Spare the Air Alert Issued for October 3

A Spare the Air Alert was issued for Friday, October 3 due to unhealthy concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution .  With high temperatures, smoggy...

Sept. 29-Oct. 12: Road Closure Scheduled For Deer Valley Road

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will fully close Deer Valley Road between Balfour Road and Marsh Creek for a period of two...

911 Dispatch: “What’s Your Emergency?”

Concerned Caller: "There's a CHP unit 'zigging' and 'zagging' back and forth all over the road. He has his emergency lights on and he...

Sept. 27: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Drug Enforcement Administration...

Attorney General Holder Announces $2.6 Million in Grants for Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention

Contra Costa County is just one of four counties in the nation to receive federal funding aimed at reducing domestic violence homicides announced US...

Multi-Vehicle Collision Causes Traffic Jam Through Concord

Traffic on I-680 northbound, south of Concord Avenue has been reduced to a crawl due to a 5 vehicle minor injury traffic collision. A...

Different Types of Mosquitoes Targeted in East Contra Costa County

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA - - The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is targeting two types of mosquitoes in the eastern part of Contra...

District Attorney: Debt Free Associates to Issue Full Refunds

Martinez, CA -- Mark A. Peterson, District Attorney of Contra Costa County announced that on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, the Contra Costa County District...

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

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A multi-agency task force led by Contra Costa District Attorney Mark A. Peterson served search warrants on four residential care homes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Elevated Risk of West Nile Virus in East County Continues

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA - - The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District's adult mosquito fogging efforts Tuesday evening in Concord are confirmed successful today....

CALPERS: Borenstein Column Misleads Readers

The following is a response by CALPERS regarding a recent column by Contra Costa Times Columnist Dan Borenstein. According to CALPERS, despite what Borenstein...