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Contra Costa to Reopen Outdoor Dining, Pools, Religious Services

Contra Costa County residents may again enjoy outdoor swimming pools, outdoor seating at restaurants and dog parks under a new health officer order released today. The order, effective 5 p.m. today, also allows for outdoor...

Gipson Introduces AB 1196 to Eliminate Carotid Artery Restraint on Suspects

SACRAMENTO, CA --- In response to the death of George Floyd, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) has introduced AB 1196, making it illegal to use a carotid artery restraint tactic to forcibly detain a...

Supervisor Glover: After George Floyd, Oppose Discrimination and Violence

Over the past week, our nation, barely beginning to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, has been thrown into upheaval following the death of George Floyd. In an era where cell phones can quickly capture...

Op-Ed: Survey Finds Small Businesses are Utilizing PPP Loans to Keep Employees on Payroll

By: Michael Vallante, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Field Operations, overseeing the 68 district offices and nine Regional Administrators; and Regional Administrator for Region IX, overseeing the agency’s programs...
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Brentwood and Oakley Police Chiefs Included in Donald Trump “Healing, Not Hatred” Video

On Wednesday, President Donald J Trump released a video called "Healing, Not Hatred" where Trump said: “We support the right of peaceful protesters, and we hear their pleas,” said President Trump. “I stand before...

JC Penney to Close 154 Stores, Antioch Store to Stay Open For Now

As of Thursday, it appears JC Penney's in Antioch will survive a round of store closures after the bankrupted company announced a list of 154 stores it plans to close this summer -- with...

Contra Costa Health Reports 1,547 Coronavirus Cases, 27 New

On Thursday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 1,547 cases of coronavirus resulting in 38 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 27 new cases.The county reported that 1,277 people have...

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Multi-Pronged Partnership, Initiatives to Address Implicit Bias and Racism

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Thursday announced that the California Department of Education (CDE) has received a $500,000 philanthropic grant to train all of CDE’s 2,500 employees in implicit bias and...

Contra Costa County Lifts Countywide 8:00 pm Curfew

On Thursday Contra Costa County lifted its 8:00 pm curfew that was put in place earlier in the week according to County Supervisors Karen Mitchoff and John Gioia.Here is the order: ORDER RESCINDING A COUNTYWIDE...

Assemblywoman Gonzalez to Introduce Standards on Use of Rubber Bullets by Police

On Thursday, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez said in response to "peaceful" protesters being hit by rubber bullets, she would be introducing legislation to set a "clear standard" on how law enforcement should and should not...

#81: Sue Higgins Talks Multiple Sclerosis, COVID-19 and City of Oakley Issues

In this episode, Oakley City Councilmember Sue Higgins talks about her dealings with Multiple Sclerosis and highlights World MS Day... we also talk about the City of Oakley and COVID-19 as she works in...

California Lawmakers Aim to Avoid K-12 Budget Cuts in State Budget Agreement

After Governor Gavin Newsom had issued his May Revise Budget, it included major cuts to K-14 schools to the tune of $19 billion. Lawmakers agreed to a budget that would not impact schools.The California...

Assembly Introduces Measure Directing High Speed Rail Authority to Obtain Approval before Entering Into Long-Term Contracts

Sacramento – Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Frazier (D- Fairfield), joined by a majority of his Assembly colleagues, introduced House Resolution 97, directing the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) to not enter into certain contracts before...

Pittsburg Police Chief Issues Message to Community

The following message was released by Pittsburg Police Chief Brian Addington. Pittsburg has since implemented a curfew that begins at 8:00 pm each day and ends at 5:00 am each morningA message to Pittsburg...

Pleasant Hill Police Chief Issues Message to Community

The following message was released on Wednesday by Pleasant Hill Police Chief Bryan Hill:Pleasant Hill,Over the past few months our nation and our community has experienced traumatic and unprecedented events. This began with the...
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Antioch Police Chief Engages with Protesters Event Ends in Prayer

On June 3, 2020 during a protest in the City of Antioch, Police Chief Tammany Brooks came down to engage with the group of individuals who wanted to be heard.After much dialogue, the...

Contra Costa Health Reports 1,513 Coronavirus Cases, 3 New Cases

On Wednesday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 1,513 cases of coronavirus resulting in 38 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 3 new cases.The county reported that 1,265 people have...

BART Accelerates Rollout of Clipper-only sales Systemwide For Touchless Fare Payment System

Starting the week of June 8, BART will accelerate its expansion of the number of stations where Clipper is the only fare product available for purchase. Since August of 2019, BART has eliminated the...

