7 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
Just as elite riders in America's most prestigious bike race prepare to zip past this affluent community on their way to Mount Diablo, residents here are pondering a ban on the outsiders who ride bicycles for recreation into their bucolic town.
11 hrs ago | Brentwood Press
The Conservancy is holding their regular board meeting Wednesday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Big Break Visitor's Center, 100 Big Break Road in Oakley.
Two school districts in the South Bay and East Bay showed dramatic swings in standardized test scores in recent years, similar to the fluctuations in the troubled Atlanta Public Schools, where 35 educators have been charged in a cheating scandal.
On a bright Friday morning, Leia laced up her Nikes and took a run through Heron Park in Brentwood.
In an uproarious session of the Orinda City Council on Monday, May 13, residents of Orinda and other Bay Area communities expressed strong opposition to plans requiring local communities to build high-density, high-rise housing in Orinda and elsewhere.
Every year, more than 1,500 elementary school students spend a free, fun-filled day at the Contra Costa County Fair's School Tour Day.
Officials painted a bleak picture of the coming fiscal year's budget, telling residents at Tuesday's City Council meeting that unless they approve a utility tax hike in June, the city likely would have to disband its police department and contract with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office for police services.
A judge has sentenced a brother and sister to 10 months in prison for conspiracy to create and sell false identification documents in Contra Costa and Marin counties.
A man who was shot and critically injured while driving in Richmond on Friday has died from his injuries, according to police and the Contra Costa County coroner's office.
A request from Contra Costa County's fire chief to negotiate an agreement with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District to jointly build a new fire station in Lafayette has been rejected by county supervisors who praised the proposal but not its timing.
Enterprising spirits of 14 small business entrepreneurs were honored at the 13th annual Contra Costa Small Business Award Luncheon where event host Contra Costa Council marked 2013 as a year when retro trades and high-tech industries came together.
The new $6.3 billion eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge still "has a fighting chance" to open this year, despite concerns over structural issues, officials overseeing its construction said Tuesday.
New compressed natural gas trucks used by Allied Waste Services, which produce up to 22.8 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than comparable diesel models, were unveiled during an Earth Day ceremony at the Pacheco facility.
East Bay Municipal Utility District General Manager Alexander Coate has proposed a 19 percent water rate increase for customers over the next two years to pay for infrastructure and maintenance work.