Contra Costa

Bob Taylor is sworn in as Mayor of Brentwood. (thepress.net)

Brentwood Mayor Gets 65% Pay Raise Twice In Four Months, Still Earns Below Minimum Wage

Once the increase takes effect, Taylor’s salary will have gone from $6,831 in October, to $17,271 plus medical benefits and other pay.

20 hours ago

Police Investigation

CHP Seeks Driver Involved In Fatal Bay Point Collision With Pedestrian

A driver involved in a collision that allegedly killed a 25-year-old woman from Bay Point late Saturday is at large Sunday, California Highway Patrol officials said.

02/08/2015

Apartments

Residents Of Dilapidated Richmond Public Housing Complex Get Federal Vouchers To Relocate

After years of living with mold, cockroaches and mice, residents of Richmond’s Hacienda public housing complex will soon begin the process of moving to more habitable dwellings, city officials said Friday.

02/06/2015

Google Street View

Train Collides With Truck Carrying Gasoline In Contra Costa County

A Union Pacific Railroad train collided with a tractor-trailer carrying gasoline in Contra Costa County on Saturday night.

02/01/2015

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

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