Choices at the End of Life

by Judy Horvath Of one thing every one of us can be sure, our life as we know it on earth will eventually end. How the end comes, of course, is not usually our choice. Most of us will have the opportunity to make certain choices to determine how our end of life will be. […]

Why Most Stock Investors Don’t Earn Stock Market Returns

by Robert Cucchiaro Recently a client who was going through a divorce asked me what the S&P 500’s annual rate of return had been over the past 25 years. She was astonished to learn that it was over 9% per year. This was pertinent to her divorce because the attorney for her ex-husband was suggesting […]

Eighteen SRV Elementary Schools Named Gold Ribbon Schools

Eighteen elementary schools in San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) have received the prestigious “Gold Ribbon Schools Award” for 2016. The announcement came from California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on April 14, 2016. The SRVUSD schools are among the 772 elementary schools in California to receive the honor. “These awards are a testament to […]

One Pair of Breeding Osprey in Contra Costa County

Erecting artificial nest platforms could help the Osprey by James Hale The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a fish-eating, diurnal bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. Sometimes called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, this large raptor is found in a wide variety of habitats on all continents except Antarctica. It nests […]

Too Little Sleep ? Emotional Wreck ?

Could it be that you need more sleep? by Dr. Robert Brown; Science can help explain why too little sleep makes us so emotional. In 2015 2000 Swedish adults, without sleeping problems, were found to become far less able to manage their emotions after being subjected to sleep deprivation. Another study found that the subjects, […]

Expansion of Health Care in CA Counties

New Health Access Report Details Dramatic Expansion in California’s County Health Care Safety-Net SACRAMENTO, Calif., (May 20, 2016) — Today, Health Access, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, is released a new report detailing the dramatic changes to California’s health care safety net programs at the county level. As the Affordable Care Act implementation […]

Memorial Day in East Bay Parks

Memorial Day is among the busiest weekends in the East Bay Regional Park District as thousands of visitors kick off summer with barbecues, hikes, picnics, swimming and other activities. Here are a few tips and reminders to ensure everyone’s holiday weekend is safe and enjoyable: Opt for a less popular park. Del Valle Regional Park […]

Seniors Invited to Hap Magee Ranch for Special Tour

Bounty Garden and Historical Walk of Hap Magee Ranch Park  Danville-area seniors are invited to grab a friend, get outdoors and enjoy one of Danville’s great parks in a whole new way by taking part in the upcoming Bounty Garden and Hap Magee Ranch Park historical walk.  The event is set for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 […]

More Coffee & Cocoa Events Scheduled

Danville Police to hold more coffee & cocoa community events With the successful turnout and feedback received from the first round of Coffee & Cocoa with the Cops, a second set of the popular community events has been scheduled starting this week. Police Chief Steve Simpkins said he was very pleased to have the opportunity […]