West Nile Virus Confirmed in Dead Bird and Mosquitoes in Brentwood, Discovery Bay

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA - The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is reporting a dead bird from Brentwood and mosquitoes from Discovery Bay have tested positive...

Animal Welfare Advocate Passes Away

A dark cloud fell upon the rescue world on Wednesday April 27th 2016. We lost animal welfare advocate Cynthia Rasmussen. The cities of Oakley,...

Sunday: Spare the Air Alert in Effect

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Sunday, June 8, in the San Francisco Bay Area.Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to...

Fr. Robert Rien Becomes Official Chaplain of East Contra Costa Fire

On Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District held a swearing in and badge pinning ceremony for Fr. Robert Rien who became the...

Tonight: Senator DeSaulnier to Host Holiday Open House

California State Senator Mark DeSaulnier is hosting a Holiday Open House this evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at his office in Walnut Creek...

Shell Agrees to Sale of Martinez Refinery

Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced it has reached an agreement for the...

Fish Kill Being Investigated in Marsh Creek

The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed announced that several dozen fish have been found dead in Marsh Creek within the cities of Brentwood and...

Sept. 21: Spare the Air Alert Issued for Monday

A Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Monday, September 21 in the Bay Area due to unhealthy air quality and smog. The...

Hefty Heister Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty To Robberies Throughout Northern California

OAKLAND – Wesley Allen Krohn, the Hefty Heister, pleaded guilty today to two counts of armed bank robbery, four counts of bank robbery, and one...

Attorney General Announces Action Against Proposed Asset Sale That Could Raise Gas Prices

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced action against a proposed asset sale that could lead to higher gas prices for consumers in Northern California....

Brentwood: Balfour Interchange Roadwork Will Result in Full Lane Closures on Highway 4

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority has announced roadwork on the Balfour Interchange Project will result in full closures of Highway 4 beginning Monday night.The...

El Cerrito: 85-Year-Old Shoots Home Intruder in the Head, Others Escape

El Cerrito Officers responded to a call of a residential burglary. The 85 year old resident reported that he was home alone when he...

CHP: Kirker Pass Minor Vehicle Accident Turns Deadly

The California Highway Patrol announced that just after 7:00 pm, a 35 year old woman from San Bruno was struck and killed while standing...

Mt. Diablo Recycling Awarded 10-Year Recycling Contract

Walnut Creek – After months of negotiating and several bid clarifications later, the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, which manages solid waste and...

Fire Destroys Bethel Island Home, Firefighters Save Neighboring Homes

At 10:16 pm Monday, East Contra Contra Costa Fire Protection District units were dispatched to Bethel Island in the 2500 block of Taylor Road...

Sept. 19-25: Highway 4 to see Lane Closures, SR-160 Full Closures

During the week of Sept. 19-25, Highway 4 will see lane closures between Antioch and Pittsburg while Oakley will see SR-160 closed in the...

Contra Costa Water District Removes Drought Mandates, Temporary Drought Charge

Concord, Calif. (May 19, 2016) – The temporary drought charge and mandatory water-use reductions for people in Central Contra Costa County will go away...

San Ramon: US Bank Robbed, Suspect Briefly Takes Hostage

The San Ramon Police Department released photographs from a bank robbery that occurred Monday.According to Police, February 6, 2017, at approximately 12:03 pm, officers...

Bay Point Man Arrested in Child Molestation/Pornography Case

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff announced that law enforcement officers arrested 33-year-old Pablo Ruiz of Bay Point for child...

2017 Contra Costa County Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair

MARTINEZ - The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) will present its annual Contra Costa County Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair, on Saturday, March...