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Nov. 17: Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery is Celebrating America Recycles Day

Old computers, printers, televisions, cell phones and other electronic equipment do not have to take up space in your home—they can be recycled for...

Letter: Fire District Director Explains District Funding Issue, Preparing for the Future

The following letter was submitted by Susanna Thompson, a director on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. Dear Editor Like many other people who live...

Operation Documentation: County Veterans Assistance Event on November 14

MARTINEZ – Contra Costa County is hosting a free event in November to help veterans and their families access benefits they are entitled to...

Burgis: Contra Costa Can Secure Critical Homeless Funding – If We Work Together

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis and co-written by Lavonna Martin director of Contra Costa...

CONFIRE Announces Aerial Firefighting Grant from California Fire Foundation and PG&E

$12,500 Grant to Purchase Additional Aerial Firefighting Bucket for Fire-Vulnerable Wildland-Urban Interface Areas CONCORD, CALIF – Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire)...

Air Quality Forces School Districts to Operate on “Rainy Day” Schedule

School Districts in East Contra Costa County announced Monday evening that they will be operating on a "rainy day" schedule on Tuesday and will...

Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued Through Friday Due to Smoke from Butte County...

SAN FRANCISCO – Due to heavy smoke moving into the Bay Area from the extensive Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District is...

Retired East Contra Costa Firefighter Loses Home in Paradise Fire, GoFundMe Established

A 30-year firefighter who recently retired from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District has lost his home in the Paradise Fire in Butte...

Contra Costa Homelessness Awareness Month Reception Features Art, Awards

The Contra Costa Council on Homelessness will hold a free reception with an art exhibit, awards and light refreshments before the Nov. 13 Board...

Byron: Maintenance Work to Close Hoffman Lane Bridge

Byron, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform bridge work on Hoffman Lane Bridge, at the crossing of Kellogg Creek, from...

Public Health Advisory in Contra Costa County Due to Smoke from Northern California Fires

The Contra Costa Public Health Department reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke and a public health advisory has...

Regional Parks Free for Active and Retired Military on Veterans Day

Once again, the East Bay Regional Park District is honoring our veterans by welcoming them to Regional Parks for free on Veterans Day (Sunday,...

Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued Through Monday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued from through Monday, November 12, in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors...

Updated 2018 Election Results, Statewide and Local Races

The following are election results in for State, County, and local races as of 4:51 pm Friday night. According to the County Elections, they have...

East Contra Costa Fire Sends Unit to Ventura County to Fight Wildfires

Just before 11:30 am Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was informed that a Strike Team was needed to head down to...

2018 East Contra Costa Veterans Day Events

Here is a look at East Contra Costa Veterans Day events for Sunday, November 11, 2018.   Sunday Morning: Antioch The community is invited to go to...

Destination Wedding at Pittsburg’s California Theatre

The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder’s Destination Wedding program will take center stage later this month at Pittsburg’s picturesque California Theater. In partnership with the City...

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Event

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (MOWDR) held their annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on Thursday, November 1st at the Brentwood Community Center. The event celebrates...

Drift Smoke from Butte County Fire Enters Contra Costa County

Late Thursday morning, smoke was beginning to enter Contra Costa County which per fire officials is from Butte County. The Camp Fire has burned more...

With 71.73% Support, Contra Costa Marijuana Tax Passes

On Tuesday, voters of Contra Costa County approved Measure R which will now tax marijuana businesses similar to those dealing with alcohol and tobacco. It...