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Gun Violence Protests Result in Several High School Students Being Arrested

Stockton Police reported Friday that several student-led protests against gun violence at local high schools resulted in acts of violence against the community and...
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Antioch Resident Launches Fundraiser for Antioch Police K9 Unit

Antioch resident and business owner Tim McCall, Genesis Landscape, has launched a fundraiser to help support the Antioch Police Department K9 unit. McCall is hoping...

Concord Homicide Suspect Arrested in Pittsburg

Concord, CA - On February 22, 2018, at 5:22am, Officers and medical personnel responded to an address on Lodge Drive for a man who...

Embezzlement Charges Against Former Panoche Water District Employees

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the arrest and filing of felony charges against five individuals for the misuse of public funds amidst widespread corruption at the Panoche Water...

Report Ranks Pittsburg Unified as a Top Unified District in County for Teacher Salaries...

Pittsburg, CA – School Services of California, Inc., an independent school finance organization, issued a recent report on teacher salaries and benefits that ranks...

Frazier: Proposal to Construct Tunnels in Two Phases Doubles the Detrimental Impact on Delta...

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, issued the following statement on the State Water Resources Control Board’s ruling to dismiss motions seeking to...

CHP: One Dead in DUI Related Crash in Bay Point

The following information was released by the California Highway Patrol On 02/22/2018, at about 12:51am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a two vehicle traffic...

Antioch: 1 Killed, Another Wounded in Wednesday Night Shooting on J Street

At 8:01 pm Wednesday, Antioch Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 900 block of J Street in the City of...

Sen. Glazer Introduces Pension Reform Legislation

SACRAMENTO – New state employees would be free to opt out of the state pension plan and choose a self-directed and portable retirement plan...

Call for Korean War Vets to Come Forward, Receive Medal from South Korean Government

Washington, DC – Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) have put out a call to all Korean War veterans living in...

Sunday: Bluebird Cafe at Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery

Join Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 25th for their first ever ‘Listening Room’ experience inspired...

Update: Sheriffs Office Says Argument Led to Discovery Bay Shooting Tuesday Night

At 7:49 pm Tuesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a shooting in the town of Discovery...

Fairfield Police Release Photograph of Person of Interest in Homicide Case

On February 21, 2018, at approximately 6:00 am the Fairfield Police Department received a report of a man down in the 1200 block of...

Antioch Police Nab Suspect After Armed Robbery on Lone Tree Way

The Antioch Police Department announced the arrest of a 39-year-old Fremont man after a report of an armed robbery in progress. The incident occurred Tuesday...

Alameda County DA Says Plan Would Reduce, Dismiss Marijuana Convictions

The following was released by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis...

Ironhouse Sanitary District Wins Five Top Honors

Ironhouse Sanitary District won three District and two "Person of the Year" awards at the California Water Environment Association-San Francisco Bay Section (CWEA-SFBS) Awards...

2018 Contra Costa County Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair

MARTINEZ, Calif. - The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) will present its annual Contra Costa County Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair, on Saturday, February...

Feb 26: Free CHP Start Smart Class Set for Liberty High School

Start Smart is a FREE two-hour highly impactful, interactive traffic safety class presented by the California Highway Patrol and designed for teen drivers (and...

Assemblyman Jim Frazier to Serve on Impact Teen Drivers Board

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, has been appointed to serve on the Impact Teen Drivers Board...

Congressman DeSaulnier Hosts Gun Violence Prevention Town Hall in Lafayette

Walnut Creek, CA – As we continue to grieve the loss of 17 innocent lives in Parkland, Florida, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) will host...

Leyva Introduces Legislation to Require Testing of Rape Kits

SB 1449 Complements Assemblymember Chiu’s AB 3118 Requiring Statewide Audit of Existing Rape Kit Backlog SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation on...
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Contra Costa Today Ep 016: Controversy at KLSN 92.9 FM

On this episode, we talk the controversy regarding community radio station KLSN 92.9 FM with Gary Arfsten and Tony Van Goor who were part...

Editorial: Voters Should Support East Contra Costa Fire Measure A

Earlier this month, vote by mail ballots for Measure A arrived to residents serviced by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. If approved...

Tonight: Sierra Club Comes to the Oakley Library

You're invited to a FREE environmental community event! Join your local Sierra Club chapter for an evening learning about the local impacts of losing...

Initiative Would Give Antioch Voters the Right to Vote on Sand Creek Area Projects

Antioch, CA -  On Thursday February 8, 2018 the “Antioch Community to Save Sand Creek” a coalition of Antioch residents and community groups, submitted the text of the “Let...

