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Antioch Police Chief Talks Leadership Over Lego’s With Antioch Middle School Students

On Wednesday morning at Antioch Middle School, Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando delivered donuts to the winning team of Lego's and the Law held...

Assemblyman Introduces Bill to Classify Attacks on Police Officers a Hate Crime

On Monday, California State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) introduced a bill that would add the status of "Peace Officer" to the list of characteristics...

Update: Missing Martinez Woman Located Says Sheriffs Office

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff announced Wednesday morning they are searching for a 81-year-old missing person in Martinez. According to the Sheriffs...

Tonight: Antioch Unified School District to Vote on Rocketship Charter School Petition

Tonight, the Antioch Unified School District Board of Education will vote on a petition to establish Rocketship Antioch Elementary Charter School from Rocketship Education. According...

Tonight: Veterans of Oakley to Host Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

At 6:00 pm tonight, (December 7), the Veterans of Oakley and guests will be conducting a wreath laying and remembrance ceremony at the city...

Assemblywoman Introduces Bill to Further Classify Rape as Violent Felony

On Monday, Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) began her third term as by introducing legislation, Assembly Bill 27, to classify rape of an...

Senator Leyva Introduces Bill to Keep Registered Sex Offenders off School Campuses

SACRAMENTO – On the first day of the 2017-2018 legislative session, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced important legislation to protect school children...

Contra Costa District Attorney Fined $45k for Spending Campaign Money on Personal Use

The Fair Political Practices Commission on Monday made public it’s decision to fine Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson $45,000. The move comes after the...

Contra Costa County Fire Marshal Issues Statement on “Ghost Ship” Fire, Offers Safety Advice

The following is a statement released by Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Robert Marshall regarding the "Ghost Ship" fire in Oakland....

November 24 – 30: Antioch Police Briefs

The Antioch Police Department had 1,449 calls for service between November 24 – 30 according to the City Manager Report. Of those calls, they made...

November 27 – December 3: Oakley Police Calls

The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department between Nov 27 - Dec 3 according to information provided by...

Frazier Introduces New Transportation Funding Bill, Includes Gas Tax and Fee Increases

On Monday, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) introduced a new Transportation Bill which is aimed at raising an additional $6 billion in annual funding to...

Assemblyman Introduces Legislation To Establish California Hate Crime Registry

Citing an ‘Alarming Spike in Hate Crimes,’ Bocanegra Authors Hate Crime Registry Bill as an Important Public Safety Tool to Better Protect Communities and...

Gonzalez Kicks Off New Legislative Session By Announcing Opportunity To Work Proposal

AB 5 Provides Relief to Underemployed Workers Who Seek More Hours on the Job SACRAMENTO – (Monday, December 5, 2016) – Minutes after being sworn...

Leyva Introduces Legislation to Help Community College Students Pay for School Costs

SB 15 Would Increase Maximum Cal Grant C Awards for Access Costs from $547 to $3,000 SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, as the California State Senate...

California Legislature Takes Immediate Action to Protect Immigrant Communities

SACRAMENTO – During today’s start of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California State Assembly and California State Senate joined together to take immediate action...

City of Oakley Receives Grant for a Community Dog Park

The City of Oakley announced Monday that they have been awarded a $413,000 grant for a Community Dog Park in the area of Nunn‐Wilson...

Pittsburg: 13-Year-Old in Crosswalk Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle

Just before 6:00 pm Sunday, Pittsburg Police officers responded to an auto vs. pedestrian collision at the intersection of Harbor Street and  School Street.   A...

Antioch Animal Control Officer Punched in the Face, Bitten by Suspect

On November 25 an Antioch Animal Control officer was punched in the face twice and bitten by a female who became irate over facility...

Antioch Police Announce Holiday Food Drive

The Antioch Police Department will host its 3rd Annual Holiday Food Drive where they will be providing bags full of food items for a...

Pittsburg: Man Armed with Pipe Taken for Emergency Psychological Evaluation

On December 4 at 3:29 pm, a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer saw a male who had climbed on top of the roof of...

Update: Sean Wright Wins Antioch Mayors Race by 67 Votes

Antioch will have a new mayor come December 8 when Sean Wright will be sworn into office. The news comes 3-weeks after the November 8...

Updated: Alcohol May Have Played Role in Fatal Crash on Byron Highway Involving Discovery...

At 11:37 pm, East Contra Costa Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle accident at Marsh Creek Road near State Route 4 in...

Brentwood Union School District Settles Latest Lawsuit, Plaintiffs to Receive $1 Million

Brentwood Union School District Superintendent Dana Eaton announced Friday that it's fourth lawsuit alleging physical and emotional abuse has been settled.   On December 1st, 2016,...

