Letter Writer Shares Thoughts on Shelter-in-Place, Says Open the Economy

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Susan Morgan, a resident in the City of Oakley, who shares more of her thoughts...

Editorial: Antioch City Council Double Standard on First Amendment Speech

On Friday, the Antioch City Council will likely vote to remove Antioch Planning Commissioner Ken Turnage II from his voluntary position. However, it does...

Family Therapist Offers Tips on How to Cope with the Challenges of Parenting and...

The impact of this crisis is different for everyone and everyone is struggling in different ways, so it’s important to practice empathy towards each...

Letter Writer Says Social Distancing Is Not Normal, This is Abnormal

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Susan Morgan, resident in the City of Oakley, who shares her thoughts in bullet point...

Harris: People are Hurting. Suspend Credit Card Interest, Fees, and Penalties

People across the country are in pain right now. Parents are trying to figure out how to put food on the table after losing...
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Opinion: Barbanica Responds to City Councils Approving Covid-19 Eviction Ordinances

Antioch resident and business owner Mike Barbanica issued the following video after both the Antioch City Council and Pittsburg City Council approved Covid-19 Eviction...

Editorial: What is Working in the Fight Against Covid-19 and What Needs Improvement

As California and the rest of the world continue to adjust to what I hope is a temporary “normal”,  I can’t help but think...

Letter Writer Says Antioch Council’s Moratorium on Evictions Out of Line and Overreaching

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted in response to the Antioch City Council Passes Temporary Moratorium on Evictions for Residential and Commercial...

Brentwood Mayor Issues Letter to Community Regarding Response to Coronavirus

To our valued citizens, we are now fully feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In previous weeks perhaps it seemed unlikely that we...
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Letter: East Bay Parks GM Says Help Keeps Parks Safe and Open

In the Bay Area we are blessed with over a million acres of beautiful public parkland. Californians love to get outdoors to enjoy nature...

Letter to Editor: Lost Pets are Never Finders Keepers

During a recent trip to the Oakley post office, I came across a big handsome husky dog running loose near Main Street. Fearing for...

Recap: 5 Takeaways from Senator Glazer’s Telephone Townhall on Coronavirus

On Sunday, Senator Steve Glazer hosted an informative call on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the response by both the State, Contra Costa County and...

Editorial: East Contra Costa County School Districts Should Close Until April 6

With the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) now in our everyday lives, its time for our school superintendents across East Contra Costa County to unify, step...

Editorial: Political Grandstanding Has No Place in Antioch School Site Safety Discussions

Anyone observing Tuesday nights Special Antioch Unified School District Board Meeting likely walked away from the meeting frustrated and in disbelief at what transpired...

Letter Writer Says Diane Burgis Leads the Way

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Heath D. Lenoble who is offering support for re-election of Supervisor Diane Burgis.Dear Editor:Political tribalism...

Editorial: Should You Pay for Local News?

The great debate over whether people will pay for news continues as many folks are expressing their frustration when someone posts a link to...

Letter: AUSD Trustee Says Racism Behind Troublesome School Board Vote

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Antioch Unified School District Trustee Ellie Householder.Many have asked me why, when I was nominated...

East Contra Costa Fire Chief Reflects on 2019

The following Letter was submitted by East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief Brian Helmick.As we start 2020 and a new decade, I’d...

Editorial: 2019 Was Banner Year for Speed and Chaos

As we say goodbye to 2019 and begin 2020 with New Year’s Resolutions we hope we can keep, I cannot help but feel that...

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas

As many of you are waking up to a rainy Christmas morning in Contra Costa County, others are in the snow and some even...