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Pittsburg: Man Stabbed Multiple Times While Waiting for DMV Appointment

The Pittsburg Police Department say a victim was stabbed in the neck three times while waiting for a DMV appointment.According to police, the incident occured at 12:22 pm at the DMV located at 1399...

Rep. McNerney Introduces Job Training Legislation to Help Americans Transition to Growing Clean Energy Fields

Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) – a former wind engineer who spent 25 years working in the energy sector – introduced the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation’s Workforce Act (GREEN...

Sen. Dodd’s ‘Hi-Lo’ Evacuation Warning Bill Clears Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO – With peak wildfire season approaching, the Assembly transportation committee today passed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help expedite and improve emergency evacuations by authorizing municipalities across the state to...

Assemblyman Calls for Immediate Oversight Hearing and Investigation of State’s COVID-19 “Data Glitch”

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) submitted the attached letter to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon calling for an immediate joint oversight hearing and investigation of the recent COVID-19 “data glitch.” The letter requests that...

Bay Point: Sheriffs Office Investigating Fatal Shooting

On Monday at about 1:46 am, Muir Station Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a report of a body on the 400 block of Pullman Avenue in Bay Point.Deputies arrived on scene and found a...

Contra Costa Health Reports 9,404 Coronavirus Cases, 8,301 Recovered

On Monday, the Contra Costa Health Services reports there are now 9,404 cases of coronavirus resulting in 139 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 223 new cases.The county reported that 8,301 people have...

DA’s Office Files First Criminal Labor Trafficking Case Involving Domestic Servitude

Martinez, Calif. – Last month, Ijeoma Chukwunyelu and Nnamdi Onwuzulike made their first court appearance and entered pleas of not guilty in Contra Costa County’s first criminal labor trafficking case. In addition to labor...

Antioch to Discuss Launch of Small Business COVID-19 Recovery, Retention, and Thriving Plan

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council will provide direction on the Economic Development Commission’s recommendation for the Antioch Small Business COVID-19 Recovery, Retention, and Thriving Plan.The Economic Development Commission is proposing using $360k from...

East Contra Costa Fire Average Response Time in July at 9:32 Minutes

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District report that in the month of July, they had 669 service calls with an average response time of 9:32 minutes.In the month of June, the District ran...

Contra Costa Health Reports 9,182 Coronavirus Cases, 139 Deaths

On Sunday, the Contra Costa Health Services reports there are now 9,182 cases of coronavirus resulting in 139 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 113 new cases.The county reported that 8,096 people have...

Discovery Bay: Two Airlifted After Vehicle Crash on Highway 4

At 1:00 pm Sunday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle crash on Highway 4 at Discovery Bay Blvd in the Town of Discovery Bay.It was reported...

Melendez Introduces Bill to End California State of Emergency

On July 21, State Senator Melissa Melendez introduced a bill that would end the California State of Emergency. The bill is being held in the Rules Committee and not being brought forward to the...

CHP: One Dead in Fatal Crash on Highway 4 Near Sand Creek

On August 6 at approximately 10:40 pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a solo vehicle collision on HWY-4 eastbound, near Sand Creek Rd. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, both occupants were transported...

July 26 – Aug 1: Antioch Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Antioch Police Calls over the past week reported between July 26 - August 1 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Arson7/27 – W 8th &...

August 1-6: Brentwood Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Brentwood Police Calls reported between August 1-6 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Burglary – Commercial8/1 - Occurred on Sand Creek Rd. . OCCUR'D 07/26 ...

July 26 – Aug 1: Pittsburg Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Pittsburg Police Calls over the past week reported between July 19-25 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault – Deadly Weapon7/30 – not available Battery7/27...

July 26 – Aug. 1: Oakley Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Oakley Police Calls over the past week reported between July 26-Aug 1 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault w/Deadly Weapon7/26 – 50 block...

Contra Costa Health Reports 8,760 Coronavirus Cases, 136 Deaths

On Friday, the Contra Costa Health Services reports there are now 8,760 cases of coronavirus resulting in 136 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 216 new cases.The county reported that 7,729 people have...

Rep. DeSaulnier to Host Virtual Town Hall on Coronavirus and the Economy

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that he will host a virtual town hall to discuss coronavirus and the economy on Monday, August 10th at 3:30 p.m. (PT).Congressman DeSaulnier will be...

