Thursday Jul 17
Bethel Island Cockfighting Bust Ends In Animal Cruelty Arrests
One man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and two others were arrested for being spectators at a cockfight in Bethel Island last weekend, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday.
West Nile Virus remains prevalent, found in more dead birds
Contra Costa County residents are being reminded to take precautions against mosquitoes as a growing number of dead birds and mosquitoes countywide are testing positive for West Nile virus.
Contra Costa Times
Bethel Island district mulls levy for levee
Property owners here likely will be asked whether they're willing to pay for levee work that's needed to reduce the risk of flooding.
Inside Bay Area
Backyard mural captures Antioch family's roots
Ellis Cecchini was tired of staring at a blank, 200-foot wall in his Antioch backyard, so he commissioned a local muralist to paint his family's rich legacy in East County, the people he loves and the seasons of his life in a whimsical style.
Catching California Delta Bass With Crankbaits
The California Delta is located 30 miles east of San Francisco Bay, where the Sacramento, San Joaquin and other rivers widen and braid into many side channels, sloughs and points of land.