Contra Costa County

Brian Butts (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

Danville Music Teacher To Stand Trial In Alleged Molestation Of Teen Girls In Daly City

A 29-year-old Danville music teacher was ordered to stand trial Thursday for allegedly molesting three teenage girls last year, prosecutors said Friday.

05/01/2015

New traffic signs (photo courtesy: 80smartcorridor.org/)

Testing Begins For $79M State-Of-The-Art Traffic Signs Planned For I-80 East Bay Corridor

Traffic planners are ready to test new state-of-the-art signs that have been installed over a 20-mile stretch of westbound I-80 in the East Bay. It’s part of an effort to ease the commute between Richmond and Emeryville at a price tag of $79 million.

05/01/2015

William Shultz is accused of stabbing to death the younger brother of his best friend. (Contra Costa Co. Sheriff)

Family Of 9-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Discovery Bay Makes First Comments About Tragedy

The family of a 9-year-old boy slain Sunday morning in Discovery Bay was unaware that a family friend staying at their house overnight was showing signs of mental illness, their lawyer said Thursday. Meanwhile, the family spoke publicly for the first time about the incident.

04/30/2015

Discovery Bay Crime Scene

Teen Arrested After 9-Year-Old Boy Stabbed To Death In Discovery Bay

A 9-year-old boy was stabbed to death Sunday in Discovery Bay and a teenage family friend is the prime suspect.

04/26/2015

(CBS SF)

Police Officer Injured In Martinez Apartment Fire

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at an apartment complex in Martinez Wednesday morning.

04/22/2015

Crews battle a 2-alarm fire at a home on La Casa Via in Walnut Creek on April 22, 2015. (Contra Costa County Fire Protection District)

2-Alarm Fire Knocked Down At Walnut Creek Home

Contra Costa Fire Protection District officials said they got the initial call around 3:30 a.m. of a fire at a home on the 600 block of La Casa Via.

04/22/2015

The Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hazmat Crews Headed To Richmond Chevron Refinery After Reports Of Flaring

HazMat crews were in route to the Richmond Chevron refinery as a precaution Monday after reports of flaring at the facility.

04/21/2015

(Richmond Police)

Richmond Driver Veers Off Road, Lands Onto Church Playground Slide

A woman drove her car onto the slide of a playground in Richmond on Saturday, police said.

04/20/2015

(CBS SF)

Urgent Care Center Opening Before Doctors Medical Center Closes Tuesday

A new urgent care center will open today in San Pablo that aims to meet some of the needs of patients who would have gone to Doctors Medical Center, according to the nonprofit opening the center.

04/20/2015

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

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