Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County

Newly Elected BART Board President Seeks to Ban Strikes For Transit Workers

Newly elected Board President Joel Keller will seek changes to BART’s labor negotiations process during his term as Board leader. Director Keller was elected Board...

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...

Photos: CONFIRE Battles Vegetation Fire in Bay Point

At 7:47 pm Sunday evening, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crews responded to a vegetation fire along the train tracks off Solano Ave...

Bonilla: New Law Increases the Transparency of Money in Politics

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) authored legislation last year, AB 990, to improve voter access to information and increase the transparency around...

Asm. Susan Bonilla Won’t Run for Supervisor Mary Piepho’s Seat

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, who will term out of her Assembly Seat later this year, made rumblings last week after she reportedly had eyes for...

BART: Bus Train to Continue Through Monday

Bay Area Rapid Transit will continue to operate a bus bridge for riders traveling between Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord/Martinez stations through at least Monday. In...

Dyslexic Kids and Their Families Come Together to Honor Assemblyman Frazier

Decoding Dyslexia CA will honor Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley for championing new state dyslexia laws at a special Valentine’s party in Brentwood. The ceremony...

Toree McGee a Finalist in 2015 San Francisco 49er Golden Voice Anthem Contest

With more than 500 submissions, Antioch's Toree McGee is a top 10 finalist in the 2015 Golden Voice Anthem and now needs your vote...

Martinez Police Nab Pair of Mailbox Theft Suspects

On Thursday March 16 at about 12:53 pm, Martinez Police Officers responded to the area of Tea Tree Court for a report of a...

CONFIRE Launches Academy, Promotes Three to Battalion Chief Rank

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District announced that it launched its latest academy Tuesday to bring relief to a Department that has 35-vacancies which...

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...

June 3: Second Straight Spare the Air Day Issued for Friday

For the second day in a row, the Bay Area’s will have it's second straight Spare the Air smog alert of the summer season...

Highway 4 Not Named Worst Commute in Contra Costa, I-680 is Worst says MTC

If East Contra Costa County residents have not yet noticed Highway 4 has apparently improved before their eyes, they may soon take notice as...

Jan 3: Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Saturday, January 3, 2015 in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and...

Candidate For 7th Senate District Supports Contra Costa County Supervisor Referendum

California State Senate Candidate Mark Meuser affirmed his support of a union led referendum to allow voters to accept or reject a 33% raise...

Contra Costa Transportation Authority Launches Public Outreach Effort

WALNUT CREEK, California – The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is launching a major effort to solicit input into what transportation projects and programs...

Martinez: Female Aids Fiancé, Shoots Man During Argument

On May 14 at approximately 8:32 am, an argument occurred between several people that knew each other in the 700 block of Shell Avenue...

Buchanan Field Announces New Jet Service to Los Angeles, Las Vegas

Traveling from Contra Costa County to Southern California is just about to get much more convenient with the April launch of a new scheduled...

Byron-Bethany Irrigation District Triples It’s Water Rates

For the first time in more than two decades, Byron-Bethany Irrigation District’s (BBID)  Board of Directors voted in May to more than triple its...

ECCFPD Reports 540 Calls in August, Average Response Time at 7:50 Minutes

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is reporting during the month of August, they had a total of 540 calls for service with...