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Letter: East Contra Costa Fire Takes Positive Step to Manage Pension Costs

This Letter was issued by East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board Member Joe Young regarding pension cost controls. The following is a summary he outlined of the actions taken. On Wednesday, August 26, The...

Sept. 29: Brentwood Unsheltered Virtual Town Hall Scheduled

A special meeting notice has been posted for Brentwood Unsheltered:  Virtual Town Hall scheduled for  September 29th at 5:00 p.m.  as a quorum of the Council may be in attendance.  It has been posted...

Governor Newsom Takes Action on Legislation to Support California’s Immigrant and Refugee Communities

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom took action on several bills that continue California’s long-standing leadership as a state of inclusion and refuge. He also signed AB 3228, which strengthens accountability around conditions of confinement...

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Strengthening Protections for LGBTQ+ Californians

Governor signs SB 932, which ensures comprehensive data collection to understand how COVID-19 is impacting the LGBTQ+ community AB 2218 establishes the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund SB 132 requires CDCR to house transgender, gender-nonconforming and...

Concord Police Say Suspect in Custody After Fatal Stabbing of Female

The Concord Police Department are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 12:20 am in the area of Willow Pass Road near Second St. in the City of Concord.Police say...

Sept. 13-19: Antioch Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Antioch Police Calls over the past week reported between September 13-19 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault9/13 – W. 10th & Crestview Dr. 9/13...

Sept. 1-17: Brentwood Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Brentwood Police Calls reported between September 1-17 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault9/5 – Ashford Pl: 20 AGO/ ROOM MATE 242'D RP NEG WPNS ...

Sept. 13-19: Pittsburg Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Pittsburg Police Calls over the past week reported between September 13-19 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault – Deadly Weapon9/18 – 10 block Linford...

Sept. 13-19: Oakley Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Oakley Police Calls over the past week reported between September 13-19 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault – Deadly Weapon9/17 – 10 block Minaret...

Kamala Harris Statement on Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Saturday released the following statement following President Trump’s nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to...

Rio Vista Attempted Murder Suspect Captured in Antioch

On Saturday morning, the Antioch Police Department assisted the Rio Vista Police Department who was in pursuit of an individual wanted for attempted murder with a firearm.According to police, the suspect entered the City...

Split 3-2 Vote: Antioch City Council Postpones Decision on Delta Fair Village Apartments

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council voted to continue blight indefinitely after postponing moving a project forward that would have begun redeveloping a blighted shopping center at the corner of Delta Fair Blvd and...

State Agencies Announce Steps to Address Discriminatory Names, Inequities in State Parks and Transportation System Features

Broader Representation, Transparency Also Planned for  California Advisory Committee on Geographic NamesSACRAMENTO – California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, State Parks Director Armando Quintero and Department of Transportation Director Toks Omishakin today announced a...

Act Now to Reduce the Risk of West Nile Virus by Avoiding Mosquito Bites

The following message was released by the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District highlighting how mosquito season is not over and people should act to prevent mosquito bites.Here is the message:Just because it's...

Contra Costa: Investigation Underway After Inmate Dies In Surgery

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death of inmate Levele Williams which occurred at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek...

ABC Arrests Bartender in Tracy for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors

A Tracy area teenager suffers head injuries after leaving the bar and crashing his truck on May 29TRACY, CA - Agents of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have arrested a bartender...

Contra Costa County Passes Resolution Declaring a Climate Emergency

Martinez, CA – On September 22, 2020, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Resolution No. 2020/256 that endorses the Declaration of a Climate Emergency in Contra Costa County. The resolution demands accelerated actions on...

WalletHub: Contra Costa Communities Among Best Cities for Retirees in California

According to WalletHub, four communities in Contra Costa County were in the top 10 cities for retirees in the State of California.  This included the city of San Ramon, City of Walnut Creek, Town...

Local Business Leaders, Community Based Organizations and Labor Unions Support Measure X

Consensus is Growing that Measure X is what Contra Costa needs as local fires and COVID-19 strain public and community-provided services Martinez, CA— In the last week, Yes on Measure X has picked up endorsements...

DeSaulnier Effort to Support Workers Transitioning Out of Fossil Fuel Industry Passes House

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that an amendment he authored to provide grant funding to communities to help workers transition from jobs in the fossil fuel industry to more sustainable jobs...

Liberty Union High School District Could Reopen in January

The following letter was issued to parents Thursday by Liberty Union High School District Superintendent Eric Volta saying the soonest the District could open would be October 28, but more likely would be in...

