Letter: Writer Supports Doug Hardcastle for County Supervisor

Dear Editor: Doug Hardcastle is the best candidate for the job of Contra Costa County Supervisor. He is an all-around upstanding citizen and servant to...

Letter: Antioch High School Teacher Says Don’t Vote for Navarro

Dear Editor, Last night’s school board meeting was more painful to watch than a presidential debate, in large part because the newest member of the...

Letter: John Fink Thanks Brentwood Supporters, Asks for Your Vote

As we approach the eve of the 2018 mid-term elections, I wanted to take a minute and reach out to the Citizens of Brentwood...

Bryan Scott: The Crisis in East County, Lives are at Risk

“We have a crisis in the East County,” said Gus Vina, City Manager of Brentwood, “and we all need to work together to come...

Letter: Brentwood Police Must Hold Those Responsible for Pepper Spray Incident

The following letter was submitted by Mike Hyde of Brentwood regarding the March 7 pepper spray incident at the Rockin' Jump. Here is the letter: I...

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...

Letters: Retired Superintendent’s Urge Support For Karen Rarey for Brentwood City Council

Dear Editor: Karen Rarey would be a truly outstanding member of the Brentwood City Council! She is extremely intelligent, creative, passionate, energetic, and sincere.  Karen is...

Opinion: Open Letter Sent to Antioch Mayor and City Council

Your Honorable Mayor and City Council members: I write to you to implore you to take immediate action regarding the violence in the City of...

Letter: Steve Barr Thanks Community for Support During Supervisor Race

Dear Editor: With Election Day here, I’d like to take a moment to say thank you. This campaign has reaffirmed for me how proud I am...

Editorial: “Stuff the Bus” Event Highlights Need in Antioch Unified School District

On Saturday, the Antioch community had the opportunity to observe a local youth do something incredible for her community. She stepped up for students,...

Opinion: The Antioch “Landlord Tax” May Not Work

The following was submitted by John Case, a Realtor/Broker who shares that while the City of Antioch is hoping to increase city revenue through...

Letter: Writer Supports Diane Burgis for County Supervisor

I encourage you to vote Diane Burgis for County Supervisor. As a founding member, former Chairman, and current board member of the Friends of...

Assembly Candidate Says Assemblyman Fraziers’ AB 935 is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

In April, 2013, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (of Oakley) introduced AB-935, a bill which, among other things, allowed veterans to have a Veteran designation on...

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...

Antioch Police Officers Association Responds to Special Council Meeting on Police Reform Ad-Hoc Committee

In response to the Antioch City Council call for a special meeting on the idea of creating a police reform ad-hoc committee and City...

Ruehlig: Ruminations on a Trustee’s Ideal Constitution

The Antioch School Board will soon announce its' application procedure for appointment to the Trusteeship position generated by Barbara Cowan's move to Oregon. The...

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 Writer: Questions that Lie Between “All Lives Matter” and “Black Lives Matter”

An Essay by Linda Lopez on the questions that lie between "All Lives Matter" and "Black Lives Matter," as interpreted by a Caucasian woman. "All...

Op-Ed: Romick Explains Relationship Between Cities and Fire Districts

The following was submitted by Oakley Councilman Kevin Romick I’ve recently read and heard comments regarding the relationship between cities and fire districts. These comments...

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...