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Walnut Creek Police Identify Wanted Suspect, Seek Assistance

The Walnut Creek Police Department announced Tuesday that Christopher Newton, has been identified as the suspect in a theft of purse at a Yoga...

Oakley Police Department Introduces New K9, Koda

On Tuesday, the City of Oakley introduced Koda, the newest member of the Oakley Police Department. Koda is a 7-year-old German Shepherd who was purchased...

East Contra Costa Fire to Host Ceremony to Change Station 93 to Station 53

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District invites the public to retire Station 93 as it will be renumbered to Station 53 on June...

June 27 Coffee Break: News From Around the State

News and stories from around California that may be of interest to you. We search the internet on state news and bring them to...

Oakley City Council Set to Finalize Marijuana Ordinance

During Tuesday night’s Oakley City Council meeting, the City Council will finalize its marijuana ordinance by holding a public hearing regarding the Cultivation and...

After Kitchen Fire, Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant Set to Reopen

On Tuesday June 27, the popular Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant in Antioch is set to re-open after being closed since a fire damaged the...

Pittsburg Police Plan DUI Checkpoint for Friday

Pittsburg, CA – Police Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on June 30 at an undisclosed location within the...

Texas Relocation Report Shows Californians Top List of Those Flocking to Texas

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton  on Friday released his assessment of the recent Texas Relocation Report, a study by the Texas Association of Realtors. In...

Senator Harris on CBO Score: This Proposal is Downright Immoral

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the GOP...

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on CBO Score of Senate TrumpCare Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the Senate...

Assemblymember Jim Frazier Honors Oakley’s Rico Cinquini as Veteran of the Year

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) last week honored 93-year-old Enrico E. “Rico” Cinquini of Oakley, who served in the U.S. Marine...

June 26 Coffee Break: News From Around the State

News and stories from around California that may be of interest to you. We search so you don’t have to. Via the AP: Court partly...

Advisory: Firefighters to Perform Wildland Training, Control Burns in Antioch

On Monday, Contra Costa County Fire will be performing a controlled burn in the form of a multi-agency training at the hills at Vista...

Wiesz, Papenhausen, Busby Win Antioch Speedway Features

Antioch -- Colby Wiesz won the 25 lap All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  Wiesz is...

Swalwell Introduces Student Loan Interest Deduction Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) & Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) Friday introduced the Student Loan Interest Deduction (SLID) Act to address the...

June 12-18: Antioch Police Calls

The Antioch Police Department reported that between June 12-18 they had a total of 1,586 calls for service.   Assault (31) 6/12 – W. 18th St...

Supervisor Burgis Offers Summer Safety Tips

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor Diane Burgis issued summer safety tips after warm weather struck East County this past week. She encourages all residents...

K & Co Family Jewelers: A Different Way to Get Engaged

K & Co Family Jewelers has become the "go to" place in Contra Costa County for engagement rings after offering a new unique way...

BART Budget Sets Groundwork for System Investments and Expansion

The BART Board of Directors has approved a $1.92 billion Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget that prudently controls expenses in the face of a 3%...

State Assembly Won’t Take Up California Single-Payer Healthcare Plan Bill

On Saturday, Senators Ricardo Lara and Toni G. Atkins announced that the California Assembly is not planning to take up Senate Bill 562 this...

Contra Costa County Launches Recruitment for the Position of District Attorney

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors met Friday, June 23, 2017, to determine the process for filling the vacant office of the District...

June 24-30: Delta Fishing Report

Great Weather for #FishOakley as  Anglers from throughout California head to Russo’s for the Yamamoto Big Bass challenge, Saturday and Sunday. Hourly Weigh-ins start...

Assemblyman Frazier Says Delta Plan Amendments ‘Inherently Flawed’

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) opposed the amendments to the Delta Plan adopted by the Delta Stewardship Council yesterday. Following is his...

Labor Groups Encourage Fairness and Transparency in Selection of Interim District Attorney

A letter was sent to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors by Labor Groups urging transparency and fairness in the appointment of the...

Groups to Oppose Secession Movement Underway in the Northgate Community

CONCORD  – Northgate Uncapped and The Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center (MDPJC), along with their network of members and supporters, will gather at the...

June 14-18: Brentwood Police Calls

Here is a look at a sampling of the Brentwood Police Call logs between June 14-18. Assault June 15: Occurred on Cashew Ct, Brentwood. Disposition:...

