Category: Contra Costa County

  • Heat Advisory Issued Until 9 PM Sunday

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 9:00 pm Sunday for the San Francisco Bay Area with temperatures expected to quickly rise Sunday. Temperatures inland are expected to reach over 100 degrees. According to weather.com, Brentwood is expected to reach 108 degrees. Here is a look at the alert: …HEAT ADVISORY IN […]

  • Smoke in East County Sky is from Fires in Lake County

    Smoke in East County Sky is from Fires in Lake County

    Saturday morning, the East Contra Costa County skies were filled with a layer of smoke leaving many to wonder what was on fire and where was it coming from. There is no fire in East Contra Costa County and the smoke is actually coming from Lake County fires. There is no need to call 9-1-1 […]

  • Home Care Workers to Protest Contra Costa County Board’s Decision that Threatens Care for Thousands of Seniors, Disabled

    Home Care Workers to Protest Contra Costa County Board’s Decision that Threatens Care for Thousands of Seniors, Disabled

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – Home care workers will protest at the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 over the board’s plan to eliminate health benefits for thousands of home care workers who help seniors and the disabled with everyday needs so they can live safely at home. Home care […]

  • Update: Off Duty Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff Drowns in Lake Tahoe

    Update: Off Duty Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff Drowns in Lake Tahoe

    On August 13, 2015 at about 2:48pm South Lake Tahoe Fire/Medics and the Police Department were dispatched to the area of El Dorado Beach in South Lake Tahoe on a report of someone having drowned and who was being brought back into shore. Medics arrived and began CPR on an adult male subject who was […]

  • Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff Drowns While Trying to Save Person in Lake Tahoe

    A Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Deputy died Thursday in a drowning while trying to save another person in Lake Tahoe. According to Contra Costa County Sheriffs spokesperson Jimmy Lee, the Sheriffs Office was informed by South Lake Tahoe Police that that Deputy Sheriff Carlos Francies died in an apparent drowning accident at Lake Tahoe. According […]

  • Pleasant Hill Bird Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

    CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed Thursday that a dead bird found in Pleasant Hill tested positive for West Nile virus. The bird was found near Chilpancingo Parkway and Camelback Road. “We are thankful that a resident reported the bird, which gives us the opportunity to understand where virus […]

  • Congressman DeSaulnier Kicks Off “In Your Community” Town Halls

    Congressman DeSaulnier Kicks Off “In Your Community” Town Halls

    Pleasant Hill, CA — Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will host five town hall meetings in the communities of Pleasant Hill, Rossmoor, El Cerrito, Orinda, and Clayton. Town halls are one part of Congressman DeSaulnier’s efforts to be accessible to constituents. He is also holding mobile district office hours and listening tours across the district. In an […]

  • Contra Costa County’s AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed

    Contra Costa County’s AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed

    Contra Costa County this week issued $71,115,000 of lease revenue bonds, for projects that will generate a net savings of close to $6.2 million over a 20 year span. Approximately $50 million will be used to refinance existing county bond debt at significantly lower interest rates, which will save the County $4.5 million. Together, the […]

  • PG&E and Common Ground Alliance Ring Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on National 811 Day

    PG&E and Common Ground Alliance Ring Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on National 811 Day

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — One free call to 811 can save lives, time and money. On Tuesday, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), one of the largest combined gas and electric utilities in the nation, and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA), spread this important safety message as they ring the closing bell at the New […]

  • August 10-14: Highway 4 to See Lane Closures, Local Street Closures

    Here is a look at this weeks construction schedule on Highway 4 which will bring Highway 4 Lane Closures between Pittsburg and Antioch between August 10-14.  There will also be local street closures in Antioch. FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES: There are no full freeway closures planned for this week. HIGHWAY LANE CLOSURES: State Route 4: There […]

