Letter: Rocketship Charter Supporter Claims to be Victim of Defamatory Smear Article

Dear Editor:In an election year that has been notable more for wild hyperbole than substantive discussion, even our local races have not been immune...

Editorial: An Open Letter to the Keyboard Commandos

To those on social media who believe they can say anything they want and believe there are no consequences to opinions expressed, I urge...

Keusch: Grand Jury Report on Antioch Animal Services Latest Document to Encourage Change

Depending on whom you ask Antioch Animal Services has needed change for some time.Some say decades, some say years and others say they are...

Editorial: Five Things in East County That I Would Like to See Happen in...

With another year come and gone, East Contra Costa has seen many high points and many low points. But with 2016 less than 24-hours...

Letter: Delta Living Magazine Publisher Says Burgis Best Choice for Supervisor

Dear Editor:As an Oakley resident and small business owner for the last five years, I have seen Diane Burgis’ leadership on many local issues....

Opinion: City Shines During Festival After Oakley Chamber Walks Away from Event

The City of Oakley put on a magnificent inaugural Heart of Oakley Festival on Saturday where thousands came to the downtown area. While the...

Letter: Retired Police Chief Speaks Out Against Thorpe and Wilson’s Antioch Tax Proposal

As the retired Chief of the Antioch Police Department, I find the recent proposal to repackage Measure C presented by Mayor Pro-Tem, Lamar Thorpe,...

Letter: Writer Discusses Contra Costa Jail Expansion, The Conversation We Need

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Judith TannenbaumAt the Mental Health Panel in Brentwood on May 13, Claudia Jimenez of the...

Letter: Antioch Unified School District Should Investigate East Bay Tech Academy Charter Schools

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Kipp PenovichDear Editor:It has come to light that the conditions under which the East Bay...

Letter: Fire District Director Explains District Funding Issue, Preparing for the Future

The following letter was submitted by Susanna Thompson, a director on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.Dear EditorLike many other people who live...

Knowles: Dr. Francies Should be Fired by AUSD

Diversity vs. Equality: Why One can not be Substituted for the OtherPastor/minister, Dr. Lamont A. Francies, also Counselor for Antioch Unified School District currently...

Brentwood Teachers Association Endorses “Measure B”

At their monthly representative council meeting, the Brentwood Teachers Association,  on Tuesday May 10, voted to fully support “Measure B”- The Facilities Bond Measure...

Letter: Resident Supports Antioch’s Potential Move Towards Community Choice Energy

The following letter to the editor was submitted by Harry ThurstonOn June 13 the Antioch City Council will decide whether to join the Community...

Fairfield Police Chief Issues Open Letter on Homelessness and Blight

The following is an Open Letter to the community by Fairfield police chief Joseph F. Allio as he discusses homelessness and blight. The letter...

Letter: Firefighter Says Fink is Ready to Lead

Dear Editor:I have had the pleasure of getting to know John over the last year. I first met John after his wife Jennifer was...

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 SolutionFor 80+ years, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) has been well known for...

Initial Reaction: November Ballot Set, Lots of Options For Voters

The filing deadline has officially come and gone and the November Ballot has now been set for local races in Contra Costa County. In...

Editorial: Fire District Should Hit Pause on “Brentwood Only” Fire Option, Then Reset

With Brentwood set to likely approve its Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday that would supplement funding for a fire station in the downtown Brentwood...

Antioch Resident Requests Changes to Sewer and Water Funds Transfers and Tiered Billing

The following letter was sent by Mark Jordan, Antioch Resident, to Mayor Wade Harper and the City Manager after not receiving any response from...

Letter: Byer Offers Support for Steve Barr for County Supervisor

Dear Editor:I have lived my entire life in East County, and I’ve been on the School Board for over 30 years. I’ve seen our community...