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Newspaper Articles 2014
Board of Supervisors to place stricter limitation on 'alcopops' in Contra Costa
Contra Costa supervisors approve $12M for Doctors Medical Center
Trail along Carquinez Strait to reopen
Analysis: Putting the supervisors’ raise into perspective
Marina officially granted to city
Return of overnight road closures on Highway 4
Pittsburg High to get more after-school offerings
East county leaders chime in on significance of 160/4 interchange
Pittsburg after-school program gets $1,250,000 grant
St. Vincent de Paul receives $10,000 grant
Interior Secretary: County conservation efforts a model for the nation
Martinez searching for a solution for its marina through senate bill 1424
BARNIDGE: Youth Summit packs life lessons, education, entertainment
Youth Summit set for this Saturday at LMC
Fight over Pittsburg’s waterfront and competing priorities

Public gets another chance to speak on Phillips 66 project
Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises
Lots of oil-carrying tank cars coming to bay area
BARNIDGE: Everywhere you look, a fire district is in trouble
ConFire lands $9.6M grant for firefighters
Overall crime down in Bay Point
Court rejects approval of Oakley power plant
?Forum looks at boosting county’s northern waterfront
Contra Costa County Supervisors Want to Merge Public and Private Sector Interests

Newspaper Articles 2013
Hercules city manager gets Antioch job
Supervisor delivers 1500 turkeys
Highway 4 widening through east county nearing completion
County receives grant to reduce recidivism
Supervisor sponsors free grant writing workshop
Event provides Contra Costa homeless with one-stop shop for services
Pittsburg rejoins east county transportation alliance
Tri-Delta Transit sacks 49er shuttle
2nd groundbreaking at Hercules transit center
Pittsburg: Forum focuses on adjusting fire district resources
Nine Koshland fellows named for Bay Point
BOXER: Our country is changing
County hosts gun buyback program
Contra Costans get burned by fire vote
East County Boys & Girls Club making progress on financial front
Commuters must change habits of traffic problems will continue
End of an era: NRG shuts down old Antioch power plant
Antioch sets regs for service providers to returning inmates
County launches Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative
County bans e-cigarettes
Supervisors pick Concord over Richmond
Supervisors choose Concord at late night meeting
Bay Point water rates will be reduced, but still higher than CCWD customers
Martinez ferry service still very far off
LISA: Battle Royale for call center comes to light
Bill could make Delta a National Heritage site
Contra Costa Youth Summit on March 16, features Jeremy Newberry
Contra Costa County launches waterfront development initiative
Glover Wants To Attract New Business to the North Shore
Highway 4 project hits milestone
Bay Point awarded access to program to improve community, develop leaders
Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover speaks with new voice
Supervisor seeks commission members
Officials approve fund for Martinez ferry
Extra money slated for ferry service for north shore

Newspaper Articles 2012
Symposium on relationship between gang and human trafficking to air on Bay Area cable stations
Contra Costa County supervisors vote to close four fire stations
BARNIDGE: Contra Costans sound alarm over disappearing fire stations
Antioch installs Wade Harper as its first black mayor
Cost savings on Hwy 4 construction allows more work to be done
Contra Costa residents have state's longest commutes
East Contra Costa transportation projects keep moving east
East Contra Costa lags West Contra Costa in nonprofit help for poor
County awarded $750,000 grant for reentry
Grant-writing workshop to be held at LMC
Supervisor Glover hosts grant writing workshop
Contra Costa courts announce deep cuts, court closures
Pittsburg park may be named after Hall of Famer
County to review troubled warning system
Supervisor Glover given kudos for helping raise funds for Antioch fireworks
Antioch gets $1.5M COPS grant to hire more police officers
County transfers Bay Point parks to Ambrose
Crockett town hall to discuss refinery incident
Candace Andersen sworn in as Dist. 2 supervisor
CoCo County Sets Record Straight on Bubble Foster Youth
Measure R should be approved by Crockett voters
Contra Costa County adopts a balanced budget
Contra Costa ranks 17th in state for health outcomes
How healthy is Contra Costa County?
Contra Costa supervisor seeks applicants for advisory boards
County seeks fairer funding formula for realignment
Hundreds attend annual youth summit targeting bullying
Bay Point water rates going to PUC
Contra Costa County prepares for Youth Summit
AROUND EAST COUNTY: Youth Summit brings attention to bullying
LAFCO strips power from Mt. Diablo health care district; avoids legal battle
Supervisor Glover wants Martinez residents to weigh in on affordable housing project
Officials mark Highway 4 transfer
First time in county: Rodeo parents face criminal charges for kids' truancy
Shutting down agencies hardly a simple process
Death of redevelopment draws closer
Brentwood, Oakley celebrate Highway 4 transfer
Bay Point heads into 2012 with serious changes and new priorities
Glover credits RDA for rebirth of Pittsburg
Traffic fines to double on Vasco Road
Martinez leaders (including Supervisor Glover) look forward to 2012

