Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County

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...

CONFIRE Parcel Tax: No Promise or “Fix Is In”

Halfway to Concord took a bizarre position today on a letter that has been in the public for over a year.   The website claims...

Firefighters Raise $27,000 for Muscular Dystrophy

I just got word that Contra Costa County Firefighters were able to raise $27,000 for their annual Fill the Boot Drive to raise money...

CoCo Tax Exposed as Hypocrites by Board of Supervisors

This is part-two of my two-part series from last Tuesdays Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting.  This piece focuses on...

Oops, Public Employee Salaries Database Vilified Firefighters

In the first of a two-part series based off the last Tuesdays Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting, we learned...

Running for Office? File by Aug. 10!

Lisa Vorderbrueggen of the Contra Costa Times put out some nice information on the filing period coming up for the November 6 election. The candidate...