Most talked about Contra Costa Times stories

Antioch: Shooting victim dies, police make arrest

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 09/02/2014 11:34:59 AM PDT Updated: 09/02/2014 11:38:03 AM PDT ANTIOCH -- A man found shot at an intersection last week died and an Antioch man has been arrested for his death, police said Tuesday.
Sep 02, 2014

An #Antioch shooting victim has died, and another man arrested. Here are the details: bit.ly/1qxeBQj

Thousands of Bay Area apartment houses need a quake fix

contracostatimes.com — Thousands of Bay Area apartment buildings with structurally weak first stories could collapse in a major earthquake, risking the lives of those who reside in them and leaving tens of thousands of families homeless, but there is no coordinated effort in the region to retrofit these risky structures.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @mattoyeah: 1,400 soft-story apartment buildings in Oakland. Earthquake collapsing them "could be our Katrina," mayor says bit.ly/1Cn1sQ8

Sep 02, 2014

1,400 soft-story apartment buildings in Oakland. Earthquake collapsing them "could be our Katrina," mayor says bit.ly/1Cn1sQ8

Oakland: One killed in collision between Amtrak train and car

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 09/02/2014 06:39:43 AM PDT One person was killed Monday night in a crash between an Amtrak train and vehicle in Oakland, police said. Officers responded to a report of the crash at San Leandro Street and High Street shortly after 10 p.m., according to police. The Amtrak Train No.
Sep 02, 2014

Good morning. What's going on in the news? To start, a person was killed in #Oakland in a collision with a train. bit.ly/1tqFoRY

Hometown Hero: Oakland man works to keep Piedmont Avenue clean

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 09/01/2014 09:15:40 PM PDT OAKLAND -- With his signature railroad cap, broom and dustpan, Michael Lydon is easy to spot on Piedmont Avenue, especially because he's one of the few people out and about when the sun is just rising and most shops are closed.

Pittsburg: Victim of fatal hit-and-run identified

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 09/01/2014 02:07:21 PM PDT PITTSBURG -- A woman killed in a hit-and-run collision Sunday evening in Pittsburg has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's office as Bay Point resident Michelle Braz, 50. Pittsburg Police officers shortly before 7 p.m.
Sep 02, 2014

There was a fatal hit-and-run in #Pittsburg over the weekend. The victim has been identified. bit.ly/1qwYQc7