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 […]

Summer Camp for Grown-Ups Returns on August 11

What: Summer Camp for Grown-ups is a full day of fun and books and programs you will love. Grab your friends and build your perfect summer day with writers Sara Henry, Ramona Ausubel, and Janis Cooke Newman and lots of the other book lovers. Check out the confirmed roster of activities for the day HERE. […]

Facial Redness Needs Proper Diagnosis

By Connie Tomcik, RN Do your friends ask where you got your sunburn and you have to respond for yet another time, “This is my normal red rosy color.” Are you tired of trying to mask the red flushing and blushing on your face, neck, chest, hands and arms? Facial redness can affect both men […]

Medicare beneficiaries in California saved $1,690,719,706 on prescription drugs since 2010

3,725,303 Medicare beneficiaries in California utilized free preventive services in 2015 The Department of Health and Human Services released today new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care […]

Bay Area Children’s Theatre to Create New Musicals

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) will bookend its 2016-2017 season with two original musicals inspired by popular children’s books. The company opens its season, today, with Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site—The Musical, a tune-filled re-imagining of the New York Times bestselling picture book about hard-working construction vehicles by Sherri Duskey Rinker, with illustrations […]