Newspaper Articles 2011

East Contra Costa Leaders Discuss Ways To Stem Youth Violence - January 24, 2011
Bay Point water users to get back $1.5 million
Antioch power plants threatened with lawsuit over rare butterfly
Tax for fire district on the horizon
More traffic problems ahead for East County drivers
State cuts off funds for Martinez marina
Report: Mt. Diablo Health District dissolution justified
Fight against Bay Point water rate hikes sees largest turnout yet
FBI corruption unit probes Hercules finances
More felons returning to county than anticipated
Clyde proud of being 'the mouse that roared'
Hovercraft ferries for Hercules, Martinez & Antioch???
Counties, local law enforcement seek guaranteed funding
Food stamp applications surge in Contra Costa
Contra Costa supervisors want tighter controls on meterological towers 
Hercules reach land deal with transit village developer
Antioch authorizes settlement in class action bias suit
Peace In The Streets: Anti-violence forum seeks wider audience
Record demand for scarce Keller Canyon money in East Contra Costa
State report: Future of the Delta could be tourism
Martinez office on the horizon for Glover
County says realignment funds inadequate
County says it is ready for more prisoners
California realignments puts more low-level offenders on the streets
CoCo county wants more representation on BART board
Antioch Remembers Legacy, Visions of Civil Rights Leader- January 19, 2011
EDITORIAL: Hope for prison reform; but many challenges ahead
Governor Brown hails shift of prisoners to counties
Supervisor Glover to open an office in Hercules
Supervisors approve water line to Marsh Creek mobile home park
Low construction bid on Hwy 4 project can help other freeway project
Contra Costa, Alameda counties struggle to find space for influx of parolees
Supervisors likely to reject Marsh Creek residents' pleas for water
East County fire tax going to the voters
Contra Costa scrambles to prepare for prison reform
Martinez ceremonies remember 9/11 and quotes supervisor
Contra Costa County to Investigate High Hospital Costs - January 19, 2011
Contra Costa and Alameda counties prepare for influx of inmates
Glover says waterfront is a priority
New district map shifts westward
District boundaries settled for supervisors
Hercules joins other waterfront cities
EDITORIAL: Politics, not practicality, at heart of supervisors' redistricting plan
Sheriff & DA avoid layoffs
Sheriff says there is space in jails for state inmates, but no money
Profile of Shirley Marchetti, founder of Antioch's REACH
County offers free whooping cough vaccine
Contra Costa prepares for prisoners' return to county
Another Voice: Strategic Reentry Plan Puts Contra Costa Ahead of the Eight Ball
Bike commuter of the Year works in Bay Point
Supervisors tighten rules for Keller Fund
CCCounty's free prescription cards reduce cost of medicine
EDITORIAL:Rein in compensations expenses of elected officials
Concord police cracks down on gang members, truants and 'problem' houses
Bonilla, sheriff laud Bay Point's afterschool program
Antioch wants to stay intact in redistricting
Brentwood to consider leaving fire district
Antioch council prefers East County supervisor district
Brentwood to consider starting its own fire district
High court eyes California's prisoner release
CENSUS: East Bay's ethnic mosaic
CENSUS: East Bay gets grayer
Antioch has $1.7M to spend on Prewett Park
Antioch draws the line in redistricting
Loose dogs may get clipped and chipped
CC fire district finds a $6.5M lifeline
More Bay Area homes going underwater
Antioch, County Look For Common Ground On Annexation - January 17, 2011Food Bank Blog- Calpine Corporation Donates $10,000 to Food Bank- January 12, 2011
PG&E to test Antioch pipeline May 16
EDITORIAL: Water plan leaky as a sieve
Ambrose Sees Lawsuit Settlement, New Pool On Horizon -January 6, 2011
OPINION: Farmers, fishermen unit to fight canal, save delta
East Bay Business, Officials Worry About Proposed Demise Of Enterprise Zones - January 18, 2011
Grad Jury questions compensation of elected officials
State parks proposal would build Delta recreational facilities
East Bay political roundup; Glover seeks Keller panelists

