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Oakley PD: Chase Results in Capture of Attempted Murder Suspect

February 21, 2013

Folks in Oakley experienced a police chase last night on their way home from work and this morning it turns out the Oakley Police Department gets a major round of kudos for making our streets safer last night. According to Chief Bani Kollo, Oakley officers tried to stop a Cadillac that was associated with a… Read More ›

Oakley: Almond Grove School Opening in 2014-2015?

Here is something flying under the radar that should the numbers work out it would be a great thing for Oakley. It also highlight that the economy is improving, Oakley is growing and how Proposition 30 is already having a positive influence locally. Hat tip to Samie Hartley of the Brentwood Press who is reporting… Read More ›

ECCFPD: Shed Fire on Brownstone Road

A residential fire was reported around 10:45 am on Brownstone Rd. which turned out to be a shed fire behind a home. The flames were quickly put out with East Contra Costa Fire Protection District having engines 93, 94 along with with Contra Costa Fire Protection District Engines 88, 82, and 81 all on scene. … Read More ›

Reminder: Blood Drive Until 2 pm at Oakley Comfort Suites

Just a quick reminder that there is a blood drive is in full swing at the Oakley Comfort Suites with vendors on hand until 2:00 pm this afternoon. There are also many raffle prizes available.   Oakley Comfort Suites is located at 5549 Bridgehead Rd. in Oakley. I dropped by this morning to take a few… Read More ›

Don’t Blame the Oakley Council or Newspaper For Library Failure

In a surprise move earlier this week, the Friends of the Oakley Library suspended its pursuit of the former CentroMart Building accusing the Council and the Contra Costa Times of undermining the group’s efforts. My first thought is I am thankful for Council members Randy Pope, Doug Hardcastle and Diane Burgis asking the difficult questions… Read More ›

Update: Freedom Still 5th in Samsung Contest

As the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest continues, Freedom High School now needs major support from anyone and everyone in the community to make up major ground. It’s time for all of Contra Costa County to get out the vote to allow Freedom HS a shot at winning $110,000. As of 7:10 AM this morning… Read More ›

Photos: Auto vs. Auto at Freedom High

There was a traffic accident on Neroly this afternoon in front of Freedom High School with Oakley Police and AMR on scene—the fire engine was cancelled.  It appeared to be minor and I am unsure of any injuries, but from afar, it looked like those involved were fine but cannot confirm. In any case, here… Read More ›

ECCFPD: False Alarm at Delta Scrap and Metal

All smiles this morning as Engine 93 and the Contra Costa County Sheriff responded to smoke being reported at Delta Scrap and Metal on Main St. in Oakley. It should be noted this could have been potentially dangerous with propane being near the location of the reported fire. According to Battalion Chief Brian Helmick, the… Read More ›

Oakley’s Steve Nosanchuk a Finalist in KGO “Love Story” Contest

Here is something fun for Valentines Day as Oakley’s Steve Nosanchuk is one of three finalist with KGO Morning News for the “Vote for your favorite love story” contest. The KGO Morning News with Jennifer Jones Lee and Jon Bristow is giving one lucky listener and their guest a grand prize of a BlackJet Valentine’s… Read More ›

Oakley Rec: Kidz Love Soccer Photos

I posted photographs last week of the 5-6 age group of Kidz Love Soccer practice and gave Oakley Recreation a shout out, but I again wanted to post more pictures to show how great of a program it is and how much fun the kids have in hopes of boosting enrollment for the next session… Read More ›