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JUST IN: Another blaze that officials believe was sparked by illegal fireworks has broken out in Bay Point. The Contra Costa County Fire Department said in a tweet that trains in the area have been slowed while crews fight the blaze near Levee Road.

JUST IN: Fire crews in Contra Costa County quickly knocked down three fires in the region, at least one of which they say was caused by illegal fireworks.

THIS JUST IN: Fire crews are responding to three different fires across Contra Costa County. Officials say illegal fireworks were the cause of at least one of the fires

The Contra Costa division of the CHP is asking for the public's help identifying a hit-and-run driver whose van struck a seven-year-old boy riding his scooter in Martinez Thursday afternoon.

"Yes, I’m saying Contra Costa County has a disproportionate amount of Nazis compared to the other counties in the Bay Area.”

JUST IN: The Contra Costa County DA has found evidence of elder abuse, including a suspected sexual assault, at a 47-bed Orinda nursing home where there was a coronavirus outbreak in April.

CHP Contra Costa@320PIO  release photo of suspect van in hit-and-run that injured 7-year-old boy riding scooter in Martinez. Boy suffered major injuries but is in stable condition

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Ahead of what's expected to be a busy Independence Day holiday weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the closure of many commercial indoor activities in 19 counties, including Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano counties in the Bay Area.

A wildfire erupted in the tender-dry hills near Highway 4 in Contra Costa County early Thursday, growing to several acres and two alarms before firefighters were able to gain control.

Joseph S. Cordova, who was sentenced to San Quentin's Death Row for the murder of a Contra Costa County 8-year-old girl, has been found dead in his cell, according to state prison officials.


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NEW: Due to the rising spread of #COVID19 , CA is ordering bars to close in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare, while recommending they close in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, & Ventura.

Bay Area rapper Young Curt killed in car crash Monday morning. The 27-year-old from Antioch died in a rollover accident in eastern Contra Costa County. Tributes are pouring in as fans mourn his death.

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Keep it up, #BayArea ! Contra Costa County reports first day if zero new #coronavirus  cases. This is what it takes to escape this hell. Let’s do it together!

Counties included in stay at home order: - San Francisco - Santa Clara - San Mateo - Marin - Contra Costa - AlamedaOfficials will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. to provide details:

The expected directive begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and involves San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties — a combined population of more than 6.7 million.

PASS IT ON: Bay Area counties Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara, have announced a legal order for residents to shelter in place and leave only for essential needs beginning midnight Tues. through April 7. More info:

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2/ Along with San Francisco, who previously announced their order, residents in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties, along with the City of Berkeley are being required to stay home, per an order from Health Officers of those jurisdictions.

Breaking: The Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department is searching for two missing children last seen in the Martinez Area. Missing are 9 yr old girl Jahve James and 6 yr old boy Justin James. If you have seen them call Contra Costa Sheriff's Dispatch at 925-646-2441

The lands package also secures new protections for our desert, creates California’s first National Heritage Area, develops smarter ways to manage the Santa Ana Wash and facilitates safety upgrades to the Contra Costa Canal.