Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake Strikes Near ConcordA magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck Contra Costa County Thursday morning, which was felt in much of the East Bay and other parts of the Bay Area.
COVID Schools: Mount Diablo Unified School District Extends Distance Learning Into MarchSchools in the Mount Diablo Unified School District will continue with distance learning at least into March, the district superintendent said Wednesday night.
UPDATE: COVID Vaccine Wait Could Be Weeks For Eligible Recipients In Contra Costa CountyAlthough people 65 and older are now eligible to register to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Contra Costa Health Services said Thursday the wait for county residents to get a vaccine appointment could be weeks.
COVID Vaccine: Contra Costa Health Officials Work To Ramp Up COVID-19 VaccinationsHealth officials in Contra Costa County said they will accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations to as many as 7,000 vaccines a day in what they said is an effort to have as many of the 900,000 eligible county residents as possible vaccinated over the next six months.
Man Inside Car Shot Dead In Tara Hills, West Contra Costa CountyA man was shot to death while inside a car in the Tara Hills community in west Contra Costa County, authorities said.
COVID: Martinez Council Pursues Small Business Microgrants, Backs Cap On Food Delivery FeesA microgrant program to help Martinez small businesses and offering support for a Contra Costa County-wide cap on what food delivery services like DoorDash and GrubHub are among the measures Martinez leaders hope to approve this month.
Contra Costa County Supervisors Dismiss Conspiracy Claims, Renew Contract With Election Software FirmA three-year contract extension with SOE Software Co. for election reporting software was approved Tuesday by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, waving off critics who implored the supervisors to go with a different company.
Lafayette Enlists Lobbyists to Relaunch Small Business Assistance ProgramThe city of Lafayette is hiring a politically-connected consultancy in Sacramento to help restart an assistance program for its small businesses hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID: Restaurants’ Lawsuit Against Contra Costa County on HoldA lawsuit against Contra Costa County over its early adoption of a health order banning outdoor dining at restaurants is on hold since a state order went into full effect, making the county's earlier restrictions a moot point.
Suspect in July Crime Spree Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder, CarjackingA Pittsburg man who carried out a two-day crime spree back in July pleaded no contest Friday to multiple felonies.
Arrested Antioch Man Faces Multiple Felony Child Pornography ChargesThe Contra Costa County District Attorney's has filed multiple child pornography charges against an Antioch man who was arrested last week, according to authorities.
UPDATE: Fish And Wildlife Officials Say DNA Links Same Coyote To 3 East Bay AttacksAfter the latest in a series of coyote attacks in the East Bay, animal experts now say the same coyote has attacked people in three different incidents.
COVID Outbreak: 39 Inmates At CoCo Jails Test PositiveContra Costa County officials revealed Thursday that COVID-19 broke out at its jails, with 39 inmates testing positive for the virus as of that morning.
COVID: Contra Costa Co. Gets A Dose Of Hope As Doctors Roll Up Their Sleeves To Get VaccineMore than 9000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been sent to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. It’s a small number but the hope is with each dose, the Bay Area can finally contain the coronavirus.
COVID Restrictions: No Fine Increases, But Contra Costa Supervisors Plead For ComplianceFollowing emotional, at times intense testimony, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday chose not to raise administrative fines for businesses that violate the county's COVID-19 health orders.