Richmond hosts a summit on children & youth
Mayor of Bay Point' will live in Concord
East county mothers of slain children work to end violence
Irving Shermans named Oakley's top citizen
New fire board member named; County schedules East County redistricting workshops
Lisa V: Sheriff, DA lock horns with suspervisors over budget
East County school district merger idea not popular
Where is the money for regional planning?
Want to add to the congestion? Then, it is going to cost you
Delta 'fix' hugely flawed, says US panel
National science panel criticizes Delta plan
Buchanan named to Delta Protection Commission
Glover announces openings for Dist. 5 commissions
Assemblywoman wants to make Delta towers more visible after fatal Delta crash

Revised Keller Canyon rules ready for supervisors
Whooping cough rates worry health officials
Public Safety cries foul on budget
District V openings on county commissions
Trying to save the Sycamore
Supervisors see changes in district lines
Pittsburg bringing pro-cycling event to E. County
Delta 2000 reemerging after 25 years 
Pittsburg redevelopment bonds downgraded
Energy commission backs Oakley power plant
Contra Costa's fifth year of budget cuts draw cries of alarm
Highway 4 is among nation's worst commutes
County weighs fire district tax
Youth summit aims to educate and motivate
Antioch residents rise up against violence
CCTA holds public workshops on transportation
County seeks to bolster Keller fund oversight
Bethel Islanders worries rise as money runs low
Antioch gang shooting paralyzes man, stray bullets
Panel begins process to cut $4.5M from First Five.
EDITORIAL: Supervisor districts must be fair; dig at Piepho
Contra Costa braces for more budget cuts next year
5 people file suit against disgraced narcotics inspector
Time for unions to behave responsibly
Partnership needed in corrections
Contra Costa workers retiring at twice average levels
Antioch gets better at tracking missing students
District V may lose some people in redistricting
Family of slain Antioch man files appeal because of disgraced cop
East Contra Costa cities welcome power plants in their backyard
State budget effects worrying Contra Costa County
Contra Costa supervisors adopt plan for re-entry of released prisoners
Pittsburg is Contra Costa's biggest melting pot
Census 2010: Bay Area slower-growing, more diverse

Census: East Bay cities see huge influx of Latinos
Homes sit empty across East Bay
Census: Blacks leaving urban core for East Bay sub
Supervisors Plan To Drop Cell Phones - February 12, 2011
Agency Approves Antioch's Request To Provide Water Services For Power Plant February 10, 2011
Initiative Proposed To Help Reintegrate East Bay Parolees- February 8, 2011
Big Turn Out For First Take Back Antioch Meeting- February 4, 2011
Contra Costa Prepares To Embark On Redistricting Journey- February 6, 2011
East Contra Costa Fire District Puts Off Election On Choosing Directors February 1, 2011
Good Neighbor: Jacquie Oliverius Supervisor's Appeal Prompts Donation To Food Bank By Corporation
Co Co County Leaders Skeptical About Gov.'s Plan To Move Prisoners-
Regional Transportation Planning Group Rejects Pittsburg's Attempt at independence
Contra Costa County's Grim Budget Extends Through 2018- January 31, 2011
Bringing Home the Bacon - January 29, 2011
East Contra Costa Fire District Set to Proceed With Elections 012611 
MTC to Seek Law Adding New Members From Oakland and San Jose 012611
Contra Costa  Supes May Ban Naming Relatives -January 24, 2011 
Pittsburg Educator Works Overtime For Kids -January 24,2011
Vorderbrueggen: East County voters face hot fire service decisions-  January 22, 2011  
East Contra Costa Communities May Face Garbage Rate Hike 012111 

Calpine Donates $10,000 To Food Bank Of Contra Costa and Solano- January 6, 2011
East Bay Cities Celebrate King's Legacy - January 17, 2011
Former Antioch Assemblyman Tom Torlakson is Sworn In As State Superintendent Of Public Instruction At Mt. Diable High- January 3, 2011

Newspaper Articles 2010

Bay Point Residents to Pay More For Water- December 30, 2010Program to Help Low Income Residents Plan Careers, Finances Coming to Contra Costa County- December 17, 2010
BART Starts Long Awaited Push Into East Contra Costa- October 30, 2010
At Long Last Regional Trains to Extend Deep Into Eastern CCC November 1, 2010
Contra Costa Supervisors Say No To Menthol - September 26,2010
Contra Costa Supervisors May Outsource Selection of Cemetery Board Member - October 19, 2010
Gang Summit Puts Focus On Families - October 14, 2010
There Are Formulaic Reasons Why Youths Take To Gangs -October 11, 2010
Gang Summit To Focus On Prevention - October 07, 2010
Anti-Gang Summit Stresses Importance of Family, Community - October 9, 2010
Gang Summit Aims To Show East Contra Costa Youths Alternatives to Street Life October 5, 2010
Little Oposition Expected To Bethel Island Parcdel Tax Plan - October 2, 2010
Firehouse Closure Plan Has Pittsbrg Officials Fuming- October 1, 2010
Contra Costa Supervisors Face Cuts To Fire Service Without Added Revenue- September 28, 2010
Bethel Island Voters Should Vote Yes On Measure X September 24, 2010
Keller Canyon Fund Issues 2010-2011 Grants
Pit Bull Ordinance-August 5, 2010

