The number of Bay Area homes in foreclosure is down nearly 40 percent from a year ago – but that’s little consolation for an East Bay man forced to walk away from the hand-built home he’s lived in for 18 years.
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.