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Contra Costa County Sheriff Investigating In-Custody Death

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, at about 11:20 PM, a Deputy Sheriff escorted a nurse to the cell of an inmate at the Martinez...

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Use-of-force Bill

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 392 by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). The bill enacts one of the strongest use-of-force laws in...

Question: Should Contra Costa Cities Consider Banning People from Business Districts?

The City of Sacramento has filed a lawsuit to ban seven men labeled as “public nuisance” from a business corridor.The story was first reported...

ECCFPD Set to Discuss Fire Protection Should Brentwood Urban Limit Line Expand

On Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will hold a special meeting of the board to discuss a Memorandum of Understanding for...

East Contra Costa Fire Average Response Time in July at 7:56 Minutes

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that in the month of July they had 620 service calls with an average response time...

Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Delta Station Moves to Brentwood

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Delta Station will be in a new location effective Monday, August 19, 2019. The station house...

Antioch: Firefighters Make Quick Work of Vegetation Fire at Homeless Encampment

At 2:14 pm Sunday, Contra Costa County Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire behind the storage unit facility in the...

Store Closing: Antioch Sears Offering 10% to 40% Discounts

In early August, Sears announced that they were closing the Somersville Towne Center mall location in Antioch in October.  This is part of 21...

Brentwood: 3,386 PG&E Customers Without Power

At 6:45 am Sunday, a PG&E power outage has impacted 3,386 customers in the City of Brentwood.According to PG&E, the cause of the outage...

August 4-10: Antioch Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Antioch Police Calls reported between August 4-10 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Arson8/7 –...

August 4-10: Pittsburg Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Pittsburg Police Calls reported between August 4-10 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Arson8/4...

August 7-13: Brentwood Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Brentwood Police Calls reported between August 7-13 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Assault8/9 –...

August 4-10: Oakley Police Calls

The following is a sampling of the Oakley Police Calls reported between August 4-10 which focuses on the higher priority call responses. Auto Burglary8/4...

Oakley: Man Airlifted to Hospital After Accidental Shooting

At 11:30 pm Friday, the Oakley Police Department responded to a report of a shooting near E Cypress Road and Main Street in the...

Aug 17-18: Contra Costa County Events and More

Here is a look at this weeks events scheduled between August 17-18 around Contra Costa County. The list also includes some events out of...

Highway 4: Motorcycle Crash Blocks Lone Tree Off-Ramp in Antioch

Just after 7:00 am Saturday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a motorcycle crash on eastbound Highway 4...

Choice in Aging President & CEO Appointed to Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory...

PLEASANT HILL - President & CEO Debbie Toth of Choice in Aging (CiA) was appointed to the prestigious inaugural Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder...

Contra Costa Animal Services Offering FREE Adoptions Saturday

Free adoptions of all animals at CCAS’ Martinez & Pinole adoption centers  Martinez, CA – Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is teaming up with...

Park District Issues 10-Year Report on Measure WW Local Grant Program

Oakland, CA – The East Bay Regional Park District, consistent with its tradition of strong fiscal management and transparency, has published a 10-year report...

California’s Bond Rating Gets Upgraded

SACRAMENTO – In a nod of approval for how its finances are being managed, California’s credit rating was upgraded today by the credit rating...

Peach Fruit Flies Detected Within Cities of Brentwood and Oakley

Contra Costa County, CA – The Contra Costa County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the United...

Middle River Bridge: Vehicle Crash Results in Two Vehicles into Water

A multi-vehicle crash between Discovery Bay and Stockton has shut down traffic at the Middle River Bridge after two vehicles ended up in the...

Contra Costa County Fire Increases Staffing on Busiest District Firetrucks

CONCORD, CALIF. – Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) this week announced three firetrucks across the District are now staffed with four...

Martinez: 4,600 PG&E Customers Without Power

At 8:15 am, PG&E reported that a power outage was impacting 4,609 customers and say the outage was caused by the weather according to...

East Bay: Heat Advisory Continues into Friday

The National Weather Service said Friday that a Heat Advisory will continue into Friday beginning from 7:27 am through 8:00 pm for the San...

FCC Staff Recommends 3-Digit Number for Suicide Prevention Hotline

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics and Analytics Thursday announced that they have sent a report to...

