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...

Firefighters Union Explains Why They Are “Not” Supporting Supervisor Federal Glover for Re-Election

Dear Editor: A lot of lies and misinformation have been spread in this year’s race for the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors District 5...

Letter: Steve Barr Thanks Community for Support During Supervisor Race

Dear Editor: With Election Day here, I’d like to take a moment to say thank you. This campaign has reaffirmed for me how proud I am...

Letter: Rocketship Charter Supporter Claims to be Victim of Defamatory Smear Article

Dear Editor: In an election year that has been notable more for wild hyperbole than substantive discussion, even our local races have not been immune...

Letter: Candidate Says Antioch Election Night Council Meeting Should be Re-Scheduled

Dear Editor: I just discovered and I am outraged this morning that the Antioch City Council intends to hold a council meeting next Tuesday, November...

Letter: Writer Defends Diane Burgis After Hit Piece Attacking Non-Profit

Dear Editor, In yesterday’s mail I received an attempt at a smear ad for one of our local candidates for County Supervisor, Diane Burgis. The...

Letter: Supervisor Piepho Says Diane Burgis Will Make Excellent County Supervisor

Dear Editor, When I made the difficult decision to not seek reelection to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, my choice was made easier...

Letter: Local Businesses Offer Support to Jelani Killings for Pittsburg City Council

Dear Editor: With Bay Area population shifts towards East County, the City of Pittsburg is poised for revitalization and growth. Yet these opportunities can slip...