Kaiser RNs Announce Plans to Strike January 21-22

After months of Kaiser Permanente’s refusal to address the growing erosion of patient care standards, Kaiser RNs will hold a two-day strike January 21...

Fact Check: Taxpayers Association Misinforms Public on Newest Firefighter Contract

The Contra Costa Taxpayers Association has once again mislead the public on firefighter pay and retirement. This time, they are misleading the public on...

First Freeway Congestion Report Since 2009 Reflects Bay Area’s Economic Resurgence

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 9, 2015 . . .The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released its first comprehensive report on Bay Area freeway congestion since...

County is Looking for Legal Professionals to Volunteer for High School Mock Trial

MARTINEZ, Calif., January 8, 2015—Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming...

Five in a Row: Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued For Tuesday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert, for the fifth day in a row, has been issued for Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in the Bay...

Jan 3 – Jan 9: Highway 4 Construction Schedule

Here is a look at the Highway 4 Construction Schedule for the week of January 3 which looks to be a slow construction week...

Four in a Row: Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued For Monday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert, for the third day in a row, has been issued for Monday, January 5, 2015 in the Bay...

Contra Costa County Firefighters Set to Receive 7.5 Percent Salary Increase

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters will begin to recoup some of their lost wages after taking a 10% pay cut during the...

Three in a Row: Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued For Sunday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert, for the third day in a row, has been issued for Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the Bay...

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...

Unions Set to Submit Referendum Petition to Force Supervisors to Reconsider $32k Raise

According to Contra Costa County Employees Unions, they have gathered more than 33,500 signatures which will force the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors...

Jan 2: Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Friday, January 2, 2015 in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and...

BART Will Run Until 3 am on New Year’s Eve 2014

BART announced that a special service to and from San Francisco will begin at 8 pm New Years Eve. Let BART help you ring in...

PG&E Offers Safety Tips for Upcoming High Wind Advisory Storm

A strong wind storm is being forecasted beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) and lasting through 10 a.m. Wednesday. Winds will reach 20 to...

Dec. 28: Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued

Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Sunday for the full 24 hours. Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be...

Contra Costa County Sheriff: Suspected DUI Drivers Collide with Patrol Vehicles

In a two-week period this month, suspected DUI drivers twice collided with Office of the Sheriff patrol cars. In the first incident, Deputy Sheriffs were...

District Attorney Responds to Contra Costa County Public Defenders False Accusations

Martinez, CA – Last week, at a noontime rally, Contra Costa Public Defender Robin Lipetzky and Deputy Public Defender Brandon Banks made several allegations...

CHP Contra Costa: Traffic Stop Nets Subject Failing to Register as Sex Registrant

On December 23, a CHP - Contra Costa Officer stopped for a disabled vehicle that was so grossly overloaded with cardboard that the trailer...

PG&E Pays $32 Million in Property Taxes to Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

OAKLAND, Calif.—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) increased its payment of property taxes sharply this year as the utility continued to make significant investments...

Sleigh-Full of Toys and Treats to Arrive at Contra Costa Animal Services

The "creatures will be stirring" at Contra Costa County Animal Services in Martinez at noon on Friday when dozens of toys and treats arrive...