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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EBRPD Re-Names Breuner Marsh

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) board of directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to re-name Breuner Marsh, a 60-acre wetland at Pt. Pinole Regional Park, after the Dotson family for their long-standing efforts to save the Richmond shoreline from development. The former Breuner Marsh was, at various times, slated for housing, an airport, industrial […]

Hate Crimes in Contra Costa County

Following recent hate crimes in Antioch, Richmond, and Concord, the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County (DPCCC) urges Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson to charge the perpetrators with hate crime enhancements and reiterates its support for minority communities throughout Contra Costa County. In the dark of night on September 7, 2016, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a […]

Ballot Drop-off Box at Danville Town Offices

Residents can save postage and time with vote-by-mail program Danville residents will find it easier to vote in the upcoming November 8, 2016 election, as the County Elections Office and the Town of Danville partner once again to provide a convenient “CoCo Vote-N-Go” ballot drop-off location prior to and on Election Day.   The distinctive red, white and blue ballot […]