Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County

Grocery Outlet Launches Independence from Hunger Campaign

Seventh Annual Food Drive Broadens Fight Against Hunger by Encouraging Contributions Via In-store Incentives and Additional Online Donation Opportunities  Emeryville, CA - Grocery Outlet Bargain...

Three-Alarm Fire Consumes Office Building in Lafayette, $1.1 Million in Damages

At 11:53 pm Wednesday, firefighters responded to a fast-moving structure fire at Lafayette Circle and Whitten Lane Wednesday in Lafayette. According to News 24-680, the...

Contra Costa Elections Office Makes Campaign Spending Reports Available in Real-Time

MARTINEZ – It is now easier for the public to follow the money that is raised and spent in Contra Costa County election campaigns. The...

Congressman DeSaulnier Passes Legislation to Expand John Muir National Historic Site

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s (CA-11) bill to expand the historic site that celebrates the...

Annual Homelessness Count Shows Shifting Population in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa’s annual survey to document people experiencing homelessness showed a 7 percent drop overall in 2017 compared to last year, but a substantial...

Updated: Byron Highway Crash Kills 1, Injuries Another

A vehicle crash in Byron has left one person dead and another injured near the Byron Airport Tuesday morning. At 9:35 am Tuesday, East Contra...

East Contra Costa Fire Chief Says Firefighters Will Attack Structure Fires in Defensive Mode

With a 3-station service model with time and distance as the enemy, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief says that come...

Oakley, Brentwood Net Largest Increases in 2017-18 County Assessment Roll

Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer reported the 2017-18 Assessment Roll is the highest in County History at $192.2 billion—a 5.78% increase. The increase is...

Frazier: East Contra Costa Communities are in Peril Because Fire Protection District Lacks Funding...

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) released the following statement today regarding a recent Contra Costa County civil grand jury report that found...

ECCFPD: Average Response Time in June was 7:45 Minutes

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that in the month of June they had 613 service calls with an average response time...

Updated: Marsh Creek Road Shut Down Due to Three Vegetation Fires

At 2:16 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District along with CALFIRE responded to a series of vegetation fires along Marsh Creek...

Antioch: Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Apartment Complex Fire

At 9:59 pm Friday, Contra Costa County Fire were dispatched to an apartment complex fire in the 3900 block of Delta Fair Blvd in...

July 10-20: Road Work Set for Marsh Creek Road

Contra Costa County Public Works Department announced they will perform work on Marsh Creek Road from Deer Valley Road to the Clayton City limits...

Garaventa Enterprises Announces New Name: Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery

Garaventa Family Collection & Disposal Companies Announce New Company Name Highlighting Reuse, Recycling & Resource Recovery Concord - The Garaventa family collection and disposal companies...

Contra Costa: Defendant Charles Waldo is Sentenced

Martinez, CA – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announces that after an extensive 4 year investigation, a long jury trial and a...

Chief Helmick: The Fire District Must Begin to Build Solid Foundation

The following was submitted for publication by East Consta Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief Brian Helmick Brentwood - As Fire Chief, I am tasked...

Antioch: Hay Bale Fire Still Burning, Estimated at $25k Loss

At 10:46 pm on July 4, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire along Deer Valley...

Reps. Huffman & DeSaulnier Introduce INSPIRE Act to Expand Community Service Opportunities & Promote...

Washington, D.C.- As Americans head to community town halls in droves and look to give back to their community, Rep. Huffman (D-San Rafael) and...

AAA Offers Tipsy Tow Service for 4th of July

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. –  Don’t lose your freedom on Independence Day. If you have too much fun during your 4th of July celebration, and...

Expanding Los Vaqueros Reservoir: Draft Documents Released and Public Meetings in July

Concord – The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) have taken the next step necessary in evaluating the Phase...