Help Children in Need with backpacks

The Danville Alain Pinel Realtors Office is collecting donations to be able to purchase and assemble backpacks for local children in need. All completed backpacks will benefit foster children and clients supported by VESTIA in Contra Costa County (Volunteer Emergency Services Team in Action). The program will run through August 2014, but the greatest need […]

Candidate Filing for Town Council ends August 8

Deadline for nomination papers for Council seats is August 8, 2014 Danville residents interested in running for one of the two Town Council positions to be decided in the November 4, 2014 general election will be able to file their nomination papers later this month. According to Danville City Clerk Marie Sunseri, candidate filing papers may […]

The California Red-legged Frog a local endangered species

by James Hale: The California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii) is endemic to California, and ranges from extreme northern Baja California, Mexico through the northern half of the state. It is most common in the Coast Ranges and occurs in isolated, disjunct populations in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is apparently absent from […]

Measure D helps fund new school in Dougherty Valley

District Moves Ahead with Location and Design of New Elementary School Passage of Measure D and public-private partnership pave the way for construction of new school in Dougherty Valley The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education recently approved the preliminary design for the District’s newest elementary school in the Dougherty Valley community […]

Gone to seed

By Judy Adler:                      “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” —Henry David Thoreau I […]

Bats common and beneficial in Contra Costa

By James Hale:                                      With the recent report of a death from rabies caused by contact with a rabid bat in southern Contra Costa county, we asked James Hale to give us some background and information on bats […]

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