Contra Costa Supervisors Select Prospective Operators To Apply For Cannabis Business PermitsContra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday selected prospective operators to apply to move forward in a permitting process for the county's first adult-use cannabis stores and commercial grow operations in unincorporated areas.
East Bay Gang War: Last 2 Of 15 Defendants Plead No Contest To Attempted MurderOn Wednesday, the last two defendants in the "Operation Omega Red" case pleaded no contest to charges of attempted murder with gang-related enhancements, the last of 15 defendants in a case involving a gang war between Nortenos and Surenos in central and eastern Contra Costa.
Contra Costa County Norteno Gang Crackdown Ends With 15 ConvictionsA Contra Costa County gang crackdown, launched in 2016 and targeting violent Norteno gang members and their associates, has resulted in 15 individuals being convicted of felony offenses including attempted murder, transporting weapons and selling drugs, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Suspect In Castro Valley Crime Spree Arrested After Police PursuitA suspect in a Castro Valley robbery and burglary was arrested following a late Tuesday night police pursuit and crash, authorities said.
Ex-Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder Admits Pocketing $130K In Campaign Funds, May Face ChargesLongtime Contra Costa County politician Joe Canciamilla is facing possible criminal charges after agreeing to pay $150,000 in state fines for misusing campaign funds.
Alameda, Contra Costa Officials Announce Illegal Dumping CrackdownTop prosecutors and elected officials in Alameda and Contra Costa counties joined together Wednesday to announce new funding and strategies aimed at preventing illegal dumping and waste.
Contra Costa Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ban On Sale Of All Vaping ProductsA ban on the sale of vaping products that have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cannabis vaping products and flavored tobacco products in unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County goes into effect next Monday.
West Contra Costa Co. In Dire Need Of Hospital ER Since Shutdown Of Doctors Medical CenterIt has been four years now since the closure of Doctors Medical Center, in San Pablo. While West Contra Costa County has done its best to cope with the loss of that emergency room capacity, residents are calling for a better solution.
CHP Rescue Young Pig On Highway 4 In Bay PointCHP in Contra Costa County came across an unusual trespasser on Highway 4 Monday night when a young pig was found on the busy roadway, authorities said.
Smoke Advisory Issued In Contra Costa Co. As Grizzly Island Grass Fire Burns 1,000 AcresSmoke from a large vegetation fire in Solano County has prompted a smoke advisory to be issued in Contra Costa County, officials said Sunday.
Winds Topple Trees, Power Lines Across East Bay; Contra Costa Declares Local EmergencyContra Costa County has declared a local emergency due to severe weather conditions that have prompted numerous area vegetation fires and resulted in significant wind damage.
Wind-Whipped Fires Scorch Areas Of Bethel Island, Oakley, ClaytonFirefighters in the East Bay stopped forward progress of several wind-whipped wildfires that erupted early Sunday morning on Bethel Island, near Oakley in rural Contra Costa County and in Clayton.
Plans To Build New Petrochemical Tanks In Rodeo Face Pushback Following NuStar FireA KPIX 5 original report is revealing new plans underway to build more petrochemical tanks inside Phillips 66’s Rodeo refinery, next to the facility where two storage tanks exploded and burned last week.
Crews Contain Brush Fire Burning East Of BrentwoodA brush fire burning in the Brentwood area has been contained after growing to 150 acres, CalFire officials said Monday evening.
Grass Fire Sparked By Burning Vehicle On Vasco Road ContainedFire crews have contained a grass fire sparked after a vehicle that was ablaze pulled over on the shoulder of southbound Vasco Road early Thursday morning.