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 […]

Alamo Fire Station Under Construction

  Last month we reported on the approval and construction process for Stone Valley Middle School. A groundbreaking ceremony at the school was held on May 12 and construction has now started. Construction has also started on Fire Station 32. The new station is located at the intersection of Stone Valley Road and Miranda Ave […]

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 […]

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 […]

Outdoor Day Camps Great for Kids and Teens

Outdoor Day Camps with Park District provide learning and recreation leadership experience to local teens The East Bay Regional Park District offers fun and affordable outdoor day camps for kids and youth at a number of convenient locations. Park’N It Day Camp takes place in a different Regional Park each week, and offers hiking, fishing, […]

Street and Sidewalk Closures in Danville

Work on projects to result in street and sidewalk closures Two ongoing projects in Danville are expected to affect motorists and pedestrians over the next two weeks. In order for the current phase of the projects to complete, work will need to be done which will require some street and sidewalk closures. The closures include:  […]

Community Safety in a Disaster

Come to Community Safety Saturday™ event to learn about Disaster preparedness   SAN RAMON, CA – Feel like you’re being shaken up a bit lately? Over the past 6 months, you have been doing some rocking and rolling due to a swarm of more than 600 small earthquakes centered in San Ramon and Danville that […]

2016 Alamo Walkabout Slated

By Steve Mick; Alamo News Update The Community Foundation of Alamo (CFA) announced the 2nd Annual Alamo Walk-About will take place on Thursday, May 19th from 5 PM to 8 PM. The first Alamo Walk-About took place last year in late October. The CFA board decided to move the date to the springtime to take advantage of the beautiful Alamo weather. The new […]

Arrest Made on Iron Horse Trail

Suspect Arrested for Hitting, Blocking People on Iron Horse Trail East Bay Regional Park District police arrested a man in Alamo Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery and assault upon pedestrians on the Iron Horse Trail. The incident was first reported to Park District police at 1:50 p.m. Police received several reports […]