Brentwood police chief embraces protesters

In the Bay Area, there have been moments of unity between protestors and police. Over the weekend, police officers reached out to protestors and found common ground.

East county fire officials working to solve funding shortfalls

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.

'Gopher bomb' may have started vegetation fire in Brentwood

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.