Contra Costa County
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck an area near the unincorporated community of Blackhawk in Contra Costa County Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
State water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.
A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge will hear evidence Monday to decide whether a suspected pimp should stand trial on charges of kidnapping a human trafficking victim on her way to a police interview in El Cerrito.
For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California. A Contra Costa County family describes their positive experience on the insurance exchange.
Fireworks appear to have sparked a small fire at an Antioch middle school on Wednesday night.
A group of mosquitoes and several dead birds found throughout Contra Costa County have tested positive for the West Nile virus in recent weeks, Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials said Tuesday.
Distracted driving caused a crash that has shut down part of Byron Highway in east Contra Costa County and spilled gallons of ice cream into a field off of the roadway Thursday morning.
An overturned big-rig is blocking all lanes of Byron Highway in Contra Costa County this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Motorists on Interstate Highway 680 in Danville and San Ramon will soon have an easier, safer time merging onto the busy freeway.
California health officials have reported that two people have been infected with West Nile Virus in the state. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes.