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Pittsburg Police Remembers Officer Larry Lasater (1)

April 24, 2014 • Pittsburg

Nine years ago today, Pittsburg Police Officer Larry Lasater was killed while serving and protecting the citizens of Pittsburg. We will always remember and honor Officer Lasater and his family, and never forget their sacrifice. Members of the Police Department and the Lasater family will meet at Larry’s grave site today to remember his service… Read More ›

Antioch »

Mayor Says “Things Are Getting Better” After Police Chief Reports Crime is Up 2.8% (22)

Antioch PD Stats Q1 2014

On Tuesday night, the Antioch City Council received a presentation from Police Chief Allan Cantando which highlighted that overall crime in the First Quarter of 2014 is up 2.8 % while violent crime is down 11.6%. According to the statistics provided in the staff report that when compared to the same time period last year,… Read More ›

Brentwood »

With Brentwood Crime Down, Council Committed to Keep Public Safety a Priority (3)

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Brentwood Police Chief Mark Evenson reported Tuesday night that overall crime in Brentwood is down 6.3% while the City Council stated they remain committed to hiring more officers. Between 2012 and 2013, violent crime decreased by 145 incidents, or 22.8%. Brentwood, however, did experience an increase in rape and aggravated assault, but experienced a decrease… Read More ›

Oakley »

April 15-21: Oakley Police Call Log (0)

Oakley Police Badge

The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department between April 15 through April 21  according to information provided by Oakley Police Department. Battery 4/15 – 5400 Block Main St. 4/19 – Main St. & Rose Ave. Burglary – Commercial 4/19 – 1600 Block Main St. Burglary – residential 4/15 –… Read More ›

Discovery Bay »

Discovery Bay: 1 Critically Injured in Saturday Evening Crash (6)

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At 7:43 pm Saturday, emergency crews responded to a two vehicle accident in Discovery Bay which left one person in critical condition. The accident occurred on Highway 4 and Bixler Road where crews arrived to find one patient trapped in a vehicle with critical injuries. In total, there were 4-patients in which the other three… Read More ›

Pittsburg »

Pittsburg Police Remembers Officer Larry Lasater (1)

Larry Lasater

Nine years ago today, Pittsburg Police Officer Larry Lasater was killed while serving and protecting the citizens of Pittsburg. We will always remember and honor Officer Lasater and his family, and never forget their sacrifice. Members of the Police Department and the Lasater family will meet at Larry’s grave site today to remember his service… Read More ›

East County »

Traffic Advisory: Northbound 160 Lane Closure Set for Thursday (0)


ANTIOCH, CA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound Highway 4 to northbound SR-160, and one connecting southbound SR-160 to eastbound Highway 4. To enhance public safety during construction work, the contractor will be performing road repair on a… Read More ›

Contra Costa County »

Update: Tara Hills Homicide Suspect Surrenders (1)

Kyle Navarro

20-year old Kyle Navarro of El Sobrante surrendered at the Martinez Detention Facility at about 10:30 this morning. He was wanted in connection with the murder of 24-year-old Nicholas Callen on March 31, 2014 in the unincorporated community of Tara Hills. The Contra Costa County District Attorney had filed a formal murder charge against Navarro… Read More ›

Happy News »

Veterans Ride to Honor Fallen Soldier (1)


Tonight’s happy news comes in the form of the camaraderie Veterans have with one another while coming together to honor one of their own who recently passed. The group gathered Thursday morning in Oakley front of Starbucks for a final salute. Family, friends, and members of the Warrior Watch Riders rode to Sacramento National Cemetery… Read More ›

Events »

Today: Family Fishing Day Returns to Los Vaqueros (0)


Here’s a chance for kids to enjoy fishing, earn some prizes and have fun at the Los Vaqueros Marina. Family Fishing Day returns to Los Vaqueros with a fishing derby for kids under 16 years old. We’ll have some great prizes. The derby starts at 8 a.m., you can sign up on April 19 at… Read More ›

Opinion »

Letter: A Comprehensive Look at Sexting and Prevention (1)


Raising a teen today with access to the world literally in the palm of their hands, or at the very least in their home, is awesome but downright scary. Our social culture urges us to give our kids a phone at a very early age; most of us justify it by boasting safety and having… Read More ›

Local Business »

Saturday: Brownstone Gardens Set to Host Bridal Faire (0)

Brownstone Gardens April 26

Brownstone Gardens will be hosting their annual Bridal Faire Saturday April 26 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Oakley where attendees can visit over 30-vendors who will be on hand to assist with the perfect wedding or event. Admission is $10 and if you pre-register before the event, you can save $2.00. To pre-register,… Read More ›

Real Estate »

April 19-20: Open Houses in East County (0)

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Although it’s Easter weekend, it doesn’t mean the Real Estate Market is on hold. In fact, there are plenty of open houses this weekend for buyers to choose from. Below are a couple of homes provided by Monica Malcuit, Signature Partners Realty. For more information on the East County Real Estate Market, contact any of… Read More ›

Election 2014 »

Ayore Riaunda To Run For Contra Costa County Auditor-Controller (0)


The following information was sent to us by Ayore Riaunda who has announced he is running for Contra Costa County Auditor-Controller in the June 3 election. He will square off against current auditor-controller Robert Campbell. Ayore Riaunda Contra Costa County Auditor-Controller Candidate, June 3rd Election Ayore Riaunda’s qualifications for office include: Master of Business Administration,… Read More ›

Non-Profit »

Saturday: Convoy of Hope to Provide $1 million in Free Goods and Services (0)

Convoy of hope

On Saturday April 5, the Convoy of Hope arrives in Bay Point which will help deliver food and other goods to low-income families in Bay Point and surrounding areas. The event is free and is a carnival-like event that includes distribution of 35,000 pounds of food to provide meals to feed thousands of people throughout… Read More ›

Delta »

Asm Frazier Issues Statement On Cancellation of Proposed Delta Channel Barriers (0)

Frazier Profile

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) issued the following statement in response to the California Department of Water Resources decision to cancel the temporary damming of three Delta waterways: “While I understand the importance of taking precautionary measures to protect water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, I am pleased to hear that the… Read More ›

Beyond East County »

Antioch Man Identified as Victim in San Jose 12th Homicide in 2014 (0)

San Jose Police

On April 22 at approximately 8:04 am, the San Jose Police Department received a call regarding a person on the ground and possibly deceased on the 1900 block of Monterey Road. When Officers arrived they located an adult male victim with visible injuries, unconscious and not breathing. The victim was immediately pronounced deceased at the… Read More ›

California »

Frazier Bill Advocates For Veteran Student Success (0)

Frazier Profile

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 2099 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) successfully passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee. This bill will provide a safeguard for veterans who have been targeted by for-profit colleges that practice misleading and deceptive recruiting techniques. “AB 2099 is intended to help our veteran students obtain the educational benefits… Read More ›

Obituaries »

Ralph Ray Garrow, Sr.: November 16, 1917 – April 14, 2014 (3)

Ralph Garrow, Sr. at desk JPEG

Ralph Garrow Sr. saw the potential of Antioch before many others after coming back from World War II and helped lead the early development by creating many homes for first time home buyers. He died this week of natural causes at age 96. According to his son Ralph Garrow Jr. his dad was quiet and… Read More ›