Pittsburg

Abatement Warrant at Pittsburg Home Leads to Multiple Narcotic Arrests and...

Members of the Pittsburg Police Department’s Code Enforcement Division served an abatement warrant at a residence located on the 2100 block of Goff Avenue. This...

Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay: Man Arrested After Placing Fake Bomb in Truck

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Peter Balas, 19 of Pleasanton, after he allegedly placed a fake pipe bomb in...

Contra Costa

BART Ends Milestone Week with a Record; Next Challenge: Playing Catch-Up

BART ended a milestone Super Bowl week by setting a ridership record for weekend days on Saturday, safely carrying 419,162 riders. Saturday's ridership exceeded...

Thursday Ridership Among BART’s Five Biggest

BART safely carried 486,596 customers Thursday, February 4, 2016, eclipsing a ridership total set in August 2013 during the Bay Bridge closure for the...

Reward Offered in BART Homicide Case

BART is offering a reward of up to $10,000.00 through Oakland Crime Stoppers for any information that may help lead to the arrest of...

Walnut Creek: High School Basketball Coach Arrested for Having Sex with a Minor

A 24-year-old Concord resident who coached the female Junior Varsity basketball team at Berean Christian High School in Walnut Creek has been arrested for...

Senator Glazer, Others Request BART Rework Contract Before $3 Billion Dollar Bond

Sacramento, CA – Based on BART’s track record of strikes, financial mismanagement and security lapses, Sen. Steve Glazer and local elected officials held news...

Grayson: BART Should Tighten Its Budget Before Asking Voters to Approve Tax Increase

Walnut Creek - Yesterday, Concord City Councilman Tim Grayson joined State Senator Steve Glazer in asking BART directors, managers and employees to tighten BART budgets...

Public Comment Invited on Clayton Morgan Territory Wildfire Action Plan

The Clayton Morgan Territory Wildfire Action Plan is available for public review with copies available online at http://www.diablofiresafe.org/clayton-morgan-territory.html.  The plan is the product of...

Local Business

Sahnan: What is the Difference Between Legal Custody and Physical Custody?

Often times, when I have a client who is going through a divorce and children are involved, I get asked what is the difference...

Robert J. Freitas II: Good Dental Habits Start Early

Among other things, February is Children’s Dental Health Month and with my son just celebrating his first birthday this month (that first year goes...

Silky Sahnan: How to Tell Our Children About Our Divorce?

Telling your children that you will no longer be together is one of the toughest things a parent can do. So how do you...

Leer Vineyards Says It’s Up for Sale

Leer Vineyards, a destination vineyard in Byron, has announced this week that it is up for sale. Owned by Stefan and Tanisha Leer since 2013,...

California

Assemblymember Dodd Protects Children with Classroom Earthquake Safety Bill

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced new legislation to protect students and teachers during earthquakes by requiring school districts in California to ensure...

Gov. Brown Signs AB 21, Repeals March 1 Deadline on Medical...

On Wednesday, State Assemblyman Jim Wood announced that Assembly Bill 21 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill repeals a March 1 deadline...

Delta

Feb 5-11: Delta Fishing Report

Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report provided by Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley. Black Bass Tourney scores 32...

Jan 29-Feb 4: Delta Fishing Report

Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report provided by Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley. Fishing Derby's get underway: Flash fishing...

Election

Brentwood Mayor Will Not Enter Supervisor Race, Set to Run for Re-Election

With rumors swirling around that Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor would throw his name in the hat to run for County Supervisor, Taylor finally killed...

Kathryn Nance Takes Strong Position Opposing Obama Gas Tax Proposal

Stockton police officer challenging extremist Congressman Jerry McNerney vows to oppose the President's plan which would hurt working families by adding 25 cents to...

Antioch Councilwoman Monica Wilson Announces Run for County Board of Supervisors

ANTIOCH, CA - Antioch City Councilmember Monica Wilson announced her bid today for the open Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisor’s seat in District...

Susan Bonilla Endorses Mae Torlakson to Succeed her in State Assembly

PITTSBURG, CA— State Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla announced today that she is supporting Mae Torlakson for Assembly District 14. Bonilla is not seeking re-election due...

Asm. Susan Bonilla Won’t Run for Supervisor Mary Piepho’s Seat

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, who will term out of her Assembly Seat later this year, made rumblings last week after she reportedly had eyes for...

Events

Tall Ships to Spend 52-Days in Four Bay Area Sea Ports

Oakland, Calif. - Two regular tall ship visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area will spend seven weeks and three days in four ports...

March 5: The Network of Care to Host 10th Annual Crab...

The Network of Care announced that its 10th Annual Crab Feed event will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the Antioch Fairgrounds (Sunset...

Black History Month Exhibit Opens in Antioch

Antioch’s Black History Month Exhibit is now open for the month of February after an artist reception was held Saturday. The exhibit was created by...

Super Bowl: Brentwood PAL Set for BBQ King Cookoff Fundraiser

Join the Brentwood PAL as they host their 15th Annual Brentwood PAL BBQ King Cookoff & Fundraiser event on February, 7, 2016 at Harvest...

Wine

Michael David Winery Named Winery of the Year

Michael David Winery was named 2015's Winery of the Year this week at the 2016 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. Jon Fredrikson, principal of...

Local Wineries Score Big in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

With more than 7,100 entries in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, local wines from Contra Costa, Clarksburg, Livermore and Lodi held their own...

Leer Vineyards Says It’s Up for Sale

Leer Vineyards, a destination vineyard in Byron, has announced this week that it is up for sale. Owned by Stefan and Tanisha Leer since 2013,...

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Winners

San Francisco --- After receiving 7,164 entries from 28 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, hailed as the largest competition...

Five Napa Valley Wines You Should Try in 2016

As we enter 2016, a new year brings new beginnings and more wine choices for that special event as new vintages will be released. While...

Beyond East County

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...

Solano County Sheriffs Office Continues Search for Missing Boater

At 3:10 pm Tuesday, the Solano County Sheriffs Office announced its Marine Patrol continues to search delta waterways for Daniel Calderon, 25, Manteca who...

Stockton Police Rescue 10-Year-Old Girl, 3 Others from Intruder; Suspect Later...

The following information was released by the Stockton Police Department after they rescued a 10-year-old girl and three others who were trapped in a...

FBI Offers $2,500 Reward for Information in Arson Attempt at Tracy...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects...