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I’ve Moved to EastCountyToday.Net

March 1, 2013

For those who may not be aware, I have no disappeared, I’ve simply moved my website to So please be sure to re-subscribe to the email notifications and update your “favorites” as I will not be updating this site going forward. Also, please add EastCountyToday on Facebook which will provide updated information throughout the… Read More ›

I’ve Moved to “”

Dear Loyal Readers, There is no easy way to say this so I will come out and say it. I’ve moved! No, not from East County as some may hope or wish for, I am simply changing my web address and leaving the format to a domain name to reach greater readership. After six… Read More ›

Photographs: Feb. Snow on Mt. Diablo

It’s always a beauty when Mt. Diablo is covered in snow. Here are a few photos sent to me and even one from Senator Mark DeSaulnier which I pouched off his social media post. My favorite shot, however, comes from  Discovery Bay Studios which its a shot worth purchasing from two-years ago. Here are the… Read More ›

Knightsen House Fire Likely Caused by Marijuana Grow

At 9:44 pm on Sunday night, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a one-alarm fire on Tulare Lane in Knightsen. The fire left a home in ruins and required 26-firefighters to stop the blaze with one firefighter injured with a first degree burn to his ear. The cause of the blaze is still… Read More ›

NAACP Puts on Superb Black History Month Celebration Event

I have to send out major kudos to the East County NAACP who put on an event that was not only educational regarding Black History Month, but it was inspiring and entertaining. Charles Glasper opened up the event followed by Rev. Dr. Mario R. Howell leading the event with a prayer. A presentation of colors… Read More ›

Fitness, Health and Blood Drive Event Set for Saturday

If you are available tomorrow between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and are in a giving mood, you might as well give away your blood as Oakley Comfort Suites and Delta Living Magazine will be hosting a blood drive in Oakley. The event is free and there will be raffle prizes. “Oakley Comfort Suites and… Read More ›

Congressman McNerney Calls for Analysis of Alternatives to Flawed BDCP

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) and five other members of Congress wrote to Secretary Ken Salazar of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank of the U.S. Department of Commerce, urging both agencies to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of alternative proposals for the San Francisco and San Joaquin Bay-Delta region and California’s… Read More ›

Frazier Introduces First Measure, Assembly Bill 287, To Honor Vietnam Veterans

Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) is holding true to his campaign motto in putting “People Before Politics” as his he introduced his first Assembly Bill yesterday aimed at honoring Vietnam Veterans. The measure, Assembly Bill 287 (shown below), requires the California Department of Veterans Affairs to annually compile a list of names of eligible Vietnam veterans… Read More ›

CSD Should Open Athletic Club to Everyone

Now that I’ve had a few days to speak with several elected officials, stakeholders, and residents, there is little doubt that the Discovery Bay Community Services District (CSD) needs to slow down and take a second look at what they are about to propose with the athletic center. If the CSD wants to give this… Read More ›

CSD Should Not Get into Athletic Club Subsidy Business

I am not quite sure what the Discovery Bay Community Services District (CSD) is thinking by likely keeping the doors open of the Discovery Bay Athletic Club for an additional 120-days at a cost of $32,000 of taxpayer money. While I understand there is a grand vision of the community center with added programs and… Read More ›