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2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
Contra Costa County's website for property tax payments crashed Tuesday, the last day to avoid late penalties for payments of taxes that were due Nov. 1. The site went down around 1 p.m. and briefly came up again before crashing again at 2 p.m., said county Treasurer and Tax Collector Russell Watts.
Should PBS receive government funding?
Should states lower the drinking age to 18?
3 hrs ago | CBS Local
A gas leak that prompted a shelter-in-place order in a Brentwood neighborhood Tuesday afternoon has been contained and the order lifted, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman.
4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
The Clayton Historical Society will present the Christmas Home Tour from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, beginning at the Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. in charming downtown Clayton.
10 hrs ago | Free Republic
That's in my town. It's across from a diagnostic lab where blood/urine, and yes r-active samples are dropped off on a routine basis.
11 hrs ago | Patch.com
By Bay City News Service Police and fire crews are at a Lafayette intersection where someone dropped what appears to be a radioactive package this morning, according to police.
15 hrs ago | The Reporter
The holiday season is an amazing time at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
Two mothers are leading the charge against Contra Costa County Public Work's department calling for a stop sign on their street.
Crews responded about 5:35 p.m. to the Bailey Road crash, where the van reportedly drove off the road for unknown reasons, Battalion Chief Lewis Broschard of the Contra Costa County Fire District said.
Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia is the new president of the California State Association of Counties for 2014.
The crash, involving at least three cars, was reported at about 6 a.m. on westbound Highway 4, just west of Bailey Road, the CHP said.
More than 150 people convened recently during a water forum sponsored by the Delta Counties Coalition and the California State Association of Counties to discuss obstacles and solutions for a sustainable and reliable water supply throughout California.
As dusk fell over the Cal State East Bay campus Saturday evening, a crescent moon fought to be seen through a battleship gray overcast.
The County Cup Food Fight is on! This isn't your college Animal House or cafeteria food fight, but a Challenge between Solano and Contra Costa County employees to volunteer their time in creative ways to raise funds for the Food Bank so help can be there during the holiday season and beyond.
A family of four was displaced Friday night after discarded fireplace ashes caused a house fire that burned the home's garage, according to fire investigators.
Stuff-a-Bus, WestCAT's annual holiday food drive bus festooned in seasonal finery, will stop in Pinole and Hercules this month, but with a new twist: the California Highway Patrol has come on board, according to a news release from WestCAT.
PG&E debuted its new San Ramon gas control center Friday, showcasing the integrated technological system and centralized operational structure the company developed in the wake of the deadly 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion.