“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 […]

Heritage Resource Dedication Set for June 29

Event celebrates restoration of Danville Hotel and McCauley House Danville residents are invited to participate in a dedication ceremony to celebrate the restoration of two of the community’s landmarks: the Danville Hotel building and the McCauley House. Both buildings are Town-designated Heritage Resources and were renovated as part of the Danville Hotel Town Center, a […]

BART Labor Agreement a Welcome Development

By The East Bay Leadership Council BART and its major unions announced that a tentative agreement has been reached on a new four-year contract, a deal that helps put the brinkmanship of the 2013 strike behind us and five strike-free years ahead of us. That is a welcome development, but a stoppage is still a […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]