Contra Costa County

A rat in a trap. (CBS)

Drought, Hot Weather Causing Rodent Infestations In East Bay Homes

Business is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.

07/02/2015

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Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By Drought

With the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.

07/01/2015

Flames scorched a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Hikers Brought To Safety As Growing Antioch Area Wildfire Burns

Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.

06/24/2015

Highway 4 Homicide

Family, Friends Devastated By Death Of Young Father Shot While Driving Along Highway 4 In Pittsburg

Friends and coworkers of a young father who was shot and killed Saturday on state Highway 4 in unincorporated Pittsburg are reeling from the loss of their cook, who had essentially grown up in their restaurants, coworkers said.

06/22/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Freedomland, Great Fire, And Caring Hands

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

06/20/2015

Crews rescue a worker injured at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch on June 9, 2015. (CBS)

Worker Critically Injured In Accident While Doing Repair Work To Mine Near Antioch

A worker was critically injured in one of the mines at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch Tuesday , according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

06/09/2015

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

East Bay Assemblywoman Proposes Cap On Buying Butane As Illegal Hash-Lab Explosions Become More Common

Health officials in California are concerned about a large increase in the number of hash-oil explosions stemming from illegal labs.

06/09/2015

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1-Year-Old Girl Found Floating In Concord Backyard Swimming Pool Dies

A one-year-old girl who was found floating face down in a backyard pool in Concord Thursday night has died.

06/05/2015

Police are looking for these two men who they say robbed at Subway restaurant at gunpoint. (Martinez Police)

Police Looking For Armed Men Suspected Of Robbing Martinez Subway Shop (VIDEO)

Martinez police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint Monday evening.

06/02/2015

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Car Lands In Antioch Canal, Passengers Manage Escape

Contra Costa County officials say passengers in a car that landed in deep, fast-flowing waters of an Antioch canal are now safe.

05/28/2015

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