Congressman DeSaulnier to Host Immigration Town Hall in Concord

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that he will host an Immigration Town Hall on August 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at...

Updated: Power Restored to 3,199 in Antioch

At 8:24 pm Thursday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a pole on fire in the area of...

PG&E Seeks Contact Information from About 150,000 Customers as Wildfire Season Progresses

More than 425,000 PG&E Customers Have Provided Updates Since June 2018SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reaching out to about...

Editorial: Community Input Matters, Oakley Should Have Taken Public Comments

Since news broke that staff at the City of Oakley were recommending cutting funding for park maintenance with the school district. It seems like...

Brentwood: Firefighters Limit Vegetation Fire to 15-acres on Vasco Road

At 9:30 pm Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire along Vasco Road near...

Contra Costa College President VanderWoude Resigns

MARTINEZ — The Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District (District) and Dr. Katrina VanderWoude have agreed that she will resign as...

Freedom High Football Player Shot in the Face With BB Gun While Fundraising for...

On Monday, a Freedom High School freshmen football player was shot in the face with a BB gun and suffered a jaw injury while...

Rodeo: Three Shot in Early Morning Shooting

On Wednesday morning at about 1:05 am, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff dispatch received multiple calls of a shooting on the...

East Bay: Heat Advisory in Effect Through Thursday

The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a Heat Advisory is in effect from 11:00 am today through 8:00 pm Thursday for the San...

Sept. 21: Bedford Center Block Party Tickets Now on Sale

The Bedford Center will be hosting its 2nd Annual Bedford Block Party on September 21 to help raise funds to help serve seniors, people...

Aug. 17: Oakley Set for Annual Kids Fishing Derby

On August 17, the community is invited to the Oakley Annual Kids Fishing Derby. The event is for children up to the age of...

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region Needs Volunteer Drivers for East County Routes

Walnut Creek, CA – Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (MOWDR) announced Tuesday that they have an immediate need for volunteer drivers to deliver meals...

Antioch POA to Raffle off Firearm During Charity Poker Tournament

The Antioch Police Officers Association announced they received a raffle prize to help them raise funds for upcoming community giveaways this fall with the...

Antioch: Park Rangers Quick Actions Nets Arson Arrest

On Tuesday, the East Bay Regional Park District announced the arrest of Jesus Israel Reyes-Ambriz, 38, who allegedly started a vegetation fire on the...

Bethel Island: Firefighters Make Quick Work of Vegetation Fire

At 3:45 pm Tuesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire in a field at...

East Bay: Heat Advisory Issued Through Thursday

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory from 11:00 am Wednesday through 8:00 pm Thursday for the San Francisco Bay Area.Temperatures...

Walnut Creek Police Seek Help Identifying Apple Store Thieves

The Walnut Creek Police released photographs Tuesday of three female suspects who entered the Apple Store in Walnut Creek on August 11 and stole...

Vegetation Fire Knocks Out Power to 1,300 Oakley Residents

A vegetation fire in the early morning hours knocked out power to nearly 1,300 residents around 2:30 am Tuesday in the City of Oakley.The...

Contra Costa County Releases Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation Guide

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office today announced availability of an informative, 16-page online Contra Costa County Residents...

Facility Dog “Bear” Joins District Attorney’s Office to Assist Victims of Crime

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is excited to announce a facility dog “Bear,” trained by Canine Companions for Independence,...

Vasco Road Work Set for Mid-September, Other Projects Begin Aug. 19

Brentwood, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works will begin construction on the Contra Costa County Local Streets and Roads Preservation Project. The project...

Senator Steve Glazer Announces Re-Election Bid

East Bay of San Francisco, CA  -​ Senator Steve Glazer today (August12, 2019) announced his intention to run for re-election to the California State...

Antioch Councilman Hit With FPPC Complaint for Campaign Kickoff Event

On Monday, Antioch resident and School Board Trustee Mary Rocha filed a formal complaint against Antioch Councilmember Lamar Thorpe with the Fair Political Practices...

Antioch Police Officers Association Set for Charity Poker Tournament

On Saturday August 17, the Antioch Police Officers Association will be hosting their 2nd Annual Charity Poker Tournament to help fund multiple events aimed...