Contra Costa County
A sobbing former Contra Costa County drug task force commander was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison for stealing drug evidence, robbing prostitutes and making phony arrests.
A former Contra Costa County preschool teacher has been charged with child molestation in connection with several victims, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
A Brentwood fire station reopened its doors Wednesday morning just in time for an early start to the fire season, fire officials said.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the East Bay hills and the Diablo Range beginning Tuesday evening—signaling an earlier start than normal to this year’s fire season in the Bay Area, a local fire marshal said.
Contra Costa supervisors are expected to adopt a new county budget next month and the county administrator is optimistic about it despite rising-pension costs.
After the closure of four stations so far this year, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District may close two additional stations citing a lack of revenue.
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa launched an urgent appeal for more donations Monday, saying that a funding shortage could force it to drop 200 people from its roster of 1,200 seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
Authorities say some 200 students at a Contra Costa County high school will be tested for tuberculosis this week after one of their classmates tested positive for the infectious disease.
A Contra Costa County Jail inmate who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility earlier Monday has been captured, according to the sheriff’s office.
More than 50 law enforcement officers arrested 10 people during an early-morning sweep Thursday of suspects wanted for violating their parole or probation, according to the Contra Costa County Probation Department.