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

July 17, 2014

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 ›

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DeSaulnier Bill to Consolidate Contra Costa County Offices Signed by Governor Brown

A bill by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) to help consolidate Contra Costa County offices was signed by Governor Brown today. SB 803 grants authority to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to consolidate the functions of the Public Administrator and the Public Guardian. “Consolidating the functions of the Public Administrator and the Public Guardian… Read More ›

Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District

West Nile Virus Activity Heats Up in Contra Costa County

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – - The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that three more chickens from Holland Tract, an area near Brentwood, and one dead bird each from Bethel Island and Walnut Creek tested positive for West Nile virus. “We’re responsible for protecting public health across 736 square miles,” said the District’s Public… Read More ›

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Boating Safety Advisory For 4th of July Holiday Weekend

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Marine Services Unit would like to remind boaters to have fun in the Delta but to be safe, alert and obey the rules. By following the rules, having proper gear and equipment and boating safely, everyone can enjoy the Delta. The Marine Services Unit would like to… Read More ›

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DUI Task Force to be Deployed 4th of July Weekend

  The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many people. Families and friends gather to celebrate with food, parades, parties, and fireworks. For many, the celebration includes alcohol, but the holiday quickly goes from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking. Over the July 4th holiday period in 2012 alone, 78… Read More ›

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Sheriff’s Office: Fireworks Banned in Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff would like to remind all county residents about the use of fireworks during the 4th of July holiday. Contra Costa County is a ‘fireworks-free zone’; the sale, possession or use of fireworks of all types and sizes (including Safe & Sane fireworks) are banned in the county… Read More ›

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East County Cities Lead the Way as 2014-15 County Assessment Roll Hits Record

Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer reported Tuesday that the 2014-15 Assessment Roll is the highest in County History at $159.3 billion. This represents a 9.09% increase from last year with the largest increases in assessed value coming from the City of Oakley (20.12%), Brentwood (18.64%) and Antioch (17.81%), Hercules (17.43%) and San Pablo (14.61%)…. Read More ›

Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes and Chicken Near Brentwood

A news release by the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed Tuesday that a group of mosquitoes and a chicken testing positive for West Nile virus were found in Holland Tract, an area near Brentwood. According to the release, three dead American crows also tested positive for the virus and were found in… Read More ›

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June 27-29: Marine Services Unit Participates in Operation Dry Water

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Marine Services Unit will take part in Operation Dry Water, a coordinated, national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and strict enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcohol and drug related collisions and fatalities. Operation Dry Water takes place June 27-29, 2014. The Marine… Read More ›

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Polling Results: County Supervisors Reject Moving Forward With Countywide Sales Tax

After hearing polling results, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to put the breaks on an idea of putting a countywide sales tax on the November 2014 Ballot. According to polling results which were presented Tuesday, it found just 54% support a ¼ cent sales tax with 41% rejecting it with 5%… Read More ›