Board of Supervisors Continue to Work on Urban Farm Animals Ordinance, Five Communities Exempt

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to continue working on a proposed Urban Farm Animals Ordinance after agreeing to...

Grayson Introduces Bill to Reduce Wildfire Risk by Improving Prescribed Burn Standards and Training

(SACRAMENTO) – Following the recent devastating wildfires that have affected communities across the state, Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) has introduced AB 2091 to establish...

New Director at Contra Costa County Public Works Announced

Martinez, CA – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors announced Brian Balbas as the new Contra Costa County Public Works Department Director.  Mr....

BART Parking: One Size Does Not Fit All Says Director Keller

The following was submitted by BART Board of Director Joel Keller. At age 17, after interviewing hundreds of renowned thinkers, Nikhil Goyal wrote a book...

Updated: Contra Costa Sheriffs Office Investigating In Custody Death at Martinez Detention Facility

At approximately 10:37 AM today, Deputy Sheriffs were conducting lunch meal service on a module at the Martinez Detention Facility (MDF). During meal service, the...
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Sheriff’s Office STARR 1 Helicopter Crew Rescue Calf Stuck in a Tree

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff released video of a rescue of a calf stuck in a tree in East Contra Costa...

Brentwood: Balfour Road Closures Set for Feb 6-9

The Contra Costa County Transportation Authority announced that road work will begin on Balfour Road Tuesday night and continue through Saturday morning which will...

ECCFPD Measure A Ballots to Arrive This Week, Seek to Shrink Board Size

On March 6, 2018, through a special all-mail ballot election, voters in the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will have an opportunity to...

Voters Will See New Language on Election Materials, Including Chinese

Contra Costa County voters will see an additional language on their voting materials starting this year, as the Contra Costa Elections Division adds Chinese...

Castle Rock Area in Mount Diablo State Park Closure Begins Again for Falcon Nesting...

Walnut Creek, CA – Since 2015, California State Parks has closed the area known as “Castle Rock” in Mount Diablo State Park to visitors...

MCE to Start Community Choice Energy Services Soon

On June 6, 2017, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance and resolution to join the Marin Energy Authority's (MCE) community choice energy/aggregation program...

Venus D. Johnson Hired as Contra Costa County Assistant District Attorney

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced on Friday the hiring of Venus D. Johnson as Assistant District Attorney. Mrs. Johnson will help...

CHP Stepping Up Patrols for Super Bowl

On January 22, 2018, after several high profile DUI related traffic collisions CHP - Golden Gate Division implemented the “Enough is Enough” DUI Zero...

Update: Pleasant Hill Police Catch Suspect With Ballistic Vest and Assault Rifle

On Saturday afternoon, the Pleasant Hill Police Department announced a 33-year-old man was taken into custody relating to an incident Friday night. According to Sargent...

Pleasant Hill: Lock Down Ordered As Police Search for Armed Suspect

Pleasant Hill Police are searching the area of Crescent Dr. and Boyd Rd. for a man wearing a bullet proof vest. The incident began...

CASE Team Arrests Two Suspects Following Investigation

Last month, Contra Costa County Anti-Violence Support Effort (CASE) Team began investigating a Fairfield resident regarding the illegal transfer of parts for an AR-15...

AAA Offers Free “Tipsy Tow” Service on Super Bowl Sunday

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. –  Planning to attend a Super Bowl party? Then you should also plan ahead for a safe ride home on Sunday...

County Offers “Destination Wedding” Location This Valentine’s Day

Couples can get married at the historic John Muir House by Clerk-Recorder officiants MARTINEZ – The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder office is offering a special venue...

Congressman DeSaulnier Announces Town Halls In February

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that he will host four town hall meetings throughout Contra Costa County during the month of February. At each of...

Contra Costa Fairgrounds Takes on New Name

ANTIOCH – As part of a re-branding and improvements of the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds the Board of Directors have approved a new facility...