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...

Editorial: Is Loving Your Profession Enough?

My wish for everyone on this planet is to be able to be in a job they love. To be able to say they...

Police Chiefs’ President Responds to Newspapers Releasing Report on Officer Misconduct

A statement by Chief Ronald Lawrence, CPCA President As police chiefs, it is our sworn responsibility to protect the public, which includes holding our own...

Letter: Shadow Lakes Resident Says “Yes” on Brentwood Measure L

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by JoAnn Klement, a Brentwood Resident. Dear Editor:My husband and I live in Shadow Lakes. The development...

Letter: Resident Says Antioch Doesn’t Want Brentwood Land if Voters Do Not Pass Measure...

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Rod Flohr, a Brentwood Resident.Dear Editor,No, Antioch will not take the land if Brentwood does...

Letter: Heritage High School Teacher says “Yes on L” to Improve American Ave Road...

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Randy James, a Deer Ridge Resident in Brentwood and a teacher at Heritage High School Dear...

Letter: Bob Nunn Responds to Online “No on L” Serial Posters

The following Letter to Editor was written by Bob Nunn who wanted to clear the air on several social media postings regarding City of...

Editorial: Brentwood Measure L, a Devil’s Advocate Approach to Limiting Growth

The passion over whether to amend Brentwood’s Urban Limit Line or not has brought out many emotions over the past few months that has...

Letter: Antioch Homeless Having Negative Impact on A Street Corridor

The Antioch City Council’s ad hoc committee on homelessness recently sent out a Facebook invitation to those interested in this issue.“The Task Force is...

Editorial: Community Input Matters, Oakley Should Have Taken Public Comments

Since news broke that staff at the City of Oakley were recommending cutting funding for park maintenance with the school district. It seems like...

Editorial: Antioch Should Flush Marina Bathroom Plans Down the Toilet

Construction is currently underway at the Antioch Marina on L Street for a new toilet facility that has been in the works since 2010....

Editorial: Oakley City Council Must Reject “Election Protection” in New City Manager Contract

On Tuesday, the Oakley City Council would be wise to renegotiate the proposed City Manager amendment to his contract that provides a raise and...
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Editorial: Respect the Roadways

Question: Should California Lawmakers begin to make stricter penalties for DUI Drivers, reckless drivers, and drivers ignoring traffic safety and not respecting the roadways?It...

Editorial: East Contra Costa Residents About to Feel Pain of Reduced Fire Services

As of 8:00 am Wednesday morning, residents served by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) may be waiting longer for engines to...