CNWS Neighborhood Alliance announces support for Hoffmeister, Kumar, Trublood for Concord City Council

Ron Leone campaign sign touting role in keepng open space for Concord Naval Weapons Station

The Concord Naval Weapons Neighborhood Alliance  (CNWS-NA) announced in an email to supporters today that it has endorsed the following Concord City Council Candidates: Incumbent Laura Hoffmeister, and challengers Dr Ramesh Kumnar, and Brent Trublood. Dear CNWS Neighborhood Alliance member, The Concord Naval Weapons Station Neighborhood Alliance has chosen the campaign theme ‘We support Honesty’ in the November […]

Supervisor Gioia, West County school employees back Mister Phillips for school board

Mister Phillips debates Supervisor Gioia. Photo Courtesy Richmond Confidential

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia has endorsed Mister Phillips for the West Contra Costa Unified School District Governing Board. Phillips said about the endorsement, “I am truly humbled by his magnanimity. He is a big man.” Phillips challenged Gioia for county supervisor in 2010. View Mister Phillips’ other endorsements at The West Contra […]

Joy Delepine: GOP candidate from Right Field


On June 3, 2014 Assemblywomen Susan Bonilla (D-Concord), Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson, and Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, had every reason to be confident when they entered the voting booths in their neighborhood polling places. All were running unopposed for re-election. In these races, the general consensus among political pundits was that the high cost […]

Orinda: Paradise Lost


Once known as a quiet community with excellent schools, a very a low-crime rate, and a semi-rural environment, Orinda has changed dramatically in the last decade. Is Orinda’s new name to be “Paradise Lost?” Today’s Orinda has several new, controversial real-estate developments that, once completed, will in all likelihood make the city’s schools overcrowded and […]

Two good reasons to oppose East County Benefit Assessment District to fund fire services

fire service districts contra costa county

There are two great reasons to oppose the proposed new Benefit Assessment District to fund fire suppression in East County. Voters will decide by voting on this ballot measure in the November General Election. 1. The measure illegally abuses the definition of a benefit assessment district defined by Prop 218 and will be successfully challenged […]

Doing business in California costs 19% more


Doing business in California is much more expensive than in other states, according to a recently released report. The California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE), has found that “California businesses on the average have 19% higher operating costs per job than businesses in the rest of the country . . . ” CFCE findings […]

Richmond imitates Chicago

Team Richmond 2014.

Recently I wrote about the corruption that will come as a result of the City of Richmond extortion of Chevron to fund dozens of questionable social service programs. Luck has it that the Wall Street Journal recently ran an article on a similar program in the City of Chicago. That’s right, Richmond, the Chicago of […]

Adam Foster favors bike and pedestrian byways

Bicycle paths in Barcelona

It was a relatively routine evening for the Concord City Council on April 8th 2014. During the public comment period community activists of all political persuasions gave their recommendations on saving the world including the place they called home. Among them could be found Adam Foster, who works by day in the Planning Division for […]

Doctors Medical Center announces service cuts effective Aug 12

Union files complaint over closure of Doctors Hospital

Doctors Medical Center (DMC), located in San Pablo, CA, said it will detail upcoming service cuts at its next meeting with the West Contra Costa Healthcare District (Tuesday, August 5). Ambulances will be diverted to other facilities beginning August 12, in addition to the closure of that facilities cardiac unit, and reduction of patient beds […]