Mini Horses Bring Relief From Stress to COVID-Weary Health Workers in Walnut CreekOn Saturday, a group of mini horses from the rescue group “Angels for Minis” visited John Muir Medical Center and, although the animals are diminutive, the joy they brought health care workers was mammoth.
Fire Burns Home In Walnut CreekA fire was burning a home in a neighborhood in Walnut Creek Friday.
Family And Friends Pay Tribute To Alameda County Deputy Who Died From COVID ComplicationsFamily and friends of an Alameda County sheriff's deputy who died from coronavirus complications less than 24 hours ago on Friday were remembering the law enforcement officer as a remarkable individual.
Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Dies of Complications From COVID-19Alameda County sheriff's deputy Oscar Rocha died Thursday evening after undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital in Walnut Creek.
Video: CHP Helicopter Rescues Injured Hiker On Mount DiabloA hiker who fell and seriously injured himself on a trail on Mount Diablo was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew Monday evening.
Woman Airlifted to Hospital After Being Struck by Car Near Los Vaqueros ReservoirA 28-year-old woman riding her bicycle near the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in eastern Contra Costa County suffered major head injuries Saturday morning after colliding with a car.
2 Injured, 1 Seriously, In 2-Car Crash In OakleyA person was thrown from their car and seriously injured in a 2-car crash in Oakley Sunday night and had to be flown by helicopter to a hospital. The other person suffered minor injuries.
John Muir Medical Center Put On Lockdown After Stabbing Victim Walks Into Concord HospitalThe lockdown at John Muir Medical Center in Concord was lifted this afternoon after a person walked into the emergency room with a stab wound to the chest, a Concord police corporal said.
Wife Mistakes Gas For Brake Pedal, Hits & Kills Husband In Martinez GarageAn elderly woman who mistook the gas pedal for the brake ran over and killed her husband this morning at their home near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Worker Critically Injured In Accident While Doing Repair Work To Mine Near AntiochA worker was critically injured in one of the mines at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch Tuesday , according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
New Laws In 2015 Could Fix Issues Facing Covered CaliforniaFrom too few doctors, to state regulators who weren't enforcing the law, the set backs and successes of the state's health care exchange have been the topic of many ConsumerWatch reports this year. Now, the new laws in the New Year could fix some of the most significant issues facing Covered California. Julie Watts reports.
Walnut Creek Woman Set For Life-Saving Kidney Donation From Longtime Friend, Co-WorkerA Walnut Creek woman who learned she had the same kidney disease that killed her grandfather, mother and uncle is getting a live-saving transplant from someone near to her, literally and figuratively.
East Bay Hospital Installs Ebola Virus Warning SignsAs the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, a Bay Area hospital has installed warning signs directed at people who have risk factors for the disease.
Man Shot By Antioch Police Officer Struggling To Detain Him A police officer shot and injured a man who resisted being detained in Antioch Monday morning.
Bay Area Family Satisfied With Covered California, Location May Play RoleFor months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California. A Contra Costa County family describes their positive experience on the insurance exchange.