CoCo County Supes Approve Spending 'Cares' Money On New Jail DeputiesContra Costa County plans to spend $1.75 million in federal coronavirus relief on 24 new deputy sheriff positions, despite dozens of residents imploring the Board of Supervisors not to use that funding for law enforcement.
CoCo County Adds Testing Capacity, Contends With Data IssuesWith area laboratories overwhelmed by a growing volume of COVID-19 coronavirus testing, resulting in "significant delays" in test result returns, Contra Costa Health Services is beefing up its lab capacity and opening up two new testing centers this week in West County.
Contra Costa Supervisors Set To Approve 284 Apartments Near Pleasant Hill BARTA six-story, 284-unit apartment building just north of the Pleasant Hill-Contra Costa Centre BART station could be approved Tuesday.
Firefighters On Scene Of Brush Fire In Shoreline Park Near CrockettFire crews are at the scene of a brush fire burning in the area of Crockett in Regional Shoreline Park Friday afternoon, according to authorities.
Contra Costa Program To Hire 'Youth Ambassadors' To Spread COVID-19 Safety MessageWith the resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the Bay Area and California, it is clear that young people are not as resistant to the virus as thought earlier.
Firefighters Extingiush Blaze At Contra Costa County Recycling Center Fire crews extinguished a blaze that ignited inside a massive pile of debris at the Transfer Station in Pittsburg early Monday morning, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
East Bay Cities Cry Foul Over Illegal Sports Tournaments at CoCo County ParksSome youth leagues and amateur adult teams have been defying Contra Costa County health orders and playing in full-blown tournaments.
New Law Requires Contra Costa County Residents To Mask Up Or Pay UpContra Costa County supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance, on Tuesday, that allows city and county officials to cite people who don’t wear masks, or don’t keep a distance of at least 6 feet. Group gatherings can also be cited.
Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Fines For COVID-19 Health Order ViolationsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday used its emergency powers to pass a new ordinance that establishes fines for violations of COVID-19 public health orders including the wearing of face coverings.
Contra Costa Supervisors To Consider Fines For Face Covering ViolatorsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is preparing to consider an ordinance that would establish fines for violating public health orders involving wearing face coverings, social distancing and gatherings.
Former Contra Costa County Clerk Pleads Not Guilty To Theft And Perjury Charges Former Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla pleaded not guilty Monday morning to 34 felony counts of grand theft and perjury related to allegations he illegally used nearly $262,000 from election campaign accounts to pay off a personal loan and for travel and other luxuries.
PG&E Sues San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Over Fire Safety ProceduresAn ongoing dispute between PG&E and the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District over fire safety procedures has escalated, with PG&E filing a lawsuit seeking to overturn restrictions on its work procedures.
Driver Injured In Frightening Contra Costa County Cement Truck CrashThe driver of a cement truck was hospitalized early Sunday with serious injuries following a frightening crash on a rural roadway near Clayton.
Contra Costa County Hairstylists Go Underground After Reopening RollbackNewly-reopened businesses in Contra Costa County have shut down again, leaving workers struggling to make ends meet, and forcing some hairstylists to take their business underground.
Contra Costa Supervisors Extend Moratorium On Evictions, Rent Increases Due To COVID-19 PandemicThe supervisors first approved the eviction moratorium and rent freeze in March, as the pandemic was beginning, and extended them in May.