Mayor Harper: CPUC Fine Threatens Antioch’s Partnership With PG&E For Upgrades

Dear Editor, As mayor of the City of Antioch and a 24 year Law Enforcement veteran, public safety is my number one concern. While we...

Letter to Editor: Open Letter to Those Who Are Anti-Police

Watching yet another officer funeral. My heart feels heavy inside. There is an ache, a sadness and a fear as I watch. To all...

Andrea Freyler: Oakley’s Charismatic Librarian

Frankly I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by the Oakley library. While technically one of the oldest libraries in the Contra Costa system, it...

Letter: “Measure O” Just Who Are the Opponents?

Antioch Resident Larry L. Harrison has submitted the following Letter to the Editor urging Antioch residents to support Measure O this November to help...

Opinion: City Shines During Festival After Oakley Chamber Walks Away from Event

The City of Oakley put on a magnificent inaugural Heart of Oakley Festival on Saturday where thousands came to the downtown area. While the...

Editorial: National Night Out Showcases Antioch Will Fight to Improve City

Last night was National Night Out across the United States where police and the community get together and build camaraderie to help make neighborhoods...

Letter: Reader Says Antioch Crime is Not Down, But Has Increased

For most of 2015, Antioch residents have been told by the City of Antioch that crime is being reduced. Those statements should be challenged...

Editorial: Anti-Tax Group Should be Honest with Public in Fire District “Hail Mary” Solution

A group of East Contra Costa Citizens have gone public over the last several months in trying to find a fix for the financial...

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...

Letter: Writer States Why He Likes Mike Dupray for Oakley City Council

Dear Editor: A few weeks ago I started working as a volunteer for Michael Dupray’s campaign for Oakley City Council because he is a Democrat,...

Letter: Mayor Says City of Antioch is on the Right Track

Dear Editor, As we look at the mayoral election for the city of Antioch, we must face the reality of how Antioch has improved and...

Letter: Resident Thanks Oakley Police Officer

The following letter was submitted by Deborah White who thanked Oakley Police Officer Jones who responded to her beloved dog Wolfman (aka Wolfie) who...

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...

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...

Letter: Writer Supports Diane Burgis for County Supervisor

Editor: I have never felt strongly enough to publicly endorse a candidate- until now. Like so many others, I have serious concerns about our community,...

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...

Op-Ed by Assemblymember Jim Frazier: “Five-Alarm Problem”

Since East Contra Costa Fire Protection District directors voted to lay off staff and close two more stations, I have heard from residents worried...

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,”...

Joy Motts: CPUC Should Focus its Attention on Safety and Infrastructure Upgrades

Dear Editor, As a member of the Antioch Unified School District Board of Education, I recognize that our primary goal as a board is to...

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...