Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County

Fundraiser: Protect CONFIRE and Emergency Services

I wanted to raise awareness of an upcoming fundraiser for the Committee to Protect Contra Costa Fire and Emergency Services which looks to be...

County Gets $750k Federal Grant for Reentry Efforts

Federal Glover issued the following statement on Contra Costa County receiving a $750,000 grant that will help the Contra Costa County Probation Department provide...

Woolridge an Excellent Choice for Ward V Trustee

There is a race going on right now that will not receive much headlines or attention in the media, but I wanted to bring...

Yes on “Q”: Maintain Fire and Emergency Services

Asking the voters to support a revenue measure is a last resort during this tough economy, but it is a critical piece of the...

CONFIRE’s Service Delivery Model Evaluation

I received an 11-page document last night which outlined the position of CONFIRE on their Service Delivery Model Evaluation which should put a rest...

Yes, Public Employees Get Sick Time, So What?

The Contra Costa Times caused quite the whirlwind yesterday with multiple articles that raised awareness towards Bay Area Public Officials taking advantage of unused...

CONFIRE Well Worth Additional $75

Sometimes you do not need text to get ones point across, a picture does the job. Here is a photograph posted last night as...

Vince Wells: Times Wrong About Contra Costa Fire Proposal

Vince Well put out a nice rebuttal in response to an editorial by the Contra Costa Times which opposed the $75 parcel tax. Mr....

Democrats Open East Contra Costa County Campaign Office

I was able to attend the grand opening of the East Contra Costa County Campaign office in Antioch. The event took place on Saturday,...

Open Thread: Kris Hunt Continues to Make Illogical Statements

It was brought to my attention that Kris Hunt is continuing to put out odd statements and somewhat illogical ones at that on another...

Local Candidates Filed: Let Silly Season Begin

The candidate filling period has ended and we can now enter silly season in the days leading up to November 6, 2012. The list...

Senator DeSaulnier: Back to School Child Safety Fair

Senator Mark DeSaulnier  will be holding a Child Safety Fair at the Concord Police Department. His office will provide child identification fingerprinting kits and...

Times Editorial Board Continues To Promote Anti-CONFIRE Agenda

The Contra Costa Times can claim it wants to be fair and balanced all it wants, but I requested information last week and received...

Democrats Picnic at Castle Rock Regional Park

I received a last minute invitation yesterday to attend the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County’s 81st Annual Picnic to take some photographs and...

CONFIRE: Times Editorial Staff Ignored Facts Provided to Them

Dan Borenstein of the Contra Costa Times did not tell the entire story today in his Editorial under the byline "Contra Costa Times Editorial"...

Taxpayer Associations “$100k Pension Club” Fib Exposed

Its round two in the pension fight as the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association is attacking the firefighter’s pension using the same dirty tricks against...

CONFIRE: June Productivity Report

Since CONFIRE is positively impacting East County and providing some nice assists, I wanted to share the June monthly report for CONFIRE.  In July,...

Relationship of Fire First Response to Emergency Medical Services

There are some insane rumors flying around the web since the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors/Fireboard approved putting a $75 parcel tax on the...

Pay Attention To Facts: CONFIRE Parcel Tax Effects East County

The people of East County had better start paying attention to what is transpiring with the CONFIRE ballot measure because should that go down,...

Vince Wells Statement to CCCFPD

After watching the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting, I asked Vince Wells for a copy of his statement urging...