The 2013 Trails Challenge gets you hiking

by Beverly Lane:           There are regional parks conveniently located throughout the East Bay, and there may be one near you that you haven’t discovered yet. A good way to find out more about the regional parks and explore a new one is to enroll in the park district’s Trails Challenge […]

Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans on USS Hornet

The USS Hornet Museum will recognize veterans during a special Memorial Day ceremony onboard the aircraft carrier on Monday, May 27. The special ceremony and parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda. The service will include a special invocation by retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Chaplain John […]

Athenian School receives 2013 environmental award

The Athenian School receives the  ACTERRA 2013 Business Environmental Award First Independent School to Win the Award; To Be Honored on May 30—              Danville, CA —The Athenian School’s commitment to environmental stewardship and radically reducing its carbon footprint has garnered the School Acterra’s 2013 Business Environmental Award for Sustainability. […]

Business owners honored by Contra Costa Council

Fourteen Outstanding  Honorees Nominated by Contra Costa County Chambers of Commerce                      Fourteen small-business owners are being honored at the Contra Costa Council’s 13th Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 10, at the Hilton Concord. Honorees were nominated by their local Chamber of Commerce […]

BART’s Bikes on Board survey results are in

Acceptance of modifying bikes rules is growing:   On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the BART Board of Directors will review passenger survey results from our most recent “Bikes on Board” pilot and compare them to our earlier test last year. Staff will provide an update on a series of initiatives aimed to improve bikes access on our […]

Street Smarts Walk/Bike Challenge 2013

This spring, sixteen elementary schools in the San Ramon Valley will be participating in the Street Smarts Walk/Bike Challenge – the largest number of schools ever to participate in one semester. The Walk/Bike Challenge, which is in its fourth year, encourages students throughout the valley to bike, walk, skateboard, or ride a scooter to school. […]

Finalists Announced for 82nd California Book Awards

Poetry, Young Adult, Juvenile, First Fiction, Fiction, and Nonfiction

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Chevron Submits Root Cause Analysis Report

The Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Division has received a final root cause analysis report from Chevron on what Chevron’s findings are regarding the  August 6, 2012 fire at its refinery in Richmond. The report talks about what Chevron’s investigation covered, factors that led to the incident, management systems that failed and the corrective […]

SRVUSD requests State funding formula be amended

by Terry Koehne:           SRVUSD Concerned with State Education Funding Formula Proposal Board of Education sites issues of equity and requests Formula to be amended The Board of Education for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District adopted a resolution calling on Governor Brown and the California State Legislature to amend […]

Middle and High Schools Named California Distinguished Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named 13 Contra Costa County middle and high schools as California Distinguished Schools for 2013 because of their “strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student-academic achievement.” The following Contra Costa schools are designated California Distinguished Schools 2013: Campolindo High (Moraga) and Miramonte High (Orinda) from the […]