COVID Update: CoCo Health Officials Tell Supes Cases Still DecreasingCOVID-19 cases in Contra Costa County continued to decrease this past month, Contra Costa county health services director Anna Roth told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
COVID Vaccine: CoCo County Prepares To Swiftly Distribute Vaccines for Ages 5-11Contra Costa County health officials announced this week that they're preparing to distribute COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 by this weekend.
Hung Jury In Trial of Danville Deputy Andrew Hall Over Laudemer Arboleda Killing; Guilty On Gun AssaultA mistrial was declared following a hung jury in the manslaughter trial of Andrew Hall, the Danville police officer and Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy accused in the 2018 shooting death of Laudemer Arboleda, with the jury finding Hall guilty of assault with a firearm.
Laudemer Arboleda Fatal Shooting: Danville Officer Andrew Hall Trial Heads To Closing ArgumentsProsecutors said Contra Costa County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hall wasn't acting in self-defense when he shot Laudemer Arboleda nine times on Nov. 3, 2018, while Hall's lawyers said during closing arguments Thursday that Hall had no choice.
Defense Rests in Andrew Hall Manslaughter Case; Closing Arguments Set for ThursdayAfter deciding not to call Andrew Hall to testify, the defense rested Wednesday in the Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy's manslaughter trial in Martinez.
Solano Fairgrounds Vaccination Site Reopens for Booster ShotsAnother Bay Area County is rolling out its vaccination booster program, even though only one vaccine is currently approved for the booster shot. Wednesday was re-opening day at the Solano County Vaccination Hub. While traffic was a little slow today, health officials think once people know the site is open again, they will come.
Air District Announces Settlement over Former Shell Refinery ViolationsThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Wednesday announced a settlement with Shell Oil Products US, which has agreed to pay $433,000 to settle violations at its former refinery in Martinez.
Refinery Settles With Air Quality District For $2.2 Million Over Emissions ViolationsOperators of a now-idle oil refinery in Martinez have agreed to pay more than $2.2 million to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to settle air quality violations between 2014 and 2018, the air district announced Wednesday.
Con Fire Expected to Annex East Contra Costa Fire Protection DistrictFire officials announced Monday that the Contra Costa Fire Protection District will annex the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
Manslaughter Trial Begins For Danville Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Laudemer ArboledaThe trial for Andrew Hall, a Danville police officer accused of manslaughter in the shooting death three years ago of Laudemer Arboleda, was set to begin Monday in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
Man Accused Of Setting Fire Inside Martinez StarbucksMartinez police arrested a man suspected of setting fire to a Starbucks coffee shop on Monday.