PSPS Update: East Bay Residents, Business Owners Frustrated By Latest Power ShutoffWiFi hotspots and actual electricity were at a premium in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Monday as PG&E's latest round of public safety power shutoffs threw another wrench into 2020 life for residents.
Update: PG&E Plans Sunday Power Shutoffs for 1 Million California ResidentsPG&E said it will black out customers in 38 California counties -- including most of the San Francisco Bay Area -- as weather forecasts called for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines
Annual Drug Take Back Day For Expired, Unwanted Drugs To Be Held SaturdayThe Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration are hosting a Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, sheriff’s officials announced.
Officials At Concord Charter School Confirm Student COVID CaseOfficials at a charter high school in Contra Costa County confirmed this week that a student has tested positive for the coronavirus.
PSPS Update: Reduced Public Safety Power Shutoff Won't Affect Bay Area CountiesOfficials with PG&E announced Thursday morning that the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff has been scaled back and would not impact any Bay Area counties.
PSPS: Over 4,000 Bay Area Customers To Be Impacted In Latest Round Of OutagesPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that 37,000 customers in 15 counties will have their electricity turned off in the latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).
Many Contra Costa Voters Submit Ballots At Elections Office, Official Drop Boxes Over USPS MistrustThere’s been a steady stream of people visiting the Contra Costa Elections Office to place their ballots into the drop box out front.
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Mulls Major MergerDuring the Great Recession, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District began closing fire stations. Now the district’s board is considering voting themselves out of existence to change improve service.
Contra Costa County Officials Begin Processing Flood Of Early BallotsA record number of Bay Area voters are turning in their ballots weeks ahead of election day, a practice that is making the jobs of local county registrars much easier.
COVID-19 Reopening: Contra Costa Officials Say Move To Orange Tier, Reduced Restrictions Expected Soon
Richmond Woman Killed in Solo Crash on Highway 4 West of MartinezA 26-year-old Richmond woman died Saturday afternoon in a solo-crash off eastbound state Highway 4 in unincorporated Contra Costa County
Comedians Rally To Save Struggling Clayton Bowling AlleyWhile the rampant COVID-19 business closures around the Bay Area are far from funny, a group of local comics are using laughs to try and help save a big venue in a small East Bay town.
Lafayette Man Receives Extra Misdirected Ballots For People Who Don't Live At His HomeWhile there has been an increasingly sharp focus on vote-by-mail ballots in the November election, some voters in Contra Costa County are still sorting through voter rolls tainted by a case of voter registration fraud four years ago.
'I Was Shocked' - Rare Badger Sighting On Mount Diablo Caught On CameraKathy Cutting was still learning about wildlife on and around Mount Diablo when, in early September, she checked the images captured on her trap camera set up in the foothills east of Concord and saw something quite unexpected.
Concord To Reopen Playgrounds Following New Guidance From State Health OfficialsThe city of Concord announced Wednesday that it will open its 19 playgrounds on Thursday following new guidance from state public health officials.