Monday: Winter Spare the Air Alert has been Issued

For the second day in a row, wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Monday, for the full 24 hours. Air quality in...

Sunday: Winter Spare the Air Alert has been 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...

Pearl Harbor Day Beacon Lighting Ceremony Moved Due to Weather

Concord, CA – The strong winter chill has moved this Saturday’s Mount Diablo Beacon Lighting Ceremony down from the mountain’s summit. The unusually low...

East County: Winter Weather Advisory Issued Until 10:00 am Saturday

Just a reminder that tonight there is another freeze warning as well as a winter weather advisory  is in effect via the National Weather...

East County: Freeze Warning Issued Until 9:00 am Friday

Just a reminder that tonight there is another freeze warning is in effect via the National Weather Service with temperatures effecting the entire Bay...

Fundraiser: Contra Costa Firefighters Raising Funds for “Bikes For Tykes”

Let's Eat Out! Old Spaghetti Factory Fundraiser in Concord Join Contra Costa County Firefighters at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Concord on Thursday, December 5th, 2013...

Nov 30: Spare the Air Day Alert Issued

A Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Saturday Nov. 30 making it the fourth day this week.   Air...

Supervisor Federal Glover Delivers 1,500 Turkeys

Supervisor Federal Glover’s annual turkey drop reached a new plateau when the supervisor, with the help of staff and volunteers, delivered 1,500 turkeys to...

District Attorney: No Criminal Charges to Be Filed in 3,100 Acre Mt. Diablo Fire

District Attorney Mark A. Perterson announced today that there will be no charges filed in the September Morgan Territory Fire that burned 3,100 acres...

Two Bodies Found Dead on House Boat Turned Into Meth Lab

Since 1:30 pm Monday, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the death of two men who were found on a house boat...

Recent Chimney Fires Serve As Reminder to Take Preventative Action

In the last few days, both CONFIRE and ECCFPD  have responded to chimney fires as the weather has turned colder. Luckily, these incidents have...

Spare the Air Alert Called For Second Day in A Row

For the second day in a row, a spare the air day has been issued which means Wood burning is banned both indoors and...

Monday: First Spare the Air Day Issued for East County

The first “Spare the Air” day has been issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District today which bans wood fires in the...

National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory Until 10:00 am Friday

Earlier today, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory in the San Francisco Bay Area that is in effect until 10:00 am Friday....

Contra Costa Deputy Sheriffs Association Responds to Times Inaccurate Editorial

Ken Wasterman of the Contra Costa Deputy Sheriffs Association issued a response to a recent Contra Costa Times Editorial which he calls inaccurate and...

BART Votes 7-1 To Go Back Into Negotiations

By a vote of 7-1, Bay Area Rapid Transit Board has directed the General Manager to go back to the bargaining table and continue...

BART: The Facts Related to the Disputed Family Medical Leave Act Proposal

BARTs' Rodd Lee, Government and Community Relations Manager, sent out an email today explaining their position on the current dispute over Family Medical Leave...

BART Board May Not Sign Labor Agreement That Ended Strike

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Directors: Labor Agreement Addressed Long-Term Solvency of BART

The following op-ed was submitted by BART Directors Gail Murray and Joel Keller who explained how the negotiations addressed the long-term solvency of BART. Below...

Supervisor Piepho Helps Educate Discovery Bay on Temporary Event Permit Process

In order to reduce confusion and educate the public about the County’s Temporary Event Permit process, Supervisor Mary Piepho and multiple Contra Costa County...