Food Truck Thursdays Return to Antioch on March 15

ANTIOCH, CA -- The Foodie Crew and the City of Antioch Recreation Department is thrilled to announce that Food Truck Thursdays is returning to...

Concord: 16-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck by Pickup Truck

On Feb 18 at 6:51 PM Concord Police Department responded to a report of an auto vs. bicyclist collision on Willow Pass Rd. at...

East Contra Costa Fire Explains 9-1-1 Reporting Procedures

If a fire or other emergency happens to you, do you know how to report it? In an emergency, the East Contra Costa Fire...

Bucks for Books Fundraiser Aims to Bring More Books to School Libraries and Brentwood...

Love Our Libraries--Bucks for Books” Drive Feb. 26-March 16 will bring More Books to School Libraries and the new Brentwood Library The Brentwood Library Foundation...

Glazer & Baker Resume Bipartisan Town Halls

SACRAMENTO – Continuing an unprecedented display of bipartisan teamwork, Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) resume their joint town hall tour...

Freeze Warning Issued Through Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning Sunday at midnight until 9:00 am Tuesday for Contra Costa County and the San Francisco...

Oakley Highlights Importance of Well-Maintained Properties

The following Press Release was released by the City of Oakley this week after comments made on social media complained about too harsh of...

Feb 5-11: Antioch Police Calls

The Antioch Police Department reported that between February 5-11, they had 1,711 calls for service. This recap focuses on the higher priority calls for...

Assemblymember Grayson Introduces Bill to Fund Emergency Air Ambulance Services

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) introduced legislation to increase Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for emergency air ambulance providers to ensure that vital life-saving...

Congressman DeSaulnier Calls for Hearing on Influence of Fake Social Media Accounts

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and a group of Democratic Members on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee urged Chairman...

Two Injured in Rollover Crash on Marsh Creek Road, Roadway Shut Down

At 10:18 am Saturday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle rollover crash at Marsh Creek Road...

Contra Costa Animal Services Encourages Keeping Animals Indoors During Cold Weather

Martinez, CA – Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is encouraging residents to keep their animals indoors this weekend, as weather forecasts are predicting the...

Mouth-to-Snout Resuscitation Would be Legal Under New Pet Rescue Bill

SACRAMENTO – First responders would be able to apply mouth-to-snout emergency care for Fido, Sparky, Fifi, Tigger, or Rover – or any dog or...

New Traffic Signal at Byron Highway and Camino Diablo to be Activated Feb 22

Martinez, CA - Contra Costa County Public Works Department will activate the new traffic signal at Byron Highway and Camino Diablo Intersection starting Thursday,...

Feb 4-10: Oakley Police Calls

The following are a sampling of calls handled by the Oakley Police Department between February 4-10. These focus on the higher priority calls.   Auto Burglary ...

Feb 17-23: Delta Fishing Report

Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report provided by Dan's Delta Outdoors in Oakley. Big Black Bass, Plentiful Crappie and warming...

Antioch Police Investigating Fatal Vehicle Crash on Hillcrest Ave

The Antioch Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash that at 9:35 am Friday just before the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Davison...

Antioch Unified Highlights School Security is a Priority

A message from Superintendent Stephanie Anello in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida: Dear Antioch Families, Staff, and Community, The recent senseless shooting...

Antioch: 7-Year-Old Struck by Vehicle, Airlifted to Local Hospital

At 7:38 am Friday, Contra Costa County firefighters were dispatched to a report of a 7-year-old child who was struck by a vehicle at...

Byron: Woman Airlifted to Local Hospital After Being Assaulted With Baseball Bat

On Thursday night, a woman was airlifted to a local hospital after being assaulted in the head with a baseball bat according to the...

Lawmakers Announce Bills to Protect California Tenants from Eviction

Measures will make it harder to evict tenants and give added notice and legal remedies for tenants served with evictions SACRAMENTO - Assemblymembers David Chiu...

Senator Glazer Introduces Legislation to Offer Renters Relief

Bill Doubles Tax Credit, Which Hasn’t Changed Since 1979 Livermore, CA – State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) introduced legislation that will help financially strapped California...

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Cracks Down on Labor Trafficking

SACRAMENTO – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) today introduced a bill to crack down on labor trafficking, a brutal form...

Assemblyman Frazier to Serve on California Commission on Disability Access

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon as appointed Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, to serve on the California Commission on Disability Access. “The Commission welcomes...

Walnut Creek Police Seek Assistance Identifying a Lewd Act in Public Suspect

The Walnut Creek Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a male suspect who allegedly exposed his penis and committed a lewd...