Will 'yes means yes' create more problems than it solves?

30 October 2014, 5:21 am

There isn't much hard science to support it, but the conventional wisdom on date rape is that university and college dormitories and fraternity houses are ground zero for this terrible crime. This is because of colleges' combustible mix of youthful inexperience, free-flowing alcohol and the.... Read More »

On Tap: East Contra Costa County theater, arts and other events

28 October 2014, 4:23 pm

ANTIOCH -- A new revue celebrating four of Broadway's most celebrated, awarded and honored leading ladies is coming to the city's El Campanil Theatre for one matinee performance on Sunday at 3 p.m. Performed in concert style, this tribute to four of Broadway's greatest divas will include... Read More »

East Contra Costa Letters to the Editor: Land swap best option for Contra Costa College's new LMC campus in Brentwood

28 October 2014, 4:11 pm

Letters to the editor in Saturday's Contra Costa Times (10/25/14) clearly indicate that the voters of California are strongly against Jerry Brown's legacy effort known as the High Speed Rail (HSR) project.... Read More »

PHOTOS: Girl jumps off trampoline, through window

28 October 2014, 5:28 am

An Antioch girl is lucky to be alive after she flew off a trampoline at a gymnastic center in the East Bay and through a tempered glass window.... Read More »

We Started the Crusade for Affirmative Consent Way Back in the ’90s

22 October 2014, 7:03 am

It took a few news cycles for me to realize that “Affirmative Consent” was, in fact, “the policy,” as we, the “Womyn of Antioch,” called the controversial document we wrote in 1990, demanding that verbal consent be required at each progressive level of sexual contact. “May I remove you... Read More »

REGIONAL: Attorney general announces major 500-pound meth bust linked to Mexican cartel

21 October 2014, 2:46 am

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Monday announced the takedown of a transnational criminal organization based in Contra Costa County, including the arrest of 22 individuals and the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine and over $700,000 in U.S. currency. The takedown, ... Read More »

East Contra Costa Letters to the Editor: What's right, what's wrong about Meaure O

14 October 2014, 4:23 pm

Antioch is being overrun with renters and absentee out-of-town slum lords. The campaign by their Sacramento-hired gun opposing Measure O is an absolute joke; Measure O unfairly hurts seniors.... Read More »

Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame inducts latest class

14 October 2014, 4:02 pm

ANTIOCH -- Stacey Johnson, surrounded by her husband and parents, wiped away tears as she studied the display case in the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame celebrating her accomplishments as an all-around athlete at Antioch High School.... Read More »

Campaign 2014: California Superintendent Race May Be Election’s Tightest

8 October 2014, 12:17 am

Incumbent Tom Torlakson, who spent eight years as a high school science teacher before entering politics full-time in 1980, is facing a vigorous challenge to his bid for a second term from Marshall Tuck, a former charter school executive and first-time candidate.... Read More »

The History Behind Sexual Consent Policies

5 October 2014, 2:12 pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Kristine Herman about her role in Antioch College's controversial 1991 Sexual Consent Policy and her views on California's recent "affirmative consent" law.... Read More »