Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, hospital

Martinez Hospital Briefly Locked Down After Gunfire Reported, Police Give All Clear

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez and the Martinez Health Center remain was reported to have been briefly locked down on Tuesday.

12/30/2014

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson (Contra Costa County)

Contra Costa County DA Fires Back At Public Defenders’ Racist Accusations: ‘All Lives Matter’

In the latest chapter of the ongoing Bay Area reaction to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson has fired back at the public defenders, who accused him last week of racially biased prosecutions.

12/23/2014

(CBS)

Woman Killed, Man Injured In Martinez Shooting

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a shooting in Martinez on Friday night, a police sergeant said.

12/20/2014

(Bay Area News Group)

‘Christmas Miracle’ Kitten Rescued After Spending 10 Days Stuck In An Antioch Storm Drain

The mewing pleas of a frightened kitten were answered Thursday after volunteers safely coaxed the feline from out a storm drain it spent over a week trapped in.

12/19/2014

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

fire truck generic

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

(Steve Pope/Getty Images)

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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