Op Ed: Ruehlig Praises Deer Valley HS on Becoming a State Honor Roll School

The following was submitted by Walter Ruehlig, President of the Antioch School Board I can say, with all honesty, that the recent recognition of both...

Letter: Writer Discusses Contra Costa Jail Expansion, The Conversation We Need

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Judith Tannenbaum At the Mental Health Panel in Brentwood on May 13, Claudia Jimenez of the...

Letter: Oakley Police Chief Talks Fireworks

The following was submitted by Oakley Police Chief Chris Thorsen As I write this, we are approximately two months from the July 4th celebration. Each...

Letter: East Contra Costa Fire District Funding Gridlock Must End Soon

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Michael R. Dupray Currently we have only 4 fire stations and 36 firefighters for the entire...

Op-Ed: Romick Explains Relationship Between Cities and Fire Districts

The following was submitted by Oakley Councilman Kevin Romick I’ve recently read and heard comments regarding the relationship between cities and fire districts. These comments...

Letter: Former Director Talks About ECCFPD Future, Asks Board President to Step Down

The following letter was provided by Stephen Smith, a Brentwood resident and former Board of Director on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. This...

Letter: Bell Explains Why She Declined East Contra Costa Fire Reappointment

The following was submitted by Meghan Bell, former East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Director. Tuesday, April 25th I requested the Oakley City...

Editorial: Fire District Should Hit Pause on “Brentwood Only” Fire Option, Then Reset

With Brentwood set to likely approve its Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday that would supplement funding for a fire station in the downtown Brentwood...

Op-Ed: Oakley Councilman Offers Thoughts on East Contra Costa Fire

The following was submitted by Oakley City Councilman Kevin Romick for publication. Providing fire services is not a function of the city of Oakley or...

Op Ed: EBRPD is Not the Answer for East County Fire District’s Funding Challenges

This is a Local Problem in need of a Local Solution For 80+ years, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) has been well known for...

Mayor Pro Tem Invites Antioch Residents to Speak Up About Development

The following was submitted for publication by Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Lamar Thorpe I understand that as a city government, we have horrible track record...

County Supervisors Say Twin Tunnels Prevent State from Genuine Water Solutions

This winter and spring may forever be known – like many fishermen would say – as “the one that got away.” Over the past two...

Silky Sahnan: Setting Goals in 2017

The beginning of the year is a great time for goal-setting—not just because it gives you a reason to hit your personal “reset button,”...

Mark Simon: Water-Meter Project is Failing Discovery Bay Residents

Dear Editor: The decision of the Discovery Bay Community Services District (CSD) board of directors to finance the $3 million water-meter-installation project by adding it to...

Letter: Ruehlig Says Even With Challenges, Antioch Can Become Destination City

The New Year brings new visions. With the widening Highway 4 and the nearby inauguration of Hillcrest e-BART Antioch sits on a promising crossroads....

Op-Ed: Why I Support Rocketship Charter School

The following was submitted by Antioch Resident Argentina Davila-Luevano   Earlier this month I attended a hearing on the petition by Rocketship Education to open a...

Letter: AUSD Trustee Says Pittsburg Unified Fails Students

Dear Editor: On Thursday, November 10, an incident took place in Pittsburg and Antioch which illustrated a major failing of our public education system.  Hundreds...

PG&E Customers Reported 2,400 Scams in 2016

Energy Companies Unite Against Scammers Targeting Customers It can start with a phone call, email or knock at your door. Scammers using sophisticated tactics to...

East Contra Costa Fire Chief Issues Open Letter to Personnel

The following letter was issued by East Contra Costa Fire Chief Hugh Henderson after Measures to improve fire service in both the City of...

Letter: Diane Burgis Thanks Supporters in Supervisor Race

Dear Editor, It’s finally Election Day. That means it’s time to say thank you and take a moment to reflect on the last couple of...