Why Should You Become a Civil Grand Juror?

by Candace Anderson   Have you ever wanted to help local government become more effective? Consider applying to be a Civil Grand Juror. Dedicated community volunteers are needed to serve on the next Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury. The Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the 2016-2017 term now […]

Japanese American Internment Camp Experiences in WWII

After December 7, 1941, the United States went to war with the invader and with itself. Almost overnight strident voices incessantly clamored that everyone with different names and faces were fifth columnists ready to stab America in the back with disloyal acts. Many feared more attacks and every unexplained flash of light or anyone associated […]

Apply for Grand Jury Service

Applications For Grand Jury Service Sought The Contra Costa County Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury Service for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 term. The Civil Grand Jury is made up of 19 members who serve for one year, July through June, to monitor, review and report on city and county governments, special […]

Alamo News..Who’s in Charge?

By Steve Mick; The answer to this question may depend on where you live and what form of local government, if any, has been created by either a vote of the community or appointed by cognizant authority. Depending on a number of factors, a community may decide to have a strong local government with powers that can impact everyone.  Other communities may choose to […]

SOF And PG&E launch SVRC

Sentinels of Freedom and PG&E Partner with College of Alameda to Launch SVRC Sentinels of Freedom and Pacific Gas & Electric sponsored their second SVRC (the first was at SF State) at the College of Alameda on Tuesday, November 10. SVRCWhat is an SVRC? A Student Veteran Resource Center, is an on-campus center at colleges […]

CCHP Picks Up Slack after DMC Closure

By Contra Costa County Supervisor, Candace Anderson                                            Contra Costa Health Provides Needed Assistance in Wake of Doctors Medical Center Closure Doctor’s Medical Center (Doctor’s) in San Pablo closed its doors on April 21, 2015. […]

VetCon Veterans Resource Event

Veterans and their families are invited to attend the 2015 edition of “VetCon,” a one-day showcase of resources, job opportunities and direct assistance for veterans, held every other year in Contra Costa County. VetCon will be held on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the Concord Hilton Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., in Concord, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. “VetCon […]

Garbage and Recycling Programs change

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor                                                    In my role as County Supervisor, I have the privilege of sitting alongside city council members on many boards and commissions. The Central […]

Breastfeeding support for Latina mothers in Concord

Local health promotion organizations are teaming up to improve breastfeeding support and education in the Latino community by training more Spanish-speaking peer counselors. The effort—a collaboration between Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45), Contra Costa Health Services’ Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and Monument Impact—is training  Spanish-speaking community health advocates or “promotoras” to provide […]

Designated HeartSafe Community now includes Clayton

People who live and work in Clayton may soon stand a better chance of surviving a heart emergency thanks to the city’s commitment to earn the HeartSafe Community Designation from Contra Costa Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services Division. A HeartSafe Community is one that has established “a strong chain of survival,” meaning a higher-than-average number of […]