Contra Costa County
West Contra Costa County voters are starting to mail in their ballots on Measure C, which would levy a 14-cent tax on each square foot of developed property in an effort to keep the financially embattled Doctors Medical Center afloat.
The National Weather Service reports that a funnel cloud was spotted in eastern Contra Costa County Wednesday afternoon during a thunderstorm that triggered tornado warnings for Sacramento and other central California counties.
Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.
The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education have filed statements, in a lawsuit over the treatment of young people with mental disabilities at Juvenile Hall in Contra Costa County.
Six more flu-related deaths have been recorded in San Mateo, San Francisco, Sonoma and Contra Costa counties, health officials said Wednesday.
There were just four human trafficking cases prosecuted in Contra Costa County in 2011, last year that number jumped to 32. A victim in one of those cases described her ordeal to KPIX 5.
Authorities in the East Bay have arrested 17 people and seized $18 million in drugs in what officials describe as one of the region’s biggest drug busts.
East Bay congressman Rep. George Miller announced Monday morning that he plans to retire after serving for 40 years in Congress.
State fire officials have issued a ban on all open burning in parts of the East Bay and South Bay due to dry conditions and increased fire danger.
A car struck and damaged a building housing a post office in the Diablo area of Contra Costa County Wednesday morning and then fled the scene.