C C Co. Issues Proclamation of Local Flooding Emergency

January Storm Surge Causes Significant Damage Contra Costa County Administrator David Twa today signed a proclamation of local emergency in response to winter storm damage from flooding that has occurred in a variety of locations throughout the unincorporated parts of the County. The local emergency declaration will be presented to the Board of Supervisors for […]

A New Year in the Regional Parks

By Ned MacKay The East Bay Regional Park District will usher in the New Year with special programs at several of the parklands. For the energetic, there’s an ascent of Wildcat Peak in Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley. It’s from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, led by naturalist Anthony Fisher. The […]

Applicants Sought for Seat on Park Board

By Ned MacKay Because Diane Burgis has been elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, applicants are now being considered to serve out the remaining two years of her term on the East Bay Regional Park District board. Burgis represents the park district’s Ward 7, which comprises the northern tier of Contra Costa […]

Dynamo by Eugene O’Neill in January

Nursery rhymes have Mother Goose. The Gold Country has the Mother Lode. The Beatles have Mother Mary. India has Mother Teresa. Computers have Motherboards. Bertolt Brecht has Mother Courage. The Earth has Mother Nature and NBC even had My Mother the Car! Eugene O’Neill’s Dynamo is no exception. Ruben Light’s mother is a power generator […]

California High Hosts Dance for Special Needs Students

Hundreds of high school students with special needs from around the Tri-Valley enjoy music, dancing, activities, food and friendship at California High “Winter Wonderland” Dance The California High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) hosted students with special needs from around the Tri-Valley for a “Winter Wonderland” Dance on Friday, December 2nd, from 10:00am to 12:00 […]

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood

By Ned MacKay Programs featuring monarch butterflies continue at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, where the colorful insects are spending the winter in the eucalyptus groves. “Monarchs and Milkweed” is the topic of naturalist-led programs at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 17, 24 and 31. The milkweed plant is the staff of life for monarch […]

MOWSOS Partners with Sky Power Solar

Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services (MOWSOS) is proud to announce that it has partnered with Sky Power Solar, the local SunPower commercial dealer, to install a solar electricity system at its Walnut Creek home office. “With funding from a Walnut Creek Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Thomas J. Long Foundation, we […]

School Board Invites Community to Apply for FOAC

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education is seeking members for the Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee (FOAC). Through this committee, the community as a whole is able to participate in the process of reviewing school facilities and of planning for the future. A key priority for the committee will be […]

EBRPD Expands Black Diamond and More

Park District Purchases Almost 400 Acres in East Contra Costa County   The East Bay Regional Park District board of directors voted 7-0 last week to purchase two parcels totaling 390 acres to expand Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch and Vasco Hills Regional Preserve near Byron.   The Black Diamond property is a […]

Park District Board Members to be Honored

The East Bay Regional Park District invites the public to a reception Dec. 1 honoring John Sutter and Doug Siden, who are retiring after a combined 44 years of service on the District board. Sutter, who served 20 years on the Park District board representing Ward 2, is best known for his work to save the land […]