Opinion: Open Letter Sent to Antioch Mayor and City Council

Your Honorable Mayor and City Council members: I write to you to implore you to take immediate action regarding the violence in the City of...

Opinion: TV Media Does Antioch Police a Disservice by Going for Ratings Versus Truths

The Antioch Police Department is stuck defending its actions from an incident Tuesday at the Arco Gas Station after onlookers videotaped Antioch Police take...

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...

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: 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,...

Letter: Fix Our Financially Failing Fire Districts County Wide

Dear Editor, I received a call last night from a survey company regarding a new proposed sales tax increase that the Contra Costa Transportation Commission...

Opinion: Roberts Continued Assault on Firefighters with Altered Graphic is a New Low

An altered photograph is making its round on social media and websites that mimics a recent informational flyer sent out by the East Contra...

ECCFPD in Need of a Marriage Counselor or Consolidation is a Must

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is like a bad marriage which it can’t seem to fix or find a common ground with...

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...

Opinion: Antioch Deserved Better Than “Take Back Antioch”

With the void left by Take Back Antioch who recently shut itself down, residents in Antioch now have an opportunity to start a new...

Happy New Year: Thank You For The Support

With 2014 officially underway, I wanted to take a moment and thank our readers and supporters who have helped us grow from a part-time...

Opinion: Playing Cat and Mouse, ECCFPD Will Kill It’s Own Parcel Tax

By over complicating a proposed parcel tax with silly side discussions, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors is putting the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Joy Motts: CPUC Should Focus its Attention on Safety and Infrastructure Upgrades

Dear Editor, As a member of the Antioch Unified School District Board of Education, I recognize that our primary goal as a board is to...

Opinion: City Shines During Festival After Oakley Chamber Walks Away from Event

The City of Oakley put on a magnificent inaugural Heart of Oakley Festival on Saturday where thousands came to the downtown area. While the...

Opinion: East County Today Supports Antioch 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Measure

Antioch resident Karl Dietzel submitted a Letter to the Editor in an Antioch local paper recently sharing his submitted argument against a proposed Antioch...

Opinion: City of Oakley’s Reserve is Not Responsible to the Taxpayers

Last week the City of Oakley mentioned in their weekly outreach email that they had an excess of 30% reserve but they failed to...