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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 »

Bay Area court interpreters hold walkout over pay dispute

Foreign-language interpreters walked off their jobs at courtrooms in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties Friday in a dispute over pay and benefits. The interpreters’ contract with courts in 12 Northern California counties expired Sept. Show More Summary

El Diablo y El Ángel: Mount Diablo and Angel Island Kind of Look the Same

TweetLet’s see, that’s Marin County in the foreground, then there’s fog-shrouded Angel Island (part of Marin and San Francisco County), and then the rest is all Contra Costa, including Mt. Diablo up there. Anyway, the devil and the angel kind of look the same, that’s my point.

Suspect arrested in shooting that wounded boy, 12, in Richmond

Suspect arrested in shooting that wounded boy, 12, in Richmond The shooting was reported near Truman Street and Chesley Avenue in North Richmond about 6:22 p.m. Thursday, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. The victim...Show More Summary

The Cheesecake Factory has bankrolled a huge temple in an unincorporated California town

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Saranap is an unincorporated, loosely governed town in Contra Costa County in Northern California; it is home to a 66,000 square foot temple built by a religion called Sufism Reoriented, which has little to do with traditional Sufiism,...Show More Summary

Wildfires roar through rural Contra Costa County and state

Firefighters have mostly contained three blazes that engulfed 250 acres of rural Contra County Saturday, fed by gusty winds and tinder-dry grassland. Temperatures in the area inched up to about 100 degrees as firefighters from several...Show More Summary

Contra Costa County DA resigns, pleads no contest to perjury

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and pleaded no contest to perjury over his use of campaign funds for personal expenses. Peterson resigned hours after the California … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Contra Costa County DA quits over campaign cash

The Latest on Contra Costa DA charged with corruption (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Contra Costa County's district attorney has resigned and pleaded no contest to corruption charges for using … Click to Continue »

Contra Costa County district attorney is charged with perjury and theft of campaign funds

The district attorney of Contra Costa County was criminally charged Wednesday with using more than $66,000 in campaign funds to pay personal bills and buy jewelry and other items. The California attorney general charged Mark Peterson with 12 counts of felony perjury and a single count of felony...

Contra Costa County district attorney is charged with perjury and theft of campaign funds

The district attorney of Contra Costa County was criminally charged Wednesday with using more than $66,000 in campaign funds to pay personal bills and buy jewelry and other items. The California attorney general charged Mark Peterson with 12 counts of felony perjury and a single count of felony...

Northern California prosecutor detained in corruption probe

State officials have detained Contra Costa County's district attorney and seized his phone and other items as part of a corruption investigation. The East Bay Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/2sMo9Ob) court documents … Click to Continue »

Grass fire in Orinda threatens to shut all lanes of Highway 24

Grass fire in Orinda threatens to shut all lanes of Highway 24 A grass fire Monday afternoon spread to at least 20 acres along Highway 24 in Orinda, prompting Contra Costa County fire officials were request a complete shutdown of all lanes of freeway as heavy smoke filled the area, officials said. Show More Summary

Gripping Video Shows Daring Airborne Rescue Of Injured Mountain Biker

What happens if you fall and get injured on a Bay Area trail that's difficult to reach? If you're hiking in Contra Costa County, you might end up taking the ride of your life, just like this mountain biker did Saturday. [ more › ]

Ex-instructor at Diablo Valley College arrested over Berkeley Trump protest

A 28-year-old former Contra Costa County community college professor was arraigned Friday morning after allegedly assaulting at least seven people with a bike lock at an April clash between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in Berkeley. Eric Clanton was arrested at his Oakland apartment at 12:15 p.m. Show More Summary

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