Helmick and other district officials have been out there for months, talking about how their district is funded, and how that funding is lacking in an area that, over the past 25 years, has gone from almost entirely rural to increasingly urban.
A report on social media from the Brentwood Police Department told the tale of the arrest of 39-year-old Carlos Cervantes.
A vegetation fire that burned about 7 acres Friday afternoon off Deer Valley Road in unincorporated Brentwood appears to have started "due to the use of a 'goper bomb' to eradicate gophers," the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
The solo-vehicle accident occurred about 5:10 p.m. Saturday. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The driver of a white Infiniti crashed into a tree.
A 10-year-old girl from Brentwood is getting back on her feet after she was paralyzed in November by a rare disease.
Officers found Robert Panga, 20, of Brentwood, at the scene of the stabbing at the Best Western Brentwood Inn at 8820 Brentwood Boulevard Wednesday and arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.
The ice at a Brentwood skating rink is ruined after vandals damaged equipment, melting away the ice.
The teen was treated for his injury and later arrested in connection with the shooting, police said.
KTVU has learned from an employee there was a shooting late Friday afternoon at Harvest Park Bowling Alley.
Officers say Ruby Delgadillo of Brentwood is still outstanding and likely driving her car, which has a license plate number, California license plate 8LHB387.
Women from China promised the American Dream but instead, forced into prostitution. A couple is behind bars, accused of running a sex-trafficking operation in parts of the East Bay.
The collision was reported at 8:32 p.m. at the intersection of Sellers Avenue and Church Road, Battalion Chief Jeff Burris said. One person needed to be extricated from a vehicle and was then airlifted to John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek. Another person was transported to a hospital via ground ambulance.
Both victims were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive.
Two teens injured in Brentwood drive-by shooting
One driver was killed and one was injured in a three-vehicle accident Sunday morning on Balfour Road near American Avenue by the Deer Ridge Golf Club in Brentwood, CHP - Contra Costa said. A Nissan Altima crossed the solid yellow line and attempted to pass a Mini Cooper traveling eastbound, but clipped it instead.
People served by East Contra Costa Fire Protection District may have to start paying for services that other people get for free. The department says they've been operating on a shoestring budget and voters have previously turned down bond measures.
Police investigating a report of burglaries this morning in Brentwood arrested a man on suspicion of killing his mother, a police captain said this afternoon.
It was standing room only in Brentwood where students turned out to support a teacher at Brentwood's Heritage High School to protest a teacher's transfer. The district said the transfer is for a variety of reasons , but students say the teacher is being punished for taking a knee during a flag-raising ceremony. The district says he was a disruption to the students.
With Hurricane Harvey devastating the lives of many and Hurricane Irma threatening to do the same, the hair stylists and the owner of Carol Carey Couture Salon in Brentwood wanted to do their part to help survivors.