Category: Discovery Bay & Byron

  • Updated: Lanes Blocked on Marsh Creek Road After Fatal Vehicle Crash

    Updated: Lanes Blocked on Marsh Creek Road After Fatal Vehicle Crash

    At 5:22 am Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle versus semi-truck in the 24000 block of Marsh Creek Road east of Hoffman Lane in the Town of Byron. Upon arrival, firefighters reported two vehicles had hit a semi-truck with one vehicle on its side. They reported […]

  • Country Fest to CURE ALS at Campos Family Vineyards

    Country Fest to CURE ALS at Campos Family Vineyards

    The ALS CURE Project invites you to an incredible evening of Country Music with Nashville recording artists for a GREAT cause! The ALS CURE Project is hosting an incredible evening at the beautiful Campos Family Vineyards, nestled in the foothills of Mount Diablo. Our country music lineup includes The Bell Brothers, Josh Melton and Country […]

  • One Dead in Monday Night Vehicle Crash on Byron Highway

    One Dead in Monday Night Vehicle Crash on Byron Highway

    At 8:52 pm Monday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a vehicle crash at Byron Highway and Clifton Court in Byron. While responding, it was reported that one person was deceased after being ejected from the vehicle. By 9:25 pm, it was reported that one person had been ejected […]

  • Firefighters Battle House Fire in Discovery Bay

    Firefighters Battle House Fire in Discovery Bay

    At 10:56 am Tuesday, Contra Costa County Firefighters were dispatched to the 2400 block of Del Mar Ct. in the Town of Discovery Bay after a neighbor reporting smoke coming from a garage. While responding, it was reported that a garage was full of smoke and flames with AMR in the area reporting smoke showing. […]

  • Intermittent Traffic Breaks on SR4 at Old River Bridge

    Intermittent Traffic Breaks on SR4 at Old River Bridge

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform intermittent traffic breaks on State Route 4 for bridge work at the Old River Bridge, near the San Joaquin/Contra Costa County line. Work will occur as follows; Intermittent traffic breaks on SR-4 at Old River Bridge for bridge work on Saturday, August 6, […]

  • 5-Years Later, Sheriffs Office Continue to Investigate Emily Courchesne Homicide

    5-Years Later, Sheriffs Office Continue to Investigate Emily Courchesne Homicide

    As the fifth anniversary of the killing of Emily Courchesne approaches, investigators would like to ask anyone with any information to call the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: tips@so.cccounty.us or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message. On October 6, 2017, at […]

  • Fatal Crash Shuts Down Roadway at Byron Highway and Mountain House Road

    Fatal Crash Shuts Down Roadway at Byron Highway and Mountain House Road

    A head on crash has shut down Byron Highway at Mountain House Road Friday morning. The crash occurred just before 6:00 am where Alameda County Fire responded along with CHP. No other details have been released as of 7:30 am.  There is no estimated time of when the roadway will reopen and delays are expected. […]

  • Byron: Mobile Home Destroyed in Tuesday Morning Fire

    Byron: Mobile Home Destroyed in Tuesday Morning Fire

    At 5:04 am Tuesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District respond to a report of a vegetation fire in the 500 block of Hoffman Lane in the Town of Byron. While responding, Battalion 5 reported a large column of heavy black smoke several miles out and requested a structure response. Upon arrival, it was […]

  • SIGALERT Issued on SR-4 at Marsh Creek After Overturned Big Rig Crash

    SIGALERT Issued on SR-4 at Marsh Creek After Overturned Big Rig Crash

    At approximently 6:30 am Tuesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a big rig crash in the area of State Route 4 and Marsh Creek Road in the Town of Byron. Upon arrival, crews located an overturned big rig blocking lanes of traffic. By 6:57 am, a SIGALERT was […]

  • Helmick: It’s been an Honor and Privilege to Serve You as ECCFPD’s Fire Chief

    Helmick: It’s been an Honor and Privilege to Serve You as ECCFPD’s Fire Chief

    Today marks my last week as the Fire Chief of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD). In April of 2017, I was given the opportunity to serve as the Interim Fire Chief of ECCFPD and in January 2018, I became the permanent Fire Chief. This article is intended to say thank you to […]

