The drought may have California on heightened fire alert, but Eastern Contra Costa County will face the season with two fewer stations after closures Monday.
Two crows located in Contra Costa County tested positive for the West Nile virus Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.
The East Contra Costa Fire District will close half of its stations and lose 15 of its firefighters next month on the heels of last week’s failed ballot Measure S, the district’s fire chief said Wednesday.
Firefighters have contained a cluster of grass fires that broke out in the Oakley and Knightsen area Thursday afternoon, burning at least one home and threatening others.
The grandmother of a 4-month-old baby girl who disappeared from a home in Knightsen over the weekend has been arrested on kidnapping charges.
A mother reported her infant daughter missing from her bassinet in a community in eastern unincorporated Contra Costa County Sunday morning, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
A sea lion that was rescued after stranding itself for the third time this year will be killed because she has extreme brain damage and can’t survive either in captivity or the wild, according to authorities.
On Saturday an adult female sea lion was captured miles from the water in Knightsen, a community in eastern Contra Costa County.