Assemblywoman Baker Endorses Public Education Bond Initiative

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) has announced her endorsement of the Public Education Facilities Bond Initiative. This initiative will allow the sale of $9 billion in bonds to fund the construction and modernization of facilities in California K-12 schools and community colleges. “Before the school bond initiative was first announced, I sat down with many […]

Sabina Zafar Announces Run for San Ramon City Council

Tech business director and community leader Sabina Zafar has announced her bid for the San Ramon City Council. “I’m ready to take my experience in the tech industry, management, and community advocacy to deliver real results for the San Ramon residents,” said Sabina Zafar on the announcement. “These are exciting times for San Ramon and […]

Brooke Starn (MVHS) named Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

The Rotary Club of Danville also recognizes Three Other Athletes   The Rotary Club of Danville has named Monte Vista High School’s cross country and track & field standout, Brooke Starn, as outstanding female athlete of the year 2015-2016.   Starn was selected for the honor from a field of four candidates representing the San […]

Open Seats for Council on Homelessness Executive Board

Here are the open (and potentially open) seats. The key priority is finding people who care about ending homelessness, and who bring a perspective to the group that we need, as well as talents from which the whole can benefit.   · Community Member (formerly “At Large”) · Health Care Representative · Public Safety (formerly […]

“Moms In Need” Food Drive a Huge Success

A pre-Mother’s Day food drive for Moms in Need sponsored by two Danville Realtors collected over three thousand diapers plus baby wipes, food and formula. Rob Rigolfi and Claudine Himan, both realtors with Danville based RE/MAX Accord, withstood a rainy day in downtown to accept donations by generous Danville residents. Rob, who founded refoodle.org to […]

Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year Gather for Reception

Recently the Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year (TOY), class of 2016-2017, gathered at the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in Pleasant Hill, for a special event held in their honor. “The annual TOY Reception is a great opportunity for the 21 revered teachers to meet each other in person,” reports CCCOE […]

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 […]