Contra Costa County

06 Nov 2019

East Bay Election Results Show Love for Schools, Parks

Voting out in the East Bay was far more limited than the big race, alphabet soup that was San Francisco Tuesday, but we’ve been keeping an eye on some key measures in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. You can check our endorsements against the results and to see

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16 Oct 2019

East Bay Special Elections Voter Guide

It’s almost election-lite time in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Both counties will hold special elections Nov. 5 with very little to vote on, but local stuff matters in big ways and the measures in your area are worth having an opinion on. Here are the basics for each county

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09 Oct 2019

The Power Apocalypse is About to Hit the Bay Area

Update, 1:50 p.m.: PG&E tortures residents by postponing the scheduled shutoff in many East Bay cities until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. A bunch of kids woke up today in parts of Northern California thrilled that schools were closed, that is until they realized their phones won’t charge and microwaves can’t

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01 Jul 2019

Why Does Contra Costa County Have So Many Nazis?

Contra Costa County has always been one of the hardest counties in the Bay Area to define. Some define it by its largest city, Concord – known for its direct view of Mt Diablo, thriving Latinx community, and multiple stops on the BART line. Others think of old, industrial Contra Costa – the part of the county stretching from San Pablo Bay in Richmond to the Carquinez Strait in Martinez – with its shoreline, military history and the majority of the Bay’s refineries.

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05 Dec 2018

Contra Costa County FINALLY Bans Styrofoam

Contra Costa County was the last stubborn hold-out without a ban on styrofoam in the Bay Area, but that all changed Tuesday night when the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to kick the health and environmental hazards to the curb. Styrofoam, a form of polystyrene, has been a take-out

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21 Nov 2018

Now That the Election Is Over, Lets Talk Dollars and Sense

By Ryan Smith Most of the straggling election results have finally worked themselves out, so now it’s time to take a look at how our local and state votes will really impact our pockets. A lot happened at the ballot boxes all over the country and across the state.  The

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25 Oct 2018

News: Transit Center Debacle Continues, Bombs are sent, and Nationalism Ferments

It seems like every week we do this, I have to preemptively apologize for the circus of bad news that seems to grow in severity with each passing Thursday, and this week did not disappoint. So again, I’m sorry! But before we get into the national yuck, let’s touch on

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