Antioch: Man Stabbed on Lone Tree Way Thursday Afternoon

At 2:20 pm Thursday, Antioch Police responded to a report of a man down in the roadway in the 5800 block of Lone Tree Way in the City of Antioch.Upon further investigation, it was...

Contra Costa County Requires Local Health Providers to Expand COVID-19 Testing

Private healthcare facilities in Contra Costa County must provide timely COVID-19 tests to essential workers, those with symptoms and those exposed to the virus, according to a new health order released today by Contra...

#107: A Chat With Julie Mobley, Candidate for California State Senate

On this episode, I chat with Republican Candidate Julie Mobley who is running against California State Senator Steve Glazer. We get into a variety of topics from COVID-19 response, AB 5, Wildfires, Police, to...

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton Announces Misdemeanor Filing Considerations

Martinez, Calif. – Today, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announces misdemeanor filing considerations for the DA’s Office. Originally initiated as a pilot, the considerations are now formal policy for the Office. The...

Frazier to Introduce Legislation to Combat Major Cause of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Fairfield) announced today that he plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session to fundamentally change the way California reduces greenhouse gas emissions.“While I believe the work the California...

Governing Board Begins Contract Negotiations with Dr. Bryan Reece to Become the Next Chancellor

MARTINEZ, CA – The Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) Governing Board held a special public meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and today is announcing their decision to begin contract negotiations with Dr....

Letter Writer Says Greg Enholm is Bad News for the Youth of Contra Costa Community College Board of Trustees

Greg Enholm shouldn't hold public office. In 2016 he promotes new full 118 acre campus to both Oakley and Brentwood residents after District Board approves smaller center at Trilogy. No authority to support advocacy....

Update: Pittsburg Police Seek Location of Teen Wanted in Fatal Shooting

The Pittsburg Police Department has identified Yairo Israel Palomino, age 14 and resident of the city of Antioch, as the suspect who shot and killed Isiah Legaspi last Thursday. After the shooting occurred, Palomino...

Governor Newsom Executive Order Bans Gas, Diesel Cars by 2035

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new order that will prohibit the sale of all new gasoline powered vehicles beginning in 2035.The California Air Resources Board will develop regulations to mandate that 100 percent of...

Contra Costa County Board Passes Ordinance to Provide Additional Eviction and Rent Freeze Protections

Martinez, CA – At the Board meeting on September 22, 2020, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an urgency ordinance that continues a moratorium on certain evictions for residential tenants in...

Antioch Police Peacefully Resolve Barricaded Subject Situation

Just before 8:00 am on Wednesday, the Antioch Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 2200 block of San Jose Drive in the City of Antioch.According to preliminary information, police arrived on scene...

#106: A Chat With Gabriel Makinano, Antioch Mayoral Candidate

On this episode, I chat with Antioch Mayoral Candidate Gabriel V. Makinano Sr. We talk about his background, his work with Operation Ceasefire and other community efforts, along with where he stands on Antioch...

Brentwood Equity Forum Moving Forward, Announces Forum Members

In response to a national debate that is trickling down into local communities, residents have taken steps to move forward with its Brentwood Equity Forum. This week, they announced members of the Brentwood Equity...

Pleasant Hill Police Say Man Shoots At Officers, Attempts Suicide at Elementary School

The Pleasant Hill Police Department has issued an update from an incident that occurred Monday night where they responded to a male who was wearing a ballistic vest and discharged a firearm in public...

Update: Pittsburg Police Say Juvenile Identified in Connection with Atlantic Ave Fatal Shooting

The Pittsburg Police Department said Tuesday that a juvenile, who is still outstanding, has been identified in connection with the Sept. 17 fatal shooting on Atlantic Avenue in the City of Pittsburg.Last Thursday morning,...

Covered California Hits Record Enrollment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California issued a new report on Tuesday that detailed how it set a record for enrollment by meeting the needs of Californians and promoting enrollment in the face of pandemic...

#105: A Chat With Joel Bryant, City of Brentwood Mayoral Candidate

In this episode, I chat with Brentwood Vice Mayor Joel Bryant who is running for Mayor.  We talk about what he has accomplished on the City Council the past 10 years, we talk about...

Contra Costa Television to Broadcast Local Election Preview

Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County voters can watch local “Election Preview” starting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.This programming offers Contra Costa voters a chance to be informed on candidates and issues before casting...