#80: Rebecca Barrett Talks Community College Issues, K-12 Education and More

On this episode, I chat with Rebecca Barrett who is the President of the Contra Costa Community College District Board of Trustees. We ping-pong around a variety from what is currently going on in...

Sen. Dodd, Asm. Gray Bill Advances to Legalize Sports Wagering

SACRAMENTO – A proposal from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, to legalize sports betting in California, taking the practice out of the shadows and generating hundreds of millions of dollars...

Pittsburg: Three Injured in Vehicle Crash on Bailey Road

At 6:54 am Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle crash with reports of occupants trapped inside on Bailey Road near Keller Canyon Landfill in the...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Bay Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory which will be in effect from 10 AM this morning to 9 PM this evening for all interior locations of the San Francisco Bay Area...

Op-Ed: Antioch Councilman Share’s Personal Thoughts About Civil Unrest

I was a nine-year-old when I saw Rodney King viciously assaulted on Univision 34 in Los Angeles. I remember everyone seemed to be in disbelief, but I wasn’t sure why.For a little over a...

Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton Issues Statement on Murder of George Floyd

Martinez, Calif. – On Tuesday, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton issued a statement regarding the murder of George Floyd: “I am heartbroken and horrified by the murder of George Floyd and the other...

Update: City of Antioch Extends Citywide Curfew Until June 8

UPDATE - The City of Antioch has decided to rescind their current curfew order and follow the County's order, which is 8 pm to 5 am daily through Monday morning, June 8th.Curfew Details: Wednesday, June...

Antioch Mayor to Host Virtual “Outrage & Outcomes” Community Forum

To the Citizens of Antioch:There are times in the world and nation when we must all stand together. This week is one of those times. We mourn the needless loss of George Floyd. As...

Contra Costa Health to Allow More Business Openings

Thanks to substantial progress being made in the fight against COVID-19, Contra Costa County residents can go back to work, shop at local retail stores, get childcare and hang out with small groups of...

Contra Costa Supervisors Agree to Countywide 8:00 pm Curfew

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors agreed in a 5-0 vote to a countywide curfew at the recommendation of Sheriff David Livingston. The curfew is from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am...

East Bay Regional Park District Establishes Curfew Until Further Notice

The East Bay Regional Park District has established a Park Curfew of all East Bay Regional Parks daily from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. It is issued in cooperation and partnership with the Alameda County...

State Superintendent Calls on Schools and Communities to Take Action to Address Institutional Racism and Educational Inequities

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond responded to the death of George Floyd by calling on communities across the state and nation to take action to dismantle institutional racism and inequities in public...

#79: BART Director Debora Allen Talks Budget, Ridership and Other Issues

On this episode, I chat with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Director Debora Allen on a variety of topics from the budget, ridership, cleanliness, homeless, BART Police and enforcement of code of...

Tuesday: Contra Costa Board of Supervisors to Hold Emergency Meeting to Consider a Curfew

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will hold an emergency meeting to discuss declaring a local emergency and consider a curfew and its timeframe.The board will consider two items: ADOPT a...

Brentwood: 17-Year-Old Airlifted to Hospital After Bicycle Crash

At 7:49 pm Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and Brentwood Police responded to a report of a bicycle crash in the 2400 block of Spyglass Drive in the City of Brentwood.It...

Updated: City of Antioch Announces Curfew Extended Until Wednesday Morning

Antioch, Calif., – Today, the City of Antioch has announced that effective Monday, June 1, 2020, a citywide curfew will be enacted.The curfew will begin at 6:00 PM on Monday, June 1, 2020 and...

Antioch Police Chief Issues Statement to Community

The following message was issued by Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks:Police officers swear an oath and have a duty to preserve the sanctity of life, and to protect and serve every member of the...

Contra Costa Health Reports 1,468 Coronavirus Cases

On Monday, the Contra Costa Health Services announced there are now 1,468 cases of coronavirus resulting in 38 Deaths. In the past 24-hours, this is 21 new cases.The county reported that 1,201 people have...

Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston Issues Message on Civil Unrest

The following message was released by Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston: Due to continuing civil unrest, ongoing disturbances and sporadic looting of businesses, all Contra Costa residents are encouraged to remain indoors today, June...

#78: Steve Aubert Talks New East Contra Costa Fire App, Weed Abatement Rules

In this episode, I chat with Steve Aubert, Fire Marshal with the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District who talks about their new ECCFPD APP that launched in an effort to limit vegetation fire...

Pleasant Hill Police Issue Update After Sunday Protests and Looting

The following message was issued by the Pleasant Hill Police Department regarding the events that occurred in both the City of Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek:COMMUNITY UPDATE REGARDING EVENTS ON THE EVENING OF SUNDAY,...