ECCFPD: Average Response Time Jumps to 7:32 Minutes

In reviewing the staff report for the upcoming East Contra Costa Fire Protection District meeting, the Chief is reporting there were a total of...

Ben Whiteners Service/Celebration of Life Details

For those of you who wish to attend the services/celebrate the life of Retired Captain Ben Whitener, details of the service have been provided...

Discovery Bay Should Reject Urge For Compensation Increase

The Discovery Bay Community Services District Directors will consider increasing their compensation at their upcoming meeting. Currently, they are paid a daily stipend of...

Five Laid Off ECCFPD Firefighters Hired by Santa Clara

Five of East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters have now completed their fire acadamy training and will begin working for Santa Clara County...

ECCFPD Offers Update on Hiring and Operations

The latest East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board packet offers insights into their ongoing hiring process which has netted 353 qualified applicants while...

Supervisor Piepho to Host Delta Water Town Hall

Supervisor Mary Piepho invite you to participate in my Delta Water Town Hall.  She will provide an update on the Delta and  will view...

Downtown Brentwood Fire Station Not Opening Until April?

Now that the Knightsen Fire Station has re-opened, the next question is when will the Downtown Brentwood Station  (Station 54)  re-open? This is a...

ECCFPD: Knightsen Fire Station Re-Opens

A beautiful thing occurred Sunday morning for the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District as they were able to re-open Station 94 in...

Update 2.0: Oakley Mayor Should Skip Candidate Forums

Silly season has hit the City of Oakley as City Council Candidate Randi Adler provided some interesting information on Saturday which may highlight that...

Photos: Marsh Creek Clean Up

I had the chance yesterday to attend the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Creek Cleanup and shadow executive director Diane Burgis as we made...

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...