Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County

Deputy Sheriffs Association Files Claim Against County to Recover Lost Pension Benefits

The Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association (DSA) has filed claim against Contra Costa County stating their members have suffered while the county has...

Contra Costa Unions Set to Announce Referendum to Overturn 33 percent Supervisor Pay Raise

A coalition of county organizations and community activists will officially announce the launch of a petition signature drive to demand a referendum as a...

Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office Looking for Neighborhood Watch Captains

The Office of the Sheriff is actively looking for Neighborhood Watch Captains to lead Neighborhood Watch groups in the unincorporated areas. The Neighborhood Watch...

Nov. 22: Contra Costa County to Host Gun Buyback Program

On Saturday November 22, you are invited to turn in unwanted firearms during the Gun Buyback program event.  This is aimed to allow citizens...

Contra Costa Deputy Sheriffs Association Starts Petition to Reverse Supervisor Salary Increase

In response to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voting to give themselves a 33% pay raise on Nov. 4, the Contra Costa...

Ruehlig Accuses Belle of Falsifying Ballot Statement, Sends Letter to DA Encouraging Punishment

Contra Costa County Board of Education Trustee Cynthia Ruehlig has filed a complaint with the District Attorney alleging her opponent falsified his educational and...

Contra Costa County Sheriff Receives Grant For County-Wide Anti-DUI Enforcement Campaign

Drunk and drugged driving remains the number one killer on our roadways, with 802 DUI deaths and nearly 24,000 alcohol involved injuries reported statewide....

Nov. 9: First Winter Spare the Air Alert Issued

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Sunday, November 9 in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors...

Under Union Protest, Board of Supervisors Vote to Increase Salary by $32k

By way of a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted to increase their salaries by $32,000 even after unions...

Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors Sets Process to Fill Vacancy

CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, decided to fill a vacancy on its Board by...

Contra Costa County Animal Services Honors Veterans With Free Veteran Pet Adoption Week

Martinez CA, The Contra Costa County Animal Services Department will honor veterans by holding a Free Veteran Pet Adoption Week beginning Friday, Nov. 7,...

Contra Costa County Elections Says 82,000 Votes Yet to be Counted

Candidates who are in a tight race will have to wait a little longer to see if they are the winner after the Contra...

Contra Costa County Elections Website Back Up After Crashing

As of 12:55 pm Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Elections announced their website was “live” again after crashing shortly after polls opened. With the website...

Letter: Local 1, Board of Supervisor Pay Raise A Bad Decision and Self-Serving

When news first broke last week, many seemed to be rightfully angry at, and felt completely disenfranchised by, the Contra Costa County Supervisors’ vote...

BART: Human Remains Found on Tracks in Concord, Service Now Restored

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has shut down service in both directions between Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg/Bay Point after possible human remains were spotted...

Editorial: Putting the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor Pay Increase into Perspective

Over the past week, emotions have run high after the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors decided to vote themselves a $32,000 pay raise. Under...

Contra Costa Health Services Updates Ebola Fact Sheet

The Contra Costa Health Services have updated their Ebola Fact Sheet and continue to say it is unlikely that a case of Ebola virus...

Walnut Creek: Firefighters Respond to Explosion With Injuries

At 10:00 am Friday, Contra Costa County Firefighters responded to an explosion on the 500 Block of Sunnyvale in Walnut Creek. There was a...

Local 1 Calls for Emergency Rally Encouraging Board of Supervisors to Rescind $32k Raise

In response to Tuesdays 4-1 vote by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to give themselves a $32,000 a year raise, the Public...

Transcript: Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Vote for $32k Raise

By way of a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted to increase their salaries by $32,000. Under the ordinance, each...