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CHP nabs carpool lane cheater with Chucky doll in passenger seat, takes jab at new Raiders coach

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers nabbed a lone driver in a Contra Costa carpool lane Thursday. Sitting in the passenger seat was a Chucky doll, the antagonist of the cult horror film series "Child's Play."

After probe, Contra Costa County Sheriff denies claims of mistreatment at jail

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office has completed an investigation of its own practices and announced Friday that it prevented no immigration detainees from using the bathroom and did not confine inmates to cells for 23 hours at...Show More Summary

State high court will let commission consider judge’s discipline

The California Supreme Court refused to intervene Wednesday in a state commission’s disciplinary proceedings against veteran Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Bruce Mills, whose lawyer claims the commission has a conflict of interest. The...Show More Summary

Firefighter, resident injured in El Sobrante house fire

A firefighter and an El Sobrante resident were injured Sunday in a fire at a single-family home, officials said. Crews from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Richmond Fire Department and El Cerrito Fire Department responded to the blaze on San Pablo Dam Road about 4:45 p.m., according to a tweet from a fire union. Show More Summary

Rain turns roadways deadly in Emeryville, Sausalito

A storm that moved through the region early Sunday caused havoc on Bay Area highways as multiple crashes and fatalities were reported. Showers started moving into San Francisco and the northern parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties...Show More Summary

U.S. threatens localities with sanctuary policies, despite previous court rulings

The Trump administration on Wednesday told 29 local and state governments with “sanctuary” policies, including San Francisco, Berkeley and Contra Costa County, to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement or forfeit some federal...Show More Summary

California dominates in new list of best cities to raise children

San Ramon, a town of 76,000 in Contra Costa County known mostly for its foliage and as the West Coast headquarters of AT&T, topped the list...

Contra Costa sheriff investigating complaints by immigration detainees

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating complaints of abuse by federal immigration detainees at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond. The complaints, first reported in The Chronicle, said female inmates were...Show More Summary

CA: Tri Delta Transit Celebrates 40 Years of Service with Free Rides

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of local public transportation in Eastern Contra Costa County provided by Tri Delta Transit. To celebrate, the agency will be providing free rides on all weekend routes, every weekend in November.

Tri Delta Transit Celebrates 40 Years of Service with Free Rides

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of local public transportation in Eastern Contra Costa County provided by Tri Delta Transit.

Suit tossed in Bay Area law enforcement misconduct scandal

The young woman at the heart of a sprawling misconduct scandal involving multiple Bay Area law enforcement officers has dropped a lawsuit against Contra Costa County sheriff’s officials, weeks after a criminal case against a former deputy she said sexually exploited her was dismissed. U.S. Show More Summary

Contra Costa County judge accused again of misconduct

A veteran Contra Costa County judge with an extensive record of discipline was accused by the state Commission on Judicial Performance on Tuesday of further misconduct in two criminal cases. But a lawyer for Superior Court Judge Bruce...Show More Summary

[Update] Major Wildfires Spread Through Bay Area Wine Country Filling SF Skies With Smoke

Residents in Marin, San Francisco, and Contra Costa counties awoke to the smell of smoke Monday morning. [ more › ]

Judge picked as interim Contra Costa County district attorney

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors appointed a longtime judge Tuesday to serve out the term of the former district attorney, who resigned after pleading no contest to felony perjury. Diana Becton, who served as a Contra Costa...Show More Summary

Oakland fire captain accused of possessing child pornography

A captain in the Oakland Fire Department has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday. Richard Chew, 58, was arrested Wednesday as authorities served a search warrant on his Lafayette home following an investigation...

East Bay weather: Another excessive heat watch forecast

Winter is coming, but you can’t tell in Contra Costa County The forecast in Contra Costa County calls for cooler temperatures today—that is to say, less than triple digits—but the National Weather Service warns that this respite won’t...Show More Summary

BART may push start time back an hour

5 a.m. rollout would give system time to complete planned renovations At a Tuesday meeting of BART’s Operations, Workforce, and Safety Committee, Director Joel Keller (who represents part of Contra Costa County near the Pittsburgh/Bay Point station) suggested that the transit system switch over to a later 5 a.m. Show More Summary

Bat found at Contra Costa County park tests positive for rabies

A bat found at a park in Contra Costa County tested positive for rabies, public health officials said. The bat was found at Grove Park in Clayton in mid-July and later died. Test results came back positive for rabies on Thursday, according...Show More Summary

Former Contra Costa County prosecutor convicted of perjury could lose license, State Bar says

The former district attorney of Contra Costa County has been temporarily suspended from practicing law in California, the State Bar announced Friday, after he was convicted of perjury for lying about spending campaign funds on personal expenses. Mark Peterson is on interim suspension starting Aug....

Former California DA temporarily banned from practicing law

The State Bar Court of California has temporarily suspended a former Contra Costa County district attorney who pleaded no contest to perjury over his personal use of campaign funds. The … Click to Continue »

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