Joey Graves Veterans Memorial Gymnasium Revealed

I had a chance to speak with Discovery Bay CSD Director Kevin Graves last night about the fabulous tribute that finally occurred at Excelsior...

Register Today: Joey Graves Memorial Golf Tournament

There is still time to register for a fabulous event to be held on Monday Sept. 17 at the Discovery Bay Country Club. The sixth...

Bethel Island BINGO Night a Great Time Out

I had a chance to attend a wonderful BINGO Night on Bethel Island last night hosted by the Chamber of Commerce which provided a...

ECCFPD: Say Hello to a $7.8 Million Federal Grant

Let’s be honest, the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was never going to turn down the $7.8 million Federal Grant—the agenda said...

Photos: Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Last night I was able to attend the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the Rusty Porthole.  I was impressed with the Chamber...

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...

ECCFPD Awarded $7.8 million FEMA and SAFER Grant

  Brentwood, Calif., August 24, 2012 – This morning the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) that...

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,...

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...

Updated: Naked Swimmer Causes Early Morning Commotion

I spoke with Amanda Dove this morning and she is reporting that some Discovery Bay residents were awoken to a naked swimmer who was...

$100k CONFIRE Pension Club Doesn’t Tell Entire Story

There is a brand new list floating around from the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association highlighting the $100k pension club claiming its using June 1,...

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,...

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...

August Chamber of Commerce Events

With August right around the corner, Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley have a number of Chamber of Commerce events which may help local businesses network...

Operation Creekside: Dinner and a Magic Show Event

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789, in partnership with Operation Creekside is sponsoring a “Dinner and the Rock & Roll Magic Show” on August...

Board of Supervisors Forced into Terrible Auto Aid Decision

Those of us in East County do not have to like the Board of Supervisors decision to limit auto aid to East County, but...

Bethel Island Business Hit with $3,468 Insurance Increase

For all the naysayers out there who claimed the insurance rate increase was a scare tactic, I would urge you to apologize to East...

ECCFPD: Fourth of July Activity Report

I received word this morning from East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Hugh Henderson that the District ran a total of 20...

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...

KCBS: Station Closures, Holiday Fireworks Spark Concerns For Firefighters

There is a nice story out of KCBS this afternoon which discusses the concerns of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District about today's...