Incumbent District Attorney Diana Becton Battling Veteran Prosecutor Mary Knox In June 7 Election

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton is facing a re-election challenge from someone in her own office — county prosecutor Mary Knox, a 37-year veteran of the District Attorney’s Office whose campaign promises to “restore public safety.” Becton was a retired county Superior Court judge when the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors appointed […]

Medicare offers Telehealth During the Pandemic

By Seema Verma Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services At Medicare, we understand you may have concerns about going to your doctor’s office during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Medicare offers Telehealth during the pandemic. Like so many Americans, our Medicare beneficiaries are rightly observing social distancing guidelines to protect themselves and others […]

County Superior Court and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

County Superior Court and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Recognizing the severity of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Contra Costa County Superior Court is taking active steps to control its spread within the community and reduce infections. Parties, attorneys, and jurors who are experiencing coughing, fever, or shortness of breath should not come to Court. • Individuals who have received a summons for jury duty […]

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces $73.7 Million Green Bond Sale for Rice Waste Recycling Plant

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma today announced that $73.7 million in tax-exempt green bond financing has been issued for CalPlant I, LLC, a company that will turn rice straw into medium density fiberboard at its Willows plant in the Sacramento Valley. The fiberboard can be used in manufacturing flooring, furniture, doors, shelves and other products. […]

County Continues adding Programs for Homeless

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor Homelessness continues to be a serious issue across California and other parts of the country. In response, Contra Costa County provides connections to services for those in need in our community. As a result of our efforts, homelessness in Contra Costa County has declined over the past five […]

How to Sell Your Business and Avoid the Taxes

By Rob Cucchiaro, CFP;                                        Often times our business owner clients are interested in selling their businesses and walking away, but fear that the tax bill will be so high that it won’t be worth it. When […]

Why Most Stock Investors Don’t Earn Stock Market Returns

by Robert Cucchiaro Recently a client who was going through a divorce asked me what the S&P 500’s annual rate of return had been over the past 25 years. She was astonished to learn that it was over 9% per year. This was pertinent to her divorce because the attorney for her ex-husband was suggesting […]

Eighteen SRV Elementary Schools Named Gold Ribbon Schools

Eighteen elementary schools in San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) have received the prestigious “Gold Ribbon Schools Award” for 2016. The announcement came from California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on April 14, 2016. The SRVUSD schools are among the 772 elementary schools in California to receive the honor. “These awards are a testament to […]

2016 Alamo Walkabout Slated

By Steve Mick; Alamo News Update The Community Foundation of Alamo (CFA) announced the 2nd Annual Alamo Walk-About will take place on Thursday, May 19th from 5 PM to 8 PM. The first Alamo Walk-About took place last year in late October. The CFA board decided to move the date to the springtime to take advantage of the beautiful Alamo weather. The new […]

Hope Hospice elects new officers

Three members of the Hope Hospice Board of Directors have been elected as officers on the board. They are Danville resident Patrick Brown, vice president; Walnut Creek resident William Harvey, treasurer; and Danville resident Melanie Ridley, secretary. Pleasanton resident Captain Craig Eicher is the current president of the board. “We are fortunate that our board […]

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