Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County

Fire Destroys Bethel Island Home, Firefighters Save Neighboring Homes

At 10:16 pm Monday, East Contra Contra Costa Fire Protection District units were dispatched to Bethel Island in the 2500 block of Taylor Road...

County to Begin Roadwork on Marsh Creek Road

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

BART Awarded, Grateful for $8.7M in Federal Security Funds

On Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded BART $8,798,769 for two security projects after a competitive selection process. BART received the highest award...

Sutter Delta Medical Center Reduces Energy Usage by 17 Percent

By their very nature hospitals are energy‐intensive facilities. Read how one hospital sought to change that. Hospitals consume more energy per square foot than any...

Spare the Air Alert Continues into Sunday

A Spare the Air alert is in effect for Sunday 3 for the San Francisco Bay Area — the fourth day in a row...

Byron: Two Struck by Vehicle After Shots Fired Near Aloha Club

At about 2:04 AM Saturday,  Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a report of a shooting on the 3000 block of Taylor Road in Bryon. Callers...

Excessive Heat Warning Continues Across Bay Area

An Excessive Heat Warning continues until 9:00 pm Monday with Daytime temperatures in the range from 95 degrees to 105 degrees in many inland...

East Contra Costa Firefighters Battling Vegetation Fire Along Marsh Creek Road

At 1:39 pm Friday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of...

BART Reducing Speed Systemwide During Heat Wave

As a precaution against potential rail movement, BART will be reducing speeds between noon and 8 p.m. on most outdoor parts of the system...

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday

A Spare the Air alert is in effect for Friday, September 1 for the San Francisco Bay Area — the 11th of the season. Concentrations...

Richmond: Task Force Announces Gang Bust, Outstanding Suspect

Richmond Police, along with the Contra Costa County FBI Safe Streets Task Force wrapped up an 18-month long investigation into a local gang that...

CHP: 24-year-old Brentwood Woman Dies in Crash on Highway 4 in Concord

The California Highway Patrol announced that a 24-year-old Brentwood woman died in a vehicle crash on Highway 4 Tuesday night. CHP says last night at...

Resolution Designating Portion of Highway 4 as ‘Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway’ Wins...

SACRAMENTO – An Assembly Concurrent Resolution designating a portion of Highway 4 between Brentwood and Oakley in East Contra Costa County the “Police Sergeant...

National Weather Service Issues Excessive Warning Through Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat a series of heat related warnings over the next several days. The warnings are as follows: Heat...

East Contra Costa Fire Memo Explains Discovery of $6.2 Million in Budget

On Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District released a memo explaining how they uncovered an additional $6.2 million in their budget. According to...

Public’s Assistance Needed in Byron Homicide Investigation

Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff are asking for the public’s assistance in the investigation into the killing of 49-year-old...

$5k Reward Offered in Murder Case of San Francisco Woman Dumped in Byron

The family and friends of Aleli Avila are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that may help the Contra Costa County...

Audit Reveals $6.2 Million in Additional Money for East Contra Costa Fire

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District has announced it has uncovered and corrected a financial mistake that resulted in under-reporting of carryover funds. At...

Firefighters Battling 10-Acre Vegetation Fire in Brentwood

A vegetation fire broke out Monday afternoon in Brentwood according to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. The fire was reported just before 1:40...

Old Mosquito-Borne Illness Returns to California

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Contra District announced a disease that disappeared from California for 12 years is back in California. Mosquitoes in...