Assembly Candidate Says Assemblyman Fraziers’ AB 935 is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

In April, 2013, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (of Oakley) introduced AB-935, a bill which, among other things, allowed veterans to have a Veteran designation on...

Walter Ruehlig on Running for Antioch Unified School District Board… Again!

Dear Editor: As Yogi Berra would have it, it looks like deja vu all over again. Seems once again that  I can’t escape my sanity...

Letter: Rocketship Charter Supporter Claims to be Victim of Defamatory Smear Article

Dear Editor: In an election year that has been notable more for wild hyperbole than substantive discussion, even our local races have not been immune...

Student Writes Essay on a Positive Deer Valley High School

A Deer Valley student was given an assignment from her law teacher to write an essay on how to be a better advocate for...

Letter: Byer Offers Support for Steve Barr for County Supervisor

Dear Editor: I have lived my entire life in East County, and I’ve been on the School Board for over 30 years. I’ve seen our community...

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...

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...

Silky Sahnan: How to Tell Our Children About Our Divorce?

Telling your children that you will no longer be together is one of the toughest things a parent can do. So how do you...

Letter: Writer Supports John Fink for Brentwood City Council

Dear Editor I am supporting John Fink, candidate for Brentwood City Council member. Let me tell you why: I've known John for the past fourteen years,...

Letter: Resident Supports Rarey for Brentwood City Council

Dear Editor: “Karen (Rarey) is an amazing woman.” Those words are not mine but I totally agree with the person who said them, Alexandra Ghiozzi,...

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...

Antioch Principal Offers Commentary Regarding School Board Elections

Dear Editor: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader" - John Quincy Adams. The...

Editorial: Oakley Should Not Fear Creation of a Planning Commission

During Tuesdays Oakley City Council Meeting, the City Council will discuss the concept of its “Planning Commission Advisors” in hopes of trying to create...

Open Letter to Antioch Residents on Measure E: Our Democracy Belongs to All of...

I’m very proud that together, Antioch residents overwhelmingly passed Measure E with 67.04% of the vote (or 9,940 votes as of this week). Today, residents...

Letter: Bell Explains Why She Declined East Contra Costa Fire Reappointment

The following was submitted by Meghan Bell, former East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Director. Tuesday, April 25th I requested the Oakley City...

Measure C: Speculation Over General Fund Usage Is Dangerous

The residents of Antioch have a decision to make on November 5th of how they want to attack crime in their city. They can...

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...

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...

Letters: Residents Offer Support for Karen Rarey for City Council

The following two Letters to the Editor offer support for Brentwood City Council Candidate Karen Rarey: Dear Editor: I would like to put in a good...

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...