Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

Suspect driving stolen vehicle attempted to evade police A 49 year old man is facing charges following a brief police pursuit Saturday afternoon that ended with a single vehicle crash. Danville Police Chief Allan Shields said the incident began at 2:58 p.m. when the Automated License Plate Reader cameras sent out a notification of a […]

Oakland Man Arrested in CVS Robbery

Suspect stole meds in robbery at gunpoint, captured late Tuesday Danville Police late Tuesday arrested a 33 year old Oakland man in connection with the morning robbery of the CVS store on San Ramon Valley Boulevard. Danville Police Chief Allan Shields said the incident occurred at approximately 8:08 a.m., April 3, 2018. The suspect, identified as Jonathan Szkotak, […]

Protecting California Coast From Oil Drilling

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker Calls On Trump Administration To Protect California Coast From Oil Drilling On Friday January 12, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) announced she will introduce a resolution urging the federal government not to expand oil drilling off the California coast. The resolution comes in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to allow new […]

Summer Fun in the Regional Parks

News from the East Bay Regional Park District By Ned MacKay, EBRP A free concert, sand castles, butterflies and trains — the month of June will bring all kinds of activities and festivities to the East Bay Regional Parks. For example, there’s a full schedule in store at Crown Beach and Crab Cove Visitor Center […]

EBRPD Expands Black Diamond and More

Park District Purchases Almost 400 Acres in East Contra Costa County   The East Bay Regional Park District board of directors voted 7-0 last week to purchase two parcels totaling 390 acres to expand Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch and Vasco Hills Regional Preserve near Byron.   The Black Diamond property is a […]

Park District Board Members to be Honored

The East Bay Regional Park District invites the public to a reception Dec. 1 honoring John Sutter and Doug Siden, who are retiring after a combined 44 years of service on the District board. Sutter, who served 20 years on the Park District board representing Ward 2, is best known for his work to save the land […]

EBRPD Re-Names Breuner Marsh

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) board of directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to re-name Breuner Marsh, a 60-acre wetland at Pt. Pinole Regional Park, after the Dotson family for their long-standing efforts to save the Richmond shoreline from development. The former Breuner Marsh was, at various times, slated for housing, an airport, industrial […]

PG&E urges preparedness for coming storms

As Early Season Storms Approach, PG&E Urges Safety and Preparedness   As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hard at work preparing for the storm. The energy company also encourages customers to have a plan, update their plan and to prepare […]

Footloose in the Fall – Hiking in the East Bay

Autumn is a fine season for hiking in the East Bay Regional Parks and other public open spaces. The heat of summer has abated, the air seems fresher, and there’s even some fall color in the leaves.   With all this in mind, park district naturalists have planned lots of outdoor activities in the coming days.   One of […]

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