VetCon Veterans Resource Event

Veterans and their families are invited to attend the 2015 edition of “VetCon,” a one-day showcase of resources, job opportunities and direct assistance for veterans, held every other year in Contra Costa County. VetCon will be held on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the Concord Hilton Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., in Concord, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. “VetCon […]

Danville Rotary Donates to Discovery Center

Funds Will Help Expand Service to Community   The Danville Rotary Club has extended a helping hand to the Discovery Counseling Center by contributing $5,000. The donation is a portion of the funds raised at the annual Crab Feed held earlier this year and is one example of the pledge Rotary Club of Danville makes annually […]

National Merit Scholarships Awarded

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced that 10 San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards. These Bay Area students are among 1,000 students nationwide to be awarded scholarships financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. “I applaud our students for […]

New Danville Police K9 member

Residents of Danville will be getting to meet the newest member of the Danville police department this spring as K9 Rony hits the streets. Rony (RAH-nee) is a highly trained police dog who will be used on patrol to assist officers in a variety of situations. He and his partner, Officer Tyler Nelson, will be […]

CCCFPD Distributes First SAVE card

Contra Costa Fire Restoring Providing Immediate Financial Assistance to Fire The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD), in conjunction with the California Fire Foundation and United Professional Firefighters Local #1230, has launched the Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program by distributing direct assistance to fire victims at a fire scene. On March 3rd, 2015, […]

Vote Made Simpler in Danville

Ballot drop-off box will be available at danville town offices Residents will be able to save postage and time with vote-by-mail program Danville residents will find it easier to vote in the upcoming Special Primary Election, as the County Elections Office and the Town of Danville are teaming up to provide a convenient  “CoCo Vote-N-Go” […]

Toxic Pesticides In Two County Creeks

Contra Costa — Grayson Creek and Dry Creek contain toxic amounts of pyrethroid pesticides, according to a new water-monitoring study by the Contra Costa Clean Water Program. The Contra Costa Clean Water Program conducted Stressor/Source Identification Studies (SSID) in 2014 to determine the causes of toxicity in the two local creeks. The study found that […]

Garbage and Recycling Programs change

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor                                                    In my role as County Supervisor, I have the privilege of sitting alongside city council members on many boards and commissions. The Central […]

Community News Group unfolds in East Bay

By Peggy Spear:                                  The media landscape in the East Bay is shifting again, as five local community papers are banding together to create the new Contra Costa Community News Group. Publishers from the Clayton Pioneer, Concord Pioneer, Lamorinda Weekly, […]

Packed Theatre for Service Awards Event

Danville Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards lets Town recognize residents for their service Over 200 hundred people enjoyed a new venue this year for the annual Mayoral Installation and Community Service Awards in Danville. The five-member Danville Town Council presided over the event, held for the first time at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery, […]