Contra Costa County

Blue and Gold ferry fleet (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Golden Gate Ferry Service Will Run During Storm While Officials Keep An Eye On Bridge Commute

The Bay Area is hunkering down for a major storm expected to hit on Thursday. Officials are warning of high winds and rain that could cause hazardous driving conditions, but Golden Gate ferry service will still be running during the commute.

12/10/2014

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

5 Real Estate Investors Indicted For Fraud, Bid Rigging At East Bay Foreclosure Auctions

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder referred to the brokers as “an elite group conspiring together for their own profit.”

12/05/2014

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting in Richmond in  the area of South 35th Street and Wall Avenue.

COMMENTARY: 6 Shot, 1 Dead, 0 Arrested — What Is Wrong In Richmond?

Richmond could be a vibrant community, once you get past the cracked sidewalks, boarded up windows, broken streets, industrial eye sores and graffiti. It has had incredible success stopping crime, but with six shootings in one week, that success is slipping. What are your solutions?

11/13/2014

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2nd Hash Oil Fire In 4 Days Burns Planter Box, Part Of A Deck In Antioch

A flash fire at a residence in Antioch Monday burned a planter box and part of a deck in Contra Costa County’s second hash oil fire in four days.

11/04/2014

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Contra Costa County Among Elections Websites To Go Down Across The Country

Procrastinating voters looking for more info on local elections had some trouble getting it Tuesday morning as a number of election pages went dark from coast-to-coast.

11/04/2014

Two people are critically injured and one is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Walnut Creek Friday morning. (Contra Costa Fire)

2 People Critically Injured When Walnut Creek Apartment Explodes, Drug Lab Suspected

Two people are critically injured and one is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Walnut Creek Friday morning.

10/31/2014

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CHP Officer Accused Of Stealing DUI Suspects’ Nude Photos Charged With 2 Felonies

A CHP officer has been charged on Friday in Contra Costa Superior Court with two felonies for allegedly forwarding himself sexually explicit photos from phones owned by female DUI suspects.

10/31/2014

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Judge Sentences Lafayette Venture Capitalist To 2 Years For Wire Fraud Scheme

The former CEO of a Walnut Creek and Lafayette-based venture capital firm was sentenced in an Oakland courtroom Wednesday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution for a wire fraud scheme he devised to pay off personal debts

10/29/2014

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Contra Costa County Board Of Supervisors Vote Themselves $32,000 Raise Despite Vocal Opposition

Despite vocal opposition from numerous county employees’ unions, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday afternoon to give themselves a $32,000 raise.

10/28/2014

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CoCo Board Of Supervisors Mull Giving Themselves $32K Raise

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is set to decide Tuesday whether or not to give itself a $32,000 raise.

10/27/2014

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