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 […]

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 […]

And the Awards Go To…

On Tuesday, December 1, The Village Theatre and Art Gallery on Front Street in Danville was packed for the annual presentation of community service awards for longtime volunteers. Hundreds of people enjoyed the evening of recognition and the following reception. The five-member Town council presided over the event, which honored people for their service to […]

Reducing Psychiatric Emergency Calls

By Candace Anderson In California our Counties have the responsibility to provide mental health services for our communities. In Contra Costa we continually look for innovative approaches to address this serious issue. As we’ve seen in many recent tragic events, the mentally ill often come in contact with law enforcement. We’re actively doing something about […]

Los Cerros Middle School Recognized

Danville— Los Cerros Middle School is the first of San Ramon Valley Unified School District school to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School by Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology. The school community has demonstrated its […]

Danville Gift Card Makes it Easy

Innovative Mobile Gift Giving with Danville Gift Card:  Now accepted at over 110 participating local merchants and businesses Holiday shopping just got easier, as the Town of Danville is offering a next-generation approach to gifting that will not only provide a perfect present for everyone on your list, but is available at your fingertips and let’s […]

Mt. Diablo Beacon Lighting Dec. 7

On Monday, December 7th, Mount Diablo’s Beacon will be relit by survivors of Pearl Harbor. “The Beacon lighting is a tribute to those individuals that lost their lives at Pearl Harbor”, says Earl “Chuck” Kohler, one of the few remaining survivors in Contra Costa County. However, the ceremony is also an opportunity to honor the survivors. […]

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