Fire stations are welcomed in most communities because they represent protection and safety. In the Contra Costa County town of Alamo, at least one resident is trying to prevent a new station from being built.
Police arrested three men Monday night who are suspected of committing a series of armed robberies in Antioch and at least six other cities in Contra Costa County over the past several weeks, police said.
As part of the fallout from a criminal case involving two Contra Costa County law enforcement officers, prosecutors have dismissed 15 pending criminal cases and declined to file charges in five more cases involving so-called “dirty DUI” arrests.
Contra Costa County prosecutors say they plan to dismiss about a dozen cases involving arrests made by the former head of a drug task force under investigation.
A Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy who was arrested Friday on drug charges had allegedly been working with a Concord-based private investigator to conduct so-called “dirty DUI” stops.
A Danville deputy sheriff is behind bars on suspicion of possessing and selling drugs. The arrest is part of an investigation of several officers who may have ties to a state agent who allegedly stole drugs from evidence lockers.
Two firefighters were hurt Tuesday night while extinguishing a chimney fire at a home in Alamo, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District officials said Wednesday.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.3 struck Saturday morning in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Alamo, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A hate crime targeting a lesbian elementary school teacher in Alamo is being taken very seriously, according to school district officials.
An Alamo elementary school teacher who was the target of anti-gay graffiti on a school storage shed said district officials should take the incident more seriously.