Poetry Live! with Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson

Bay Area Poets to Read and Discuss New Collection of Poems   Notable Bay Area poets Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson will read and discuss their new collections during Poetry Live! on Wednesday, October 19, 7-8:30 pm, in the Oak View Room at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 North Broadway. Moderated by poet and editor Cheryl Dumesnil, the conversations will explore themes that inspired […]

SRV Preparedness Fair not to miss

Thousands of people will gather in San Ramon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at San Ramon Central Park and Community Center to learn about preparing for the next emergency or natural disaster. Families can create or update home emergency kits, check their child’s car seat, get their child fingerprinted, […]

It’s Time to Get Ready, San Ramon Valley!

The beauty of the San Ramon Valley was created by earthquakes, fire and flooding. It has and will happen again. It is never too soon to get prepared for an emergency. The San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council invites the community to get prepared at the Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. to […]

Improvements in Medicare in California for 2017

Medicare in California continues to grow, while offering seniors and people with disabilities stable premiums and improved quality of care. Whether through Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Advantage, or the prescription drug benefit (Part D), 5,800,043 beneficiaries in California continue to have access to improved benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act, including:   Certain preventive […]

Contra Costa’s Arts Recognition Awards

Join us at the Arts Recognition Awards Thank you to all of you who submitted nominations. We received many nominations from the community for deserving artists and art organizations. Contra Costa County demonstrates a wealth of artistic expression in every corner of the county. This year we present five Arts Recognition Awards to honor outstanding achievements in the Arts. This years […]

Onstage Theatre opens with The Last Romance

“A crush can make anyone feel young again,” said Helen Means, Artistic Director at Onstage Theatre.  She directs the company’s opener of their 39th season, “The Last Romance,” by Joe DiPietro, opening Sept. 16 and running through Oct. 1 at the Martinez Campbell Theatre. According to Means, the play revolves around an 80-year-old widower (played by […]

“(R)Evolution” Marks Plan For The 17th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival

A wide range of events has been planned by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation for the 17th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival during September. The focus is on the Revolution that playwright O’Neill initiated for the American theater, and the Evolution that followed.   The center-pieces of the annual Festival are production of Edward Albee’s Seascape, opening […]

Concord Library to Close August 22 for Facility Upgrades

The Contra Costa County Library and the City of Concord have approved a two-week closure as part of a facility refresh project for the Concord Library at 2900 Salvio Street. The Library will close from August 22 through September 5. During the closure improvements will include replacing the carpet and new paint in several areas. […]

Discovery Bay Water Samples Test Positive for Algae Toxin

Samples taken from the waters around the Discovery Bay community have tested positive for microcystin, a potentially harmful toxin produced by certain algal species, according to laboratory results from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lab in Richmond. Contra Costa Health Services’ Environmental Health Division (CCHSEH) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State […]

Comedy Under the Stars Helping Kids

First annual ” Comedy Under the Stars ” benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Diablo Valley will make The Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater roar with laughter. On Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) at the  John Muir Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater, 115 Tarantino Drive, Martinez, CA, This hilarious benefit show will star Dennis […]