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: Writer Provides “Chart of Facts” in District 3 Supervisor Race

Dear Editor: In recent weeks, the voters have been treated to a barrage of campaign literature in the race for County Supervisor.  These pieces, sometimes...

Letter to Editor: Buongiorno Defends Recall Effort

Antioch resident Rich Buongiorno submitted the following Letter to the Editor to defend the actions of the recall of Mayor Wade Harper. ECT's editorial opinion...

Editorial: Brentwood, Oakley Voters Should Support Utility User Tax for Fire Service

For the third time in six years, voters serviced by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will have a say on whether or...

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...

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,”...

Vinson: Antioch Unified School District Celebrates all Cultures and Students

It is disappointing to see the vitriol that some in the community has hurled at the students of Antioch Unified School District as it...

Letter: Oakley Police Chief Talks Fireworks

The following was submitted by Oakley Police Chief Chris Thorsen As I write this, we are approximately two months from the July 4th celebration. Each...

Firefighters Union Explains Why They Are “Not” Supporting Supervisor Federal Glover for Re-Election

Dear Editor: A lot of lies and misinformation have been spread in this year’s race for the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors District 5...

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...

PG&E: Where Does Your Energy Come From? Clean, Renewable Resources

When you flip on a light switch, do you wonder where the energy comes from? Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers may be surprised. Today, 58...

East Contra Costa Fire Chief Issues Open Letter to Personnel

The following letter was issued by East Contra Costa Fire Chief Hugh Henderson after Measures to improve fire service in both the City of...

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...

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: 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...

Opinion: The Antioch “Landlord Tax” May Not Work

The following was submitted by John Case, a Realtor/Broker who shares that while the City of Antioch is hoping to increase city revenue through...

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. ...

Letter: Residents Support Ken Turnage II for City Council

Dear Editor, As 4th generation Antioch residents, we would like to share why we are supporting and voting for Ken Turnage II for Antioch City...

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: AUSD Trustee Says Pittsburg Unified Fails Students

Dear Editor: On Thursday, November 10, an incident took place in Pittsburg and Antioch which illustrated a major failing of our public education system.  Hundreds...