Category: Pittsburg

  • Pittsburg: Public Health Advisory Lifted in Areas Near K2 Pure Solutions Plant

    Pittsburg: Public Health Advisory Lifted in Areas Near K2 Pure Solutions Plant

    At 4:43 pm, the Contra Costa County Health Services issued a public health advisory for the surrounding area of the K2 Pure Solutions Plant in Pittsburg.  The plant was shut down Tuesday after two gas leaks were reported. By 6:20 pm,  the Contra Costa Health Services had lifted the public health advisory in the area […]

  • U-Haul Truck Stolen in Pittsburg on Nov. 29

    On Friday November 29, a customer walked into Fort Knox Storage in Pittsburg on Railroad Ave and stole a set of U-Haul truck keys while staff was not looking. The suspect later returned that night around 6:30 pm and took the truck. A report has been filed with Pittsburg police. The suspect, pictured below, is […]

  • Pittsburg: K2 Pure Solutions Plant Shut Down After Chlorine Gas Leaks

    Pittsburg: K2 Pure Solutions Plant Shut Down After Chlorine Gas Leaks

    A Pittsburg chemical plant is shut down for safety reasons as investigators look into what caused a pair of chlorine gas leaks were reported Tuesday evening. According to Leon Zaal, vice president and general manager of K2’s Pittsburg site, the incident is a “business interruption” and there is a problem with a piece of equipment. […]

  • Pittsburg: Overturned Vehicle in Power Pole Closes W. Leland Rd.

    According to Nixle… the Pittsburg Police Department has shut down a portion of W. Leland Rd. between Dover and Range until PG&E deems it safe.  The incident involves an overturned vehicle into a large metal power pole tower. The post was put up around 7:50 am. Check back for details. Photo Credit: Rebecca Lotspeich

  • CONFIRE Saves Pittsburg Home After Side Yard Fire Catches Home on Fire

    Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Firefighters extinguished a house fire that began on a  side yard of a home on Burton Ave in Pittsburg and saved the home from becoming fully engulfed. The fire, which was reported at 9:45 am, began as a reported fence fire between two homes that caught one of the […]

  • Witness Sought After Vehicle Damaged in Morning Hit and Run

    A Pittsburg resident is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a hit and run  this morning that left her car and fence damaged on W. Leland Road in Pittsburg. The incident occurred around 6:40 am where a car went through the homes front fence and took out the end of her […]

  • Contra Costa Firefighters Limit Damage in Pittsburg Kitchen Fire

    At roughly 5:30 pm Sunday, Contra Costa County Firefighters quickly responded to a kitchen fire on Springhill Dr. in Pittsburg where they successfully limited the damage to the kitchen area.  The fire was caused by an unattended deep fryer which caused roughly $50,000 in damage.  No one was home when the fire started. According to […]

  • Pittsburg Police: Auto Thefts Can Be Prevented

    Pittsburg Police: Auto Thefts Can Be Prevented

    The Pittsburg Police Department provided folks who follow their Nixle with information to help prevent auto thefts as auto thefts in the Bay Area were reportedly on the rise.  If you recall, FBI data released earlier this year showed that five Bay Area cities ranked in the top 10 nationally in auto thefts per capita. […]

  • Pittsburg Family Helps Raise Awareness for Pedestrian Safety After 2-Year-Old’s Death

    The family of two-year-old Ameeya McDonald who died three days after being struck by an SUV in September in a Pittsburg neighborhood is hoping to raise awareness about road and pedestrians safety. In an event held Sunday at the Pittsburg East County Boys and Girls Club, a dozen families gathered for the World Day of […]

  • Local Veterans Honor Medal of Honor Recipient Ty Carter

    Local Veterans Honor Medal of Honor Recipient Ty Carter

    It was quite the homecoming for Medal of Honor recipient US Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter and his family last night who was honored by local veterans in Pittsburg at the California Theatre during the 1st Annual Veterans Benefit Jam. In August, Carter received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in a […]

  • Pittsburg Police Welcome New Officers and Reserves

    Pittsburg Police Welcome New Officers and Reserves

    The Pittsburg Police Department has hired new police officers and reserves. Here is a photograph and the names of the new officers in the photograph above. Pittsburg Police Officers Jonathan Elmore, Alexander Contreras, Curtis Kingman and Reserve Officers James Anderson and Gerrit Van Rooyen were sworn in by Chief Addington today. Congratulations to all of you! […]

  • Pittsburg: Blown Transformer Shoots Flames Out from Underground Inside Apartment Complex

    At roughly 7:50 pm Sunday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a commercial structure fire at the Crestview Apartments on Crestview Lane off W. Leland Lane in Pittsburg. The incident was located in the far east portion of the complex backing up to the shopping center along Railroad. A large ball of fire […]

  • Pittsburg: Down Power Lines Causes Sunday Night Shelter in Place

    At roughly 7:46 pm Sunday night, the Pittsburg Police Department and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a large tree that fell over and took down a power pole and power lines on Sierra Dr. The incident was caused from high winds and the power poll and tree were left laying on a […]

  • Pittsburg: 10 Year Old Airlifted After Being Struck by Vehicle

    Pittsburg: 10 Year Old Airlifted After Being Struck by Vehicle

    At 7:50 am this morning, officers responded to the intersection of W. 10th Street and York Street for a 10 year old Marina Vista Elementary student that was stuck by a vehicle. The victim was walking across W. 10th Street with family members and was not seriously injured. According to police, the boy was airlifted for […]

  • Pittsburg Bans Plastic Bags With 5-0 Vote

    Pittsburg Bans Plastic Bags With 5-0 Vote

    The Pittsburg City Council approved a ban of plastic bags Monday night in a unanimous vote. The ban  will take effect in January of 2014. Under the policy, Pittsburg is proposing a citywide ordinance to stop the distribution of single-use plastic bags in grocery and retail stores. This would make it the first East Contra […]

  • Vehicle Accident Shuts Highway 4 Down to 1 Lane Saturday Morning

    Vehicle Accident Shuts Highway 4 Down to 1 Lane Saturday Morning

    A vehicle accident occurred just before 10:30 am Saturday morning that involved up to four vehicles on Highway 4 including a vehicle which rolled over onto its roof. The accident caused Highway 4 to be shutdown to just 1 lane in the eastbound direction just east of San Marcos/Willow Pass Road in Pittsburg. No word […]

  • Pittsburg Police Provide 5 Burglary Prevention Tips

    Pittsburg Police Provide 5 Burglary Prevention Tips

    The Pittsburg Police Department put out some tips yesterday on how you can help keep you and your property safe and secure which we wanted to pass onto our readers. 5 burglary-prevention tips: Keep a low profile. Is your flat-screen TV visible through a window from the street? Do you have an expensive car parked […]

  • 2 Year Old Struck By SUV Monday Has Died From Her Injuries

    2 Year Old Struck By SUV Monday Has Died From Her Injuries

    We are sad to report that the Pittsburg Police Department has sent out a press release stating the 2 year old pedestrian involved in a collision earlier this week has sadly died from her injuries.  This was a tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.  The driver has been cooperative with […]

  • Highway 4 Police Chase Ends in Car Fire

    Highway 4 Police Chase Ends in Car Fire

    At roughly 3:59 pm, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to a car fire along Highway 4 which appear to be the result of a police chase that ended in a vehicle crashing and then catching fire.  Engine 86 responded and the incident required two AMR ambulances for victim transport. According to one of our […]

  • Attempted Robbery Near Los Medanos College Lake

    Attempted Robbery Near Los Medanos College Lake

    On Monday, September 23 at 10:40am, a student was grabbed while walking to Los Medanos College. The incident took place at the lake near the entrance to the De Anza Trail. The suspect demanded the student’s “stuff”. The student was able to free himself and defended himself by hitting the suspect. The student ran to […]

