Contra Costa Politics news and events

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 […]

Monument Democratic Club forms in Concord

Monument Democratic Club forms

Concord resident George Fulmore has announced the formation of a Monument Democratic Party club in the Monument community of Concord. The Monument Democratic Club would be one of many Democratic clubs in Contra Costa County that is under the auspices of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County. The focus of the Monument Democratic Club […]

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 […]

DeSaulnier mum on support for Hamas

DeSaulnier refuses to disavow Hamas

The current bloody conflict in the Middle East, a conflict between Hamas and Israel, is not something on which Congressional candidate State Senator and Congressional candidate Mark DeSaulnier has, at least to this reporter, expressed a view. DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is running for California’s 11th Congressional District, which covers Contra Costa County. DeSaulnier would replace retiring […]

Contra Costa Democratic Party faces tough choices


Harmesh Kumar, Brent Trueblood, and Adam Foster have a few things in common. All are active in the Contra Costa Democratic Party and pass the litmus test as liberal “progressives”. More importantly, they are candidates for the three open City Council seats in Concord this November. It is no secret that each of these men feels […]

Mayoral candidate smears For Richmond community group


Recently, For Richmond was unwillingly drawn into Richmond mayoral race discussion via a mass email distributed by candidate and city councilman Tom Butt. In an Aug. 18 alert to his e-forum, Butt decried Chevron-funded billboards supporting his political opponent and fellow councilman Nat Bates. Butt also claimed: “If Bates weren’t already close enough to Chevron, […]

Amy Worth to run for 5th term on Orinda City Council


In a statement loaded with inconsistency and hypocrisy, Amy Worth, a member of the Orinda City Council, has filed to run for a fifth council term. First elected to the council in 1998 (and again in 2002, 2006, and 2010), Worth, in a recently published re-election statement, says, “I have spent my time in Orinda […]

Kumar opens Concord Council campaign

George Miller with Harmesh Kumar

I want to let all of you know that it is official that our race for Concord City Council is live. My Nomination Papers have been approved. The race is on. Please help me spread the message to win this election for all of you. There are so many strategies to grow one’s business in […]