Contra Costa

A catalytic converter. (Ballista/Wikimedia Commons)

Oakley Police Tell Toyota Owners To Beware Of Catalytic Converter Thieves

Police are warning residents about a string of thefts involving more than a dozen catalytic converters stolen from Toyota vehicles in Oakley over the past several weeks.

01/17/2015

Contra Costa County seal

Contra Costa County’s Board Of Supervisors May Not Get 33 Percent Pay Raise After All

A 33-percent salary increase for the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors appears to be on its way out. As Board chair West County supervisor John Gioia assumed his new role in 2015.

01/06/2015

Walnut Blvd

Walnut Creek Residents Turn To Crowdfunding To Finance Footpath Beside Dangerous Road

Walnut Creek is known as a safe city, but people who live there say there’s a stretch of road that is anything but safe. Now neighbors are taking matters into their own hands.

01/01/2015

CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom died on September 5, 2012, one day after he was shot during a traffic stop on Interstate 680 near Alamo. (Photographer John Encinas)

CHP Officer Fatally Shot In Contra Costa Co. Honored On Rose Parade Float For Donating Organs

A California Highway Patrol officer who was fatally shot in Contra Costa County in 2012 and had his organs donated to save others’ lives is being honored on a float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena Thursday.

01/01/2015

Extra beds have been put out at Shelter, Inc. for families who need them, during the cold snap.

E. Bay Homeless Shelters Scramble To Provide Extra Beds For Families During Cold Snap

The cold snap has East Bay homeless shelters bracing for a busy night. A warm bed can mean the difference between life and death in sub-freezing temperatures.

12/29/2014

Homeless Pets Veterinary Dentistry

East Bay Animal Shelter Veterinary Technicians Make Sure Dogs And Cats Have Something To Smile About

Technicians at an East Bay animal shelter are taking part in a first-of-its-kind program sponsored by the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry to help make homeless animals more adoptable.

12/26/2014

(CBS)

Unbraked Parked Car In Martinez Rolls Into Gas Meter, Resulting In Brief Shelter-in-Place Order For Nearby Homes

A shelter-in-place order was lifted for Martinez residents in the area immediately surrounding an accident involving a gas leak Thursday morning, according to Contra Costa fire officials.

12/25/2014

Antioch police

Pittsburg Man Fatally Shot At House In Antioch

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old Pittsburg resident in Antioch Sunday afternoon.

12/21/2014

89th Street and Edgeworth Avenue in Daly City (Miguel Escobar)

EMERGENCY ALERT, FLASH FLOOD WARNING: Dangerous Flooding Imminent Or Already Occurring In Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a warning of flash flooding about to occur or already happening for several Bay Area counties.

12/11/2014

A car is stuck in a flooded portion of The Alameda in San Jose, December 3, 2014. (CBS)

URBAN FLOOD ADVISORY: Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Alameda, And San Mateo Counties

The National Weather Service San Francisco Bay area has issued an Urban Flood Advisory for Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County…

12/03/2014

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