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Contra Costa County Releases Updated Public Guidance for Face Coverings

Due to a sharp rise in the percentage of COVID-19 tests returning positive in the community, Contra Costa County today amended its social distancing health order to temporarily tighten face-covering requirements and prohibit indoor...

Contra Costa Health Reports 4,605 Coronavirus Cases, 143 New Cases

On Saturday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 4,605 cases of coronavirus resulting in 89 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 143 new cases.The county reported that 3,278 people have...

Outdoor Dining No Longer Allowed After New Alameda County Health Order

On Saturday, Alameda County health officials released a decision that no longer allows for outdoor dinning after a new surge in coronavirus cases across California.The total number of cases in Alameda County is at...

Brentwood: Bicyclist Airlifted After Being Struck by Vehicle

At 8:20 am Saturday, a bicyclist was airlifted to a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle at Walnut Blvd. at Camino Vaqueros in Brentwood.By 8:30 am, AMR was on scene with a...

California Police Chiefs Removes Support for Recently Amended AB 1196 and Moves to Opposition Due to New Restrictions

Sacramento, CA -- The California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) announce they have removed their support for the newly amended Assembly Bill 1196 by Assembly member Mike Gipson (D-Carson), and moves to opposition in light...

Park District Board Approves Land Use Plan for New Regional Park in Diablo Valley

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously approved the final land use plan for public access improvements and open space preservation at the Park District’s new...

Sheriffs Office Release New Information on Officer Involved Shooting in Knightsen

The investigation into an officer involved shooting last night in Knightsen is ongoing. Per the county’s law enforcement involved fatal incident protocol this case is being investigated by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s...

Contra Costa Health Reports 4,460 Coronavirus Cases, 101 New Cases

On Friday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 4,460 cases of coronavirus resulting in 88 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 101 new cases.The county reported that 3,105 people have...

Firefighters Battle Series of Vegetation Fires Along Highway 4

At 11:30 am Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection responded to a report of a vegetation fire along Highway 4 at Sand Creek in the City of Brentwood.Upon arrival, Battalion 5 located two...

New Report from Bay Area Equity Atlas Predicts a Wave of Evictions in Contra Costa County

To prevent this, the Raise the Roof Coalition calls on the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors to take immediate action to protect tenants and stabilize the community. Concord, CALIFORNIA --  Raise the Roof--a coalition of...

Updated: 1 Dead, 3 Deputies Shot After 12-Hour Standoff

At around 12:30 pm Thursday, the Contra Costa County responded to Kite Hawk Lane and Green Acres in unincorporated Brentwood. ---NOTE - LATEST INFO, CLICK HERE--- During the standoff, the subject was observed with a shotgun...

Ironhouse Sanitary District Reopens Recycled Water Fill Station July 14

When Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) reopens the Residential Recycled Water Fill Station on Tuesday, July 14, new procedures will be in place to keep everyone safe. There will no longer be an attendant on...

Contra Costa Health Reports 4,357 Coronavirus Cases, 88 Deaths

On Thursday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 4,357 cases of coronavirus resulting in 88 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 105 new cases.The county reported that 2,983 people have...

Cerus Corporation Reports Successful Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 with the INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma

CONCORD, Calif.-- Cerus Corporation (Nasdaq:CERS) announced today study results demonstrating that the INTERCEPT Blood System inactivates SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent for COVID-19, in plasma components intended for transfusion. These data are consistent with prior...

East Contra Costa Fire Has Received 186 Complaints for Weed Abatement

With several vegetation fires over the past few weeks after an education campaign to encourage proper weed abatement and fire breaks, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District confirmed Wednesday they have received 186...

Antioch Police Investigating Wednesday Night Fatal Shooting

On July 8th, 2020at 10:51PM, Antioch Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Mellissa Circle for a 35-year-old male who had been shot while sitting in the driver side seat...

Antioch: Two Injured After Jet Ski Collides with Bass Boat on Delta Waters

At 7:22 pm Wednesday, Contra Costa County Fire and the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office responded to Fulton Shipyard Marina in Antioch after a report of a boating accident.It was reported that a jet...

Martinez Police Chief Issues Letter to Community Regarding Upcoming Protest

On Wednesday, Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal issued the following letter to the community regarding a large scale protest schedule for Sunday, July 12.Here is a copy of the letter, or click here to...
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Updated: 1 Dead in Stabbing, Another Shot After Argument on Cavallo Road in Antioch

Just after 9:00 am Wednesday, Antioch Police responded to a report of a shooting at E 18th and Cavallo Road in the City of Antioch.According to preliminary information on scene by Det. Brogdon, he...

