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...

Student Writes Essay on a Positive Deer Valley High School

A Deer Valley student was given an assignment from her law teacher to write an essay on how to be a better advocate for...

Opinion: Lets Fix the ECCFPD Funding Problem

The residents of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) are being treated as second class citizens in the Contra Costa County government...

Letter: Resident Thanks Oakley Police Officer

The following letter was submitted by Deborah White who thanked Oakley Police Officer Jones who responded to her beloved dog Wolfman (aka Wolfie) who...

Ruehlig: Ruminations on a Trustee’s Ideal Constitution

The Antioch School Board will soon announce its' application procedure for appointment to the Trusteeship position generated by Barbara Cowan's move to Oregon. 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...

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 to Editor: Open Letter to Those Who Are Anti-Police

Watching yet another officer funeral. My heart feels heavy inside. There is an ache, a sadness and a fear as I watch. To all...

Antioch Resident Requests Changes to Sewer and Water Funds Transfers and Tiered Billing

The following letter was sent by Mark Jordan, Antioch Resident, to Mayor Wade Harper and the City Manager after not receiving any response from...

Editorial: The Blame Game, Shooting the Messenger

In recent days, Antioch residents have become increasing aware of just how negative social media has become towards the City of Antioch. Some are...

Letter: Reader Responds to Comments Made by AUSD Trustee Debra Vinson

This Letter to the Editor is in response to Antioch Unified School District Board Trustee Debra Vinson's Letter to the Editor published on June 11...

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...

Knowles: Dr. Francies Should be Fired by AUSD

Diversity vs. Equality: Why One can not be Substituted for the Other Pastor/minister, Dr. Lamont A. Francies, also Counselor for Antioch Unified School District currently...

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...

Keusch: Memorial Day is a Day to Respect, A Day to Honor, a Day...

So many these days celebrate Memorial Day with a BBQ and a few friends, a couple cold beers and maybe even a baseball game....

Memo to Steve Glazer: Being a Democratic “Centrist” Doesn’t Mean Being Against Working Families

There’s a political war brewing in the mix of tony and working class suburbs of the East Bay that, thanks to the Top Two...

ECCFPD Director Steve Smith Issues Statement Refuting Dave Roberts’ Letter

On March 13th, A Letter to the Editor was printed in both the Brentwood Press and the Brentwood News from Dave Roberts of Oakley....

Letter to Editor: Fiscal Responsibility in Senate District 7 Special Election

Fiscal Responsibility: Per the Voter Information pamphlet for the special election in Senate District 7 (SD7), Joan Buchanan commits to being Fiscally Responsible and Steve...

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: Recalling Mayor Harper a Waste of Time and Offers False Hope

As the recall effort to remove Antioch Wade Harper moves forward, we would hope Antioch residents have enough sense to look long-term and see...