County Continues adding Programs for Homeless

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor Homelessness continues to be a serious issue across California and other parts of the country. In response, Contra Costa County provides connections to services for those in need in our community. As a result of our efforts, homelessness in Contra Costa County has declined over the past five […]

ARF Receives Animal Evacuees from Hurricane

Bay Area Rescues Receive Animal Evacuees from Hurricane Irma’s Path Dogs and Cats from Florida Rescue Will Soon Be Ready for Local Adoption  Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), along with partners from the East Bay SPCA and Berkeley Humane received a cross-country flight filled with animals evacuated from Humane Society of Broward County […]

Superintendent Sakata Not Seeking Re-election in 2018

By Terry Koehne Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata announced today that she will not run for a second term in 2018. Sakata, who was elected to her first four-year term in June 2014, has decided to retire when her term ends in January 2019. “It is one of the great honors of […]

Park District Board Members to be Honored

The East Bay Regional Park District invites the public to a reception Dec. 1 honoring John Sutter and Doug Siden, who are retiring after a combined 44 years of service on the District board. Sutter, who served 20 years on the Park District board representing Ward 2, is best known for his work to save the land […]

Voting Made Easy by Contra Costa

Despite a larger volume of ballot measures and candidates to vote on than in recent years, our staff at the Contra Costa County Elections Division is prepared to run a smooth election. They have added new ways to make voting more convenient than ever. The Elections Office wants to remind voters that, unlike the complicated […]

Hate Crimes in Contra Costa County

Following recent hate crimes in Antioch, Richmond, and Concord, the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County (DPCCC) urges Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson to charge the perpetrators with hate crime enhancements and reiterates its support for minority communities throughout Contra Costa County. In the dark of night on September 7, 2016, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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