Graduation Rates Up, Dropouts Down in East Contra Costa County

For the fourth year in a row, California's graduation rate climbed as the dropout rate fell State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced...

March 23-28: Highway 4 Construction Schedule

During the week of March 23, Highway 4 commuters will experience no freeway, lane, or ramp closures. Those in Brentwood will experience a single lane...

Last Chance to Keep Fire Stations Open, ECCFPD Moves Forward with Benefit Assessment

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection voted unanimously to move forward with a Benefit Assessment that they hope the public will support to ensure...

June 16-20: Highway 4 Lane Closure Schedule

Here is a look at the road work scheduled for Highway 4 for the week of June 15 where there will be multiple lane...

Byron: Fire Destroys Boat, Heavy Damage to Building

At 4:45 am Thursday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a boat fire inside of a building located ¼ mile South...

Working to Keep Stations Open, ECCFPD Board Takes First Step Towards Parcel Tax

Monday night, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Board took the first step in moving forward with a potential parcel tax during...

ECCFPD: Polling Highlights Property Owners Would Support Benefit Assessment

According to recent polling, property owners would support a proposed Benefit Assessment for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District to ensure two-stations are...

East County: Six More Dead Birds Infected With West Nile Virus

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) announces  that six more dead birds are positive for West Nile virus with birds found ...

Photos: Antioch 4th of July Parade

Well done to the folks in Antioch who put on a wonderful parade in the historic Downtown Rivertown which was packed with American pride...

June: East Contra Costa Fire Average Response Time At 8:27 Minutes

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will report Monday night that its June response time hit an average of 8:27 minutes after responding...

Girl Scout Troop 33382 Offers Tips For Keeping Pets Safe During 4th of July

Girl Scout Troop 33382 is offering advice to the community to help keep pets safe this Fourth of July. This is part of a...

Morgan Territory Vegetation Fire Hits 800 Acres, 250 Firefighters on Scene

Here is a quick update on the Morgan Territory Vegetation Fire as its now hit 800 acres burned and is just 10-percent contained. A...

ECCFPD: July Response Times and Calls for Service Increase

From June to July, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection Districts response times have increased from 6:54 minutes to 7:14 minutes as the call...

ECCFPD Limits Camino Diablo Vegetation Fire to 2 Acres

At 4:38 pm, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a reported fire on Camino Diablo in Brentwood located somewhere between Marsh Creek...

Traffic Advisory: Northbound 160 Lane Closure Set for Thursday

ANTIOCH, CA -- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting...

Week of August 17: Highway 4 Lane Closure Schedule (Updated)

Here is a look at the road work scheduled for Highway 4 for the week of August 17 with a full Highway 4 closures...

Editorial: Public Should Support ECCFPD Benefit Assessment by Voting “Yes”

Residents served by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District have until April 27 to decide what they want their future fire department to...

Votes Needed: Local Firefighter Up for $10,000 Prize

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Firefighter Mark Ryzac, Oakley,  is up for a “Hero of the Year Award” from California Casualty who honors...

Byron: Congressman McNerney to Host Community Meeting on Flood Maps and Insurance

On Monday, July 20, Congressman Jerry McNerney’s staff will be hosting a community meeting in Byron to discuss new flood plain maps which will...

ECCFPD Board Punts Name Change, Says it Fulfills Board of Supervisor Requirement

On Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors decided to hold off on changing the District’s name and will instead...