Op-Ed: Why I Support Rocketship Charter School

The following was submitted by Antioch Resident Argentina Davila-Luevano   Earlier this month I attended a hearing on the petition by Rocketship Education to open a...

December 3: East Contra Costa Events

Here is a look at local events in East Contra Costa County today in Antioch and Oakley. 9:00 am to 11:30 am : Breakfast with...

Election Update 6.0: Antioch Mayors Race Separated by 58-Votes

On Friday December 2, the Contra Costa County Elections Office released its 6th update to the November 8 election. According to sources within the elections...

East Contra Costa Firefighters Raise Nearly $10k During Oakley Fill the Boot

On Friday, East Contra Costa Firefighters took to City of Oakley streets to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for Fill the...

Delta Fishing Report: Stripers Sturgeon Solid Bass Action Settling In

Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report by Dan’s Delta Outdoors for the week of December 3 - 9. ABA Kicks off...

Dec. 3-4: Livermore Wineries to Host Holidays in the Vineyards

‘Tis the season to celebrate at Livermore Valley’s annual wine country tradition, Holidays in the Vineyards. On December 3rd and 4th, between noon and...

Updated: District Attorney Will Not File Sexual Assault Charges Against De La Salle Football...

On Wednesday morning, the Concord Police Department announced the arrest of a 15-year-old De La Salle High School football player on sexual assault charges. According...

Sean Wright Still Leads Antioch Mayors Race, Up 58-Votes on Harper

The December 2 update by the Contra Costa County Elections Office for the November 8 election shows that Sean Wright has a 58-vote lead...

Brentwood: Two Youths Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle

At 3:18 pm Thursday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle versus child in the 400 block...

November 20-26: Pittsburg Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Pittsburg Police Incident Summary report between November 20-26 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Battery 11/20...

Fremont: PE Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct With a Student

On November 24, 2016, Fremont Police Detectives arrested Corine Audiat (32 year old female, Fremont resident) for unlawful sex acts with a minor. The Fremont...

Oakley Police Pursuit Results in Vehicle Crash into Brentwood Home

A vehicle pursuit by the Oakley Police Department resulted in a male driver losing control and rolling over multiple times before crashing into a...

Wine.com Releases 2016 Wine.com 100

San Francisco, CA, December 1, 2016 – Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced the tenth annual Wine.com 100. The only list based exclusively...

Antioch: Two Injured After Assault, Stabbing and Shots Fired Call

On November 30 at 11:39 am, Antioch Police responded to a report of several calls of shots being fired in the 2400 block of...

Update: 3 Dead, 19 Ill Related to Foodborne Illness at Antioch Thanksgiving Dinner

On Wednesday, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has now identified two additional people who fell ill soon after eating food from a Thanksgiving charity...

Beware Poisonous Mushrooms in East Bay Parks

Nov. 29, 2016 - Due to the recent rains, the East Bay Regional Park District is seeing a surge in poisonous mushrooms growing in...

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on the House Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34). The bill passed the...

Updated: Fatal Crash Shuts Down Buchanan Road in Pittsburg

At 8:29 pm Wednesday, Contra Costa County responded to a vehicle crash at Buchanan Road and Meadows Avenue in Pittsburg. Upon arrival, Contra Costa Fire...

Oakley Police Respond to Shots Fired, Suspect Vehicle Escapes

On Tuesday, November 29th, at 6:28 p.m., Oakley PD received a shots fired detail at/ near Star and 2nd streets. Officers were near the area...

Sheriffs Office Identifies Victims in Possible Food Related Deaths in Antioch

On Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Coroner’s Division has identified the three victims in the possible food-related deaths that occurred...

Homicide: Intruder Shot and Killed at Antioch Home

On November 29 at approximately 11:55 pm, Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Winding Lane on the report of an...

November 20 – 26: Oakley Police Calls

The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department between November 20-26 according to information provided by Oakley Police.   Auto Burglary ...

Gary Walker-Roberts Receives Governing Board Provisional Appointment Representing Ward IV

MARTINEZ, CA – At their November 29, 2016, special meeting, the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board unanimously approved the provisional appointment of...

Update: 9 Additional Patients Likely Sickened from Food or Drinks at Antioch Event

An update from Contra Costa Health Services Tuesday says that an additional 9 patients were likely sickened by food or drink from the same...

Celebrate Antioch Seeks Holiday Delites Parade Participants

The Celebrate Antioch Foundation is seeking applicants for its annual Holiday Delites Parade set for December 3. The parade will begin at 3:00 pm and...

Senator Glazer Calls Wells Fargo an “Outlaw Institution” After No Show at Senate Hearing

Senate Banking & Financial Institutions Committee Chairman Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, held a special hearing to examine Wells Fargo’s illegal banking practices on Monday, November...