Latest Paula King Stories

2008-09-10 21:00:13

By Paula King OAKLEY -- Following in Brentwood's footsteps, the Oakley City Council voted Tuesday night to apply for detachment from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and annexation into the Contra Costa Fire Protection District via an application to Contra Costa's Local Agency Formation Commission.

2008-08-29 12:01:09

By Paula King Backpacks and school supplies weren't the only new things on the Old River Elementary campus for the first day of school Monday morning. Old River Elementary is the Knightsen School District's first new school in 72 years.

2008-08-28 15:00:42

By Paula King While state archeologists continue to document and collect American Indian artifacts from Brentwood's Cowell Ranch, a recent grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board will help remove trash and preserve antique farm equipment from the former ranching operation.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.