New at CA Fire Safe Council

Jerry Davies new Chairman of California Fire Safe Council Glendora, CA—January 26, 2015. The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) has elected Jerry Davies as the new Chairman, effective January 1. Davies replaces Pat Kidder who has served as Chairman the past four years. Kidder, a board member since the founding of CFSC, will remain on the […]

Bioretention Drains Help Watershed

Town of Danville uses innovative ways to remove pollutants from storm water runoff Although we relish every drop of rain that falls during drought years, rainwater can also be an unfortunate transporter of pollutants into our creeks.  Rainwater washes everything from candy wrappers to harmful chemicals into drainage inlets where underground pipes quickly convey the […]

County Commission Seats Open

Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho is seeking motivated candidates to serve on the following County Commission advisory committees:   First 5, Contra Costa Children and Families Commission 1 Alternate seat Closing Date:  Open Until Filled The County commission adopts a County strategic plan for the support and improvement of early childhood development within the County. The County Commission meets […]

Ron Brown of Save Mt. Diablo Honored

Recognition of Ron Brown puts focus on Save Mt. Diablo’s important work in the community On Wednesday, December 10, Save Mt. Diablo’s Executive Director Ron Brown was honored at the annual holiday breakfast held by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla. Since coming to Save Mt. Diablo in 2000, many acquisitions have added to the protected lands around […]

Recreation Expo Returns for 6th Year

Early, discounted registration for spring, summer programs Danville area residents are encouraged to save the date to attend the Town of Danville’s 6th Annual Recreation Program Expo to be held February 14, 2015 at the Danville Community Center. A variety of specialty class instructors and Town staff will be on hand to showcase upcoming classes […]

Open Seats on County Commissions

Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho is seeking motivated candidates to serve on the following county commissions: There are 6 seats opening on various advisory committees. First 5, Contra Costa Children and Families Commission 1 Alternate seat Closing Date:  Open Until Filled The commission adopts a County strategic plan for the support and improvement of early childhood […]

Want to Work in the White House?

White House Fellowship Program Recruitment Event The recruitment event will give potential applicants an overview of the application and selection process and in-depth information about the program, as well as feature local White House Fellow alumni who will be in attendance to discuss their experiences and answer questions. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Tuesday, November 25th, […]

Contra Costa cost of smoking — $540 Million

New Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) study finds that the tobacco industry costs Contra Costa $540 Million Tobacco companies and their products have cost Contra Costa $540 million dollars, according to a new study just released by the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP).  Contra Costa ranks ninth in the state for the highest cost of smoking and […]

Breakfast to Benefit Meals on Wheels

Pancake Breakfast will benefit Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services to be held at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 8:30 am -10:30 am Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2014 Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services is hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, September 7th to raise money for fall prevention services in Contra Costa County.  The Pancake Breakfast […]