BART officials say five people have been detained Monday evening after gunshots were fired on the Pittsburg/Bay Point station platform just before 7 p.m.
Three things happened Wednesday night between approximately 6 and 8 p.m. in Pittsburg, California: A grass fire broke out. A PG&E power line fell. An underground, 8-foot-deep, 10 by 12 vault that serves a 12-inch, high pressure, Chevron gas main erupted into flames.
A vegetation fire has been knocked down this evening in Pittsburg but not before it injured a firefighter and two others, fire officials with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said. The fire, apparently sparked by a candle from a homeless person's tent, prompted a health advisory to be issued.
As many as 600 teachers in Contra Costa County are at an impasse with their school district and headed for state mediation. Debora Villalon has the latest.
After a number of freeway shootings in the area, Pittsburg City Council has approved a plan for a freeway camera security network. It should be up and running by late spring or early summer 2018.
BART is testing nine-car trains Friday night in the East Bay after 22 of its train cars went out of commission on the Pittsburg-Baypoint line earlier in the evening.
-BART has confirmed that 22 of its train cars on the Pittsburg-Baypoint line are out of commission due to equipment issues after major delays were reported earlier on Friday.
Citing a loss of federal funding for cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration law, the city of Pittsburg decided to not move forward to become a sanctuary city.
Pittsburg police said a GoFundMe page has been set up to accept donations for the victims of a fire Wednesday evening that injured a blind man and destroyed a home for him, a 19-year-old pregnant woman expecting her first child and her godmother.