School districts throughout most of Contra Costa opted to cancel classes and close their doors Thursday as unhealthy air quality conditions continued to spike. Some schools had cancelled outdoor activities and scheduled sporting events during the first days of what...
We all know Orinda is a very friendly town, but we don't think the City Founders had this in mind when they came up with a welcoming message for visitors. Resident Greg Fulcher was out and on the prowl -...
Fire crews from the San Ramon and Contra Costa fire protection districts pounced on a grass fire brewing up near 8000 Morgan Territory Road Thursday, containing the blaze to about 20 acres burned. Reports that a barn in the fire's...
Karl James Hildinger was born in Danville, California in 1931. He passed away at home, surrounded by family, in South Lake Tahoe on November 11, 2018. Three weeks after he was born, he was carried into Angora Lakes Resort in...
From the City of Lafayette: With the continued tragic news concerning the Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise, a city similar in size to Lafayette, it is good to be reminded that we have a wildfire evacuation plan for the City...
More than 100 firefighters and support crews battled a stubborn 20-acre fire burning in steep, rocky terrain in Niles overnight, maintaining a Fire Watch at the scene before resuming operations with daylight Thursday morning. Air Tankers and helicopters were summoned...
From the City of Lafayette: LAFAYETTE, CALIF., Nov. 13, 2018—Today marks the official start of the City of Lafayette's pilot project to test a second northbound right-turn lane from Moraga Road onto Mount Diablo Boulevard. The pilot will evaluate whether...
Lafayette Police Chief Benjamin Alldritt on Tuesday confirmed our earlier account of a brief pursuit and car crash on Acalanes Road Saturday night. Two suspects were detained after a "gray colored BMW vehicle with paper plates matching the description of the...
From the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District:  CON FIRE ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF AERIAL FIREFIGHTING GRANT FROM CALIFORNIA FIRE FOUNDATION AND PG&E $12,500 Grant to Purchase Additional Aerial Firefighting Bucket for Fire-Vulnerable Wildland-Urban Interface Areas CONCORD, CALIF., November 13, 2018 –...
Ed: Sydney Chaney Thomas is a Moraga-based writer and businesswoman with three books to her name, all currently available on Amazon. She is also co-founder of a sustainable sailing apparel company called Ocean SF, and operates a nonprofit that...

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