Category: East County

  • Board of Supervisors Forced into Terrible Auto Aid Decision

    Those of us in East County do not have to like the Board of Supervisors decision to limit auto aid to East County, but we should all respect it based on the voters deciding how much we were willing to pay for emergency response services. With a unanimous vote yesterday by the Board of Supervisors, […]

  • Bethel Island Business Hit with $3,468 Insurance Increase

    For all the naysayers out there who claimed the insurance rate increase was a scare tactic, I would urge you to apologize to East County residents and our businesses as it’s only been a week and a Bethel Island business is already being hit with an increase due to the reduction of fire service. The […]

  • ECCFPD: Fourth of July Activity Report

    I received word this morning from East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Hugh Henderson that the District ran a total of 20 emergencies between 8 AM Wednesday morning and 5 AM this morning. There were a total of four vegetation fires during the holiday. The largest fire was just less than 3 acres […]

  • Photos: Antioch 4th of July Parade

    Well done to the folks in Antioch who put on a wonderful parade in the historic Downtown Rivertown which was packed with American pride and lots of red, white, and blue. Below is a slide show of a few photographs I took of the event. Those elected who were in attendance include: US Congressman Jerry […]

  • KCBS: Station Closures, Holiday Fireworks Spark Concerns For Firefighters

    There is a nice story out of KCBS this afternoon which discusses the concerns of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District about today’s Fourth of July celebrations. “This first week of July is normally busier than other weeks of the year,” warned East Contra Costa Fire Chief Hugh Henderson. “And with the Fourth of […]

  • ECCFPD: July 3 Vasco Road Auto Accident

    There was a solo vehicle auto accident last night at Vasco Road and Walnut Boulevard at 19:35 (7:35 pm) which a 24-year old female was found in her vehicle at the bottom of a drainage canal.  The woman could not feel below her waist and was extricated using KED (Kendrick Extrication Device). She was transported […]

  • 4th of July Options for East County Residents

    We wanted to wish everyone out there a safe and fun Fourth of July today as 236 years ago the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. For one day, I hope we can put aside the left vs. right politics and just celebrate why we live in the greatest county in the world!  Here […]

  • Firefighters Launch Parcel Tax Initiative Information Page

    The United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County put up a very informative page on website yesterday that will assist residents in finding relevant information regarding the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) 2012 Parcel Tax Initiative. While this information relates directly towards our friends in West County, there is some good information […]

  • Friends of Marsh Creek Awarded $60k EPA Grant

    Congratulations are in order to the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed who were awarded a $60,000 grant by the EPA on June 26 to help improve urban waters and promote community revitalization. EPA Selects Projects to Improve Urban Waters & Promote Community Revitalization. Overview The Environmental Protection Agency has selected 46 organizations in 32 states […]

  • Paddle For Fame Sets New World Record

    Some good news in East County today as 621 paddlers were connected during the Paddle for Fame event today which set a new world record. Out of 719 possible in attendance, 621 paddles were connected beating last years record of 492. According to Amanda Dove, the count was verified and captured in the photos taken […]

  • ECCFPD: Stations 54, 94, 95 Now Closed

    Today is a sad day in East County as three stations have now been closed and are offline while we say goodbye to over a dozen wonderful firefighters who will be difficult to replace. I took the opportunity this morning to join Fire Board Member Jim Frazier in visiting Station 93, 94, and 95  as […]