Community Courts Help Our Justice System

by Contra Costa County Supervisor, Candace Anderson How do we save costs and create a more effective justice system? Contra Costa County’s District Attorney’s Office and several local police agencies have begun a Community Courts program. The program provides a person who has been arrested or cited by the police for a low level crime, […]

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 […]

Qualify for Income Tax Credit

15 Thousand Contra Costa County Residents Could Qualify For NEW State Earned Income Tax Credit (Martinez, January 28, 2016) California’s new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) could benefit 15,000 low-income workers in Contra Costa County who earned less than $14,000 last year. The challenge now is to make sure they know about it. Governor Brown’s […]

Human Trafficking in Contra Costa

Human Trafficking is Real in Contra Costa County Last month the Board of Supervisors proclaimed January 2016 as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Contra Costa County. It may be surprising to many that slavery prevention efforts are necessary here in our valley, but some may also recall the large-scale sex trafficking ring centered […]

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 […]

Cal High’s Davis Bullock honored

Senior Davis Bullock received Student Humanitarian of the Year award at Contra Costa County’s 38th Annual MLK Day Commemoration  How do you follow Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service? In Contra Costa County, it will be with a day of celebration.  The Board of Supervisors in commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. King with […]

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 […]

Clipper Card makes it Easy

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor; With the holiday season upon us, East Bay residents have a new tool to help us get around more efficiently. Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on 13 Bay Area transit systems, is now accepted on County Connection busses. The days of hunting for spare […]

MOWSOS Gets Major Sponsor

MOWSOS Receives $10,000 King Crab Sponsorship                                   Tampico Terrace Care Center in Walnut Creek has become the $10,000 King Crab Sponsor of MOWSOS ‘s 25th Anniversary Crab Dinner Fundraiser. The event takes place on Friday, January 29th, 2016, and is the biggest fundraising […]

County Animal Services News

Brentwood Resident Beth Ward Appointed as Director of Contra Costa County Animal Services Department                                                    The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors today appointed Beth Ward to serve as the County’s […]

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