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 […]

Career Online High School at County Library

Career Online High School Program Available for Free to Residents   The Contra Costa County Library is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School. The program is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education […]

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 […]

San Ramon Sells Former City Hall for $6.1 Million

The City of San Ramon has closed on a sale agreement for the four City Hall parcels at 2220, 2222, 2226 and 2228 Camino Ramon. The final sale price to OlymBuilder Investment Company, Inc for these parcels was $6.1 million.   San Ramon staff originally placed these parcels on the market for sale in January […]

Voting Made Easy by Contra Costa

Despite a larger volume of ballot measures and candidates to vote on than in recent years, our staff at the Contra Costa County Elections Division is prepared to run a smooth election. They have added new ways to make voting more convenient than ever. The Elections Office wants to remind voters that, unlike the complicated […]

Contra Costa to Expand Computer Science Education

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Code.org Professional Learning Partner, and will be the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Contra Costa County. CCCOE will provide quality professional development to educators through local district partnerships with Code.org and act as a regional hub of the […]

PG&E urges preparedness for coming storms

As Early Season Storms Approach, PG&E Urges Safety and Preparedness   As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hard at work preparing for the storm. The energy company also encourages customers to have a plan, update their plan and to prepare […]

Mayor’s Town Hall Set for November 5

Future of Danville’s Arts, Parks and Recreation to be discussed Mayor Karen Stepper invites the community to the Mayor’s Town Hall on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The program will focus on the future of the Town of Danville’s Arts, Parks and Recreation. At the Mayor’s Town Hall, Recreation, Arts, and Community Services Manager Henry Perezalonso will […]

Orinda library to host technology event

Contra Costa County Library (925) 646-6423  The Orinda library is hosting a Rad Tech Exploration Station on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.The interactive, science-based festival includes presenters, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The event is free and open to library visitors of all ages. Guest presenters include CUBIT, showing off their new CUBIT racer, Aerial […]