Letter: ECCFPD Board Member Says “Reallocation Gang” Should Seek Initiative or Run for Office

The following was submitted by Brentwood resident and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Director Steve Smith. During the Month of June, the East Contra...

Letter: Referendum Launched to Repeal Antioch’s Marijuana Business Districts

The City of Antioch recently adopted an ordinance approving unrestricted Cannabis businesses within two zones within the City.  The action was not well thought...

Contra Costa Union Leader Issues Statement on Proposal for Asylum Seeker Detention

The following statement was released by  Margaret Hanlon Gradie, Executive Director, of the Contra Costa AFL-CIO Labor Council. This was in response to a...

Contra Costa Health Issues Statement Regarding Proposed Detention Facility at Concord Naval Weapons Station

Contra Costa Health Services learned through media reports on Friday that the former Concord Naval Weapons Station may soon be used as a detention...

Letter: College Student Says City of Antioch Still Beautiful

Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident of Antioch, memories from my younger years take place all over the city. Some are at Holy Rosary, going...

Letter: Discovery Bay Resident Thanks Brentwood Police

Dear Editor: This letter really gives me an opportunity to reflect and “THANK” every police officer for your service on Saturday evening June 16th, 2018...

Letter: Coalition Works Countywide to Elect District Attorney Diana Becton

From Richmond to Antioch, organizations work to elect the first African-American and first woman  to the office A coalition of nonprofits, advocacy groups, and labor...

Letter: Resident Thanks Antioch City Council for LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation

Dear Editor Recently on May 22, I attended an Antioch City Council meeting to receive an Official LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation as a Board Officer...

Tongson: Victory Sundae is the Only Way to Close Out Sports Wins

Food and sports. For many, they represent two popular pastimes of our society; a one-two punch that has historically made up the foundation of...

Letter: Let’s Talk About Antioch’s Brand

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Antioch resident Jacquelyn Higgins Let’s talk about the really poor marketing of the marketing campaign to...

Letter: Mary Rocha Encourages AUSD School Board to Bring Back Charter Petition for Re-vote

Dear Editor: At the Antioch Unified School Board of Education meeting held on May 9th, against the advice of staff and legal counsel, AUSD Board...

Letter: Resident Writes Open Letter to City of Oakley Regarding RV/Boat Parking

The following letter was submitted by Christina Garcia, an Oakley resident Dear Oakley: In reading a recent article about board meeting regarding second driveways and RV/Boat...

ALADS: Being Murdered Should Not Be Dismissed as “Part of the Risk” for...

The following statement was issued by the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs  The murder of a law enforcement officer has been one of the...

Graves: Death Penalty Should Apply to Cop Killers

The following was submitted by Paul Graves, candidate for Contra Costa County District Attorney: At a recent forum, a candidate for District Attorney stated that there should...

Tongson: Reporting Bullying is Only First Step Towards Resolution

Bullying; it's an all-too-familiar age-old term that has been unfortunately firmly entrenched in our society. Whether it is at school, the park, the basketball...

Letter: Public Deserves Better as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The following letter was submitted by Julie Neward on Sexual Assault Awareness Month Dear Editor, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There is a vulnerable community...

Neciuk: The Next Big Thing in Jewelry is Pure Grown Diamonds

“Alchemy of Earth” Precious stones have attracted mankind throughout history and of these precious gems the diamond is truly unique. Diamonds have always been a...

Op Ed: Thorpe Favors Working Map 1, Seeks Feedback from Antioch Residents on District...

The following was submitted by Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Lamar Thorpe regarding district mapping. In 2016, I ran for Antioch City Council to build a...

East Contra Costa Fire: Are You Ready for Fire Season?

Fire season is just around the corner. With many prior years of record drought, the recordbreaking rains of 2017 and the continuing rains of...

City of Martinez Mayor Responds to Police Officers Association Letter

City of Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder issued the following Response to MPOA Letter from the Mayor’s Office: MARTINEZ – The Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA)...