Beautiful Briones

Beautiful Briones By Beverly Lane; If you’re looking for a regional park that’s convenient to urban areas, but nevertheless has a wild and remote sense to it, Briones is the place to go. With more than 6,000 acres of grassy ridgelines and forested canyons, Briones Regional Park is a nearby wilderness surrounded by the towns […]

Human Trafficking in Contra Costa

Human Trafficking is Real in Contra Costa County Last month the Board of Supervisors proclaimed January 2016 as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Contra Costa County. It may be surprising to many that slavery prevention efforts are necessary here in our valley, but some may also recall the large-scale sex trafficking ring centered […]

Apply for Grand Jury Service

Applications For Grand Jury Service Sought The Contra Costa County Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury Service for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 term. The Civil Grand Jury is made up of 19 members who serve for one year, July through June, to monitor, review and report on city and county governments, special […]

Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment

Clinical Applications of Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment By Bao Dao, MD; Advances in oncology are steadily progressing due to a better understanding of cancer biology, genetics, and immunology. Traditional oncologic therapies kill cancer cells via surgery, radiation, and cytotoxic chemotherapy given at various stages of disease. Besides inhibiting cell division of rapidly growing tumors, chemotherapy […]

Iraq Veteran on SOF Board

Sentinels of Freedom Adds Successful Contractor, Iraq Veteran to Board Sentinels of Freedom has recently invited HT Tran to join their Board of Directors, citing his business acumen and commitment to disabled veterans. HT was injured while serving in the Army in Iraq in 2008 and is also a former scholarship recipient of the Sentinels […]

Alamo’s Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement in Alamo – Who You Gonna Call? By Steve Mick;                                      Security and law enforcement are increasingly important to Alamo residents so it is appropriate to examine how law enforcement is organized in the Alamo community. Since Alamo is […]

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