75-Acre Holland Fire Near Knightsen 90-95% Contained; Evacuation Order LiftedThe Holland Fire burning east of Oakley in unincorporated Contra Costa County was 65 percent contained Monday evening and evacuations were lifted, according to East Bay fire officials.
Knightsen Standoff Hostage Tells Deputies She Feared Being Set AblazeA woman held hostage inside a Knightsen home has told investigators a terrifying tale of being sexually assaulted, tied up with duct tape, dosed with gasoline and threatened with being set on fire during a domestic violence incident that ended in a fatal shootout with deputies.
Would-Be Marijuana Grow Thief Captured, Beaten In Eastern Contra Costa CountyAn attempt to steal marijuana from an illegal grow operation in the Knightsen area of Contra Costa County turned violent Saturday after one of the would-be robbers was captured, bound and beaten, according to sheriff's deputies.
2 Closures Leave 100,000 Contra Costa Residents Served By 3 Fire StationsThe drought may have California on heightened fire alert, but Eastern Contra Costa County will face the season with two fewer stations after closures Monday.
West Nile Virus Found In 2 Contra Costa County BirdsTwo crows located in Contra Costa County tested positive for the West Nile virus Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.
East CoCo County Approves 3 Fire Station Closures, LayoffsThe East Contra Costa Fire District will close half of its stations and lose 15 of its firefighters next month on the heels of last week’s failed ballot Measure S, the district’s fire chief said Wednesday.
Series Of Contra Costa County Wildfires ContainedFirefighters have contained a cluster of grass fires that broke out in the Oakley and Knightsen area Thursday afternoon, burning at least one home and threatening others.
Grandmother Jailed In Contra Costa County Baby AbductionThe grandmother of a 4-month-old baby girl who disappeared from a home in Knightsen over the weekend has been arrested on kidnapping charges.
Baby Reported Missing From Contra Costa County HomeA mother reported her infant daughter missing from her bassinet in a community in eastern unincorporated Contra Costa County Sunday morning, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Rescued CoCo County Sea Lion To Be EuthanizedA sea lion that was rescued after stranding itself for the third time this year will be killed because she has extreme brain damage and can’t survive either in captivity or the wild, according to authorities.
Wayward Sea Lion Rescued In Contra Costa CountyOn Saturday an adult female sea lion was captured miles from the water in Knightsen, a community in eastern Contra Costa County.