Oakley Police Chief Talks Summer Heat and Pets

The following was provided by Oakley Police Chief Chris Thorsen Oakley Chief of Police Chris Thorsen reminds residents, “Routinely during the summer months we receive...

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday

A Spare the Air alert is in effect, Friday June 23, 2017 for the San Francisco Bay Area—the fifth of the summer season. Concentrations of...

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after Senate Republican Leadership released their health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation...

California Blocks State Travel to Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas

California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel due to discriminatory legislation enacted in each state SAN FRANCISCO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Thursday that...

Update: Home Invasion Robbery Leads to Double Homicide Investigation

Brentwood, CA – On June 21 at around 11:14pm, Brentwood Police officers responded to the 200 block of Birch Street to investigate a shooting. When...

Oakley Man Charged in Concord Murder

On Wednesday, the Concord Police Department announced that the Contra Costa County DA's Office charged Nicholas Jacobson, 27 year old Oakley resident, with first-degree...

Delta Legislative Caucus Objects to Governor’s Plan to Turn Management of ‘WaterFix’ Project Over...

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown’s push to expedite planning and construction of the disastrous Delta twin tunnels project violates key parts of the Delta...

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Thursday

A Spare the Air alert is in effect, Thursday June 22, 2017 for the San Francisco Bay Area—the fourth of the summer season. Concentrations of...

Antioch: Man in Critical Condition After Shooting on Putnam Street

On June 20 at 8:15 pm Antioch Police were dispatched to the 1000 Block of Putnam Street on the report of a shooting. Upon arrival...

Three Sentenced to State Prison for Wage Theft, Tax Fraud and Insurance Fraud

On Friday, June 16, 2017, the Honorable Charles “Ben” Burch sentenced defendants Yu Chen, Feng Gu, and Rongdi Zheng to three years and four...

Assemblywoman Applauds Uber Move to Allow In-App Tipping for Drivers

Rideshare Company Will Allow Customers to Add Gratuity to Payment in California by End of July SACRAMENTO  – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher...

Antioch: Free Concerts by the River Begin July 8th

The free Saturday Summer Concert Series kicks off July 8th and continues through August 26th. The concerts are held in Waldie Plaza in downtown...

Dow, CH2M and Smithsonian Commit to Prepare and Inspire STEM Educators

Teachers from eight states will travel to Washington, D.C. this summer to begin a year-long professional development opportunity MIDLAND, Mich. -- A group of 38...

Oakley: Former School District Employee Arrested for Deleting School Grades

On May 6, 2016 the Oakley Union Elementary School District contacted the Oakley Police Department regarding someone accessing their computer system and deleting all...

City of Brentwood Opens Cooling Stations

With a severe weather alert in effect through Thursday, the Brentwood Police Department issued a press release alerting the public that cooling stations are...

Heat Advisory Through Thursday, Pittsburg Announces Cooling Stations

The City of Pittsburg announced that with several days of temperatures in the triple digits forecast for the week beginning June 19, 2017, the...

East Contra Costa Firefighters Assist Elderly Female Fall Victim, Water Her Plants

According to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Engine 94 of Knightsen ran a call for an elderly female who had fallen outside...

Strategic Threat Management Awarded Small Business Employer of the Year

On June 9, Strategic Threat Management (STM) were awarded the Small Employer of the Year for companies with 200 employees or less from the...

Contra Costa Elections Hosts Photo Contest for All Residents

The Contra Costa County Elections Division is kicking off the 2018 election season in a fun, unique way. The office is holding a photo...

Senator Harris Delivers Floor Speech Calling Out the GOP Secret Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris joined her Senate Democratic colleagues to hold the floor in opposition to the Senate...

Antioch Police Issue Update in Officer Involved Shooting

The Antioch Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney are currently investigating an Officer Involved Shooting involving an Antioch...

Town of Discovery Bay to Host Public Hearing on Urban Water Management Plan

The Town of Discovery Bay will hold a public hearing on June 21 to consider approving the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan. The hearing will...

Attorney General Becerra: Beware Of Tobacco Scam Circulating On Internet

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra last week issued a consumer alert to warn Californians about a tobacco scam circulating on the internet. The scam...

Allard Takes SCCT Main Event Win At Antioch Speedway

Antioch -- Jonathan Allard won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Due to a few red flag periods in...