Contra Costa County
El Cerrito is going from zero to 100 in a move that would ban smoking from most public, residential and commercial areas.
A 19-year-old soldier is headed home to Martinez on Friday afternoon after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.
A small earthquake with a magnitude of 2.3 struck in Contra Costa County Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
An Oakland Public Works employee has been charged with rape and a slew of other sex crimes for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl in Antioch, a prosecutors said Wednesday.
Police and firefighters responded Sunday night to the Martinez Marina to a fire on the pier.
A police officer shot and injured a man who resisted being detained in Antioch Monday morning.
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.