  • Two-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured In SUV Accident

    Two-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured In SUV Accident

    At 6pm today Pittsburg Police Officers responded to an auto vs. pedestrian collision on Jimno Ave. A 2 year-old girl was visiting an address in the 100 block of Jimno Ave with her family. She was outside playing with several other children. She ran into the street after the ball and the driver of a […]

  • Updated: Shots Fired At Pittsburg Courthouse, Damages Window

    Updated: Shots Fired At Pittsburg Courthouse, Damages Window

    The Pittsburg Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred at 7:40 this morning on Center Drive.  During the incident a gunshot was fired causing damage to a window at the courthouse.  There were no injuries as a result.  With the exception of a brief road closure on Center Drive, there was no disruption to […]

  • Since Reopening, The California Theatre in Pittsburg Going Strong

    In January, the California Theatre in Pittsburg re-opened its doors  after being closed for 59-years. After the completion of a $7.6 million restoration the theatre has and those involved have not looked back. Picture the year 1920. Think Gatsby.  Warren G. Harding was the President of the United States.  The decade marked the Jazz Age, […]

  • Update: Three Dead in Two-Alarm Residential Fire in Pittsburg

    At 12:29 am Sunday Morning, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a residential structure fire on DiMaggio Way in Pittsburg that left three victims dead. Upon arrival, Engine 84 quickly confirmed the flames and called for 2nd alarm as a second structure also caught fire. The second structure had some exterior damage and a […]

  • Pittsburg Seeks Public Comments on Retail Plastic Bag Ban

    Pittsburg Seeks Public Comments on Retail Plastic Bag Ban

    The City of Pittsburg is seeking public comments up until September 9 on an environmental analysis as the city is looking to move forward on considering a ban of retail plastic bags. Under the policy, Pittsburg is proposing a citywide ordinance to stop the distribution of single-use plastic bags in grocery and retail stores. This […]

  • Pittsburg: Traffic Collision Causes Power Outage to 500 Residents

    Pittsburg: Traffic Collision Causes Power Outage to 500 Residents

    At approximately 4:30 am a traffic collision occurred in the area of East 3rd Street and Harbor Street.  During the collision a utility pole was struck, causing a power outage affecting approximately 500 residents located on the north side of the city.  Pacific Gas and Electric representatives stated they anticipate the power to be fully […]

  • Scam Alert: Pittsburg PAL Not Affiliated with Outside Solicitor Organizations

    Scam Alert: Pittsburg PAL Not Affiliated with Outside Solicitor Organizations

    The Pittsburg Police Department received a report that citizens were being called and asked to support Pittsburg’s Police Activities League (PAL). The Pittsburg Police Department, and the Pittsburg Police Officer’s Association are not affiliated with any outside solicitor organizations and do not receive any funding or donations from them. If you receive a phone call […]

  • City of Pittsburg: Car Show Tonight – Ford Night

    The Classic Car Show in Old Town Pittsburg has waived the entry fee for car exhibitors for the rest of the 2013 Season. Classic cars are welcome to arrive between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the entry gate at Sixth Street and Railroad Avenue and will be admitted free. All vehicles must remain parked […]

  • Pittsburg: Woman Injured in Home Invasion Robbery

    Pittsburg: Woman Injured in Home Invasion Robbery

    At 10:00pm last night, officers responded to the 1100 block of Bending Willow Way for a home invasion robbery.  The residence was occupied by two children ages 3 and 6, both were sleeping at the time, and the mother of the children.   The two male suspects entered the residence by forcing open a second story […]

  • Pittsburg Police: Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested

    Pittsburg Police: Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested

    At 9am this morning, the Pittsburg police department along with other local and state agencies arrested Keni Thompson at a residence on J Street in the City of Martinez. Thompson has a violent criminal history and was a wanted fugitive for an attempted homicide in the City of Antioch in 2010 and another in the […]