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Antioch Police Arrest Man After Standoff

On December 15, 2017 at 11:04 am, an Antioch Officer responded to an apartment complex on Hudson Ct. on a report of an unknown...

Brentwood Police Plan Friday Night DUI Checkpoint

Brentwood, CA – The Brentwood Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, 12/15/2017 between the hours of 7:00...

Pittsburg: DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend

Pittsburg CA - Officers from the Pittsburg Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired...

Antioch School Board Bypasses Debra Vinson as Board President, Appoints Gary Hack

During Wednesday night's Antioch Unified School District meeting, the school board voted Gary Hack as the new Board President with Crystal Sawyer-White being the...

Rep. McNerney Submits Written Statement for FCC Open Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) submitted the following written statement for the record for the “Protecting Internet Freedom” item, WC Docket No. 17-108)...

PG&E Pays More Than $230 Million in Property Taxes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) paid property taxes of more than $230 million this fall to the 50 counties where...

Attorney General Becerra Decries FCC Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality rules instituted...

8th Straight Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Friday in the Bay Area, making it 8-straight days. Wood burning and manufactured fire...

Attorney General Takes Education Secretary DeVos To Court For Withholding Student Loan Debt Relief

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and its Secretary, Betsy DeVos, for refusing to...

Volta: Rumors of Harm to Liberty High School Students Found to be Baseless

On Thursday morning, Brentwood Police were on the Liberty High School campus due to rumors about students being harmed. The rumors were started on social...

Park District Naturalist Virginia Delgado Named Outstanding New Interpreter

On Nov. 17 the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) named East Bay Regional Park District Naturalist Virginia Delgado as the 2017 Outstanding New Interpreter....

CA Counties Recognize Frazier for Work to Improve Transportation

SACRAMENTO – The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) has chosen Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, to receive its Distinguished Service Award for 2017. “As...

Rep. McNerney Denied Request to Address FCC Open Meeting

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) submitted a formal request to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, asking to address...

Antioch: Argument Leads to Intentional Head-On Crash, Five Injured

Just after 8:00 am Wednesday, five people were injured in the City of Antioch after an argument led to a vehicle collision after a...

6,568 PG&E Customers Without Power in East Contra Costa County

According to PG&E, a power outage impacting more than 6,568 customers in East Contra Costa County began at 1:41 pm Wednesday. The outage is impacting...

Arrest Made in Discovery Bay Burglary at School

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff announced that just after midnight this morning, Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a report of a burglary/suspicious...

Legislation Introduced to Help Keep Drivers Safe from Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) joined Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to introduce...

Homework Help Volunteers Needed at the Brentwood Library

Brentwood, CA – The Brentwood Library is in need of volunteers willing to tutor kids in math, English, history, and science through May, 2018. Volunteers...

Spare the Air Alert Continues Across Bay Area

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Wednesday and Thursday in the Bay Area, making it 7-straight days. Wood burning and manufactured fire...

City of Brentwood Appoints Tom Hansen to Police Chief

BRENTWOOD, CA – The City of Brentwood announced Monday the appointment of Tom Hansen to Chief of Police for the City of Brentwood effective...

Pittsburg DUI Checkpoint Nets 4 Arrests, 6 Vehicles Impounded

The Pittsburg Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on December 8, 2017, on Railroad Avenue south of East Leland between the...

Dec. 17: Santa Set to Visit East Contra Costa Fire Stations

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District announced that Santa will be visiting all three fire stations on December 17. Chief Brian Helmick invites the...

Reps McNerney and Dingell Blast Pai for Failure to Follow Through on Commitments

Washington, DC – On Monday, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai...

Bipartisan Legislation Would Establish Parity for Electric Vehicle Technology

Washington, DC – On Monday, as leading American manufacturers continue to design, develop, and unveil commercially-available electric trucks, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR),...

Antioch Police Make Arrest in 1980 Cold Case

The Antioch Police Department announced Monday that shortly before 5:00 PM, officers arrested 63 year old Mitchell Lynn Bacom of Antioch for the kidnap,...

State Democrats Call for Removal of Craig Cheslog as Region 2 Director After Allegations...

State Democrats are calling for the removal of Craig Cheslog as Region 2 Director for the California Democratic Party after recent "inappropriate behavior" was...

