Regional Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

Contra Costa Returns to Purple Tier California lifted its regional stay-at-home order today in Contra Costa County while urging residents and businesses to continue practicing health safety measures and avoiding risky activities after in the Bay Area. The state order helped the region meet the deadly surge in COVID-19 infections following the winter holiday season. […]

Bay Area Runs Low on ICU Beds, Triggering Regional Stay-at-Home Order

Due to the dwindling supply of hospital beds for patients who need intensive care in the Bay Area, the state will apply a regional stay-at-home order. It will apply across the nine-county region to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the region’s hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.Now more than ever, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) […]

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. […]

Exciting Times for Science Education

Students and their parents may find themselves discovering a new source of interest and motivation in the classroom in the form of science class. There are reasons for this – primarily, science class being a place where kids can indulge their curiosity about the natural world, and also the recent innovations that are making science much more hands-on.

Exciting Times for Science Education

By Carolyn Alverson-Thornton At the time of year when parents and students alike are busily preparing to go back to school – scrambling to get the supplies they will need, possibly attending orientations or signing up for activities, and some students will be starting a new school or level. In addition to looking forward to […]

Alamo News Update

Ball property project is heard by the Alamo MAC The Ball Estates project has been in the planning stage for a long time. The project consists of 35 new single-family homes to be located at the western end of Camille Drive. The site consists of about 60 acres. 20 acres would be used for the […]

Public Health Home-Visiting Program Receives Grant

A state grant will enable county public health nurses to give free car seats to their low-income clients and provide education on how to use the safety seats properly to protect their children. The $75,000 “Child Passenger Safety” grant will fund activities to help prevent injuries and deaths to children receiving comprehensive home visits from […]

Danville’s Lighting of the Old Oak Tree

Downtown streets to close for annual holiday tradition Downtown streets will be closed November 23, 2018 as the Town of Danville celebrates the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree. This annual event, scheduled from 5:15 – 8:30 p.m., brings thousands of people into Town from all throughout northern California. Street closures will run from 1:00 […]

County Files Opioid Epidemic Lawsuit

Contra Costa Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors for Creating an Opioid Epidemic Contra Costa County is one of 30 California counties that have filed litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors for creating an opioid epidemic in this state. These 30 counties represent approximately 10.5 million residents. All 30 counties are filing suit in federal court […]