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...

Supervisor Piepho Seeks Individuals to Serve on County Advisory Boards

Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho is seeking motivated candidates to serve on the following county advisory committees: Emergency Medical Care Committee Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board Mental...

American Medical Response Offers Summery Safety Tips: Hydration Is A Must

(Concord, CA)- American Medical Response (AMR) reminds citizens of Contra Costa to stay hydrated when dealing with hot weather. This summer you might be...

San Pablo: Emergency Ambulance Traffic to Doctors Medical Center Ends on Aug. 7

San Pablo, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014—With Doctors Medical Center continuing to lose staff in the wake of an unsuccessful tax measure to keep the...

Senator DeSaulnier’s Statement on Independent Bay Bridge Reports

Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) issued the following statement on this coming Tuesday’s informational hearing of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. The subject of...

Risk of West Nile Virus Continues in Contra Costa County

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA - - The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that four more groups of mosquitoes, five more dead birds, and...

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday July 25

  A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Friday, July 25, 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are...

Contra Costa County Marine Patrol Welcomes Two New Vessels For Service

On July 9, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Marine Patrol commissioned two new vessels for service in a ceremony held at...

DeSaulnier Bill to Consolidate Contra Costa County Offices Signed by Governor Brown

A bill by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) to help consolidate Contra Costa County offices was signed by Governor Brown today. SB 803 grants authority...

West Nile Virus Activity Heats Up in Contra Costa County

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA - - The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that three more chickens from Holland Tract, an area near Brentwood,...