East County Cities Score Poorly on Tobacco Report Card

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Op-Ed by Assemblymember Jim Frazier: “Five-Alarm Problem”

Since East Contra Costa Fire Protection District directors voted to lay off staff and close two more stations, I have heard from residents worried...

ECCFPD Director Steve Smith Issues Statement Refuting Hal Bray’s Letter

On April 10th, a Letter to the Editor was printed in the Brentwood Press from Hal Bray, the Vice Chair of the Republican Party...

C.A.S.T. Day of Fishing in the Delta for Children with Disabilities

Rio Vista, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) invites you to join him on Saturday, June 15th at the “Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T)...

Tonight: Bird Watching Event at Big Break Regional Shoreline

The Friends of Mash Creek Watershed will be hosting a bird watching event tonight at Big Break Regional Shoreline starting at 7:00 pm. Mike...

Westbound Highway 4 Shut Down Saturday Morning After Cement Truck Overturns

At roughly 7:20 am Saturday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was on scene of a six-vehicle accident on westbound Highway 4 at L...

Firefighters Pull Deceased Body From Bay Point House Fire

At roughly 9:05 am, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crews responded to a residential fire on Mountain View Avenue in Bay Point. Upon arrival...

Firefighters Moved Out of Knightsen Firehouse Due to Elevated Bacteria Levels

Firefighters from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District were forced out of Station 94 in Knigthsen Saturday after a high level of Total...

ECCFPD Firefighters Limit Bethel Island Vegetation Fire to 5-Acres

At 7:59 Sunday Night, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a vegetation fire on Bethel Island Road North of Gateway Road where...

Oakley, Brentwood Net Largest Increases in 2017-18 County Assessment Roll

Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer reported the 2017-18 Assessment Roll is the highest in County History at $192.2 billion—a 5.78% increase. The increase is...

ECCFPD Board Proposes Contract Extension and Raise For Fire Chief

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board will discuss the contract of Fire Chief Hugh Henderson on Monday and likely approve a three-year...

Brentwood: 20-Month Old Suffers 2nd Degree Burns, Airlifted to Hospital

At 11:25 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and AMR responded to the 700 block of Jennifer Street off Garin Parkway...

Nerd Wallet: East County Cities Make Up Top 4 Worst Commutes in Bay Area

This week Nerd Wallet released its worst Bay Area Commutes where East Contra Costa had 5 cities in its Top 10. The list was...

The Sometimes Uneasy Life of a Fire Wife

As we stand in awe having watched the smoke rise high above Mount Diablo since Sunday afternoon while admiring the red glow at night,...

ECCFPD Meeting Preview: Time to Modify Terminology

There have been several fires the last few months with engines coming from all over Contra Costa County to lend a helping hand. During...

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 ...

June 14 Event: Furry Friends Food Relief Program Moves to Brentwood

The Furry Friends Food Relief Program has a new home after moving from Antioch to 4505 O’Hara Avenue in Brentwood at Doggie Depot. On June...

Knightsen: 1-Injured After Vehicle Enters Water in Early Morning Accident

At roughly 12:53 am Wednesday morning, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a vehicle into the water on Delta Road/Holland...

Vandals Damage $50k Worth of Property at Byron Hot Springs

The folks who lease the Byron Hot Springs property are asking for the public’s help after vandals drove through a gate using a John...

Fire Crews Working Vegetation Fire Near Bethel Island

At 4:42 pm East Contra Costa Fire protection District responded to a reported vegetation fire out near Holland Track in Knightsen. Crews were unable...