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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

San Ramon Student Varun Thakur Works for Relief Efforts and Hunger

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving” —Mother Teresa In June of 2016 Varun Thakur started an organization called Discharge with Dignity with an idea of donating clothes and shoes to give to hospital emergency trauma centers. Many patients brought to trauma centers have their clothing torn in […]

Rattlesnake Advisory

Rattlesnake Safety in the Regional Parks Spring and Summer are active snake seasons in parks and open spaces. As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes especially become more active. They, like humans, like to explore when the weather gets warm. The East Bay Regional Park District is advising the public take snake safety precautions when visiting […]

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 […]

Brooke Starn (MVHS) named Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

The Rotary Club of Danville also recognizes Three Other Athletes   The Rotary Club of Danville has named Monte Vista High School’s cross country and track & field standout, Brooke Starn, as outstanding female athlete of the year 2015-2016.   Starn was selected for the honor from a field of four candidates representing the San […]

One Pair of Breeding Osprey in Contra Costa County

Erecting artificial nest platforms could help the Osprey by James Hale The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a fish-eating, diurnal bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. Sometimes called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, this large raptor is found in a wide variety of habitats on all continents except Antarctica. It nests […]

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