Walnut Creek Police Make Arrests In Newell Avenue Attempted Murder Case

On July 7, 2020, the Walnut Creek Police Department arrested a person in connection with an attempted homicide that occurred on May 21, 2020.During the course of the investigation, detectives identified the suspect as...

Contra Costa Health Reports 4,241 Coronavirus Cases, 137 New Cases

On Wednesday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 4,241 cases of coronavirus resulting in 86 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 137 new cases.The county reported that 2,841 people have...

Santa Clara County Deputy Arrested on Suspicion of Smuggling Meth into Correctional Facility

In April of 2020, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Detectives received information that a Correctional Deputy was involved in smuggling methamphetamine into the Elmwood Correctional Facility on behalf of inmates.An extensive 2-month investigation revealed...

Contra Costa County Public Works to Begin Construction on the Countywide Guardrail Upgrade Project

Brentwood, CA – The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will begin construction on the Countywide Guardrail Upgrade Project. The project consists of upgrading guardrail at three separate sites:Vasco Road: Construction will begin on...

Former Livermore Little League President Charged with Fraud

On July 3, 2020, Detectives with the Livermore Police Department arrested Livermore resident Denise Arante (48 years) on a warrant for charges of felony Embezzlement, Forgery, and Grand Theft against the Livermore Little League,...

Contra Costa County Fire Provides July 4 Holiday Weekend Recap

Unprecedented Level of Fire Activity Strains Resources, Limits Responses; Nearly One Month’s Worth of Grass Fires in One Five-Hour PeriodCONCORD, CALIF.  – Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) today made available...

Contra Costa Health Reports 4,092 Coronavirus Cases, 209 New Cases

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 4,092 cases of coronavirus resulting in 86 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 209 new cases.The county reported that 2,728 people have...

Contra Costa County Releases Updated Public Guidance for Face Coverings

Contra Costa County today updated its health order about when and where members of the public should wear face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic to align it with current state guidance.Local data indicate that...
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Oakley: Firefighters Battle 50-Acre Fire After Homes Threatened, Evacuations Ordered

At 11:41 am Tuesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire the size of a vehicle in the area of E. Cypress Road near Summer Lake...
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Two Martinez Residents Charged with Hate Crime for Defacing Black Lives Matter Mural

Martinez, Calif. – Today, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged Nichole Anderson (42-years old Martinez resident) and David Nelson (53-years-old Martinez resident) with three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime, for their...

East Contra Costa Fire Provides Update on Pair of Vegetation Fires

Over the past few days, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District has responded to two large vegetation fires which burned approximately a 125 acres combined. Here is a rundown from the District:Knightsen –...

CHP: 18-Year-Old Female Killed in Highway 4 Crash

The California Highway Patrol said Tuesday that an 18-year-old female was killed in a solo vehicle crash on eastbound Highway 4 just east of Cummings Skyway.The crash occurred at 9:41 pm Monday.According to CHP, ...

CHP: 36 Killed, 738 DUI Arrests Over July 4 Holiday

The California Highway Patrol announced that 36 people were killed in a crash and 738 people were arrested for DUI during its 54-hour July 4 Holiday Enforcement Period.CHP said of the fatalities, 25% of...

Senator Steve Glazer Highlights Legislative Progress Amid COVID-19 Challenges

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Steve Glazer’s legislative agenda – including a three-bill package to help residents survive power outages – cleared the Senate this spring and moved to the Assembly despite challenging conditions brought on...

East Contra Costa School Districts Announce Plans for 2020-21 School Year

On Monday, school districts have began announcing their plans of what the 2020-21 school year will look like. Three school districts began to lay out plans during school board meetings.Each district spent hours...

Update: Benicia Bridge Reopens After 3-Alarm Vegetation Fire

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that all northbound lanes of the Benicia Bridge have been shutdown due to a three-alarm vegetation fire.According to Benicia Police, the heavy smoke is coming from the area...

East Contra Costa Fire Reports 70 Citations, 100lbs of Fireworks Seized on July 4 Detail

Brentwood, CA — As expected, hot, dry, and windy conditions were present for the night of the 4th of July.  Also expected were the insurmountable number of illegal fireworks throughout the District causing property...

Contra Costa Health Reports 3,878 Coronavirus Cases, 218 New Cases

On Monday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 3,878 cases of coronavirus resulting in 85 Deaths. In the past 48-hours, this is 314 new cases--including 218 on Monday.The county reported that...

East Contra Costa Fire Average Response Time in June at 8:28 Minutes

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported at their monthly meeting that in the month of June, they had 596 service calls with an average response time of 8:28 minutes.In the month of...

Bill Provides Limited Liability Protections for California K-12 Schools

Sacramento – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) introduced a bill to provide limited liability protections for K-12 schools as they prepare to reopen for the next academic school year. AB 1384 is in response...