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  1. Sheriff identifies inmate who committed suicide as Antioch suspect in ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | The Antioch Herald

    The investigation into the in-custody death at the Martinez Detention Facility is continuing. The death is being investigated by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the District Attorney's Office per the in-custody death protocol.


  2. County hosts drive-thru drop offs for vote-by-mail ballotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 2 | The Antioch Herald

    Contra Costa voters will have one more quick and easy way to return their vote-by-mail ballots on Election Day. The Contra Costa Elections Division is hosting a drive-thru ballot drop off site outside of its office, located at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez .


  3. Monday is deadline to register to vote in June Primary ElectionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    The Contra Costa Elections Division reminds all residents that the deadline to register or re-register to vote in the June 5th Statewide Direct Primary Election is this Monday, May 21st. To be eligible to register, a person must be a United States citizen, be at least 18 years old by Election Day, and not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.


  4. Assemblymember Grayson announces state funding for I-680/SR 4 Interchange improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Assemblymember Tim Grayson announced that the California Transportation Commission has approved $34 million in funding for improvements of the Interstate 680 / State Route 4 highway interchange in Concord, one of the most congested freeway interchanges in the Bay Area. "Anyone who has driven in the East Bay knows this interchange is notorious for gridlock, which is why I have been working for more than a year with the CTC, Department of Transportation, and Contra Costa Transportation Authority to secure the funding needed to get this project started," Grayson said.


  5. Police arrest suspect in stabbing of runaway boy in Antioch early Monday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Officers were dispatched to the area behind the Antioch Library for a report of a possible stabbing. Passerby's stated they heard a subject moaning on the ground in the area.


  6. Supervisor Glover wants investigation into possible radioactive...Read the original story

    Apr 26, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Supervisor Federal Glover has directed Contra Costa County Staff at next Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting to provide the Board with an update concerning the allegations of malfeasance by Tetra Tech EC Inc. at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The allegations concern possible radioactive materials being deposited at landfills across the state including possible contaminated material that might have been sent to the Keller Canyon Landfill.


  7. CASE Team arrests Antioch man for illegal gun runningRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    The CASE Team last month launched an investigation into a person who was allegedly buying guns in Nevada , transporting them into California and selling them. Following the investigation, the CASE Team obtained an arrest warrant for 50-year-old Virgilio Salazar of Antioch and a search warrant for his home.


  8. Supervisors snub public outcry for Sheriff Livingston investigation, resignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Community activists wanting Contra Costa County Supervisors to launch a probe into the way Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston operates the Martinez jail and the West County Detention Facility, the site of numerous allegations of inmate abuse, hit a brick wall on Tuesday as supervisors refused to conduct their own investigation into how the jails are operated by the sheriff. Livingston, an elected countywide official, is up for re-election in June, but when the March 9 filing deadline rolled around no one had filed to oppose the sheriff in the upcoming June 5 primary election.


  9. Brentwood man dies in three-car collision on Deer Valley Road Thursday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018 at about 7:01 am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a three-vehicle traffic collision on Deer Valley Road, just north of Empire Mine Road. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, it was determined that a Honda Civic collided with a Honda Accord, and then into a Toyota Camry.


  10. Second murder charge filed against driver in stolen vehicle crash in Antioch last WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Screenshot from ABC7 New s of Camila and Lenexy Cardoza, the victims of a fatal stolen vehicle crash in Antioch, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has filed an additional murder charge against 23-year-old Noe Saucedo of Pittsburg.


  11. Murder, other charges filed against driver of stolen vehicle in Wednesday crash in AntiochRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office this afternoon filed formal charges against Noe Saucedo, the suspect who drove a stolen pick-up truck on Wednesday that crashed into another vehicle on Somersville Road in Antioch. He is being charged with murder, felony evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of hero-in.


  12. Pittsburg man arrested, 4-year-old girl dies from stolen...Read the original story

    Jan 17, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    The two pickup trucks involved in a fatal collision in Antioch on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Screenshot of video by S.J. Guerrero from Facebook, courtesy of ABC7 News.


  13. County offers "Destination Wedding" location this Valentine's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Get hitched in style this year! The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder office is offering a special venue for couples who wish to exchange wedding vows at a special location on Valentine's Day. The Clerk-Recorder Division, in partnership with the National Park Service, will host weddings at the historic John Muir House from 10:20 am to 3:20 pm on February 14th.


  14. 2018 Calendar released for Discover Diablo, Save Mount Diablo's free public hikes seriesRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2018 | The Antioch Herald

    Generously sponsored by the Shell Martinez Refinery for a second year, the 2018 Discover Diablo Free Public Hike Series will begin in mid-January. Hosted by Save Mount Diablo, the Discover Diablo program, now in its second year, continues to build awareness of local land conservation efforts and to convey the importance of protecting open space for habitat and recreation.


  15. Antioch man wanted on multiple charges arrested after hours-long stand-off with police SWAT TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2017 | The Antioch Herald

    On December 15, 2017 at 11:04 AM, an Antioch Police Officer responded to an apartment complex on Hudson Court on a report of an unknown male trespassing and sleeping in his vehicle. When the officer approached the suspect, the suspect fled on foot into a neighboring apartment complex in the 3900 block of Delta Fair Blvd .


  16. County CASE Team investigation nets arrests of nine East County suspectsRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2017 | The Antioch Herald

    After a months-long investigation into a gang in East Contra Costa County that was allegedly transferring firearms illegally, law enforcement officers on Wednesday executed eight search warrants in Pittsburg, Antioch, and Bay Point. The investigation was led by CASE .


  17. Antioch woman among three arrested for Thursday armed bank robbery in BrentwoodRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2017 | The Antioch Herald

    On November 9, 2017, at approximately 12:57 p.m., Brentwood officers responded to a "hold up" alarm at BAC Community Bank located at 740 First Street . The suspect, described as a light skinned male, in his 30's, 6-foot, 180 lbs., produced a dark colored handgun and demanded cash, receiving an undisclosed amount.


  18. Antioch Council hears report on library, concerns about room being used as homeless warming centerRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2017 | The Antioch Herald

    With Mayor Pro Tem Lamar Thorpe and Council Member Monica Wilson away at a Tri Delta Transit Conference, the remainder of the Antioch City Council members heard an update from Antioch/Brentwood Head Librarian Liz Fuller, appointed several Commission members, and heard an administrative appeal at their October 10, 2017 meeting. Fuller, who has been acting as Head Librarian for both Antioch and Brentwood in recent months, provided the Council with an update on the increased use of the Antioch Library since the City Council approved funding for increased hours three months ago.


  19. Antioch man arrested for shooting Pittsburg man in the back Thursday nightRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2017 | The Antioch Herald

    On Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at about 7:37 PM, APD officers were dispatched to a local hospital for a 34-year-old male suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his back. It was determined the shooting occurred in the Bonfare Market parking lot at 907 W. 10th Street .


  20. Antioch police arrest man for Friday afternoon bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | The Antioch Herald

    On Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm, Antioch Police officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1715 'A' Street on a reported robbery attempt. Wells Fargo Bank reported the responsible had passed a note to the teller and demanded money.


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