Contra Costa County

23 Mar 2022

Bay Area Man Rescued from Underground Storm Pipe After 2 Days in Darkness

A series of desperate screams were heard underfoot in Antioch last weekend, prompting concerned passerby to call 911.  On Sunday, March 20, 50 firefighters, police officers, and rescue personnel were called to the site of a 16-inch (40-centimeter) storm pipe, no bigger than the “width of a large pizza.”  Inside,

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14 Sep 2021

Contra Costa County to Require Vaccination or Test Proof at Restaurants, Bars and Gyms

In a little more than one week, Contra Costa County customers will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test if they want to eat inside a restaurant, drink in a bar or work out in a gym, among other things. San Francisco and the city of

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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13 Jul 2021

Bay Area Water Restrictions Get a Lot More Serious

As the thirsty state continues to bite and scratch for every last drop of water, new restrictions and states of emergency are rolling out across the Bay Area region in rapid succession.  Gov. Gavin Newsom last week called on all Californians to voluntarily cut back water usage by 15 percent

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06 Apr 2021

Newsom Says California Could Fully Reopen by Mid-June

On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that California now has the lowest COVID-19 test positivity rate in the country. He followed up Tuesday with an announcement that he’s hoping to fully reopen the state by June 15. That target date is scheduled exactly two months after vaccine eligibility is extended

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30 Mar 2021

Contra Costa County Starts Vaccinating All Residents 16 and Older

As of Tuesday, all residents and those who work in Contra Costa County age 16 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The sudden move comes just seven days after the county dropped eligibility age to 50.  The county credits the expansion to a recent influx of vaccine doses received

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30 Mar 2021

El Cerrito del Norte BART Station Gets a Modern Makeover

The final phase of work to modernize the BART station at El Cerrito del Norte is officially complete. The renovations improve not only safety and accessibility, but the general look and feel of the transit hub on Cutting Boulevard. According to a BART statement issued Monday, the second phase of

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10 Nov 2020

Contra Costa County Slips Into Red Tier but SF Enacts Stricter COVID-19 Policies

San Francisco city officials announced Tuesday that they’re shutting down all indoor dining at the stroke of midnight Saturday. Contra Costa County announced that various indoor operation capacities will be reduced. When you compare COVID-19 data for both counties, Contra Costa is in much worse shape. The stark difference between

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16 Sep 2020

Pittsburg Motel Becomes Permanent Homeless Support Hub

Motel 6 in Pittsburg won’t be booking rooms for weary tourists but lights in the 174-room facilities will be left on as a safe haven for homeless people in the area.  The motel at 2101 Loveridge Road has been used during the pandemic as a site to shelter people who

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