Letter: Mary Rocha Encourages AUSD School Board to Bring Back Charter Petition for Re-vote

Dear Editor: At the Antioch Unified School Board of Education meeting held on May 9th, against the advice of staff and legal counsel, AUSD Board...

Letter: Resident Writes Open Letter to City of Oakley Regarding RV/Boat Parking

The following letter was submitted by Christina Garcia, an Oakley resident Dear Oakley: In reading a recent article about board meeting regarding second driveways and RV/Boat...

ALADS: Being Murdered Should Not Be Dismissed as “Part of the Risk” for...

The following statement was issued by the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs  The murder of a law enforcement officer has been one of the...

Graves: Death Penalty Should Apply to Cop Killers

The following was submitted by Paul Graves, candidate for Contra Costa County District Attorney: At a recent forum, a candidate for District Attorney stated that there should...

Tongson: Reporting Bullying is Only First Step Towards Resolution

Bullying; it's an all-too-familiar age-old term that has been unfortunately firmly entrenched in our society. Whether it is at school, the park, the basketball...

Letter: Public Deserves Better as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The following letter was submitted by Julie Neward on Sexual Assault Awareness Month Dear Editor, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There is a vulnerable community...

Neciuk: The Next Big Thing in Jewelry is Pure Grown Diamonds

“Alchemy of Earth” Precious stones have attracted mankind throughout history and of these precious gems the diamond is truly unique. Diamonds have always been a...

Op Ed: Thorpe Favors Working Map 1, Seeks Feedback from Antioch Residents on District...

The following was submitted by Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Lamar Thorpe regarding district mapping. In 2016, I ran for Antioch City Council to build a...

East Contra Costa Fire: Are You Ready for Fire Season?

Fire season is just around the corner. With many prior years of record drought, the recordbreaking rains of 2017 and the continuing rains of...

City of Martinez Mayor Responds to Police Officers Association Letter

City of Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder issued the following Response to MPOA Letter from the Mayor’s Office: MARTINEZ – The Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA)...

Fire Chief: East Contra Costa Fire’s Critical Infrastructure Update and Next Steps

The following letter was submitted by East Contra Costa Fire Chief Brian Helmick Brentwood - Over the past year, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection...

Martinez POA: Do You Know This Martinez Police Officer

The following letter was submitted by the Martinez Police Officers Association Chances are, you may have met them but they are no longer working in...

Editorial: Voters Should Support East Contra Costa Fire Measure A

Earlier this month, vote by mail ballots for Measure A arrived to residents serviced by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. If approved...

Letter: Board President Says Many Positive Things Happening in Antioch Schools

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Antioch Unified School District Board President Walter Ruehlig If Antioch had a dime for every time...

Opinion: Fundraiser Highlights Antioch Police Are Not Just Co-Workers, But Family

On Saturday, a poker tournament fundraiser was held for Antioch Police officer Meghan Miller who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer. My experience with officer...

Letter: Delta Veterans Group Thanks Volunteers for Help at Stand Down on the Delta

The Delta Veterans Group would like to thank all of the Volunteers that served at the Stand Down on the Delta, 2017! With your help,...

Kristi Wisecarver-Ouiment Shares Importance of Organ Donation

An open letter by Kristi Wisecarver-Ouiment: On Wednesday morning we are going to the Pittsburg DMV before it opens to the public, so we can...

Editorial: An Open Letter to the Keyboard Commandos

To those on social media who believe they can say anything they want and believe there are no consequences to opinions expressed, I urge...

Chief Helmick: ECCFPD Improving Transparency, Education and Outreach Communications

Brentwood - For those who I have not yet had the opportunity to meet or hold a discussion with, my name is Brian Helmick...

Chief Helmick: The Fire District Must Begin to Build Solid Foundation

The following was submitted for publication by East Consta Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief Brian Helmick Brentwood - As Fire Chief, I am tasked...