News Flash

Posted on: March 21, 2019

Info Alert for Bird and Chicken Owners

A message from the State Veterinarian shares information about Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND), a contagious and fatal viral disease affecting birds and poultry. No cases have been found in birds or chickens in Contra Costa County and vND is not a food s...

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All County News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Contra Costa Takes a Stand Against Opioid Abuse

Contra Costa Health Services and Dr. Chris Farnitano, the county's health officer, issued a health advisory Tuesday regarding the continuing epidemic of prescription opioid abuse. The Board of Supervisors also proclaimed March to be Prescription Drug Abus...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

News Release: Youth Soccer Coach Charged with Trying to Meet Underage Minor for Sex

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March 14, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Youth Soccer Coach Charged with Trying to Meet Underage Minor for Sex

Martinez, Calif. – On March 14, 2019 the Contra Costa Coun...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Oak Park Project FAQs

FAQS – Oak Park Properties

Project Overview The Oak Park Project - encompassing 15 acres at 1700 and 1750 Oak Park Boulevard - is actually four projects in one. It is a new library to replace the current outdated library; new sports fields for th...

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Public Works News Flash
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Serve on the Airport Land Use Commission

Contra Costa County is seeking individuals who are interested in serving on Contra Costa County’s Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC).

Applications should be submitted online or returned to the Clerk of the Board, Room 106, County Administration Building, 6...

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All County News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Missed the Board of Supervisors Meeting?

If you want to watch the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting, you can see it in its entirety starting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday on CCTV. You can also view meetings online the same week they are held, usually within 48 hours.  To find ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

News Release: DA Becton Announces Results for End of Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits

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March 12, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

DA Becton Announces Results End of Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits 

Martinez, Calif. – Today, District Attorney Diana Becton and staff attended an e...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

26th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will honor Cesar E. Chavez next Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm at 651 Pine Street in Martinez.  The ceremony will also recognize five outstanding Contra Costa County teens. Todos Bienvenido...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

News Release: Man Found Guilty for Attempted Murder of 4 Victims for 2016 Shooting

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March 7, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Man Found Guilty for Attempted Murder of 4 Victims for 2016 Shooting

Martinez, Calif. – On March 4, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Kama...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

News Release: Sacramento Man Found Guilty for 4 Counts of Murder from 2017 Fatal DUI Collision

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March 6, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Sacramento Man Found Guilty for 4 Counts of Murder from 2017 Fatal DUI Collision 

Martinez, Calif. – On March 4, a Contra Costa County jur...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Storm Damaged Roads Across the County

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Contra Costa County Public Works to Address 

Storm Damaged Shoulder Embankment Failures Across County Roads  

March 6, 2019, Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works is addressing road shoulde...

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Public Works News Flash
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Military Veterans Get Opportunity to Paint Self-Portraits

Each two-day workshop is at NO COST with all supplies provided. The workshops in March, April and May 2019 will be led by experienced artist Victoria Bianco and veteran Felisa Gaffney, and offer veterans an opportunity for art, self-expression and engagem...

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All County News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

National Crime Victims' Rights Week Artwork

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Become a part of the nationwide effort to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and services during NCVRW. Go to this URL to view the 2019 Resource Guide.

https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw2019/artwork_landing_page.html

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

News Release: Martinez Resident Sentenced for Child Molestation

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February 27, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Martinez Resident Sentenced for Child Molestation

Martinez, Calif. – On Tuesday February 26, 2019, 21-year-old Martinez resident Aaron Mikkelsen pleaded ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Important Update About March CalFresh Benefits

CalFresh benefits that would normally be issued March 1st through March 10th were issued on Friday, March 1, 2019 for all active CalFresh households. Please be advised that no additional benefits will be issued for the month of March 2019.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

County Rated Top in Bay Area in 2019 Assessment Practices Survey

Contra Costa County Assessor’s Office was rated the best of seven Bay Area counties in the 2019 Assessment Practices Survey by the State Board of Equalization.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

News Release: Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Human Trafficking Victims Across Bay Area

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February 22, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Human Trafficking Victims Across Bay Area 

Martinez, Calif. – On February 19, Hilario Martinez Jr. pleaded guilty ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Diablo Aviator, Contra Costa County Airports’ Newsletter

The winter edition of the Diablo Aviator, Contra Costa County Airports’ Newsletter, is now available on the Airport website at the following link: http://www.cccounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/57745/Diablo-Aviator-Winter-2019. Airports staff encour...

