Senator Kamala Harris Calls For Investigation Into ICE Treatment Of Pregnant WomenU.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and three of her Senate colleagues wrote a letter Friday calling on the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General to investigate the detention of pregnant women in ICE facilities.
Richmond Mayor Visits Detention Facility Following Abuse AllegationsA West Contra Costa detention center has gotten attention because it's become a holding facility for undocumented immigrants. It's a practice that KPIX 5 reporter Jackie Ward explains "is about to end."
Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Cuts Ties With ICEThe Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department is cutting ties with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency by cutting up its multi-million dollar federal contract.
Concord Brush Fire Forces Evacuations, Threatens Homes Before Being Knocked DownA fast-moving grass fire threatened homes and forced evacuations in Concord Friday afternoon before firefighters gained the upper hand.
CHP to Test ShotSpotter System on East Bay HighwaysPeople living along highways in Contra Costa County may hear gunfire Thursday night when the CHP tests equipment for a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system.
10-Acre Antioch Fire Damages Cars, Buildings In Hot, Dry Windy ConditionsFirefighters battled a 10-acre fire south of Antioch that damaged six buildings and several cars, and sent two people to the hospital.
CPUC Approves New 341 Area Code For East BayThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday created a new telephone area code for the western portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Service Restored After 2 Water Mains Rupture in Walnut Creek AreaWater service was restored to dozens of households after 2 water main breaks occurred in the Walnut Creek area early Saturday morning.
Proposed Bill Would Make Fund For Salvaging Derelict Delta BoatsA new bill is in the works that would provide funding when California agencies need to remove derelict boats from Delta waters.
Firefighter, 2 Others Injured In 2-Alarm Pittsburg FireA firefighter has been injured along with two others in a two-alarm vegetation fire that spread to a junkyard Wednesday evening in Pittsburg, a fire marshal with Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.
Former Deputy Charged With Having Sex With InmatesA former Contra Costa sheriff's deputy was charged with unlawful sex acts with female inmates. The women say he should be charged with rape.
San Francisco's Radioactive Materials May Have Ended Up In East Bay LandfillA Contra Costa County legislator is calling for an investigation into whether radioactive materials from San Francisco have been deposited at Keller Canyon Landfill.