Letter: A Comprehensive Look at Sexting and Prevention

Raising a teen today with access to the world literally in the palm of their hands, or at the very least in their home,...

Rocktoberfest Organizers May Have Actually Cost Taxpayers Money

Apparently following rules and regulations appears to play second fiddle in the name of a “good time” in the Town of Discovery Bay. Originally Rocktoberfest...

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...

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: 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...

Letter: Writer Explains Why She Supports Sandoval for Community College Board

Dear Editor: We need to do a better job in creating career pathways for our students. In 2014 our county taxpayers narrowly passed Measure E. Measure...

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...

Ruehlig: Math Intensive Program Will Help Students

The numbers cry failure. In 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 32% of American 8th graders scored proficient in math. This...

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...

Turnage: How Antioch Can Get a “New Direction” This Election

Dear Editor: We are now 3 weeks away from our election. The grumblings throughout the city continue “Antioch needs change, Antioch needs a new direction”....

Letter: A Vote for Joy Motts is a Vote for Educational Excellence

Dear Editor: For a number of years, I have had the honor and privilege to have worked with Joy Motts, President of the Antioch Unified...

Stonebarger: Barr Best Choice for County Supervisor, Touts Fiscal Responsibility

Dear Editor, Fiscal Responsibility is nice buzzword for most politicians.  Unfortunately few practice what they preach during election season.  Steve has proven with his voting...

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...

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...

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: Supervisor Piepho Says Diane Burgis Will Make Excellent County Supervisor

Dear Editor, When I made the difficult decision to not seek reelection to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, my choice was made easier...

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...

Letter: Ruehlig Says Even With Challenges, Antioch Can Become Destination City

The New Year brings new visions. With the widening Highway 4 and the nearby inauguration of Hillcrest e-BART Antioch sits on a promising crossroads....

Editorial: Oakley Should Delay Move Away from PG&E to Marin Clean Energy

On Tuesday, the City of Oakley will vote to switch all residents away from PG&E in favor of Marin Clean Energy (MCE) all in...

PG&E Customers Reported 2,400 Scams in 2016

Energy Companies Unite Against Scammers Targeting Customers It can start with a phone call, email or knock at your door. Scammers using sophisticated tactics to...