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Brentwood Union School District and Liberty Union School District Move Towards Reopening

On Wednesday, both the Brentwood Union School District and the Liberty Union High School District took steps towards reopening the Districts in January, 2021.LUHSD Superintendent Eric Volta confirmed a 5-0 vote that would allow...

Updated: One Dead in Overturned Big Rig Crash on Byron Highway

At 6:25 am Thursday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of an overturned big rig in the area of Byron Highway and Holey Road in the Town of Byron.Upon...

Brentwood Seeks Residents to Serve on Commissions and Committees

BRENTWOOD, CA – The City of Brentwood is accepting applications from interested residents for the following Commissions and Committees. Applicants must reside within the City limits, all applications are due by Friday, December 11,...

Governing Board Approves New Chancellor Contract for Dr. Bryan Reece

MARTINEZ, California – At their October 14, 2020, meeting, the Governing Board approved the contract for Dr. Bryan Reece to become the 9th permanent Chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District (District).“We are...

Contra Costa County Fire Rolls Out New Pink Fire Truck In Fight Against Cancer

In recognition of the impacts of cancer on our residents, communities and firefighters, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, in conjunction with United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, is launching Project...

Brentwood Farmers Market Extended Through December

It was announced this week that the Brentwood Farmers Market, which opened on Saturdays in March, was extended for an additional month and will be running through December 19, 2020.Located in downtown Brentwood, the...

Oakley Responds With New 8-Page Letter to East Contra Costa Fire Over Fire Fees and Station 55 Agreement

On Tuesday, the City of Oakley continued a chain of back and forth letters between the city and the East Contra Costa Fire Protection regarding fire funding and the Fire Station 55 agreement.The 8-page...

ABAG Releases Proposed Regional Housing Planning Formula, 43,942 More Homes in Contra Costa County

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)’s Executive Board at its meeting Thursday evening passed the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) proposed methodology — a mathematical formula by which the state Department of Housing...

Letter Writer Aims to Keep Antioch Police Officers Association and Mayor Honest

In order to combat untruths from both the Antioch Police Officers Association and from the election campaign of Antioch’s current mayor, I offer the following facts relating to homeless issues in Antioch, particularly with...

Brentwood: Motorcyclist Airlifted to Local Hospital After Crash on Balfour

At 6:45 pm Tuesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle versus motorcycle crash in the 7900 block of Balfour Road in the City of Brentwood.Upon arrival,...

AMC Offers $99 Theater Rentals for Private Screenings Amid Pandemic

AMC has announced that you can host a personal screening for one or for a group of up to 20 people for just $99.The $99 is for older movies, however, newer movies range from...

Antioch POA Says Thorpe, Motts and Wilson’s Homeless Motel a Disaster for Antioch

The Antioch Police Officers Association released an email Monday highlighting concerns they have over Councilmemebrs Lamar Thorpe, Joy Motts and Monica Wilson moving forward with potentially spending up to $1 million on a motel...

Brentwood Police Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

On Monday, the Brentwood Police Department released a photograph of a suspect who they say burglarized a local business.The image was captured via video surveillance which occurred on October 14 at 1:44 am. The...

Blackhawk: Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer

On Sunday afternoon at appointment 2:00 PM, an unknown person entered the Blackhawk Police Substation in the Blackhawk community and contacted a deputy sheriff there. The subject displayed erratic behavior and was asked to...

Oakley Police Chief Dean Capelletti Excited for Opportunity to Grow Department With City

In September, the City of Oakley announced the hiring of La Habra Police Captain Dean Capelletti as its next police chief. He was sworn in on Sept. 28.Capelletti was promoted to police captain on...

East Contra Costa Fire Average Response Time in September at 8:01 Minutes

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District report that in the month of September, they had 622 service calls with an average response time of 8:01 minutes.In the month of August, the District ran...

Jelani Killings Receives Endorsement of Pittsburg Police Officers Association

Over the weekend, Pittsburg Mayor Jelani Killings announced he received the endorsement of the Pittsburg Police Officers Association in his re-election bid.Here is the statement released: Over the last four years the City of Pittsburg...

Sheriffs Office Investigating in-Custody Death of Antioch Man at West County Detention Facility

On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at about 6:15 PM, a deputy sheriff escorted a Mental Health Clinician to speak with an inmate at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond.As the deputy opened the...

Brentwood: Karen Rarey Returns $7,300 in Campaign Contributions to Unions

On Sunday, Brentwood Mayoral Candidate Karen Rarey announced she made the decision to return campaign contributions by unions and the California Real Estate PAC.The move comes on the heels of Vice Mayor Joel Bryant,...

