stockton Police Sergeant, is one of two republicans running against 5-term Congressman Jerry McNerney in the Congressional 9th District. Nance, who is married...

Events

April 30-May 1: East Contra Costa Events

Here is a look at events around East Contra Costa for the weekend of April 30 and a little further out. April 30: 8:00 am: Brentwood...

June 25-26: Brentwood’s Great American Campout

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce will present the Brentwood Great American Campout on June 25-26 at Edna Hill Middle School. This will be the first...

May 14: John Marsh Historic Trust Announces Guided Hike Event

The John Marsh Historic Trust announced that on May 14, the public will have a rare opportunity to enjoy a hike through part of...

Mt. Diablo Recycling Hosts Annual Family Earth Day Celebration Saturday April...

Earth Day is not just a once a year holiday for Mt. Diablo Recycling (MDR), a division of recycling and resource recovery company Garaventa...

Wine

Hannah Nicole Vineyards Prepares for Spring Wine Releases

A renaissance has occurred at Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery in Brentwood under winemaker Julian Erggelet and his team where this spring wine lovers...

March 19-20: Livermore Valley’s 8th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend

This weekend, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association invites you to visit 35-wineries who are participating in the 8th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend. The event will...

May 14: Oakley Wine and Whiskey Soiree Tickets on Sale

The Oakley Chamber of Commerce has announced that tickets for its annual Wine and Whiskey Soiree are now on sale for chamber members. Ticket...

National Drink Wine Day: 5 Local Wines to Try Tonight

With February 18 being National Drink Wine Day, we reached out to the owners of Unwined and Vine & Grain on wine recommendations for...

Feb 13-14: Lodi to Host 19th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Bring someone special to Lodi Wine Country this Valentine’s Weekend, February 13 & 14, for the 19th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend! Taste handcrafted...

Tri Valley

Man Armed With Shotgun Takes His Own Life in Livermore Police Station Parking Lot

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Livermore Police officers responded to the report of a missing suicidal adult. The suicidal adult was reported to be...

Livermore Police Make Child Abuse Arrest Involving 13-Month-Old Boy

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Livermore Police officers initiated an investigation into the report of a physical child abuse of a 13-month-old infant boy...

Pleasanton Police Make Arrest in Stoneridge Mall Armed Robbery

The Pleasanton Police, in conjunction with partnering agencies, have identified primary suspects in the recent robbery cases at Stoneridge Mall. These suspects have been taken...

Alameda County DA Issues Final Report Regarding Officer-Involved Shooting

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office issued its Final Report following the July 5, 2015 officer-involved shooting in Pleasanton, California. After a careful review of...

Livermore Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Robbery Suspect

On February 3, 2016 at 2:53 am, Livermore Police Department officers responded to the Shell gas station at 4530 Las Positas Road for a...

Beyond East County

Richmond Murder Suspect Arrested in Pittsburg

The Richmond Police Department announced Monday that homicide detectives arrested a murder suspect in the City of Pittsburg. Police say that on March 26, 2016...

Vacaville: $2 Energy Drink Theft Leads Police to Large Scale Identity...

The Vacaville Police Department announced that a $2 energy drink theft from a local store unfolded a large identity theft investigation involving many victims...

Woman Arrested After Attempting to Shoot Suisun City Police Officer

On March 7, 2016 at approximately 7:13 am, Suisun City police officers were dispatched to the Autumn Oaks Apartments, located in the 1400 block...

Fremont: Ace Train Derailment in Niles Canyon Injures 14, Search Underway

At 7:30 pm, an Ace Train derailed in Nice Canyon between Fremont and Sunol which sent a train car into the creek near Palomares...