Wait Over Highway 4 Widening Underway - July 27, 2010
Antioch 's Youth Intervention Network Pays Dividends - July 26, 2010
Officials Celebrate Highway Widening - June 10 2010
Fire Station Closure To Move Forward - June 10, 2010
California's Raid On Redevelopment Money Hurts Cities - June 9, 2010
East Contra Costa Fire Officials Ready To Close Two Stations - June 8, 2010
Antioch Looking At Larger Annexation Plans - June 8, 2010
Relief For Highway Four Commuters - June 7, 2010
California Prision Problems Just Keep Getting Worse - June 6, 2010
New Bethel Island Bridge To Open - June 6, 2010
East County Meeting On Release of Inmates Leaves Many Frustrated May 27, 2010
Meeting Planned In Pittsburg On Release Off State Prisioners May 24, 2010
County Unveils Plan To Make Bailey Road Pedestrian Friendly
People Who Care - Family Circle Article- May Article
Cuts May Force East Contra District to Close Fire Station May 7, 2010
Brentwood Residents Should Reject Measure F - CC Times Editorial April 23, 2010
Refining, Chemical Industries Find Workers Through Pittsburg Community College-April 24, 2010
Youth Summit Returns To Los Medanos College - April 20, 2010
Planned Pittsburg Dining Hall Looks To Feed Need In East Contra Costa County- April 17, 2010
County Facing Devastating Budget Cuts April 14, 2010
Critics Say New California Parole Policy Is Costly & Dangerous - April 12, 2010
East Bay Braces For An Influx Of Released Prisionsers April 02, 2010
Local Control Comes To East Contra Costa Fire District February 4, 2010
Oakley, County Agree To Land Swap For Fire Station February 3, 2010
Bay Point Water Providers To Ask For Rate Hike In 2011 February 2, 2010
Mt Diablo Is At The Heart Of Mini Controversy February 2, 2010
Mount Diablo Name Change Wins No Support From Contra Costa Panel February 2, 2010
What Can We Do Statewide That Will Help Locally? January 23, 2010
Contra Costa County Leaders See A Bleak 2010 - January 23, 2010
Supervisors Reflect On New Year - January 23, 2010
Events Punctuate Effectiveness Of King's Message - January 18, 2010
Contra Costa In Settlement With Benefit Recipients - January 12, 2010

Newspaper Articles 2009
Firehouse Helping Revamp Pittsburg Coverage- December 20, 2009
Faith Community In East Bay Rallies To Help Distressed Homeowners -December 19, 2009
Health Clinic Nears Reality In Oakley - December 19, 2009
No Tutu Please - December 17, 2009
East Bay Man Looks To Keep At Risk Youth On The Right Path - December 14, 2009
Bay Point Looks For Solutions To Illegal Dumping - November 28, 2009
Budget Busting Pension Costs- Is There A Fix?
Water Bills... And Their Loopholes - November 15, 2009
Water Bond Offers Nearly $2 Billion In Pork - November 15, 2009
Water Package Lacks Clout To Reverse Delta's Decline- November 15, 2009
Homeless Prevention Dollars Arrive - November 11, 2009
Energy Commission Comes To Oakley - November 11, 2009
Fiddling Stops Before District Burns - November 05, 2009

Port Chicago Bill Becomes Law - October 28, 2009
Oakley OKs Local Fire District Board- October 29, 2009
Antioch Could Lose Water Rights - October 28, 2009
BART Clarifies Plan For East County Extention- October 23, 2009
Plan To Reshape Bay Point Marina Set To Go Before County Board Next Month- October 12, 2009

Long Delay Likely For East Cypress Corridor Plann October 10, 2009
Delta Hazards Pose Problems For Boaters, Law Enforcement October 10, 2009
East County Food Banks Are Feeling The Pinch - October 6, 2009