  • Harmful Algae Blooms Reported in Discovery Bay

    Harmful Algae Blooms Reported in Discovery Bay

    Contra Costa Health (CCH) advises caution on the part of anyone who boats, fishes or swims in or around Discovery Bay after large blooms of blue-green algae were discovered in multiple locations in and around the community. A bloom is a buildup of blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, that creates a green, blue-green, white or brown […]

  • Byron Highway at Byer Road Safety Improvements Project Set to Begin

    Byron Highway at Byer Road Safety Improvements Project Set to Begin

    Byron, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works will begin construction of the Byron Highway at Byer Road Safety Improvements Project on Monday, June 20, 2022, through Friday, October 7, 2022, barring unforeseen circumstances. Work will occur Monday through Friday, between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, weather permitting. Work will take place along Byron Highway […]

  • Update: 1 Dead, 8 Injured in Byron Highway Vehicle Crash That Ignites Vegetation Fire

    Update: 1 Dead, 8 Injured in Byron Highway Vehicle Crash That Ignites Vegetation Fire

    At 5:40 pm Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to the area of Byron Highway and Camino Diablo for an overturned vehicle crash in the Town of Byron. It was reported that a vehicle overturned and wires were down with a pole fire. A short-time later, crews arrived on scene and […]

  • First Dead Bird of the Year Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County

    First Dead Bird of the Year Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County

    Dead Birds are Often the First Sign of West Nile Virus in an Area CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) reports the first dead bird of the year has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. The dead bird, an American crow, was picked up […]

  • Discovery Bay Man Arrested by Tracy Police For Sending Sexual Messages to Teen Boy

    Discovery Bay Man Arrested by Tracy Police For Sending Sexual Messages to Teen Boy

    On April 14, 2022, an alert parent contacted the Tracy Police Department to report her son (14 years old) had been receiving sexually suggestive text messages (via a phone app.) from his basketball coach, Donovan Zachary London (21 years old from Discovery Bay). The basketball program is not affiliated with a school. An officer assigned […]

  • East Contra Costa Fire Ask Residents to Abate Vegetation Ahead of Upcoming Fire Season

    East Contra Costa Fire Ask Residents to Abate Vegetation Ahead of Upcoming Fire Season

    On Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire protection District reminded residents to destroy weeds and abate flammable vegetation and rubbish. The due date to abate properties is May 15, 2022. Last year, the District said because of weed abatement efforts, they saw a 31% decrease in exterior fires noting that they still have all the […]

  • DWR Allocates Funds for Delta-Mendota Canal Repairs

    DWR Allocates Funds for Delta-Mendota Canal Repairs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Department of Water Resources signed an agreement to award $3.3 million in funding to the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority to repair segments of the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) in the San Joaquin Valley that have been damaged by land subsidence. The Delta-Mendota Canal, which conveys water over 116 miles […]

  • MCE Signs Contract for First Local Solar Plus Storage Project

    MCE Signs Contract for First Local Solar Plus Storage Project

    CONCORD, Calif. — MCE signed its first contract for local battery storage at Rancho Sereno in Byron, unincorporated Contra Costa County, on February 23, 2022. The project is a part of MCE’s Feed-In Tariff Plus program and includes 2 megawatts of solar and an 800-kilowatt battery. MCE expects to pay $8 million for the energy […]

  • Person Airlifted After Saturday Morning Crash on Byron Highway

    Person Airlifted After Saturday Morning Crash on Byron Highway

    At 6:48 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle crash at Byron Highway at Marsh Creek Road in Byron. It was reported that a two-vehicle crash was blocking the intersection with one person trapped. A medical helicopter was also requested to the scene. Firefighters extricated the […]

  • Updated: Person Shot by Contra Costa County Sheriff Deputies in Discovery Bay

    Updated: Person Shot by Contra Costa County Sheriff Deputies in Discovery Bay

    At 9:27 pm, the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office responded to a domestic dispute on Westport Circle in the Town of Discovery Bay. The incident left at least one person shot. According to preliminary information, this was an officer involved shooting. As of 10:55 pm, the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office confirmed the shooting and […]

