Park It — Tarantula Time

By Ned MacKay: East Bay Regional Parks                                                 As the weather cools and summer surrenders to autumn, one of nature’s more interesting creatures may make its annual appearance – the tarantula. This […]

Fire Danger in East Bay Regional Parks

East Bay Park Fire Officials Urge Extreme Caution In light of the record-setting drought and ongoing wildfires ravaging parts of California, East Bay Regional Parks fire officials are urging the public to practice extra caution during this hot, dry season. “Because everything is so dry, any small fire has the potential to become a catastrophe,” […]

$590,000 to San Ramon Parks

Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen and the City of San Ramon Announce the Release of County Park Dedication Funds for Improvements to San Ramon Parks — Iron Horse Trail and Forest Home Farms Barn County Supervisor Candace Andersen has brought $590,000 in Contra Costa Park Dedication Funds to the City of San Ramon. Working with […]

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 […]

EBRP News—early fall colors

Park It Aug. 7, 2015 If you’ve noticed trees turning color already, you are not imagining things. California buckeyes, alders, big-leaf maples and other native deciduous trees – as well as many non-natives – are dropping their leaves early this year due to the drought. East Bay Regional Park District biologists have noted the phenomenon […]

Three Creeks Project Kickoff July 25

Three Creeks Restoration Project in Brentwood to Receive Grant Kickoff Celebration July 25th The Three Creeks Restoration Project in Brentwood will receive $744,000 in newly-awarded state grant funding marking another major step forward for the project. The community is invited to a kickoff event on July 25. The project will provide multiple benefits to Marsh Creek and […]

Apollo 11 Splashdown on the USS Hornet

“Eyewitness to History: Splashdown through the eyes of the Hornet Crew” A Celebration of the 46th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown on the USS Hornet Museum’s Living Ship Series Commemorates Recovery of Apollo 11 and 12 Lunar Missions ALAMEDA, CA — Celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown and relive the heyday of […]

Keep cool at Black Diamond Mines

If the summer heat is starting to get to you, relief might be just a short drive away at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch. There, inside the Hazel-Atlas Mine, the temperature hovers around 57 degrees all year round. In fact, naturalists even suggest bringing a coat. The 1920s-era silica sand mine is usually closed […]

Contra Costa EMS awarded

Contra Costa Honored for Timely Treatment of Heart Attacks Contra Costa Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Award for its work optimizing the care of heart attack patients on the way to the hospital and in local emergency rooms. EMS, a division of Contra Costa Health Services, is […]