Oct. 4-10: Antioch Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Antioch Police Calls over the past week reported between October 4-10 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Arson10/7 – Fulton Shipyard & Mcelheny 10/8 –...

Oct. 4-10: Pittsburg Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Pittsburg Police Calls over the past week reported between October 4-10 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault – Deadly Weapon10/7 – 4600 block Century...

Oct. 4-10: Oakley Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Oakley Police Calls over the past week reported between October 4-10 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault w/Deadly Weapon10/4 – Main St & Neroly...

Letter: Ward 5 of the Community College Board Needs Change, Enholm Must Go

The following letter to the editor was submitted by Pittsburg resident Valerie T Lopez who is writing her support for Fernando Sandoval for Contra Costa Community College District Ward 5.Dear Editor:Ward 5 of the...

Antioch Police Pursue Stolen Vehicle into Concord, Recover 3 Firearms

On Friday night at approximately 11:00 pm, the Antioch Police Department observed a stolen vehicle which led to a vehicle pursuit into the City of Concord.According to police, officers spotted the vehicle at Highway...

Brentwood Vice Mayor Joel Bryant Supports Consolidation of Fire District, Re-opening of Two Fire Stations

“This is an opportunity to provide the people of Brentwood and Far East County with the fire service we need and deserve.” – Joel Bryant Brentwood, CA –  Today, Brentwood Vice Mayor Joel Bryant, the...

Contra Costa Community College District Announces Spring 2021 Will Be Online

The Contra Costa Community College District (District) has decided to offer predominantly online courses and student services for the entire 2020-21 academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited number of students will continue...

Pittsburg: Motorcyclist Killed Friday Afternoon

At 4:15 pm Friday, Pittsburg Police were dispatched to a report of a vehicle vehicle versus motorcycle in the 800 block of E Leland Road in the City of Pittsburg.According to police, when officers...

Today: Sexual and Domestic Violence Town Hall Hosted by The Yellow Heart Committee

This town hall is to allow survivors, politicians, and non-profit leaders to engage and brainstorm tangible policy changes and actions to support survivors. We look forward to holding a space to hear potent testimonies...

Frazier Calls for Consolidation of Fire Districts on Cusp of East County Declaring a Public Safety State of Emergency

Brentwood - Assemblymember Jim Frazier, who represents East Contra Costa County, announced today his support for consolidation of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District -...

Bay Point: Several Vehicles Catch Fire on Willow Pass Road

At 11:00 am Friday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a large vehicle fire in the 2700 block of Willow Pass Road in Bay Point.It was reported that...

Walnut Creek: Contra Costa Firefighters Rescue Two Workers After Scaffolding Collapse

At 6:45 am Friday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to the 2100 block of N. California Blvd. in Walnut Creek after a report of a window-washing-scaffolding accident.According to Contra Costa Fire, the...

Antioch to Wear Orange as a Simple Call to Action on National Unity Day

The City of Antioch announced this week that it will encourage residents wear orange on October 21st in an effort to support Unity Day as October is National Bullying Prevention Month.“This simple call to...

DeSaulnier Unveils Bill to Force Large Corporations to Confront and Address the True Cost of Closures and Layoffs

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced the introduction of the Justice for Dislocated Workers Act (H.R. 8583), a bill to require large corporations to evaluate, consider, and ultimately mitigate the impacts...

Upcoming Halloween Events in East Contra Costa County

Here is a rundown of upcoming Halloween events in East Contra Costa County. Will update this as more events are announced as Halloween approaches. Antioch The Antioch Police Department on October 31 from 1:00 pm to...

Contra Costa Health Services Shares Recommendations for Voting Safely in Upcoming Election

In order to help people exercise their right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of California and Contra Costa County have taken great steps to make voting in the November 3 election...

Pittsburg Police Arrest Man Suspected in Road Rage Shooting That Wounded 4-Year-Old Boy

The Pittsburg Police Department announced Wednesday that a traffic stop has led to the arrest of a man who was linked to a road rage shooting in August.According to police, a traffic stop found...

Tri Delta Transit to Host Virtual Public Hearing on Proposal to Establish Income-Based Fare Discount

Antioch, CA, - Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (Tri Delta Transit) is hosting a virtual public hearing from October 14, 2020 thru November 15, 2020 to obtain community input regarding a proposed income-based fare...

Ironhouse Sanitary District Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

On Wednesday, the Ironhouse Sanitary District announced that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the District.The award...

East Contra Costa Fire Responds to Oakley Mayor’s Statements on Fire District Funding

On Tuesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District issued a response to Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick's statement in response to their 10-page letter.The email was issued Tuesday and was included in their agenda...