Contra Costa County

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All News KCBS Radio
November 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PG&E customers in Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties are now included in a growing list of areas where electricity could be intentionally cut later this week, the company said Monday. There are 264,000 customers who could lose power starting Wednesday as strong winds blow through 22 dry...
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Illegal Dumping
Illegal Dumping (Photo credit: Bob Butler/KCBS Radio)
All News KCBS Radio
November 13, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Contra Costa and Alameda counties have been awarded a state-funded grant that will be used to help prevent civilians in both areas from illegally dumping unwanted belongings.
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Halloween was the perfect day to get married for some couples in Martinez on Oct. 31, 2019.
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Carrie Hodousek
October 31, 2019 - 10:10 pm
Why have a traditional wedding on Halloween when you can make it memorable by dressing in costume? At the Contra Costa County Clerk’s Office in Martinez, there were couples who had nothing to fear when they tied the knot Thursday. The ghosts and spiderwebs that decorated the clerk's office didn't...
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
October 31, 2019 - 1:28 pm
Authorities have determined that infrastructure owned by Pacific Gas & Electric was the culprit in two separate fires that ignited in east Contra Costa County. The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District said on Wednesday that the first fire, which broke out early Sunday morning on Bethel...
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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) workers remain at the scene of a three-alarm fire that started after a construction crew hit a gas line on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 25, 2019 - 1:26 pm
There will likely be another round of intentional power outages for more than 100,000 PG&E customers in the East Bay this weekend. The strong winds , which contributed to the fast growth of the Kincade Fire , are in the forecast for Saturday night through midday Monday. Combined with low...
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 Traffic moves through an interchange along Interstate 580 on July 25, 2019 in Oakland, California.
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Matt Bigler
August 21, 2019 - 3:03 pm
The number of people spending big amounts of time to get to work, known as super commuters, has increased drastically in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a new study.
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San Francisco and Oakland at sunset.
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August 13, 2019 - 7:29 am
The eighth "spare the air' day alert has been issued for Tuesday because of unhealthy levels of smog in the Bay Area.
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Authorities reported that nine brush fires in Clayton started early on Aug. 3, 2019.
Shaun McMahon
Matt Bigler
August 03, 2019 - 10:32 am
CLAYTON — A series of suspicious brush fires broke out near Clayton early Saturday morning. Authorities in eastern Contra Costa County evacuated some homes and issued shelter-in-place orders as they sought to contain and put out nine fires that started around 3 a.m. The fires, which have burned 655...
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A fire started by fireworks in Antioch damaged several homes on June 15, 2019.
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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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