Rattlesnake Advisory

Rattlesnake Safety in the Regional Parks Spring and Summer are active snake seasons in parks and open spaces. As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes especially become more active. They, like humans, like to explore when the weather gets warm. The East Bay Regional Park District is advising the public take snake safety precautions when visiting […]

Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Arrested

ALPR cameras locate stolen vehicle carjacked from Hayward A 22 year-old Oakland man is in custody in connection with a stolen vehicle reported carjacked out of Hayward. Police Chief Allan Shields said at 11:06 a.m. the department’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system flagged a stolen vehicle in Danville near Diablo Road and Camino Tassajara.  A short […]

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 […]

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