County Leaders Urging Parole Reform - September 28, 2009

Housing Director Heals Relationship With Antioch-September 26, 2009

Seminar Gives New/Small Business A Boost - September 11, 2009
Pittsburg/Bay Point Area Named Enterprise Zone- August 27, 2009

Former Postal Worker Remembered For Community Spirit -August 25, 2009

Illegal Dumping Likely To Pile Up Longer 082309
Landfill Grants To Fill Gaps For East County Nonprofit August 13, 2009
No Tears For Loss Of East County Advisory Group August 17, 2009
Pittsburg Rattles Road-funding Saber August 8, 2009
Comprehensive Map Of East County Trails Comes To Fruition- July 30, 2009
Apple Moth Quarentine Expands To Bay Area Counties- July 31, 2009
East County Trail Master Plan - July 23, 2009
Community Funding In Place For YMCA- July 22, 2009
Bay Point Water Company Considers a 9.7% Hike in Water Rates July 16, 2009
Health leaders call for partnerships to strengthen safety net in East Contra Costa County -July 13,2009
Swine Flu Confirmed In Antioch - July 02, 2009
Contra Costa County Unions Agree To Major Contract Concessions- July 02, 2009
Torched Mosque Rises Like Phoenix- July 1, 2009
Stimulus Dollars Flowing - June 18, 2009
Grand Jury Mulls Obstacles Fighting Bethel Island Fires - June 14, 2009
Federal Funding Approved For YMCA Site In Oakley - June 060809
Oakley Fire Staffing Increased - May 28, 2009
County Supervisors Angered Over Governor's Plan to Raid Coffers - May 28, 2009
Willow Pass Median Plans In Bay Point Sent Packing - May 26, 2009

Contra Costa County Leaders Agree To Take Pay Cuts Equal To County Employees - May 12, 2009

City Prosecutions Of Minor Crimes Unlikey, County DA Says - May 12, 2009

Back To Business At Pittsburg Elementary School - May 6, 2009
Fending Off Petty Thieves - May 2, 2009

Prosecutors,Deputies Call On Contra Costa Supervisors To Restore Funding- April 29,2009

Health Care Cuts To Impact East County- April 3, 2009

Pittsburg Entrepreneur Finds Greatest Reward In Helping Needy Children - March 8, 2009

Second Deputy Back In Bay Point - March 4, 2009
California's Newly Poor Push Social Service To The Brink - February 26, 2009
Opportunity Junction Earns Chairman Award - February 13, 2009 
East County Officials, Nonprofit Agency Heads Discuss Dire State Of Social Safety Net- February 2, 2009
East County Officials See Spike In Newly Poor - January 31,2009

More Information On Inauguration - January 24, 2009
East Bay Citizens Brave Cold To Attend Inauguration - January 22, 2009
East Bay Celebrates Inauguration of 44th President - January 20, 2009
Bonilla Sworn In As CoCo Board Chair - January 6, 2009

Newspaper Articles 2008
California Counties Brace For The Worst - December 28, 2008
Highway 4 Widening Plans Moving Forward Despite Budget Impasse -December 27, 2008
Boundary Change Upsets MAC Members - December 18, 2008
The Delta Redux - Sacramento Bee - December 15, 2008
Questions & Answers Regarding Industrial Safety Ordinance - December 11, 2008
Contra Costa Cuts Millions From Employment & Human Services Department Dec 9, 2008
New Census Info Released On Smaller Cities -December 09, 2008
In A Bad Economy Boat Owners Abandon Their Vessels - November 13,2008
Antioch School District Gives OK To New Charter School - November 13, 2008

East Bay Reacts To Election Of First African American President - November 4, 2008
Boxer Calls For Infrastructure Spending Boom - October 29, 2008
Hundreds Attend Antioch Event In Effort To Stem Home Foreclosures - October 28, 2008
Faith Based Efforts To Avert Foreclosures - October 28, 2008
Wall Street Collapse Kicks Up Delta Dust - October 24, 2008
County Right To Hold Parents Responsible For Parties With Underage Drinking - October 14, 2008
Gang Task Force Looks For Broader Reach - September 29, 2008
Bad News Getting Worse For Contra Costa Budget - September 15, 2008
Less Trash Means Less Cash - August 17, 2008

Mayor Will Casey And Supervisor Federal D. Glover Welcome New Birth Church To Pittsburg - August 9, 2008
As Program Moves Poor To Suburbs, Tensions Follow - August 9, 2008
over Meets With Concerned Residents - July 3, 2008
Youth Day At Freedom A Success - May 2, 2008
County Plan Lets Commuters Go West - March 20, 2008
Man In The Middle - February 24, 2008

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