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 […]

The 2013 Trails Challenge gets you hiking

by Beverly Lane:           There are regional parks conveniently located throughout the East Bay, and there may be one near you that you haven’t discovered yet. A good way to find out more about the regional parks and explore a new one is to enroll in the park district’s Trails Challenge […]

Iron Horse trail section will link workers with BART

An East Bay Regional Park extension of the Iron Horse Trail in Pleasanton that will  link the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station with many local destinations was officially started at a ceremony held May 1 on the Kaiser Permanente campus in Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton. “This 1.5 mile trail segment is of extraordinary value to the business community and major […]

Perspectives on Mount Diablo, new at Museum of SRV

New Exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley April 27 – June 30, 2013  Mount Diablo is fascinating and complex, and the new exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley views this iconic landmark from several angles, exploring its diverse qualities and intriguing history. Underwritten by the Lesher Foundation, Perspectives on […]

Women on Common Ground, Spring 2013

Women on Common Ground is a series of naturalist-led programs for women who love to hike, camp, or otherwise play in the out-of-doors, but whose concern for personal safety keeps them from enjoying the wonders within their own parklands. Activities celebrate natural and cultural history and are designed to help women reclaim the joys of […]

California Condor recovering from near extinction

By James Hale, Wildlife Biologist:             The California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) was nearly extirpated due to human activities. The population dipped to a low of nine individuals living gin the wild in 1985 and through the help of humans has made a remarkable recovery. Several factors contributed to their demise […]

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 […]

Local Emergency Phone Numbers & Information

Ambulance — Medical Emergency Dial 911 American Medical Response (AMR): dial (800) 913-9106 Business office  (888) 650-5486   Primary dispatch (800) 925-9116     Alternate dispatch Primary ground ambulance service.   California Poison Control System 1-800-222-1222. Anytime, Anyplace in California   American Red Cross 1300 Alberta Way Concord, CA 94520 (925) 630-7400   Contra Costa […]

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