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APDCrime1 July 2014

Antioch Police Report Crime is Down, Residents Question Statistics (0)

The Antioch Police Department provided their mid-year report to the Antioch City Council Tuesday night which highlighted crime was down 0.7% when compared to last year and the number of shootings have remained the same. Capt. Leonard Orman shared that Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando is very concerned about the unfortunate perception the city has… Read More ›

Antioch »

Antioch Police Report Crime is Down, Residents Question Statistics (0)

APDCrime1 July 2014

The Antioch Police Department provided their mid-year report to the Antioch City Council Tuesday night which highlighted crime was down 0.7% when compared to last year and the number of shootings have remained the same. Capt. Leonard Orman shared that Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando is very concerned about the unfortunate perception the city has… Read More ›

Brentwood »

Brentwood POA: Protect Yourself At the Pumps (4)

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No, the B.P.O.A. hasn’t discovered a way to get you lower gas prices (after all, were police officers – not miracle workers!). But we have discovered many citizens are not aware of this popular method that identity thieves use to steal your information. Identity thieves use devices called “skimmers” to collect personal information from credit… Read More ›

Oakley »

July 15 – 21: Oakley Police Calls (1)

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The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department between July 15 – 21 according to information provided by Oakley Police Department. Arrest 7/17 – Resist, Delay, or obstruct officer – Sequoia/Freeport Ct. 7/19 – Resist, Delay, or obstruct officer – Talaria Dr./Manresa Shore Ln. Auto Burglary 7/15 – 200 block… Read More ›

Discovery Bay »

Adult Mosquito Fogging Set for Discovery Bay Monday Night (0)

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Due to the detection of West Nile virus in mosquitoes in the area, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District will be fogging by truck Monday evening to control adult mosquitoes. The area to be treated is bordered on the West by Discovery Bay Boulevard, Clipper Drive, and Newport Drive; on the east by… Read More ›

Pittsburg »

Pittsburg DMV Office Closed for Repairs Until Sept. 29 (5)

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that the Pittsburg DMV office will be closed July 11 through September 29 for repairs. Customers are advised to visit the El Cerrito, Oakland, Tracy, or Vallejo field office for any of their DMV inquiries. Office Locations El Crrito 6400 Manila Avenue El Cerrito, 94530 (800)777-0133 Oakland 5300… Read More ›

East County »

July 20-25: Highway 4 Lane Closure Schedule (0)

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Here is a look at the road work scheduled for Highway 4 for the week of July 20-25 where there will be a lane closure throughout the week on State Route 4. WEEK OF JULY 20, 2014 FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES: EASTBOUND: There are no eastbound full freeway closures planned for this week. WESTBOUND: There are… Read More ›

Contra Costa County »

Contra Costa County Marine Patrol Welcomes Two New Vessels For Service (0)

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On July 9, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Marine Patrol commissioned two new vessels for service in a ceremony held at Lauritzen Yacht Harbor in Oakley. The vessels were named after retired members of the Office of the Sheriff – Commander Dale Morrison and Deputy Freddie Reno. Both had a tremendous impact… Read More ›

Events »

East County Events: July 12-13 (0)

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This weekend has a variety of events throughout East County but the main attraction will be Brentwood as they host the Harvest Time Festival. In the evening, check out the Free Concert at Waldie Plaza in Antioch where Frankie G & the Conviction (Blues & R&B Band) will begin playing at 6:00 pm. Here is a… Read More ›

Happy News »

Happy News: Antioch PAL Baseball Photos From July 19 (1)

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Antioch’s Police Activities League Baseball League is in full swing as the league has continued to focus on having fun and ensuring sportsmanship during its season. Saturday July 19 was no different as coaches helped young players bat, kids got to run the bases, and self-confidence was built up in the name of “having fun”…. Read More ›

Animal Stories »

Pet Adoptions: Contra Costa Animal Services at Full Capacity (0)

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On Tuesday July 15, the Contra Costa County Animal Services announced they were full and were sheltering a total of  276 cats, 203 dogs, 18 rabbits, 9 birds, 3 rats, 1 guinea pig, & 1 hamster. On Saturday following the 4th of July, they took in 34 cats & 23 dogs! Today, both Antioch and… Read More ›

Local Business »

Delta Tactical Training Group Offering Firearm Training (1)

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In an effort to promote both responsible gun ownership and improve safety around firearms, Delta Tactical Training Group is now offering firearm training for all levels of experience According to owner Larry Treat, the idea of firearm training came from an observation in the armed security industry where training was minimal. Treat wanted his employees… Read More ›

Real Estate »

Signature Partners Realty Offers Rents vs. Buy Scenarios, Weekend Open Houses (2)

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With home prices continuing to increase and the rental market hitting record highs, Monica Malcuit of Signature Partners Realty has provided East County with rent vs. buy scenarios for three of the major East Contra Costa County cities. In East County as a whole the rental market has jumped up nearly 8% across the board… Read More ›

Non-Profit »

Fund Set up for Family of Misty Holt-Singh, Hostage Killed in Stockton Bank Robbery (0)

Misty Holt Singh

EastCountyToday wanted to bring attention to a GoFundMe page that was created by the Antioch Auto Center to help raise funds for the family of Misty Holt Singh as her husband is the Service Manager at the All Star Ford Dealership in Pittsburg, CA.  All Star Ford is not a sponsor of EastCountyToday, however, in… Read More ›

Delta »

Rep. McNerney Calls for Public and Transparent Water Negotiations (0)

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Jerry McNerney on Monday joined other Northern CaliforniaMembers of Congress in calling for public and transparent negotiations between the Senate and House on legislation responding to the historic California drought. In a letter to California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, Rep. McNerney and the other members noted that negotiations to… Read More ›

Election 2014 »

Candidates Emerge For City Council Races Across East County (2)

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Election Season 2014 kicked off Monday where cities across east county saw a number of candidates pull papers for a potential run for a city council seat this November. Monday July 14 marked the first day candidates could pull papers and city clerks were busy going over paperwork and highlighting rules. Those who have pulled… Read More ›

Opinion »

Antioch Mayor Needs to Lead Crime Fight, Not Hide From It (42)

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The City of Antioch is desperately in need of leadership that will help tackle a recent spike in violent crime within the city limits. Over a two-week period, 16 people have been shot which has not only raised the fear factor of Antioch, but neighboring communities in Brentwood and Oakley. The recent spike in shootings… Read More ›

Beyond East County »

Stockton Police Identify Surviving Bank Robber Suspect (0)

Jaime Ramos

The surviving bank robbery suspect, Jaime Ramos, a 19 year old man, resident of Stockton, has been booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on homicide, kidnapping, robbery, and attempted murder charges. The investigation has revealed the deceased suspects were documented gang members and residents of Stockton. They were 30 and 27 year old men…. Read More ›

California »

California State Water Board Approves $500 Per Day Fine for Water Waste (3)

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In hopes of achieving water conservation, the California State Water Resource Board approved an emergency regulation which now makes it a criminal penalty to waste water. With this regulation going into effect August 1, all Californians will be expected to stop: washing down driveways and sidewalks; watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff; using… Read More ›

Obituaries »

Nobuko “Nobu” Matsuyama Waren: June 8, 1933 – May 13, 2014 (5)

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Nobuko “Nobu” Matsuyama Waren June 8, 1933 – May 13, 2014 Resident of Antioch Nobu passed peacefully at her home after a short, yet courageous battle with cancer on the evening of May 13, 2014. She was born on June 8, 1933 in Amami Oshima, Japan, to parents Arishige and Haru Matsuyama. She was one… Read More ›