East Bay Woman Dedicates Career To Helping Veterans Receive Their BenefitsU.S. military veterans can go through a maddening mountain of red tape and roadblocks in applying for government benefits available to them. But a Bay Area woman has spent the last 35 years fighting on the frontlines to get these American heroes their benefits.
Study Recommends Contra Costa County Fire Districts To ConsolidateA study on fire district consolidation released Tuesday says the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District should consolidate with the East Contra Costa and Rodeo-Hercules districts to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
Concord Fire Crews Respond to Two Structure Fires Sunday EveningPolice officers and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crews responded to two structure fires Sunday evening, according to authorities.
Former Contra Costa Elections Chief Joe Canciamilla Pleads Guilty To Perjury, Personal Use of Campaign FundsFormer Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla has pleaded guilty to nine counts of grand theft and perjury for using election campaign accounts for personal reasons like paying off a loan and going on an overseas trip, county prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Diablo Fire Near Byron Contained After Burning 128 AcresCrews battling the Diablo Fire near Byron have the blaze contained at 128 acres, Cal Fire said.
Drought Emergency: Contra Costa Water Approves 10% Voluntary CutbackThe Contra Costa Water District board voted Wednesday night to ask customers to reduce water use by 10%. Meanwhile, customers are raising concerns about another change that is literally leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths.
Gov. Newsom Kicks Off $1.1 Billion Effort to Clean Up California Freeways and StreetsGovernor Gavin Newsom was in the Bay Area Wednesday morning to kick off a new $1.1 billion effort to clear trash off of streets and freeways across California.
East Bay Neighbors Baffled After Legal And Illegal 4th Of July Fireworks Spark FiresIt was a busy 4th of July night for firefighters in Contra Costa County, responding to more than 50 fires, most of them sparked by fireworks. The morning after, many residents were asking themselves if these traditional light shows are really worth the risk.
CoCo County Sees Biggest Grass Fire of 2021 During July 4th, Total Fires DownContra Costa County saw the number of fire incidents during this July 4th decrease from the year before, though celebrations resulted in the county’s largest vegetation fire of 2021.
Professional Fireworks Show at Concord Pavilion Sparks 2 Grass FiresEven in a controlled environment, things can go wrong with fireworks, which is exactly what happened at a professional pyrotechnics display at the Concord Pavilion Sunday night.
Fireworks Spark Pittsburg, Antioch Home Fires; Martinez Hillside Blaze Threatened NeighborhoodContra Costa County fire crews were busy Sunday night responding to a flurry of 911 calls reporting several blazes including a home fires in Pittsburg and Antioch, a hillside brushfire threatening homes in Martinez and two small blazes ignited during a July 4th fireworks show at the Concord Pavilion.