Letter to Editor: Fiscal Responsibility in Senate District 7 Special Election

Fiscal Responsibility: Per the Voter Information pamphlet for the special election in Senate District 7 (SD7), Joan Buchanan commits to being Fiscally Responsible and Steve...

Letter: Firefighter Says Fink is Ready to Lead

Dear Editor: I have had the pleasure of getting to know John over the last year. I first met John after his wife Jennifer was...

Letter: Stonebarger’s Recommend John Fink for Brentwood City Council

Dear Editor and Community of Brentwood: Integrity, get it done attitude and supporter of the Ag Community are three main qualities we are looking for...

Opinion: Open Letter Sent to Antioch Mayor and City Council

Your Honorable Mayor and City Council members: I write to you to implore you to take immediate action regarding the violence in the City of...

Antioch Mayor Needs to Lead Crime Fight, Not Hide From It

The City of Antioch is desperately in need of leadership that will help tackle a recent spike in violent crime within the city limits. Over...

Letter: Teacher Supports Measure K, Says Libraries Help Create Successful Communities

Dear Editor, I am a 6th grade teacher, father, and small business entrepreneur. Since 2003, I have tutored over 100 different local students.  All of my...

Letter: Retired Superintendent Says Steve Barr for County Supervisor

Dear Editor: This letter is to enthusiastically support Steve Barr for county supervisor! As a former superintendent of the Liberty Union High School District, I...

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...

Letter: Diane Burgis Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Dear Editor: I’m sure everyone is getting tired of this seemingly never-ending election season! As a candidate for Supervisor, I know I am looking forward to...

Fact Check: Antioch Herald Manipulates Measure C Debate with Slanted Review

The Antioch Herald put out a piece recently by self-proclaimed “Watchdog” Barbara Zivica who was apparently more interested in manipulating the argument against Measure...

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...

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...

Letter: Writer Supports Doug Hardcastle for County Supervisor

Dear Editor: Doug Hardcastle is the best candidate for the job of Contra Costa County Supervisor. He is an all-around upstanding citizen and servant to...

Letter: Antioch School Board Member Explains Why He Opposes Proposition 55

Dear Editor: Last week I was “taken to task” by a member of the Antioch Education Association (AEA), the local teachers’ union, for voting against...

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: Thorpe Defends Citizens Initiative Against Gambling Expansion

Dear Editor, When the government fails to act to protect the people, citizens have a right to petition their government for changes. I deeply cherish...

Opinion: Antioch Deserved Better Than “Take Back Antioch”

With the void left by Take Back Antioch who recently shut itself down, residents in Antioch now have an opportunity to start a new...

Letter: Writer Supports Sean Wright for Antioch Mayor

Dear Editor: I have lived in Antioch since 1968. Although I am not a political person, I worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger for many...

ECCFPD Director Steve Smith Issues Statement Refuting Dave Roberts’ Letter

On March 13th, A Letter to the Editor was printed in both the Brentwood Press and the Brentwood News from Dave Roberts of Oakley....

Letter to the Editor: Summer’s Better When We Save Energy Together

Summer may be wrapping up with school starting, but warm temperatures could last through October in some areas. Higher temperatures can mean higher energy...