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Additional Info... Contra Costa County Airports
Posted on: February 21, 2019

News Release: Vivint, Inc. Pays $1,400,000 to Settle Consumer Protection Case

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February 21, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Vivint, Inc. Pays $1,400,000 to Settle Consumer Protection Case

            Martinez, Cali...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

News Release: Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Multiple Assaults & Attempted Rape

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February 15, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Pittsburg Man Sentenced to 21 Years in State Prison for Multiple Assaults & Attempted Rape

Martinez, Calif. – On February 14, Judge Theresa...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

News Release: Man Found Guilty of Trying to Meet Minor for Sex

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February 11, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Man Found Guilty of Trying to Meet Minor for Sex

Martinez, Calif. – On February 8, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

News Release: Antioch Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Two Antioch Police Officers

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February 8, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Antioch Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Two Antioch Police Officers

Martinez, Calif. – On February 6, a Contra Costa County jur...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

News Release: Concord Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

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February 1, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Concord Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

Martinez, Calif. – On January 30, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Guido Ginochio of Conc...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

News Release: DA Becton Announces Second Community Academy Class for Spring 2019

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January 17, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

DA Becton Announces Second Community Academy Class for Spring 2019

Martinez, Calif. – District Attorney Diana Becton announces today t...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

News Release: EMS Chief Charged with Embezzlement and Possession of Controlled Substances

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January 10, 2019

Contact: Jason Peck, 925-957-8712

Martinez, Calif. – Due to the investigation by the Martinez Police Department, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged 50-year-old Martinez resident Richard ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

News Release: Former Food Service Contractor Charged with Having Images of Child Pornography

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January 7, 2019

Contact: Bobbi Mauler, 925-957-2214

Former Food Service Contractor Charged with Having Images of Child Pornography

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Offic...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

County Board Openings

Government works best when there is strong and diverse community participation. Apply for a wide variety of positions. 

To apply for Juvenile Justice Commission, please visit http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/2335/Juvenile-Justice-Commission. Follo...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Consumer Scam Alert: Fake Social Security Administration Callers Targeting Individuals

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December 21, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Consumer Scam Alert: Fake Social Security Administration Callers Targeting Individuals 

Martinez, Calif. – Today, the Contra ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

News Release: Restaurant Owner Guilty for Failing to Provide Workers' Compensation Insurance

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December 19, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Concord Restaurant Owner Found Guilty for Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance 

Martinez, Calif. – On December...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

News Release: Contra Costa Launches Human Trafficking Task Force with $1.2 Million Federal Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:

Alan Wang, 925-608-4901, Employment & Human Services Department

awang@ehsd.cccounty.us

Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638, District Attorney’s Office

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Contra Costa County Launches Human Traffic...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

News Release: Oakley Man in Texas Extradited Back to Contra Costa; Facing Additional Charges

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December 12, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Oakley Man in Texas Extradited Back to Contra Costa County; Additional Felony Charges Filed for Child Pornography

Martinez, Calif. –T...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

News Release: Chevron to Pay $100,000 for Failing to Comply with Gift Card Redemption Laws

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December 7, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Chevron to Pay $100,000 in Civil Penalties for Failing to Comply with State’s Gift Card Redemption Laws 

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa Coun...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

News Release: Serial Arsonist Convicted by Contra Costa County Jury

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December 6, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Serial Arsonist Convicted by Contra Costa County Jury

Martinez, Calif. – On December 4, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Jame...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Our County Administrator Wins Top CAO Award

Our Contra Costa County Administrator, David J. Twa, won statewide recognition with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the California Association of County Executives (CACE). The prestigious award was presented at the General Assembly of the Califo...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

News Release: Pharmacist Charged with Robbing Local Pharmacy in Danville

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November 29, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Pharmacist Charged with Robbing Local Pharmacy in Danville 

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charg...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

News Release: Man Charged with Making Criminal Threats, Stalking and Threatening a School Official

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November 28, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Oakley Man Charged with Making Criminal Threats, Stalking and Threatening a School Official 

Martinez, Calif. – On ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

News Release: Man Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty for Dog Attack in Contra Loma Regional Park

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November 1, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Man Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty for Dog Attack in Contra Loma Regional Park

Martinez, Calif. – On October 31, a Contra Costa County jury foun...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

News Release: DA Becton Announces New Reporting Policy for Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incidents

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October 29, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

DA Becton Announces New Reporting Policy for Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incidents