Byron: Vegetation Fire Shuts Down Vasco Road Friday Afternoon

At 2:00 pm Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of Vasco Road  near Walnut Blvd in Byron.It was reported as three...

Bill to Protect Demonstrators from Police Violence Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

SACRAMENTO – Building on California’s historic police use of force standards signed into law last year, the Senate Public Safety committee today on a 5 to 1 vote passed Assembly Bill 66 by State...

CHP: Female Killed in Highway 4 Vehicle Crash Friday Morning

On Friday morning at approximately 6:30 am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a two vehicle collision on HWY-4 eastbound, just east of Willow Pass Rd. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, the driver...

Antioch School Board in 3-2 Vote Approves Grant for 6 School Resource Officers

On Thursday, the Antioch Unified School District Board of Trustees continued their meeting after it was twice interrupted Wednesday night by protesters.   After about another hour of public comments, the board entered discussion which...

Brentwood: Two Flown to Hospital in Separate Incidents Thursday

On August 6 at 2:17 pm, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian in the 800 block of Second Street in the City of Brentwood.Upon...

Lawmakers Call for Immediate Hearing to Restore Fairness to the Initiative Process

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) and Senator Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) are calling on the Assembly Elections Committee to immediately hear Assembly Constitutional Amendment 7, their legislation that would strip the partisan...

Bill to Build More Affordable Units in California Passes Senate Housing Committee

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Housing Committee voted 8 to 0 today to pass Assembly Bill 2345 by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to boost the number of affordable units built in California by...

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region Seeks Donations

This week, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region announced it has been chosen to participate in Travis Credit Union Foundation’s Community Funding Initiative.If you make a donation by September 30th at Travis Credit Union Foundation's...

Protesters Force Antioch Unified School District to Postpone Meeting over School Resource Officers

On Wednesday night, the Antioch Unified School District held a special meeting to discuss the possible funding of school resource officers which the City of Antioch was awarded a grant and the city is...

East Contra Costa Fire Continues Virtual Town Hall Discussion

On Thursday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will hold a City of Brentwood centered Virtual Town Hall for 90-minutes.The event will feature Fire Chief Brian Helmick, Fire Marshal Steve Aubert, along with...

Rep. McNerney Secures Funding for Critical Energy and Water Programs

House-passed legislation includes McNerney-sponsored provisionsStockton, CA – Included in the $1.3 trillion spending package recently passed by the House of Representatives are a number of key provisions championed by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) to...

Contra Costa Elections says Vote By Mail Policy Change Impacts Less than 25% of Voters

On Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorders Office issued a statement that all voters will be mailed a ballot for the November election—a change that affects less than 25% of Contra Costa voters.According to...

Great America Announces It will Remain Closed for Rest of 2020

Today, California's Great America announced it would remain closed for the rest of 2020 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.They said in an announcement that continued uncertainty of COVID-19 as well as limited number of...

Brentwood City Council Agrees to Another $50k Towards Food Services

Last week, the Brentwood City Council agreed to spend another $50k to help provide food resources for families in the City of Brentwood. In total, the council will have allocated $100k for food resources.The...

Op Ed: Antioch School Board Candidate Says Children Need Counselors, Not Cops

For years, our community has struggled with providing a safe, supportive learning experience for our students. This has resulted in a decline in enrollment in the Antioch Unified School District, as more parents have...

Contra Costa Health Reports 8,176 Coronavirus Cases, 131 Deaths

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa Health Services reports there are now 8,176 cases of coronavirus resulting in 131 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 140 new cases.The county reported that 7,241 people have...

DA Diana Becton Issues Statement on Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, Establishes Reimagine Youth Justice Task Force

Martinez, Calif. – Today, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton issued the following statement regarding the status of Contra Costa County’s Juvenile Hall and the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility.“These are historic times...

Antioch: Firefighters Recover Firearm During a Domestic Dispute

Just before 3:30 pm Monday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a domestic in the area of W. 12th Street at E Street.Upon arrival, firefighters located a vehicle...

City of Brentwood Announces Neighborhood Cleanup Events

On Monday, the City of Brentwood announced its Fall Neighborhood Cleanup Events are back after it’s Spring hiatus. These events will be held on September 12th, 19th, 26th, and October 3rd.Brentwood residents that have...

Brentwood Police Nab Three Stockton Residents for Felony Vandalism

The Brentwood Police Department report that on Saturday, a resident was awoken to the sound of drilling noise and located several suspects underneath his van.Police say the resident yelled at the men, who were...