  • Stand Down on the Delta Event Receives $20,000 in Donations

    Stand Down on the Delta Event Receives $20,000 in Donations

    For the past two years, Delta Veterans Group has been providing veterans with VA claims assistance, health and benefits fairs, and collaboration with prominent real estate and banking leaders to assist veterans in purchasing homes in the Bay Area. Along with these resources, DVG has made its mission to bring Contra Costa County’s first ever […]

  • West Nile Virus Detected in East Contra Costa Chickens

    CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed Thursday that four more chickens have tested positive for West Nile virus this year in Contra Costa County. The chickens are located in an area east of Knightsen. “Our chicken program is one of the tools designed to find out where West Nile virus […]

  • Antioch Man Killed In Highway 24 Crash Wednesday

    Antioch Man Killed In Highway 24 Crash Wednesday

    The California Highway Patrol ordered a SIG Alert and called for the shutdown of the Wilder exit Wednesday after a car lost control and overturned several times – killing the driver. Investigators said the man, 23-year-old Antioch resident David Sotelo, was driving a gold 2002 Buick on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 24 at 2:49 p.m. when he […]

  • Belle Says He Will “Never Resign” After Being Charged with Misdemeanor for Allegedly Lying to Voters

    Belle Says He Will “Never Resign” After Being Charged with Misdemeanor for Allegedly Lying to Voters

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office filed criminal charges Wednesday against Jeff Belle , a county Board of Education Trustee, who allegedly lied to voters on his ballot statement. Belle is now facing a maximum penalty of $1,000. His term expires in 2018, according to the Contra Costa County Office of Education. Here is […]

  • CONFIRE: Contra Costa Arsonist Arrested in Bay Point

    CONFIRE: Contra Costa Arsonist Arrested in Bay Point

    The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and CALFIRE announced today the arrest of Jason William Wilson, 29, on suspicion of setting multiple fires in Contra Costa County. According to the release, a Joint Task Force of CCCFPD and CAL FIRE and with the assistance and support of the Contra Costa County Sheriff, Contra Costa […]

  • Grayson Raises $104,900 in Local Donations for 2016 Assembly Campaign

    Grayson Raises $104,900 in Local Donations for 2016 Assembly Campaign

    Concord Mayor Tim Grayson is Top Fundraiser in Assembly District 14 Race Concord – Concord Mayor Tim Grayson announced Monday that his annual half-year Form 460 campaign contribution report filed with the Secretary of State on Friday indicates that in June he raised $104,900 for his campaign for Assembly in District 14. Grayson out-raised all […]

  • August 3-7: Highway 4 to See Lane Closures, Local Street Closures

    Here is a look at this weeks construction schedule on Highway 4 which will bring Highway 4 Lane Closures between Pittsburg and Antioch.  There will also be local street closures in Antioch. FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES: There are no full freeway closures planned for this week. HIGHWAY LANE CLOSURES: State Route 4: There will be highway […]

  • CHP: How Do We Keep Our Young Drivers Safe?

    CHP: How Do We Keep Our Young Drivers Safe?

    MARTINEZ, CA – Remember when high schools offered a class to teach driver safety? Students would have to listen to the instructor talk about traffic laws, watch “Red Asphalt”, and learn about the consequences of poor driving choices. Now it’s up to the busy parents to teach driver safety to their children. What resources are […]

  • Parolee at large James G. Beldin Captured in Walnut Creek, PD Credits Social Media

    Parolee at large James G. Beldin Captured in Walnut Creek, PD Credits Social Media

    Parolee at large James G. Beldin was captured in Walnut Creek at 1:22 PM today, less than 24 hours after our request for help from the community via social media. Beldin was wanted in connection to a case that occurred on July 31, 2015 at approximately 3:44 PM.  At that time, Beldin reportedly accosted a female who […]

  • Update: Missing Walnut Creek Man Located

    Update: Missing Walnut Creek Man Located

    The Walnut Creek Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person. They are looking for Lee Archer, 74, white male last seen at 5:10 pm wearing a white baseball cap, tan jacket and khaki pants. He has dementia and is known to walk to Rudgear Park and the surrounding area. […]

