Letter: Former Mayor Pro Tem Supports Hardcastle, Wants Burgis at EBRPD, Bashes Barr

As a lifelong resident of Antioch, I have a few perspectives on the upcoming election for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor.  I have...

Letter: Writer Supports Sean Wright for Antioch Mayor

Dear Editor: I have lived in Antioch since 1968. Although I am not a political person, I worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger for many...

Letter: Antioch Mayor Encourages “Yes” Vote on Measure W

The following Letter was submitted by Antioch Mayor Sean Wright regarding Measure W As a business owner and former CEO of the Antioch Chamber of...

Letter: Writer Supports Diane Burgis for County Supervisor

Dear Editor: With the race for the June primaries almost upon us, and six different candidates running for County Supervisor in District 3, what’s a...

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...

Mastering the Art of the “White Elephant Gift” This Holiday Season

With Christmas just a few weeks out, holiday parties are in full swing with food, eggnog, drinks and good times for all. Some also...

ECCFPD Director Steve Smith Issues Statement Refuting Dave Roberts’ Letter

On March 13th, A Letter to the Editor was printed in both the Brentwood Press and the Brentwood News from Dave Roberts of Oakley....

PG&E Customers Reported 2,400 Scams in 2016

Energy Companies Unite Against Scammers Targeting Customers It can start with a phone call, email or knock at your door. Scammers using sophisticated tactics to...

Letter: Antioch City Manager Says Measure W Allows for Investment in City

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Antioch City Manager Ron Bernal Antioch is the heart of Eastern Contra Costa County—and for two...

Opinion: East County Today Supports Antioch 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Measure

Antioch resident Karl Dietzel submitted a Letter to the Editor in an Antioch local paper recently sharing his submitted argument against a proposed Antioch...

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...

Opinion: Miller Retirement Sets Up A Game of Political Musical Chairs

With Congressman George Miller announcing a surprise retirement after 40-years, Democrats are jockeying for position in not only Millers seat, but also for several...

Letter: Antioch is Failing its Young People—But We Can Stop It

My friends thought I was crazy to move my wife and five children to Antioch three years ago. I can't blame them. I read...

Letter: Writer Highlights Barr’s Campaign Bought by Big Oil and Developers

Dear Editor, In the past week, I have received mailors touting Steve Barr as an "open space" and "farm to fork" advocate, and the endorsed...

Letter: Antioch Resident Seeks Leadership, Not 1% Sales Tax

Dear Editor: Now we have a proposed life time 1% sales tax.  The problem is there was never an exit strategy for Measure C which...

Letter: Delta Veterans Group Thanks Volunteers for Help at Stand Down on the Delta

The Delta Veterans Group would like to thank all of the Volunteers that served at the Stand Down on the Delta, 2017! With your help,...

Letter to the Editor: Summer’s Better When We Save Energy Together

Summer may be wrapping up with school starting, but warm temperatures could last through October in some areas. Higher temperatures can mean higher energy...

Op Ed: EBRPD is Not the Answer for East County Fire District’s Funding Challenges

This is a Local Problem in need of a Local Solution For 80+ years, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) has been well known for...

Student Writes Essay on a Positive Deer Valley High School

A Deer Valley student was given an assignment from her law teacher to write an essay on how to be a better advocate for...

Letter: Writer Defends Diane Burgis After Hit Piece Attacking Non-Profit

Dear Editor, In yesterday’s mail I received an attempt at a smear ad for one of our local candidates for County Supervisor, Diane Burgis. The...