Martinez, Calif. – Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becto...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

News Release: Man Charged with Child Molestation & Selling Child Pornography

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October 26, 2018

Contact:

Scott Alonso

925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Martinez Resident Charged with Child Molestation and Production, Distribution and Selling Child Pornography 

Martinez, Calif. – ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

News Release: District Attorney’s Office Hosts Family Violence Community Forum & Resource Fair

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October 18, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

District Attorney’s Office Hosts Family Violence Community Forum & Resource Fair in Antioch

Martinez, Calif. – On October 25, the Co...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

News Release: Man Found Guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter

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October 3, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Man Found Guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter

2017 Crash Occurred on Highway 4 in Pittsburg

Martinez, Calif. – On October 2, a Contra Costa ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

News Release: Former Teacher Plead Guilty to Child Molestation

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September 27, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Former Walnut Creek Middle School Teacher Plead Guilty to Child Molestation and Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison

Martinez, Calif. –&...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Media Advisory: Press Conference, NorCal Rapist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 21, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

MEDIA ADVISORY-- PRESS CONFERENCE

WHAT: Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton will join Sacramento County District Attor...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Press Release: Defendant Found Guilty for 1983 Cold Case Murder

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September 20, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Defendant Found Guilty for 1983 Cold Case Murder 

Martinez, Calif. – On September 20, a Contra Costa County jury f...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Press Release: Whole Foods to Pay $1.6 Million in Hazardous Waste Settlement

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September 20, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Whole Foods to Pay $1.6 Million in Hazardous Waste Settlement

Martinez, Calif. – Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Contra Costa Justice Partners & Richmond Selected for Georgetown Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

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September 19, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Contra Costa County Justice Partners & City of Richmond Selected for Georgetown Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

Martinez, Calif. – The ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Consumer Scam Alert: Fraudulent Callers Offering Costco Travel Credit & Travel Benefits

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September 10, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Consumer Scam Alert: Fraudulent Callers Offering Costco Travel Credit & Travel Benefits

Martinez, Calif. – Today, the C...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

News Release: Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping & Attempted Rape; Cold Case DNA Match Helps Solve Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 27, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

San Pablo Resident Found Guilty of Kidnapping & Attempted Rape; Cold Case DNA Match Helps Solve Case

Martinez, Calif. – Daniel Betancourt Jr. of San Pablo, California was ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Jersey Island Bridge Traffic Controls

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Contra Costa County Public Works to Install Traffic Controls

on Jersey Island Bridge Over Dutch Slough

August 24, 2018, Oakley, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works will be installing one-way traffic controls on the Jersey Is...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Press Release: Joseph DeAngelo Charged with 4 Felonies from Alleged Attacks in Contra Costa County

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August 21, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Joseph DeAngelo Charged with 4 Felonies from Alleged Attacks in Contra Costa County

All GSK Cases to be Prosecuted in Sacramento County 

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Press Release: Man Charged with Enticement of a Minor, Arranging to Meet a Minor For Sex

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8/6/2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

El Cerrito Resident Charged with Enticement of a Minor, Arranging to Meet a Minor For Sex and Attempted Lewd Acts with a Child

Martinez, Calif....

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Press Release: DA Becton Announces Community Academy to Start in September

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August 2, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

DA Becton Announces Community Academy to Start in September 

Martinez, Calif. – District Attorney Diana Becton announ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Press Release: Cooks Collision, Inc. Settles Environmental Protection Lawsuit

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July 30, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Cooks Collision, Inc. Settles Environmental Protection Lawsuit Brought by California District Attorney’s Related to Hazardous Auto Body ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Press Release: Restaurants Cited for Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance

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July 24, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Contra Costa County Restaurants Cited for Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Martinez, Calif. – A joint enforcem...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Press Release: Defendant Found Guilty for Torturing and Violently Sexually Assaulting Victim

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June 29, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Defendant Found Guilty for Torturing and Violently Sexually Assaulting Victim

Martinez, Calif. – On June 28, a Contra Costa County jury found defen...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Press Release: Jury Convicts Defendant for Felony Stalking of Family Members

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June 22, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Jury Convicts Defendant for Felony Stalking of Family Members

Martinez, Calif. – On June 20, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant T...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Press Release: DA’s Office Partners with ASK and Brady Center for Gun Safety Campaign

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June 19, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

DA’s Office Partners with ASK and Brady Center for Gun Safety Campaign 

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Dis...

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