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Contra Costa County seal

Union Representing Some County Employees in Contra Costa Threatens Strike

Health care costs are at the heart of a labor dispute in Contra Costa County that’s been brewing for more than a year and appears poised to bubble over sooner rather than later.

10/08/2013

Prison bars, generic, crime

Contra Costa County Receives Federal Grant To Keep Inmates From Returning

Contra Costa County has received a $750,000 federal grant to help paroled low-level offenders successfully re-enter the community and avoid returning to jail or prison.

08/30/2012

Smoke from the Chevron Richmond refinery fire as seen from Martinez. (CBS)

CoCo Supervisors Demand Better Emergency Communication After Refinery Fire

Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday demanded that better emergency communication lines with county officials be made in the wake of the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond.

08/15/2012

Prison Inmates

Contra Costa Supervisor Calls For More Prisoner Funding

A Contra Costa County supervisor is calling for the state to provide adequate funding for its prisoner realignment program, which he claims is costing the county millions of dollars.

11/15/2011

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Bay Point Residents Outraged Over High Water Rates

Water is one of the very few things you can’t live without. But what if your neighbors were paying about half what you pay?

11/04/2011

Prison bars, generic, crime

CoCo County Leaders Skeptical About Gov.’s Plan To Move Prisoners

Contra Costa County leaders are concerned about Gov. Brown’s plan to move state prisoners deemed a low level risk to county jails.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/01/2011

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