11780 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito CA 94530 510-231-8686 
eUpdate - October 10, 2019 
Power is returning to Contra Costa
All West County schools will be open Friday
After less than 24 hours in the dark in Contra Costa County, communities are starting to get their power back, including in West County.

With winds decreasing and fire risks lessening,  PG&E has started the process of turning power back on in communities affected by outages. This "re-energizing" process is occurring on a rolling basis, after PG&E has inspected  transformers and lines.

I've had reports of restored power throughout West Contra Costa including in El Sobrante, Kensington, Pinole and El Sobrante. 

The West Contra Costa School District said all schools will be open Friday. For more information check the  WCCUSD's power outage page. 

A great source for all kinds of updated information on the power outage is Contra Costa County's main website

The County's Office of Emergency Services and Office of Communication are operating 24-7 response centers, and will continue to do so until outages are completely over.

This power outage resulted in schools and businesses closing, healthcare disrupted and residents severely inconvenienced. This is unacceptable in our  state, the world's 5th largest economy. I agree with Governor Newsom's comments today that PG&E needs to be held accountable for this power outage caused by its "greed and mismanagement." Its failure to modernize the power grid and transmission system led to this disruptive event. Our state needs to address the issue of insuring that our electric grid is modernized so that this does not become the "new normal."


John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone