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Contra Costa Employer Fraud Task Forces Targets Residential Home Industry for Underground Economy Violations(2)

September 17, 2014

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A multi-agency task force led by Contra Costa District Attorney Mark A. Peterson served search warrants on four residential care homes today and arrested and filed charges against the owners of several other residential care homes based on previous and separate search warrants. Four owners and 19 homes were involved in the… Read More ›

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Contra Costa County: More Mosquitoes and Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – – Simple dump and drain activities by the public to eliminate and discourage mosquitoes in their own yards can result in a big payoff: reduced risk of contracting West Nile virus according to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. “West Nile virus infections are largely preventable, even though mosquitoes can… Read More ›

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Supervisor Piepho Calls for Increased Awareness During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Brentwood – Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho, along with the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and call for increased public awareness about suicide prevention, knowing the signs and the resources available to help address mental health issues. “I encourage the community to be aware of the services available and engaged in supporting each other… Read More ›

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Spare the Air Alert Issued for September 11

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Thursday, September 11, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow. Residents are encouraged to drive less and reduce their energy use tomorrow and every day so pollution levels are lower, preventing health alerts when temperatures are high…. Read More ›

CONFIRE Sept. 8 Benefit Assessment

CONFIRE Rejects Claim It Provided ECCFPD With Erroneous Benefit Assessment Data

On Sept. 8, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District rebuffed claims made by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District that they provided incorrect data causing the District to rescind ballots for a Benefit Assessment. During its Sept. 3 Special Board Meeting, the ECCFPD voted to rescind its Benefit Assessment Ballot while placing blame… Read More ›

Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District

Risk of West Nile Virus Continues Despite the Unofficial End of Summer

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District reported Friday that four more birds have tested positive for West Nile virus, proving the risk of infection has not waned in spite of the unofficial end of summer. The birds that tested positive for the virus came from Brentwood (2), Walnut Creek (1), and… Read More ›

Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District

Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus This Labor Day Weekend

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District urges residents of California to take precautions from mosquito bites while enjoying outdoor celebrations this Labor Day weekend. According to the California West Nile Virus website, at this same time last year there were only 86 human cases compared to 129 this year,… Read More ›


Avoid the 25 Conducts Court Sting Operation

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, San Pablo Police Department and Richmond Police Department recently conducted a court room sting at the Richmond courthouse. The operation targeted suspended drivers who were ordered by a judge not to drive. Those who did drive away were stopped by police. They were cited and their vehicles… Read More ›

Contra Costa District Attorney

DA Announces Filing of Criminal Charges Against Danville Resident for Child Pornography Possession

On Wednesday August 26th, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against Danville resident and middle school teacher Mitchell Wolf. Wolf has been charged in a one count criminal complaint with aggravated child pornography possession, in violation of California Penal Code section 311.11(c). The complaint alleges on August 22nd, 2014, Wolf was… Read More ›


CHP: Two Subjects Evade Police After 20-mile Pursuit Ends in Lafayette

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 7:17 pm, Golden Gate Communication Center (GGCC) advised Contra Costa CHP units that the Antioch Police Department was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle, (1999 Acura Integra, CA #4GDZ589), along w/b SR-4 at Bailey Road. At 7:19 pm Antioch Police Department requested CHP to take over the pursuit; however,… Read More ›