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West County residents invited to town hall on I-80 traffic challenges

West County residents invited to town hall on I-80 gridlock

Ready to discuss the traffic challenges on Interstate Highway 80 in West Contra Costa County -- and better yet, ways to mitigate the gridlock? The West County community is invited to a town hall featuring...
Contra Costa County supervisor has successful heart valve surgery

Contra Costa County supervisor has successful heart valve surgery

Supervisor Diane Burgis' surgery to replace her aortic valve was a success, according to a statement issued Tuesday by her office. The District 3 supervisor is set to remain in the hospital for one...
Contra Costa County supervisor to undergo surgery to repair heart valve

Contra Costa County supervisor to undergo surgery to repair heart valve

Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis, who represents District 3,  issued a statement today regarding her health: "When I count the things I am grateful for, representing you is right up there with my family,...

Tax talk: Legislative threats and optimism for taxpayers

Contra Costa County taxpayers are invited to hear David Wolfe, legislative director of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, speak next month in Pleasant Hill. His talk, "Threats and Optimism for Taxpayers from the California Legislature,"...
Attorney, author inspiring girls to be lawyers, critical thinkers

Attorney, author inspiring girls to be lawyers-in-training

Brittany Armstrong Whittington isn’t just the author of a book about a girl who wants to be a lawyer. She was that girl. And now the Deputy District Attorney hopes to inspire future generations of...

Lake Elementary hosts 3rd Annual African-American Read-In

Lake Elementary hosted its African-American Read-In on Tuesday, where community members went to the school in San Pablo to act as guest readers as part of a yearly Black History Month event, according to...
Driver killed in I-580 crash in Richmond ID'd

El Sobrante man dies in solo-vehicle crash on I-80

A 59-year-old El Sobrante man died in a solo crash on westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Pinole early Wednesday. Dexter Francis was identified by the county coroner's office as the driver of a 2000 Audi...
Boat theft spike prompts Contra Costa Sheriff's advisory

Boat theft spike prompts Contra Costa Sheriff’s advisory

A spike in boat thefts in the Delta has prompted an advisory from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. In recent month, Contra Costa County has received more than a dozen stolen boat...

Arrests made in armed robbery of mom with her 5-year-old in San Pablo

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Wednesday in San Pablo that targeted a mother walking to her apartment with her 5-year-old daughter, police said. Damon Dixon, 23, of Hercules,...
Karen Pinkos

El Cerrito has new city manager

The City of El Cerrito has announced the promotion of Karen Pinkos to the role of City Manager. Pinkos has filled the role left behind by former City Manager Scott Hanin, who retired in December...

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WCCUSD halts plan to transition Richmond schools to K-8s

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has put the brakes on a plan to phase out DeJean Middle School in Richmond and...

What should San Pablo’s slogan be in 2020?

Time for a game of ad lib. Fill in the blank: "San Pablo 2020: The Year of ____." At its meeting Monday, the San Pablo...
Armistice Brewing Company plans to expand taproom, beer garden

Richmond brewery launches comedy show

Another opportunity for live comedy is coming to Richmond. Armistice Brewing Company announced today it is planning to host its first "Barrel of Laughs...