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 […]

Federal Form I-9 Revised

(March 11, 2013) The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9 for use in verifying employment eligibility on Friday. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee. The USCIS stated that the revisions to the form include: A new field; Reformatting to reduce errors; and Clearer, user-friendly […]

Help for small businesses to compare health plans

In 2010 California created the first Affordable Insurance Marketplace, called Covered California. Starting in 2014 Covered California will help individuals and small businesses to compare health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they are eligible for tax credits for private insurance or health programs and enroll in a health plan that meets their needs. […]

BART & Caltrans to close N. I-880 Sundays in March

Closure Scheduled 1am to 6am March 17 and March 24 BART and Caltrans will need to close all lanes of northbound Interstate 880 (I-880) at Hegenberger Road, on Sunday, March 17 and Sunday, March 24, 2013 between the hours of 1AM and 6AM. These early morning closures are necessary to allow crews to construct the Oakland […]

Grandparents can teach kids money management

By Joan Trezek:                Ask Steve Wilcox what one of the most important lessons a young person can learn is.  As the father of three as well as a certified financial planner, chances are good he’ll say: a saving behavior, and money management.  That’s because learning to save money […]

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