  • 5 Injured in Friday Night Byron Highway Crash

    5 Injured in Friday Night Byron Highway Crash

    Shortly before 11:00pm Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire and CHP responded to a report of a head on collision on Byron Highway just 1 mi. south of Camino Diablo in Byron. It was reported as 4-5 vehicles involved blocking all lanes of traffic. Engine 59 confirmed it was 3-vehicles involved with 5 total patients […]

  • Contra Costa Winegrowers Set to Host Barrel Tasting Trolley Weekend

    Contra Costa Winegrowers Set to Host Barrel Tasting Trolley Weekend

    The Contra Costa Winegrowers Association has announced tickets for its First Annually Barrel Tasting Trolley Weekend are now on sale. During this two-day event, participants will meet the winemakers, vintners, while sampling wines still in development right out of the barrel. You also may take the opportunity to purchase futures for your very own wine […]

  • Contra Costa Public Works Will Replace Rumble Strip Markers On Byron Highway in Byron

    Contra Costa Public Works Will Replace Rumble Strip Markers On Byron Highway in Byron

    Byron, CA – The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will replace rumble strip markers on Byron Highway between Byron Hot Springs Road and Bruns Road in Byron. The purpose of the rumble strips is to increase driver awareness and safety when travelling through this commute corridor. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, […]

  • Discovery Bay Shooting and Standoff Leads to Arrest

    Discovery Bay Shooting and Standoff Leads to Arrest

    On January 26, 2022, at about 7:31 pm, Delta Station Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of a shooting that occurred at a home on the 2300 block of Newport Place South in Discovery Bay. Deputies confirmed a shooting took place and attempted to speak to the suspect who refused to cooperate.  Negotiators were called […]

  • Update: Vasco Road Now Open After Major Injury Crash

    Update: Vasco Road Now Open After Major Injury Crash

    At 6:15 pm Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a head-on crash on Vasco Road near Camino Diablo in Byron. It was reported that up to four vehicles were involved. By 6:25 pm, AMR arrived on scene to a 2-vehicle crash with major damage and two vehicles […]

  • Discovery Bay: Rancher Found Dead, Sheriffs Deputy Shoot Aggressive Bull After Warning Shot

    Discovery Bay: Rancher Found Dead, Sheriffs Deputy Shoot Aggressive Bull After Warning Shot

    At 11:48 am Engine 52, AMR, Contra Costa Sheriff and Animal Control were called for a rancher who was in a field unresponsive and possibly dead on Bixler Road in the Town of Discovery Bay. It was believed that a bull may have attacked him. The reporting party described the bull as acting aggressively. On […]

  • Contra Costa County Public Works Will Perform Tree Removal Work On Byron Highway in Byron

    Contra Costa County Public Works Will Perform Tree Removal Work On Byron Highway in Byron

    Byron, CA – The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform work to remove multiple trees along the 14460-14500 Block of Byron Highway, near the intersection of Byron Highway and Byer Road in Byron. The work is scheduled for Wednesday, December 22, 2021 through Thursday, December 23, 2021, barring unforeseen circumstances. Work will occur […]

  • Discovery Bay: Lanes Blocked Near Old River Bridge After Vehicle Crash

    Discovery Bay: Lanes Blocked Near Old River Bridge After Vehicle Crash

    An Thursday morning crash on State Route 4 in Discovery Bay has shut down lanes of traffic according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle crash occured just after 7:30 am when a dump truck was on its side. No injuries were reported according to East Contra Costa Fire Protection District who arrived on scene. […]

  • Video: State of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District

    Video: State of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District

    On Monday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief Brian Helmick hosted a State of the District event online to discuss several topics from consolidation and Contra Costa County Measure X to several other items facing the district. The event also featured a Q&A session. The video is 1-hour. About East Contra Costa Fire […]

  • 1 Person Airlifted After Vehicle Strikes Farm Equipment on Byron Highway

    1 Person Airlifted After Vehicle Strikes Farm Equipment on Byron Highway

    On Sunday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle crash involving farm equipment on Byron Highway. According to the District, they responded to a three-vehicle crash at approximently 3:15 pm where a sedan struck a piece of farm equipment that was being towed. The incident blocked Byron Highway […]