A Psychiatric Emergency in Contra Costa County


A Psychiatric Emergency in Contra Costa County

For years, Contra Costa County has ignored problems at its once-groundbreaking psychiatric unit.  Now the violence and aggression have reached a breaking point.


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Eric Swalwell attracts attention in his bid for reelection. Otherwise, it's a slow year for federal and state officeholders in the East Bay.


March Ballot Measures Primarily Intended to Benefit Children in East Bay

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The school district says Oakland has far too many schools for a city of its size. But efforts to redirect some resources into other priorities are drawing fire.


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The Great Cannabis Crash of 2019

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