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 […]

Tips to Help Fight Skin Cancer

By K. Kenneth Chao, MD   Each year, over 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell), according to the American Cancer Society. Almost all cases are attributed to unsafe sun exposure habits. Just one burn can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. While our Board Certified Oncologists […]

Alamo Loses an Old Friend

By Steve Mick “I think that I shall never see…” Alamo lost an ancient friend recently. The large oak tree in the meadow at Hap Magee Ranch Park suffered a catastrophic failure in the middle of the night and split right in two. One side fell immediately to earth. The remaining section stayed erect but […]

The Exploration of Mars with Jay Trimble of NASA

Free program celebrates One City One Book community read   A series of free community programs celebrating Walnut Creek’s 2016 One City One Book selection of The Martian by Andy Weir kicks off with Jay Trimble of NASA Ames Research Center presenting The Exploration of Mars on Wednesday, September 14, 7-8:30 pm, in the Oak […]

Tasting Wine, Raising Money

Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Hosts Twilight Tasting Fundraiser at Page Mill Winery on September 15   Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation invites the public to attend a Twilight Tasting at Page Mill Winery on Thursday, September 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Page Mill Winery is located at 1960 S. Livermore […]