Brentwood: Four Arrested, Officer Injured During Sideshow Activity

A Brentwood Police officer was injured and four were arrested Sunday night just before midnight during a response to a sideshow. According to Lieutenant Sal...

Video: Brentwood PAL Hold Shop With a Cop Event

On Saturday, the Brentwood Police Activities League hosted their annual Shop With a Cop. The event kicked off at Brentwood Cafe at 7:00 am where...

Martinez: Sheriffs Office Arrest Concord Man Suspected of Murder

On Saturday at about 8:30 PM, Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a "medical police" call at a residence on the 1200 block of Santa...

4th Straight Spare the Air Alert Issued Across Bay Area

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for December 11 in the Bay Area, the fourth day in a row. Wood burning...

Ruehlig: Music Programs Reaping Benefits Across School District

This holiday season brings the usual cheer, but adds a personal  festive exclamation point with the local bounty of school concerts.  I was personally...

Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Antioch Police Calls

The Antioch Police Department reported that between November 27 - December 3 where they had a total of 1,713 calls for service. Here is...

December 9-10: East Contra Costa County Events

Here is a look at some of the events in East Contra Costa County for the weekend of December 9-10. 7:30 am: 41st Annual Holiday...

December 9 – 15: Delta Fishing Report

Here is a look at this week's Delta Fishing Report by Dan Mathisen of Dan's Delta Outdoors for the week of December 9-15. Hook Line...

Dec. 9: Rep. Jerry McNerney to Host Congress At Your Corner

Washington, DC – This weekend, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) invites constituents to join him in Brentwood at a Congress at Your Corner event. Congress at Your...

DeSaulnier and Feinstein Call on New Bridge to Ease Congestion in Bay Area

Express Concern Regional III Measure Does Not Come "Anywhere Close" to Addressing Issues Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (both D-Calif.) called on Metropolitan...

Video: Allie Sealey Set to Perform Sunday at Hannah Nicole Vineyards

On this episode (18:32 minutes), we interview Antioch’s Allie Sealey, who recorded her first album, "Best Friend" in Nashville, TN. Allie will be hosting...

Park District Names Anthony Ciaburro as New Assistant General Manager for Public Safety

Police Chief Anthony (Tony) Ciaburro has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of Public Safety for the East Bay Regional Park District. The promotion...

Rep. McNerney Introduces Groundbreaking Geoengineering Bill

First-of-its-Kind Legislation for a Federal Commitment to Geoengineering Research   Washington, DC – As the nation continues to grapple with historic flooding and wildfires, Congressman Jerry...

Wind & Solar Energy will Power BART’s Future

BART took bold action today to fulfill its ambition to be the first transit agency in the country powered by 100% renewables. Following BART’s adoption...

Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued Through Sunday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for December 8 - 10 in the Bay Area. Wood burning and manufactured fire logs are...

Contra Costa Office of the Sheriff Crime Lab Receives State Grant

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Forensic Services Division Crime Laboratory has received a grant for Improved Technology for Identification of Impairing...

Oakley Hosts Hometown Holiday Decorating Contest

Pull out your Santa’s, sleighs, reindeer, lights and inflatables. The Hometown Holiday Decorating Contest is back! The deadline to enter is Friday, December 8th by...

Former Oakland Fire Captain Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

On Tuesday December 5th, 2017, Richard Chew, a 58-year-old resident of Lafayette, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. As a result...

Updated: East Contra Costa Fire Sends Strike Team to Los Angeles County

For the second time in as many months, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will be sending a strike team out of District...

Highway 4 Rollover Crash at Loveridge Slows Morning Commute

At 6:57 am Wednesday, Contra Costa firefighters responded to a report of a rollover vehicle crash in the westbound direction of Highway 4 just...

Wednesday: Northbound San Marco Boulevard Median Work

A traffic advisory has been issued for Wednesday December 6 as construction crews will close the northbound #1 lane of San Marco Boulevard at...

Nov. 26 – Dec 2: Oakley Police Calls

The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department over the past two weeks between November 26 through December 2   Auto...

BART: New Fares Start January 1

On January 1, 2018, a number of fare changes will take place as authorized by the BART Board of Directors. New Fares A fare increase...

Pittsburg Unified School District Receives Prestigious Golden Bell Award

Pittsburg, CA – Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD) takes home its first Golden Bell Award for “Garden to Classroom STEAM Instructional Strategies,” at the...