East Bay Leadership Council: Enough Already, Let’s Keep BART Running

Arousing fear and outrage has proven to be an effective strategy, especially during this political season. The past few weeks have seen a great deal...

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: Brentwood Police Must Hold Those Responsible for Pepper Spray Incident

The following letter was submitted by Mike Hyde of Brentwood regarding the March 7 pepper spray incident at the Rockin' Jump. Here is the letter: I...

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...

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...

Editorial: Anti-Tax Group Should be Honest with Public in Fire District “Hail Mary” Solution

A group of East Contra Costa Citizens have gone public over the last several months in trying to find a fix for the financial...

Editorial: Oakley Should Delay Move Away from PG&E to Marin Clean Energy

On Tuesday, the City of Oakley will vote to switch all residents away from PG&E in favor of Marin Clean Energy (MCE) all in...

Editorial: Political Bullying in Contra Costa County Must Stop

Across the country, there has been a national anti-bullying movement in both schools and the work place. In politics, however, its business as usual;...

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...

Editorial: Oakley Should Not Fear Creation of a Planning Commission

During Tuesdays Oakley City Council Meeting, the City Council will discuss the concept of its “Planning Commission Advisors” in hopes of trying to create...

Silky Sahnan: How to Tell Our Children About Our Divorce?

Telling your children that you will no longer be together is one of the toughest things a parent can do. So how do you...

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...

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...

Letter: Reader Says Antioch Crime is Not Down, But Has Increased

For most of 2015, Antioch residents have been told by the City of Antioch that crime is being reduced. Those statements should be challenged...

Bryan Scott: The Crisis in East County, Lives are at Risk

“We have a crisis in the East County,” said Gus Vina, City Manager of Brentwood, “and we all need to work together to come...

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...