BART General Manager Writes Open Letter Regarding BART Strike

In an effort to explain her side of the BART labor dispute that ended with a strike at 12:01 am Friday morning, BART's general...

Oct. 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Martinez, California– On Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Drug...

Covered California Outreach Set to Help Community Enroll in Healthcare Coverage

Pittsburg, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord), and Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) encourage locals to participate in a Covered California...

Senator DeSaulnier: BART Strike Bad for Everyone

Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) issued the following statement on the looming BART strike. “During the last days and months, as Chair of the Senate Transportation...

Red Cross Announces 2013 Contra Costa County Heroes

Although the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter will honor many recipients of the 2013 Contra Costa County Heroes Awards on October 25, we...

Extension: BART Strike Called Off Until Monday

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Contra Costa County Awarded Department of Justice Grant

For the second year in a row, Contra Costa County was chosen to receive a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to...

Brentwood Civic Center Nominated for Green Building Award

Sustainable Contra Costa has announced its Sustainability Award Finalist and the nominees include the Brentwood Civic Center in the category of “Green Building Award”. Every...

October 30: Supervisor Glover Offers Free Grant Writing Workshop

Supervisor Federal Glover has announced a free Grant Proposal Writing Workshop set for October 30 in Hercules. This is a perfect workshop for many...

Contra Costa: Safe Driving Classes Offered for Teens and Parents

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), statistics show that drivers under the age of 18 are two times more likely to be...

Smoke From 1,000 Acre Solano County Fire Felt in East County

A large grass fire in Solano County has burned 1,000 acres and Contra Costa County is feeling the effects as wind is blowing smoke...

National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for East Contra Costa

At roughly 7:09 pm Thursday evening, the National Weather Services issued a Red Flag Warning and a wind advisory was issued for Contra Costa...

Board of Supervisors Approve Changes to Deputy Sheriffs and Sheriff-Coroner Contracts

The Contra Costra County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution yesterday approving a Memoranda of Understanding between Contra Costa County and Deputy Sheriffs' Association...

Contra Costa County Firefighters Going PINK for October

For the third year in a row, your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters will be wearing pink to help bring awareness...

Many East Contra Costa Residents Still Out of Work and Looking

According to the California Employment Development Department, unemployment rates in Contra Costa County have decreased to 7.3% in August (2013) which would suggest an...

AWANA Club Celebrates First Responders

The Golden Hills Community Church hosted their annual LifeSaver Appreciation Day. This event has been ongoing for the past 10years. Police, Fire & EMS...

Red Flag Warning Issued for Contra Costa County

Red Flag Warning goes into effect at 11 pm Wednesday Night for the North and East Bay Hills for the combination of strong north...

Supervisor Piepho: Tragedy and Sadness in District III

The following is a release that went out via email from Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piephos office offering prayers to the family of Burgess Hu...

Vince Wells: Fire Study Does Not Offer Proper Context

There is a perception by some that the Contra Costa Fire District is operating under an outdated service model. The Con Fire board of...

AMR Continues Quest to Save Lives With “Hands Only” CPR Coaching

The American Medical Response (AMR) team will be at three community events this weekend as they continue offering free "hands only" CPR coaching for...