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County warns residents about phone scam involving social security numbers

County warns about phone scam involving social security numbers

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is warning residents about fraudulent phone calls from scammers posing as officials with the Social Security Administration. "These scammers are claiming you need to pay a fee to...

San Pablo Councilmember Cecilia Valdez announces resignation

San Pablo City Councilmember Cecilia Valdez has announced she will resign from her elected post effective Jan. 2, city officials announced today. Valdez has served on council since 2008, was twice mayor, and her current...

San Pablo councilman aims to donate motorhome to Camp Fire victims

A San Pablo councilmember is trying to raise funds to purchase this motorhome for a family of six who lost two homes in Paradise due to the deadly Camp Fire. Councilmember Rich Kinney said the...

Contra Costa Animal Services offering free adoptions through Dec. 15

Contra Costa Animal Services is offering free adoptions starting today through Saturday, Dec. 15, as part of its Home for the Holidays adoption program. Visit CCAS’ Martinez and Pinole adoption centers in order to meet...

San Pablo cop, worker assist stranded resident

A mobility-challenged woman's electric scooter broke down at a busy intersection in San Pablo on Monday night -- and almost a mile away from home. Everything else about this story will warm your heart. San Pablo...

San Pablo man investigated for possession of child pornography

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is investigating a San Pablo man on suspicion of possession of child pornography. Francisco Perez, 34, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on Nov. 20 on...
WCCUSD to hold public hearing in San Pablo on proposed elections changes

San Pablo City Hall holiday tree lighting set for Dec. 7

The City of San Pablo is inviting the community to its annual Tree Lighting at City Hall event on Friday, Dec. 7. The festivities will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the city...
Grand opening celebrated for new WIC center in San Pablo

Grand opening celebrated for new WIC center in San Pablo

by Mike Kinney "This is exactly what West County deserves." Those were the words from Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia at the grand opening celebration today for the Contra Costa County Women, Infants & Children...
Video! Kite surfer rescued by U.S. Coast Guard near Pinole

Video! Kite surfer rescued by U.S. Coast Guard near Pinole

A kite surfer struggling to return to shore near Pinole Shores Park in unincorporated Contra Costa County was rescued Tuesday morning thanks to a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew. The kite surfer was struggling for...
San Pablo is set to become the latest Bay Area city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. Last week, the city’s Council voted 3-1 in favor of amending the city’s ordinance to prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products citywide, including menthol and e-cigarettes; to establish a minimum pack size of 6 for cigars, cigarillos and little cigars, and to establish a minimum price for cigars of $10 per cigar. The ordinance amendment will return for a second vote at Council’s Nov. 19 meeting. Should it pass, it will take effect February next year, city officials said. The aim of the ordinance amendments is to reduce the sale of an unhealthy product that youth advocates are specifically marketed to kids with the aim of getting them addicted to tobacco. Richmond, El Cerrito and Contra Costa County have passed similar bans, along with San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley and several North Bay jurisdictions. Alameda is currently going through the ordinance amendment process. In San Pablo, there are between 30 and 50 tobacco retailers, according to the state Board of Equalization. Of them, 28 are within 1,000 feet of a public school, the city said.

San Pablo set to ban sales of flavored tobacco products

San Pablo is set to become the latest Bay Area city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. On Nov. 5, the city’s Council voted 3-1 in favor of amending the city’s ordinance to...

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County hiring teaching staff for Head Start Program

County hiring teaching staff for Head Start Program

Interested in a career in early education? The Community Services Bureau (CSB) of Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department invites you to apply...
Point Richmond Social Club has opened at 401 S. Garrard Blvd.

Highly-anticipated Point Richmond Social Club opens

The wait is over. You can now access a fresh cup of Catahoula Coffee daily in Point Richmond -- and also delicious beer and locally-sourced...

The Richmond history of the actor who lit up Lady Liberty

In 1886, a colorful man with a colorful past that included managing the Richmond Opera House used his fortune to light the Statue of...