About the West County Blog

Welcome to the new West County blog, an online complement to our print home, the West County Times.

This blog is for you, and for us. We are the staff of the West County Times newspaper, covering Richmond, El Cerrito, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, Kensington, El Sobrante, Crockett, Rodeo and parts between.

We want to make this a one-stop location to highlight and update stories that show up in print and online at contracostatimes.com, offer original content — including photos and video — from our staff of veteran journalists and occasional community contributors, and share information that, for logistical or other reasons, doesn’t make it into the newspaper.

We consider this an opportunity for writers and readers alike to have more voice and interaction, and we invite your participation. We want to hear your comments, tips and questions. Along the way, we hope you will consider this a place to talk about where you live with other people who love West County as much as we do.

So, without further ado… What do you want to see on this blog?

  • Audrey Nieman

    I would like to see stories about community events, school and student accomplishments, service clubs and non-profit news. Chris Threadway used to have this kind of a column,

  • Susan Hawkinson Horst

    Since moving north I still have a special place in my heart for the west county which was home for more years than I care to admit.
    I love hearing any stories about what is going there and seeing the many changes that have come about.