Letter: D&K Automotive Repair Thanks Police and Firefighters After Fire

Hello friends On June 28, 2017 while vacationing with my family, I was made aware that our family business was on fire. A fire...

Letter: Former Director Talks About ECCFPD Future, Asks Board President to Step Down

The following letter was provided by Stephen Smith, a Brentwood resident and former Board of Director on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. This...

Letter: Writer Highlights Barr’s Campaign Bought by Big Oil and Developers

Dear Editor, In the past week, I have received mailors touting Steve Barr as an "open space" and "farm to fork" advocate, and the endorsed...

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...

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...

Letter: Thorpe Defends Citizens Initiative Against Gambling Expansion

Dear Editor, When the government fails to act to protect the people, citizens have a right to petition their government for changes. I deeply cherish...

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: ECV Group Continues to Mislead Public on Fire District Funding Plan

Earlier this month, we highlighted a plan by the East County Voters for Equal Protection (ECV) that we believe is neither realistic nor legal....

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. ...

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...

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...

Editorial: Voters Should Support East Contra Costa Fire Measure A

Earlier this month, vote by mail ballots for Measure A arrived to residents serviced by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. If approved...

Letter: Former Antioch City Councilmember Says “No” to Measure W

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by former Antioch City Councilmember  Ralph A. Hernandez Dear Editor: Wrong is wrong no matter who supports it....

Contra Costa Health Issues Statement Regarding Proposed Detention Facility at Concord Naval Weapons Station

Contra Costa Health Services learned through media reports on Friday that the former Concord Naval Weapons Station may soon be used as a detention...

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...

Restore the Delta: Tunnels Proposal Built on A House of Cards

Restore the Delta's Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, issued the following open letter to Governor Jerry Brown today calling for him to face reality that...

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...

Martinez POA: Do You Know This Martinez Police Officer

The following letter was submitted by the Martinez Police Officers Association Chances are, you may have met them but they are no longer working in...

ALADS: Being Murdered Should Not Be Dismissed as “Part of the Risk” for...

The following statement was issued by the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs  The murder of a law enforcement officer has been one of the...

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...