  • Concord: Police Seek Help Capturing Parolee at Large

    Concord: Police Seek Help Capturing Parolee at Large

    The Concord Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a parolee at large and sex registrant James G Beldin. James G. Beldin (03/17/1963), has been identified as a suspect in a robbery and assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in the downtown Concord area. Beldin is a parolee at large and a […]

  • Keusch: “Fireman” Finds Forever Home

    Keusch: “Fireman” Finds Forever Home

    On March 30th 2015 a small 3-pound Chihuahua was found hiding behind a plastic children’s swimming pool in the play yard at Antioch Animal Services. He was found by a volunteer named Diane Denning. Diane saved his life that day, because you see the play yard had been locked up and was under quarantine due to […]

  • Gunfire Sparks 11-Acre Grass Fire on Marsh Creek Road

    Gunfire Sparks 11-Acre Grass Fire on Marsh Creek Road

    At 2:30 pm Thursday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and CALFIRE responded to the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Department gun range for a report of a vegetation fire. Upon arrival, Battalion Chief 5 located a 3-acre fire with moderate spread and moderate slope. The fire was also burning up from the gun range over […]

  • Contra Costa CHP: The Line

    Contra Costa CHP: The Line

    Most people chose to tread the delicate line between life and death as concernedly as possible, carefully balancing between two paradigms, despite the inescapable understanding one is always sacrificed for the other. Many of us have faith that the line between life and death is in direct relationship with the line that separates right from […]

  • August 1-2: BART Transbay Tube Closed This Weekend

    August 1-2: BART Transbay Tube Closed This Weekend

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District will close the Transbay Tube between Oakland and San Francisco over the weekend of August 1 and August 2, 2015 for critical track maintenance, repairs and upgrades. There will be NO BART train service between Oakland and San Francisco this weekend. A limited bus bridge will be established […]

  • Byron: Vasco Fire Burns 195 Acres Near County Line

    Byron: Vasco Fire Burns 195 Acres Near County Line

    At 11:04 am Thursday, East Contra Costra Costa fire and neighboring fire districts responded to a report of a vegetation fire on Vasco Road near the county line. By 11:29, am the fire was estimated around 15-acres near the windmill project by staff at Los Vaqueros Reservoir as fire crews were still trying to make […]

  • CHP: Expect Delays Due to Funeral Services for Hayward Police Sergeant

    CHP: Expect Delays Due to Funeral Services for Hayward Police Sergeant

    Traffic Impacts Expected Due To Funeral for Hayward Police Department Sergeant On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Sergeant Scott Lunger of the Hayward Police Department was murdered while making a traffic enforcement stop on an erratic driver. A funeral service will be held to mourn the loss of Sergeant Lunger on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Services […]

  • Weather Alert Issued for East County as Temperatures to Exceed 100 Degrees

    The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement warning that temperatures will be very warm to hot in East Contra Costa County today and tomorrow. Today, temperatures will be over 100 degrees. Current temperatures as of 9:30 am / Expected High Antioch: 80 / 108 Brentwood” 83 / 108 Discovery Bay: 83 / […]

  • Two in a Row: Spare the Air Alert Issued for Wednesday July 29

    A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Wednesday July 29, which is the second one of the season, and second day in a row, as its being forecasted that the air quality will be unhealthy. Residents are encouraged to drive less and reduce their energy use tomorrow and every day so pollution levels […]

  • District Attorney Files Formal Charges Against Pacheco Stabbing Suspect

    District Attorney Files Formal Charges Against Pacheco Stabbing Suspect

    The Contra Costa County DA’s Office has formally charged Aaron Goode with assault with a deadly weapon with a great bodily injury enhancement after Office of the Sheriff Detectives presented their case this afternoon. Goode was arrested near Interstate 680 and Highway 4 Saturday morning at about 4:30 AM by an Office of the Sheriff K-9 […]