Contra Costa County

A fire started by fireworks in Antioch damaged several homes on June 15, 2019.
Bob Butler/KCBS Radio
Bob Butler
June 17, 2019 - 9:09 am
Illegal fireworks in Antioch ignited a fire that nearly destroyed a dozen homes, leading officials to remind residents that all fireworks are banned in Contra Costa County.
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents (Photo credit: Philip A. Dwyer/Bellingham Herald/MCT/Sipa USA)
KCBS Radio Morning News
May 20, 2019 - 9:20 am
Immigration officials are quietly scouting across California for locations to open new detention centers that could hold more than 5,000 immigrants.
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Ex-Rep. Ellen Tauscher who represented parts of the East Bay has died. Her family confirmed her death on April 30, 2019.
KCBS Radio Morning News
April 30, 2019 - 10:03 am
Ellen Tauscher, who became a familiar name in Bay Area politics after serving seven terms in Congress and accepting a position in the Obama administration, has died. She was 67.
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A sign for voters outside of a California polling location.
Mike Colgan/KCBS Radio
April 25, 2019 - 2:20 pm
A malware attack that hit the Contra Costa County Elections office put elections officials on high alert for possible foreign tampering.
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Infrared drone view of Bay Point gas vault fire
Source: Pittsburg Police Department
KCBS Radio Morning News
October 18, 2018 - 8:56 am
Efforts continued Thursday morning to extinguish a fire that broke out Wednesday night in an underground Chevron natural gas line vault. An estimated 4,000 people in the area remained under an evacuation order.
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A ceremonial groundbreaking kicked off construction of an 11-mile stretch of a carpool lane along I-680 in Contra Costa County.
KCBS Radio
Carrie Hodousek
October 03, 2018 - 2:04 pm
A $127-million project to create the longest carpool express lane on a freeway in the Bay Area got underway in Martinez on Wednesday.
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KCBS Radio/Bob Butler
August 21, 2018 - 10:31 am
West Nile infections involving insects and birds are on the rise in Contra Costa County. That has officials warning residents to take precautions against mosquitos.
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Ambulance, Emergency vehicles ready for the call
July 05, 2018 - 3:04 pm
A 32 year-old man playing with fireworks suffered a severe hand injury in Antioch...
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FILLMORE, CA - JUNE 28: A fireworks stand, one of about 25 booths that are open for business, advertises on the first day of fireworks sales for Fourth of July celebrations June 28, 2005 in Fillmore, California. Sales began today in the 264 jurisdictions
(Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Bob Butler
June 19, 2018 - 2:43 pm
Firefighters in Contra Costa County are telling residents that those so-called "safe and sane" fireworks are dangerous and illegal, reports Bob Butler...
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California Highway Patrol CHP
California Highway Patrol CHP (Photo credit: Michael Ludwig)
May 11, 2018 - 2:44 pm
Five teens are in custody after a high-speed, early morning chase through Contra Costa County that ended with a crash but no injuries...
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