Letter: Klement Says Claudette Staton a Good Choice for Brentwood City Council

Dear Editor, My name is JoAnn Klement and I have had the privilege of knowing Claudette Staton for the past 10 years and I am...

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...

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...

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...

Letter: Why We Can’t Vote for Jim Frazier This Year

The following letter to the editor was submitted by Erik Elness of Brentwood. This year, we are voting to decide the future of our Nation...

Letter: Buchanan Writes in Support of Gibson-Gray and Motts for School Board

Dear Editor: Public education is my passion.  I’ve had the privilege of serving on a local school board and as chair of the State Assembly...

Smith: Brentwood Should Place Utility Tax on November Ballot

Stephen Smith, a Brentwood resident and former East Contra Costa Fire protection District Board Member has provided us with his commentary from Tuesdays City...

Labor Groups Encourage Fairness and Transparency in Selection of Interim District Attorney

A letter was sent to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors by Labor Groups urging transparency and fairness in the appointment of the...

Ruehlig: Antioch Unified School District Reflections

As time marches inexorably forward and we approach the New Year, I find it a good time to pause and reflect on where we’ve...

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...

Letters: Retired Superintendent’s Urge Support For Karen Rarey for Brentwood City Council

Dear Editor: Karen Rarey would be a truly outstanding member of the Brentwood City Council! She is extremely intelligent, creative, passionate, energetic, and sincere.  Karen is...

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...

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...

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...

Editorial: An Open Letter to the Keyboard Commandos

To those on social media who believe they can say anything they want and believe there are no consequences to opinions expressed, I urge...

Thorpe: City’s Plan for Lumber Yard Just More Settling for Less

When I think about what Antioch’s downtown could be, I envision something similar to Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza — a vibrant, public space that...

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...

Letter: Writer Says Wright Would Make “Excellent” Mayor

Dear Editor: Sometimes a candidate for office stands out simply because he or she is outstanding; other times, deciding who to vote for becomes a process...

Editorial: Five Things in East County That I Would Like to See Happen in...

With another year come and gone, East Contra Costa has seen many high points and many low points. But with 2016 less than 24-hours...

Kristi Wisecarver-Ouiment Shares Importance of Organ Donation

An open letter by Kristi Wisecarver-Ouiment: On Wednesday morning we are going to the Pittsburg DMV before it opens to the public, so we can...