Letter: Former Antioch City Councilmember Says “No” to Measure W

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by former Antioch City Councilmember  Ralph A. Hernandez Dear Editor: Wrong is wrong no matter who supports it....

Letter: Retired Police Chief Supports Mary Rocha for Antioch School Board

This Letter to the Editor was submitted by retired Antioch Police Chief, Allan Cantando As the Antioch Police Chief for six years, I worked often...

Editorial: What it Takes to Run EastCountyToday

As publisher of EastCountyToday (ECT) for the past six years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet thousands of people in Contra Costa County where...

Op Ed: Thorpe, Wilson Thank Antioch Residents For Feedback

If you’ve ever tried to run a household while living paycheck to paycheck, you know how risky it is. When every dollar is already...

Initial Reaction: November Ballot Set, Lots of Options For Voters

The filing deadline has officially come and gone and the November Ballot has now been set for local races in Contra Costa County. In...

Letter: Antioch Resident Seeks Leadership, Not 1% Sales Tax

Dear Editor: Now we have a proposed life time 1% sales tax.  The problem is there was never an exit strategy for Measure C which...

Letter: Reader Says New Antioch Sales Tax Is Not An Extension of Measure C

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Antioch resident Ken Turnage II. The Antioch City Council has voted to put a measure on...

Letter: Retired Police Chief Speaks Out Against Thorpe and Wilson’s Antioch Tax Proposal

As the retired Chief of the Antioch Police Department, I find the recent proposal to repackage Measure C presented by Mayor Pro-Tem, Lamar Thorpe,...

Editorial: Antioch Proposed 1% Sales Tax Proposal Should Be Rejected

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council will decide whether to ask voters this November to continue to support the Antioch Police Department and then...

Commentary: November Election in East Contra Costa Taking Shape

With the filing period now open for candidates who seek local office this November, some races have began to get crowded in East Contra...

Letter: ECCFPD Board Member Says “Reallocation Gang” Should Seek Initiative or Run for Office

The following was submitted by Brentwood resident and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Director Steve Smith. During the Month of June, the East Contra...

Letter: Referendum Launched to Repeal Antioch’s Marijuana Business Districts

The City of Antioch recently adopted an ordinance approving unrestricted Cannabis businesses within two zones within the City.  The action was not well thought...

Contra Costa Union Leader Issues Statement on Proposal for Asylum Seeker Detention

The following statement was released by  Margaret Hanlon Gradie, Executive Director, of the Contra Costa AFL-CIO Labor Council. This was in response to a...

Contra Costa Health Issues Statement Regarding Proposed Detention Facility at Concord Naval Weapons Station

Contra Costa Health Services learned through media reports on Friday that the former Concord Naval Weapons Station may soon be used as a detention...

Letter: College Student Says City of Antioch Still Beautiful

Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident of Antioch, memories from my younger years take place all over the city. Some are at Holy Rosary, going...

Letter: Discovery Bay Resident Thanks Brentwood Police

Dear Editor: This letter really gives me an opportunity to reflect and “THANK” every police officer for your service on Saturday evening June 16th, 2018...

Letter: Coalition Works Countywide to Elect District Attorney Diana Becton

From Richmond to Antioch, organizations work to elect the first African-American and first woman  to the office A coalition of nonprofits, advocacy groups, and labor...

Letter: Resident Thanks Antioch City Council for LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation

Dear Editor Recently on May 22, I attended an Antioch City Council meeting to receive an Official LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation as a Board Officer...

Tongson: Victory Sundae is the Only Way to Close Out Sports Wins

Food and sports. For many, they represent two popular pastimes of our society; a one-two punch that has historically made up the foundation of...

Letter: Let’s Talk About Antioch’s Brand

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Antioch resident Jacquelyn Higgins Let’s talk about the really poor marketing of the marketing campaign to...