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,”...

Brentwood Teachers Association Endorses “Measure B”

At their monthly representative council meeting, the Brentwood Teachers Association,  on Tuesday May 10, voted to fully support “Measure B”- The Facilities Bond Measure...

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...

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 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...

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...

EastCountyToday Celebrates Four Years Since Website Launch

Today, EastCountyToday.net turns four. I want to first start off by thanking each of you for visiting us on the web, utilizing our social media...

Opinion: City of Oakley’s Reserve is Not Responsible to the Taxpayers

Last week the City of Oakley mentioned in their weekly outreach email that they had an excess of 30% reserve but they failed to...

Michel: Open Letter to California Highway Patrol on Officer’s Bravery

The following letter was written by Art Michel, Brentwood resident and retired Oakland Police Sergeant, who observed and photographed a California Highway Patrol Officer...

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...

Letter: Farmer Supports Steve Barr for County Supervisor

Editor: As a Brentwood farmer, I have watched Steve Barr work through many East County issues, and his thoroughness and balance has always impressed me. ...

Knowles: Dr. Francies Should be Fired by AUSD

Diversity vs. Equality: Why One can not be Substituted for the Other Pastor/minister, Dr. Lamont A. Francies, also Counselor for Antioch Unified School District currently...

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,...

Opinion: Antioch Unified School District Can Benefit from Improved Outreach

As someone who has built a business around communication and relationship building, if elected to serve on the Antioch Unified School District Board of...

Letter: Local 1, Board of Supervisor Pay Raise A Bad Decision and Self-Serving

When news first broke last week, many seemed to be rightfully angry at, and felt completely disenfranchised by, the Contra Costa County Supervisors’ vote...

Opinion: Miller Retirement Sets Up A Game of Political Musical Chairs

With Congressman George Miller announcing a surprise retirement after 40-years, Democrats are jockeying for position in not only Millers seat, but also for several...

Op Ed: Ruehlig Praises Deer Valley HS on Becoming a State Honor Roll School

The following was submitted by Walter Ruehlig, President of the Antioch School Board I can say, with all honesty, that the recent recognition of both...

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...

Letter: Writer Encourages Support for Karen Rarey for City Council

Editor, I am writing to offer my full support to Karen Rarey for the Brentwood City Council. I have known and worked with Karen both...

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...